Do you know what an R_E_R_F file is used for in 3D printing?
New Cura Enables Much Faster 3D Printing
Ultimaker announced a new version of Ultimaker Cura, which seems to offer much more rapid 3D printing.
DyeMansion announced a new program they call “TryMansion”.
A Set Of Basic 3D Print Benchmarks
3D Platform has published a set of simple benchmarks that anyone could easily use.
A Microswimmer Experiment Leads To A Tiny #3DBenchy
Researchers at the University of Leiden have been 3D printing microswimmers and are testing all options.
Book of the Week: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
This week’s selection is “Mechanical Behavior of Materials” by Norman Dowling, Stephen Kampe, and Milo Kral.
miniFactory’s Unusual 3D Print Benchmark Campaign
Benchmarking samples are often produced to ensure a 3D printed part delivers the required engineering performance. However, miniFactory has introduced a new twist on the process.
Getting Better Prints With 3DOptimizer
A new online service has emerged that hopes to guide 3D printer operators to better printing parameters: 3DOptimizer.
A Benchmark Object For Metal 3D Printing?
The difficulty in 3D printing a particular type of industrial part suggests an idea for a type of benchmark object for metal 3D printing.
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.
Design of the Week: Variable Retraction Test
This week’s selection is the extremely useful Variable Retraction Test by designer Viet Nguyen.
3D Printing and Benchmarking
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers discusses benchmarking in 3D printing.
Kickstarter Launches 3D Print Test, But That’s Only Part Of The Story
Kickstarter announced a new set of tests for 3D printers that appear on their site.
This is Not the #3DBenchy You’re Looking For
I read some posts proposing an alternate test print for 3D printing.
Is a 3D Print Speed Benchmark Possible?
A reader asked if a print speed benchmark existed. I’m not sure such a thing could exist.
Float Your 3D Printed #3DBenchy
The ever popular #3DBenchy benchmarking object has received a slight upgrade.
The Best 3D Print Benchmarks: Done?
We 3D printed two popular benchmark 3D models on a top quality industrial 3D printer, the Stratasys Objet Connex260.
3D Printer Benchmark Results
As reported yesterday, T. A. Grimm & Associates has published a very extensive benchmarking report on a selection of common commercial 3D printers. We’ve been looking forward to something like this because we all too often hear statements from vendors such as: “lowest cost of materials” and “five times better resolution” or “suitable for office… Continue reading 3D Printer Benchmark Results
3D Printer Benchmark Announced
We’ve been waiting for this one: a real, honest to goodness benchmark for 3D printers. T. A. Grimm & Associates announced a new benchmark specifically designed for 3D printers. TAG’s approach is to produce four challenging and specifically designed models on each of the tested printers. Each printer is then measured against a series… Continue reading 3D Printer Benchmark Announced