Ensuring AM Quality With CT Scans

Quality has become one of the most important aspects of additive manufacturing, and there’s an unusual way to ensure quality using CT scans.

It’s Time For Filament Standardization

Some 3D printer manufacturers have moved to proprietary filament cartridges, but many 3D printers are still capable of using generic plastic filament.    Why go proprietary? Aside from the obvious solidification of plastic revenue, manufacturers want to ensure a more reliable and consistent printing result by using filament that meets their requirements.    Meanwhile, generic… Continue reading It’s Time For Filament Standardization

Leapfrog’s Startling 3D Printing Resolution Improvement

  The quality of a 3D print is often measured by the layer size. That represents the size of the incremental layers put down by the extruder (or other mechanism) of the 3D printer. The smaller the layer, the finer and smoother the surface finish becomes.     The first personal 3D printers that emerged… Continue reading Leapfrog’s Startling 3D Printing Resolution Improvement