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3DQue Expands

Vancouver-based 3D printing startup 3DQue is expanding, and I’m surprised. 

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Seven Ways A Business Could Begin 3D Printing

Many small businesses don’t yet use 3D printing, but probably could benefit from the technology. We list seven ways to help get that process started.

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Are Quiet 3D Printers A Good Thing?

Many new 3D printers seem to be using specialized motor drivers that provide for silent operation. But are quiet 3D printers a good thing?

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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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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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What’s Up At MX3D?

We had a chat with Amsterdam-based MX3D, who provide metal 3D printing services for large-scale projects, including bicycles and bridges.

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Is The MM3D Nozzle Practical?

Researchers at Harvard and the Wyss Institute have developed a new form of extrusion-based 3D printing they call “MM3D”. We review the constraints that make it impractical for many applications.

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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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Golden 3D Printing Problems

Could any 3D print service print in precious metals like gold, silver or platinum? Not unless special steps are taken.

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What Makes a 3D Printer “Production”?

Is that a “production” 3D printer? What characteristics make a 3D printer “production”? We present a list of features to help classify additive manufacturing machines.

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How To Save Your $25K Metal 3D Print From Failure

What happens when an expensive metal 3D print fails and no one is around? The Polysense Solutions sensor will detect and alert additive manufacturing operators in real time.

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Book of the Week: 3D Printing of Concrete

Where will concrete 3D printing lead? Will the construction industry undergo a revolution from computer controlled concrete extrusion? What will buildings look like?

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3D Printing As Seismometer?

What happens to a 3D printer during an active earthquake? One 3D print operator found out the hard way.

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Opening Eyes To Grander 3D Printing

I’ve been watching some 3D print videos from Fabbaloo friend Joel Telling, and realized something about how 3D print practices are changing.

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Wait, Is Consumer 3D Printing Back?

After thinking more about Prusa Printers’ astonishing production figures, I’m now wondering whether consumer 3D printing is back.

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