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In the realm of manufacturing, CNC machining and laser cutting and engraving play pivotal roles in both subtractive and additive processes. These technologies complement each other in providing versatile solutions for crafting intricate designs with high precision on a wide range of materials. When integrated into a 3D printing workflow, CNC machines and laser engraving and cutting devices enhance the overall manufacturing process.
BASF and Xioneer join efforts to validate the Xioneer VXL soluble support filaments for the BASF Ultrafuse materials, thsus solving one of the limitations in high speed FDM 3D printing - the lack of specialized support materials that could keep up with the elevated extrusion speeds.
The main advantage of compact SLS 3D printers is material efficiency. With the proper laminating, printing and post-processing practices, the production costs can be further optimized and 1 kg of SLS powder can be used to its maximum potential.
Microwave sintering presents numerous advantages over conventional sintering but it has its limitations too. Read how the French CRISMAT labs overcame those in a microwave sintering experiment featuring susceptors 3D printed with the Zetamix White Zirconia filament.
FDM 3D printing is one of the most accessible additive manufacturing technologies for those who want to create their own personalized functional gadgets, decorations, toys, games, dioramas and more. Find out what and how you can make with your FDM 3D printer.
Recently, the concept of high-speed FFF 3D printing has become very popular with the launch of the Hyper FFF kit for Raise3D's Pro3 series, followed by high-speed print features on the Bambu Lab X1, Ankermake M5, Prusa MK4 and Creality K1. Are these promises of up to 5 times faster print speeds without compromising on quality realistic?
During printing, high-temperature extruded plastic undergoes volume shrinkage due to cooling. In some materials such as PLA this shrinkage is very low (between 0.3 % and 0.5 %), so it is not usually problematic, however other materials such as nylon 12 can have up to 2 % shrinkage or in the case of PVDF even up to 4 %, causing significant deformations in the parts.