Keep up to date with the latest innovations, news and relevant information related to 3D printing. Know more about new 3D printing technologies, consumables and accessories that are released to market.

10 years of Lay Filaments

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.
News  ago 3, 2022

Delta 3D Printers

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.
News  jul 27, 2022

3D printing inserts

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.
News  jul 19, 2022

Open, and enclosed passive/active chamber 3D printers

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.
News  jul 12, 2022

NEMA motors. Most frequent problems

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.
News  jun 28, 2022

Back to face-to-face events at Addit3D

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.
News  jun 21, 2022

Retractions: configuration and optimisation

Once the extruder stops pulling the filament, the pressure in the nozzle is maintained, which causes a small amount of molten plastic to continue to come out until the pressure is equalised inside and outside. This causes small droplets to appear on the surface of the part and fine threads. To prevent this, FFF 3D printers employ a mechanism known as shrinkage.
News  jun 8, 2022

Which voltage to choose: 12 V or 24 V?

The most common operating voltage of DC devices is 12 V or 24 V. Both voltages have their benefits but the most important thing is to match the 3D printer’s output voltage to that of the hotend, the extruder, fans or heatbeds. Overpowering or underpowering of the components can have serious consequences.
News  may 25, 2022
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