3 Tricks to Optimize STL Designs for 3D Printing 3D modeling for printing can be hard-work, especially when one does not know all the tricks of the modeling software and cannot put them in application to ensure a shorter printing time of the model. There is the general belief that a high-detailed model in printable file format, with accurate and clean-printed outer shell, must take a lot of time to design, weigh much and print forever and a day. However, this is not the case. In this article we will focus on 3 modeling tricks which contribute to the 3D model’s optimization for 3D printing and cut down modeling time, without affecting the quality of the final 3D printed model. Comment une antenne imprimée en 3D pourrait changer Manufacturing 0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 inShare0 Reddit 0 0 Flares × Many people question the utility of 3D printers because they believe they’re only capable of printing simple plastic parts. 3D printers are capable of much more. For a while now they’ve been creating objects from glass, ceramic, and metals, among other basic materials.
15 truly useful things you can 3D print for your home Feb 19, 2016 | By Tess, Kira We’ve said time and again that desktop 3D printers are for much more than just making cheap plastic tchotchkes and trinkets. Beyond the ornaments, the paperweights, and the 3D printed coasters are tons of truly useful 3D printed household goods that could make your daily life easier than you’ve ever imagined, often while being cheaper or more practical than comparable store-bought products. Don't know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most practical, useful, and ingeniously simple 3D printed objects that you can make at home for your home, regardless of your 3D printing skill level. And the best part is, you can download all of the STL files for free, today.
Rapport McKinsey identifie également l'impression 3D comme une technologie disruptive clé 1 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 inShare0 Reddit 0 1 Flares × James Manyika and other researchers at McKinsey have identified 3D printing as a key disruptive technology and believe by 2025 it will have a significant impact on the global economy. They forecast that by 2025, 3D printing in total could have an economic impact of $230 – $550 billion based on its ability to reduce cost and create value through customization.
Top 20 Biggest 3D Printers in 2016 Feb 10, 2016 | By Kira We know that bigger doesn’t always mean better, but when it comes to 3D printing, the ever-growing list of absolutely massive, large size 3D printing ventures is hard to ignore. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 20 biggest 3D printers right now, and the various large-format 3D printing projects they are capable of. Though you’d need a pretty powerful microscope to see the tiniest color picture ever 3D printed (small enough to fit inside a human hair), there’s no way you could miss the giant 3D printed airplane parts, 3D printed furniture, 3D printed cars and yes, even 3D printed buildings coming out of these colossal 3D printers. Our list of the top 20 biggest 3D printers covers everything from industrial metal 3D printers, to record-breaking construction 3D printers, to low-cost 3D printers you could potentially keep at home.
Potential Cost, Eco & Functional Benefits of 3D Printing Mobile Device Antennae Optomec Inc, an often overlooked OEM of industrial 3D printers, recently announced the development of a digital production solution that enables the direct printing of mobile device antennae. This solution is based on Optomec’s proprietary Aerosol Jet Printed Electronics technology, an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process used to print electronics directly on to 3D surfaces. For this application, the Aerosol Jet technology is used to directly print 3D antennae onto plastic inserts and enclosures for smart phones and other devices. As well as functional benefits, such as reducing the overall thickness of the handheld devices, the new 3D-printed antenna solution may potentially also reduce logistics, material consumption and overall processing and offer health & safety and environmental benefits. This is because the process eliminates the use of chemical plating and the hazardous nickel content used in current manufacturing methods.
3D Modeling for 3D Printing Tutorial for Beginners This beginner's class on 3D modeling and 3D printing is series of six tutorials that will help you turn your idea into reality. You'll start with a hand drawing, extrude into a 3D model, and modify and prepare your 3D model to 3D print. Taught by Lauren Slowik, Designer Evangelist for Education at Shapeways, all the tools used are free and easily accessible. The course will teach you the basics of 3D modeling and printing, converting images to 3D models, and critical basic concepts in computer aided design (CAD), including extrusion, scaling, mesh, water tight, and even interlocking parts. What You'll Learn The course will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and reveal one of the most powerful capabilities of the 3D printing revolution—that it’s accessible to anyone, and that companies like Shapeways make the process easier than ever through online 3D printing.
Applications électroniques imprimés pour l'impression 3D Conformal Printed Antenna Dual Band Antennaprinted with Aerosol Jet Direct Write process Aerosol Jet Printing Process Highlight for Antenna Low cost – no plating, simplified logistics Standard plastics – no additives or coating Digital process– flexible, no hard tooling Environment friendly – no harsh chemicals Health Benefits – no exposure to Nickel Scalable – prints up to 4 cases simultaneously High Machine output – average 30,000 units/week Good antenna performance – comparable to other methods A new high volume process will soon be available which will lower manufacturing costs for antennas used in mobile devices. The new process works with standard injection molded plastics - no special additives or coatings are required.
3-D Recycling: Grind, melt, print! Three-dimensional, or 3-D, printers make it possible to “print” almost any object with a computer. The machines produce items by laying down tiny drops, or pixels, of material one layer at a time. That material can be made from plastic, metal or even human cells. But just as the ink for standard computer printers can be expensive, 3-D printer “ink” can be quite pricey too. Christopher Barnatt on "The Business of 3D Printing" « 3DPrintingStocks.com Christopher Barnatt, the British futurist, scholar, videographer, and author of 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution provides 3DPrintingStocks.com an in-depth (and fascinating!) discussion about the future trends, business opportunities, technologies, and adoption curves in the 3D printing industry. Chris Barnatt’s latest video, “3D Printing: The Business Opportunities” (released 10/6/2013) is a must watch prior to his discussion below, which expands on the themes of the video in greater detail.
33 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models Looking for STL file downloads for your 3D printer? Here are the 34 best sites and search engines for free 3D printer files and 3D printer models. Don’t miss: This is a selection of the best 3D printing websites, content repositories, marketplaces and search engines for free 3D printer files to download. Each lets you browse a large choice of 3D printing designs — and provides free STL files and 3D printer models — to print at home.