Discover the latest news, tips and tricks about 3D printing. We continually analyze and test new products and materials, in order to ensure the traceability and quality of our entire catalog, sharing our conclusions and our experience.
In order to be able to print in 3D FFF each layer on top of the previous one, it is usual to use printed support structures that serve as a support base for the previous elements. These structures are known as supports and in this post we will see each type, their configuration parameters and the problems that soluble supports can present.
There are a number of mechanical problems in FFF 3D printers that can appear and need to be checked, that's why in this post we explain the most common mechanical problems and, in some cases, how to avoid or solve them.
10 years ago the German engineer Kai Parthy released LayWood, the first wooden filament in a market dominated by standard PLA and ABS. Kai Parthy continued exploring his experimental interests and expanding his portfolio. The Lay Filaments continue surprising with their properties and applications even after 10 years.
In this post we will talk about delta 3D printers, their advantages and disadvantages as well as their differences and similarities with Cartesian 3D printers. In addition, we will show you some of the best rated Delta 3D printers on the market.
3D printing allows the production of complex parts, but like any technology, it has limitations. These problems can be overcome by relying on mechanical elements obtained using traditional manufacturing techniques. Inserts are an example of this and there are several types of them. In this post we will talk about them.
Temperature related shrinkage is common for materials, also in 3D printing. Various materials can suffer a contraction of 0.3 - 4.0 % during cooling, often resulting in warping, layer separation or size alteration. This is why the right 3D printer - open, or with an active or passive heated chamber - has to be chosen for the right plastic.
In any FFF 3D printer, the stepper motors are indispensable. Their task is to position the print head, as well as to pull the filament in the extruder. The most common problems involve the power driver or the connection. That is why it is crucial to know how to connect a stepper motor, how to set the current parameters, and which step speed to choose.
Last week we were present at the International Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Fair (Addit3D) held in Bilbao, where we presented our latest innovations in professional additive manufacturing equipment.