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A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a "Helping Hand."

A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a "Helping Hand."

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Shapeways Blog - Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever Destination Moon by Max Grueter Today we are excited to announce our newest material, Frosted Extreme Detail! It uses the same resin and printer as our popular material Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD), but it’s almost twice as detailed! Frosted Extreme Detail, or FXD for short, 3D prints using 16 micron layers (vs FUD’s 29 micron layers). This means 3D prints that have unprecedented detail and surface finish, sharper edges, less stepping, and stronger walls and wires. It’s perfect for the most demanding miniatures, figurines, and molds and masters for casting.

The Definitive Guide to Improved Print Quality The Definitive Guide to Improved Print Quality This guide is a great place to start if you are trying to improve the quality of your 3D printed parts. We have compiled an extensive list of the most common 3D printing issues along with the software settings that you can use to solve them. Best of all, the guide uses a large collection of real-world images to make each issue easy to identify when examining your own 3D printed parts. So let’s get started! Thumbnail Overview Use the thumbnails below to identify the picture that most closely represents the quality issue that you are seeing in your own 3D printed parts.

80 Million Tiny Images You have submitted 0 labels. Visual dictionary: Visualization of 53,464 english nouns arranged by meaning. Each tile shows the average color of the images that correspond to each term. Print Your Head in 3D Here’s a great project to get you started in 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! A 3D printer makes an object by squirting out a tiny filament of hot plastic, adding one layer at a time. That’s why it’s called additive manufacturing.

Extreme Redesign, 3D Printing & Product Design Competition Winners announced for the 2015 Challenge Want to participate in the next challenge? Middle school, high school and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. taulman3D Releases New High-Strength Filament, In-PLA EMBARGOED May 4th 2015, UK and Netherlands Time Zone MONDAY MORNING – Taulman3D has a new product that should cause everyone to take note of, once again, adding to their ongoing line of premium filaments. Their latest and greatest filament is called In-PLA, and while it’s meant to be of industrial fortitude, the ‘in’ could also stand for innovative—a term often associated with this company and their many new products. Taulman3D, known as a supplier of unique high-strength 3D printing materials, is not only dedicated to industrial 3D printing users, but is also extremely committed to the enormous world of hobbyists. In March they released Alloy 910 (at 8100 lb. tensile), which was quickly followed by Nylon 680, which is an FDA-grade material. Why In-PLA?

A Guide to High Quality 3D Prints This is NOT a guide for those who are new at 3D printing! My Simplify3D profile can be found here while calibration STLs can be downloaded here THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED WITH THE RELEASE OF SIMPLIFY3D v3.0 I will not be updating it for the new version (see this post). Selling on Amazon and eBay - The Pros and Cons - Marketplace Fees, Infrastructure, & Sales At first glance, online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay seem to be a creation of mutual benefit. Ecommerce store owners gain increased exposure for their products, and the marketplaces gain an expanded product range without having to increase inventory. On closer inspection, the mutual benefits remain, but the reality is more nuanced. 3D Printing FAQ Q: What is "open source", and why should I care? A: The manufacturer of an open source 3D Printer provides the design files for their machine online, so you can download them and use them to modify your machine. Want to 3D Print a spool holder that will fit perfectly on your Type A Series 1? No problem, download the design files from Thingiverse and draw up your part to fit just right in your favorite CAD program. Q: Where can I find a 3D file (an .stl) to print on my machine? A: You can do one of two things: