Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

By Michael Molitch-Hou

After rebranding and new financing, Chinese filament manufacturer Polymaker has quickly become one of the leading materials providers in the world, releasing new functional and exotic filaments on a regular basis and partnering with some important players.  The latest big line from the company is its polycarbonate material Polymaker PC, developed in partnership with Covestro (formerly known as Bayer Material Science). To demonstrate just how powerful their new PC-Plus material is, Aussie reseller 3D Printing Solutions has shown off the polycarbonate filament in some pretty impressive strength tests.…

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Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

3D Hubs Kicks Off 2016 with Co-Polyester for 3D Printing Workshops

3D Hubs Kicks Off 2016 with Co-Polyester for 3D Printing Workshops

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As January heads into February, 3D Hubs has launched a new series of workshops to introduce folks from all over the world to one of colorFabb’s newest materials, the nGen co-polyester filament developed with Eastman’s Amphora AM3300 polymer.

Through their Co-Polyester for 3D Printing series, attendees will have a chance to get hands-on experience with nGen, which is framed as being easy to print and highly functional. In the process, they’ll learn best practices and printing strategies for the material, as well as the advantages or disadvantages it may have over colorFabb’s popular XT filament.…

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3D Hubs Kicks Off 2016 with Co-Polyester for 3D Printing Workshops

Bioprinting & More Possible with Hyrel 3D’s New Line of Syringe Print Heads

Bioprinting & More Possible with Hyrel 3D’s New Line of Syringe Print Heads

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In addition to university labs, Hyrel 3D has been one of the original pioneers of paste extrusion for 3D printing.  Long before the Discov3ry extruder from Structur3D, Hyrel was 3D printing with Play-Doh, clay, and Sugru. Now, the Georgia-based company has announced an entirely new line of extruders that launches Hyrel from desktop engineering into the world of desktop bioengineering.

Working with “research teams on five continents”, Hyrel has developed the Syringe Delivery System (SDS) line of extruders, designed to allow users to 3D print using easily filled, swapped, and stored syringes. …

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Bioprinting & More Possible with Hyrel 3D’s New Line of Syringe Print Heads

SexShop3D Gets Physical with 3D Printed “Pocket P*ssy” (NSFW)

SexShop3D Gets Physical with 3D Printed “Pocket P*ssy” (NSFW)

By Davide Sher

Talking – and writing – about sex toys is always complicated and fun at the same time, because of the many word games and double meanings that inevitably pop up (exactly). In 3D printing, sex toys may be one of the products with the biggest unexpressed potential. SexShop3D is hoping this potential will begin to rise through its newest product: the Pocket Pussy, “a customizable male masturbator with the option to obtain a perfect replica through 3D scanning”.
The subject often comes up in informal discussions with people who are just finding out about 3D printing and, while the advantages are obvious (personalized production, no need to go to the physical sex shop or have the product shipped) the limits are just as clear: material and finish quality and low familiarity with 3D printers.…

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SexShop3D Gets Physical with 3D Printed “Pocket P*ssy” (NSFW)

3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Fargo, North Dakota’s 3Dom USA has recently made a name for itself in producing 3D printing filament from unique materials, including coffee and even beer.  With a focus on sustainability, the company seeks to use materials that rely on waste bioproducts over fossil fuel.  The latest material sees 3Dom falling in line with the demands of many sustainability advocates over the years as their new Entwined filament is made from industrial hemp.
Entwined, a hemp-based 3D printing filament wound on the 100% bio-based Eco-Spool.…

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3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

Mark Two Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Unveiled by MarkForged

Mark Two Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Unveiled by MarkForged

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Just two years ago, MarkForged made its big debut at SolidWorks with the Mark One 3D printer, the only machine capable of 3D printing reinforced composite parts with continuous carbon fiber.  While other desktop printers might 3D print with carbon fiber filament, made up of chopped carbon fiber particles, MarkForged invented a method for feeding continuous carbon fiber into 3D printed components, yielding plastic parts with the strength of aluminum. Now, at SolidWorks this year, the company, founded by MIT engineer Greg Mark, has unveiled the next generation of its one-of-a-kind machine, the Mark Two.…

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Mark Two Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Unveiled by MarkForged

High Speed Sintering Steps Towards Commercialization with Xaar’s Newest Hire

High Speed Sintering Steps Towards Commercialization with Xaar’s Newest Hire

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Currently packing up his office at Sheffield University, the primary inventor of high speed sintering (HSS) Professor Neil Hopkinson is about to take this cutting edge technology from the lab to the industrial sphere. As the newly appointed Director of 3D Printing with Cambridge-based Xaar plc, Hopkinson will oversee the development of HSS and other 3D printing technologies within the inkjet printhead company for use by their OEM partners.
Professor Neil Hopkinson, primary inventor of HSS.
I was recently introduced to Prof.…

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High Speed Sintering Steps Towards Commercialization with Xaar’s Newest Hire

Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Desktop 3D printing is still in its infancy, meaning that this young industry has a chance to start things right.  Learning from the negative effects of our manufacturing forefathers, we can get 3D printing off the ground with sustainable materials that neither deplete our limited natural resources nor pollute our surrounding ecosystem, crucial to our survival.  With that in mind, numerous organizations, Makers, and startups are finding ways to combine recycling with desktop fabrication so that we can simultaneously reduce pollution and dependency on unsustainable materials. …

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Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

New Global Filament Directory Helps You Navigate the 3D Printing Jungle

New Global Filament Directory Helps You Navigate the 3D Printing Jungle

By Davide Sher

Even though we know full well – thanks to one of the most stable charts in 3D Hubs’ monthly trend updates – that at least 50% of all desktop FFF 3D printing is done either in black ABS (for technical parts, where color does not matter) or white (if you are going to apply a finish to a decorative piece), leaving a large percentage of very fragmented user preferences. As the awareness of the potential for new materials becomes clearer, those other users are seeking different materials to test out and work with.…

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New Global Filament Directory Helps You Navigate the 3D Printing Jungle

Puris & ExOne 3D Print Largest Complex Titanium Part for Commercial Use

Puris & ExOne 3D Print Largest Complex Titanium Part for Commercial Use

By Davide Sher

Due in part to a rapid increase in competitors to meet the rapidly growing demand of larger metal part manufacturers, metal 3D printing is getting bigger and faster. Puris, a US-based leading producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing, collaborated with ExOne to produce the largest complex, 3D-printed titanium part for commercial use ever 3D printed.
“There is a lot of activity in this arena and larger parts have been printed, but we believe this is the largest complex titanium part to be printed to date,” said Puris’ CEO Craig Kirsch.…

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Puris & ExOne 3D Print Largest Complex Titanium Part for Commercial Use