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3D Printing and the Law

We’re going to take a look at a few key ways in which the law can impact 3D printing.

Why Do 3D Prints Warp?

Have you ever wondered why 3D prints warp? We made some diagrams to understand what is happening.

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Are CoreXY 3D Printers Taking Over?

CoreXY is becoming a very popular approach for 3D printer motion systems, but is it the ultimate answer? We list the advantages and disadvantages.

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3D Buzz Releases All Content

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of a site called “3D Buzz”, but their content could be of interest to anyone in the CAD field. 

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PSA: It’s FFF, Not FDM (Mostly)

Do you know the difference between the terms “FDM” and “FFF”? From what I read, it seems a large number of people are not aware of their true meaning.

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Free CAD Utility Recommendations Available

I’ve found a source with a ton of CAD utility recommendations that could make life easier for anyone using 3D CAD to create designs for 3D printing.

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Seven Ways 3D Prints Can Unstick

Of all the 3D printing issues you can encounter, bed adhesion, or lack of, is one of the most frequently seen. We list seven ways this can happen and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.

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More On The 3D Printer Hair Incident

We were able to view video footage of the 3D printing hair-caught incident from last week and have determined exactly how it occurred, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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What Is 3D Printer Calibration, Really?

Everyone talks about “3D printer calibration”, but what is it really? We believe the process varies considerably depending on a number of factors.

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New Dangers For 3D Printer Operators

We witnessed yet another dangerous situation encountered by a 3D printer operator and provide some advice on how to avoid the situation.

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3D Printing in India: An Overview

To some, India may be a mysterious faraway place when it comes to 3D printing. However, there is a flourishing market in that country, and I3DPn hopes to build it even bigger.

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Value-Added Inspection

Measurement is often seen as non-value-added work. However, if we properly account for the expected costs involved in passing defects on to customers, then the increased value of the product can be clearly shown.

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3D Printing: A Step For STEM In Girls’ Education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (adding in the Arts) education is more important than ever for the next generation — but it isn’t always accessible, or equitable.

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3D Print Learning Series: Safety

This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print safety, which is far more risky than you might have imagined.

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3D Print Learning Series: Materials

This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on the different materials possible in 3D printing.

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How Universities Can Accelerate Our Next Generation of Innovators

As with other leaps forward in science, technology, industry and culture, universities will play a central role in driving the Industry 4.0 disruption by transforming the entire culture of design and creating a new breed of 3D innovators.

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3D Print Learning Series: Business

An entry in our Learning Series hopes to show you the business aspects of 3D printing, including purchasing, leasing, providing services, designing and marketing.

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How To 3D Print Lithophanes

Have you ever wanted to 3D print lithophanes? It turns out to be suprisingly easy!

3D Printing Nerd

Strengthen PLA Prints By Annealing

Many 3D printer operators are unaware of a technique for transforming materials into stronger versions: annealing.

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Don’t Forget The Maintenance Costs!

Purchasing 3D printing equipment can be a costly affair, but sometimes it’s actually far more expensive than you first thought.

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3D Print Learning Series: Concepts

This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print concepts.

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Hacking The uPrint

Stratasys’ uPrint is one of the classic 3D printers, but these days some operators use it in unusual ways.

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More On 3D Printed Repairs

Our earlier post on the feasibility of performing self-repairs with 3D printing generated some feedback.

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Is Your OctoPrint Safe?

A fascinating article at OctoPrint.org shows the right – and wrong – ways to use OctoPrint remotely.

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The Several Methods of Dual Extrusion

With the increasing buzz over the near-necessity of dual extrusion, we thought we’d say a few words about how this is done. 

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There’s So Much More to Support Removal

I’m reading a white paper from PostProcess that’s discussing the complexities of removing dissolvable support material from fresh 3D prints. 

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