Presentation / interview with César Stüpp, Brightlands Materials Center / TNO.
Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a very versatile AM technique, although it is widely used for prototyping due to their limited mechanical properties, especially in between layers. To approach this matter, a novel technique was developed in which the strength in between layers was increased in 184%, which results in stronger parts.
Continue reading “Strength of 3D Printed Polymer Parts (VIDEO)”
One of the main limitations to desktop FFF 3D printing’s use is often a filament’s material properties. Kai Parthy has been a powerhouse when it comes to inventing new fused-filament deposition materials, inventing LayWoo-d3, BendLay, and more. Now, Parthy has come up with a revolutionary new material called: MoldLay. Continue reading “Bringing Industrial Manufacturing to the Desktop with New MoldLay 3D Printing Filament (VIDEO)”
3D printer filament is to FFF/FDM 3D printing, as blood is to every living human being. Without it, you simply just have a dead, useless machine that can’t do anything. Equally important, however, yet not always looked at as so, is the spool (or lack thereof) that the filament is wound around. Continue reading “The 3D Printing Filament Spool Standard: Light-weight, stackable, standard spool design could take hold soon”
The large 3D printers are lumbering out of the docks. Among continuing developments in 3D printing has been the increasing scale of 3D printers like the large FFF 3D printer out of China. This large-scale platform has successfully printed a two-person boat in what may possibly be symbolic upon hindsight. Continue reading “Come Sail Away! In this Large-Scale 3D Printed, Two Person Boat”
Often when we talk about 3D printing we tend to forget that there is more than one technology. (see video’s). Continue reading “Four different 3D printing technologies”