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Conductive filaments are ideal for manufacturing electrically conductive parts or components and for creating wearable devices. Based on its capabilities, results with beneficial properties for many industries will be obtained. The Spanish company Recreus is committed to this material and offers the user a series of tips when using its Conductive Filaflex filament.
Face masks have been part of our lives for years in this pandemic. Now that their use is finally no longer mandatory, old concerns arise: what to do with all that waste? Researchers at several universities seem to have come up with an ingenious solution: turn them into filament for 3D printers.
Electrostatic discharge is a phenomenon quite common in everyday life. While harmless to humans, ESD events can have dire consequences in environments with sensitive electronics or potentially explosive atmospheres. Discover the accessories that ensure safe discharge of electrostatic discharges.
Additive manufacturing is revolutionizing the aerospace industry. 3D printing for aerospace offers strength and reliability of large-scale solutions while increasing production speed and reducing costs. This post discusses the multiple advantages that 3D printing offers in aerospace compared to traditional manufacturing methods such as injection molding or CNC machining.
3D printing is an established concept that everyone is familiar with. However, engineers and researchers are trying to add another dimension to it and some projects have already succeeded. Hand in hand with 3D printing comes 4D printing. This technology is characterised by the inclusion of a new variable: time.
Fused granulate fabrication (pellets) is the main methodology used in plastic compounding. Pellets are more available and economical than filament, and they allow for the preparation of custom specialistic blends with a polymer base and a color or additive masterbatch. In plastic compounding, a pellet extruder with mixing screws is used to combine the melt.
The hotend is probably the component of the FDM 3D printer that requires the most maintenance. This article explains the maintenance guidelines to keep it in good condition to ensure good print quality and minimise the risk of failure.