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Common 3d printing problems: holes and bumps on the top surface (pillowing).

Common 3d printing problems: holes and bumps on the top surface (pillowing).
Even if it seems to have prepared the perfect G-code, suddenly holes, bumps and top surfaces, which are not completely closed, may appear when arriving to top layers ...What happened?
Don't panic! This is a common problem when using 3d printers, it's called "pillowing" and it can be easily solved out with some extra care. Read more

Common 3d printing problems: Stringing

Common 3d printing problems: Stringing
Among issues, which may occur when 3dprinting, there is stringing: annoying thin strings left behind by the head printer between 2 separate parts, which should be free of material.
This happens especially when the head travels from a location to a different one, where it shouldn't deposit material. Read more

Common parameters of 3D printing software: understanding Slicing Softwares

Common parameters of 3D printing software: understanding Slicing Softwares
There are several slicing softwares available: free, open source, premium or developed specifically for the 3D printer you own. In any case, there are several terms in common to most slicing software, the knowledge of which helps to identify parameters to adjust and to properly configure print jobs. Read more

Dual extrusion 3D printing: most common problems

Dual extrusion 3D printing: most common problems
There are several benefits to using a 3d printer dual extruder: first aesthetically, when printing an object in two different colors. Then there is a practical advantage when printing complex structure objects, which need special support materials and easy to remove, such those with a dissolvable material. In fact, breaking the object when trying to remove the support materials from parts, which are something delicate, would be a shame after many hours spent on printing. Read more

Mechanical application of 3D printing: how to make an air diffuser

Mechanical application of 3D printing: how to make an air diffuser
When working in mechanical engineering and manufacturing sector it is common to encounter problems, dealing with the equipment limitations: machines which are unable to bring a material to a desired shape, weeks or even months to get perfect prototype molds, rising costs for any project modification. Read more

Nylon filament: 3D printing instructions

Nylon filament: 3D printing instructions
Strong, long-lasting and flexible and these outstanding properties are the best both for industrial and for mechanical applications.
Printing nylon, with its great technical and mechanical characteristics, is a good alternative to PLA and ABS, which have some limitations. Read more

ASA filaments: the alternative solution to ABS

ASA filaments: the alternative solution to ABS
Those used to printing with ABS are familiar with a couple of issues: the high shrinkage of the material which brings to warping and deformations, and the wearing of the material under weather conditions and UV rays. Luckily there is an alternative for those seeking industrial grade qualities similar to ABS, and the solution is called ASA filament (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). Read more

Iperammortamento del 250% alle imprese 4.0 con le stampanti Ira3D

Iperammortamento del 250% alle imprese 4.0 con le stampanti Ira3D
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3D printing market closes to 13.2 billion dollars in 2016

3D printing market closes to 13.2 billion dollars in 2016
The world purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and services related to 3D printing in 2016 were 13.2 billion dollars. Global spending will grow at an 22.3% annual compound rate (CAGR) to reach 28.9 billion dollars in 2020. This was stated by IDC, with the semi-annual update on the state of the world of 3D printing market. Read more

Polypropylene filament

Polypropylene filament
A well-known Italian manufacturer has just announced the release of its new polypropylene filament, created to address the question of the functionality of the material in 3D printing right next door that has a resistance to the injection molded parts Read more