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When it comes to producing mechanical or structural components using 3D printing, it is very important to know what degree of isotropy can be achieved with each technology, as this will help predict its mechanical behavior. In this post we explain what isotropy is and if it is possible to obtain it with the main 3D printing technologies.
Today, formative methods using molds, such as plastic injection or investment casting, are still the most efficient and profitable processes when it comes to producing hundreds or thousands of units. Despite this, 3D printing is not relegated to the manufacture of a few units, as it can be very useful in the production of molds, essential in mass production.
From the beginning of this emergency situation caused by the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, and being aware that any contribution and help from any field could be extremely important, we began to work on various fronts in which we believed we could contribute our small contribution in the fight to combat this global pandemic.
Faced with the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19, great initiatives and solutions are emerging from solidarity and innovation, especially to alleviate the shortage of medical equipment and personal protective equipment. To make it easier to find and download files, we have compiled a collection of devices and designs that can be printed with any 3D FDM printer.
Faced with this emergency situation caused by the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Copper3D, manufacturer of the PLActive filament, has shared the design of a mask, a basic protection equipment whose stock is currently very low, for printing on practically any printer. 3D FDM.
Due to the current exceptional situation and the challenge of containing the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have put in place various security measures in order to prioritize and guarantee the health of our equipment. The processing and dispatch of shipments will be carried out normally.
The fact that a 3D printer has "high resolution" among its specifications does not mean that all 3D printed parts will be accurate and precise. Understanding the meaning of accuracy, precision and tolerance is essential to achieve a good result in any 3D printing. Below we detail what each of these terms means in the context of 3D printing.
A lithophane is a three-dimensional image with different thicknesses that cause the opacity of each of its parts to vary by projecting light on it, achieving a very showy and original result. 3D printing makes this technique much more accessible, and allows you to easily create a lithophane.