While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The Vienna University of Technology, better known as TU Wien, is responsible for many innovations in 3D printing materials. The university also generated a spin-off company, the startup Cubicure, which developed a new 3D printing technique called hot lithography.
TU Wien has spent years developing 3D printing processes, along with material mixtures that are well-suited for a wide variety of applications. Cubicure is a direct result of this research.
Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure, said, “3D printing already plays a key role in the production of prototypes or utility models. But even for all industrial products that are produced in small quantities or have to be tailored to the individual needs of the individual customer – such as components in the medical sector – the high-quality 3D printing offers great opportunities.” Continue reading “TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials”
The Eastern European 3D printing scene is already vibrant with designers such as parametric | art, 3D printing services like Gigamax 3D, and quite a few 3D printer manufacturers, primarily out of Poland (Zortrax, Zmorph and Pirix). Continue reading “Europe Steps Up in Filament Manufacturing with Fillamentum and Dr3D”
it is with the range of new polymers now available that offers the most exciting aspect of 3D printing technology development. We are now leaving behind the traditional ABS and PLA which we have become so used to, fond of and somewhat bored with. However, with innovative new materials this is all about to change. Continue reading “New Polymers Set to Revolutionize 3D Printed Implants”
The printers extrusion systems are not ready for change filament continuously. Continue reading “What happens when the filament ends during printing (VIDEO)?”
3D Pioneer have developed and released a solution to combat the problem of 3D prints not reliably sticking to the print bed resulting in many prints having to be aborted. By applying Pioneer Pomade to your print bed before printing you ensure that your print will stick and improve your print reliability. Continue reading “3D Pioneer Announces Commercial Availability of Pioneer Pomade”
As we know, 3D printers make objects but eliminate the waste and high tooling costs of traditional manufacturing. Because the machines print parts off of CAD files, even weird or impossible-to-find parts are more affordable. Continue reading “Plastics for 3D printing get better and cheaper and greener every day”
New elastic filament for 3d printers, compatible with all printers and hot ends. You can create any elastic part in the same conditions like ABS or PLA. See the video below: Continue reading “New elastic filament for 3d printers (VIDEO)”
When 3D Printing, have you experienced material getting stuck inside the filament guide or the nozzle? Micron E.M.E Ltd has created an extruder that should make this problem the stuff of past. Micron 3DP is an all metal extruder that prints materials, from PLA and ABS to PBA, Nylon and polycarbonate. It also features a detachable filament guide and nozzle module that can be replaced in less than 1 minute. Check the video below for more details:
Continue reading “All Metal Extruder – Micron 3DP (VIDEO)”
A few months ago 3D Printer.net covered the story of a little boy named Liam getting a new hand. (VIDEO) Continue reading “Donated Makerbot 3D printers accelerate distribution of Robohand mechanical hands”
Value-Line is an economic alternative supply for 3D printing that features consistent performance in multiple colors. Continue reading “Afinia Introduces Value-Line ABS Filament for 3D Printers”