Makers

  • Sheffield Speeds Up 3D Printing with New Color Coding Technique

    Posted on August 12, 2014

    The technique uses a cutting edge process known as high speed sintering (HSS). Unlike commercial 3D printers that use lasers, HSS marks the shape of the part onto powdered plastic using heat-sensitive ink, which is then activated by an infra-red lamp to melt t...

  • Water Soluble 3DP Part Aid Complex Composite Design

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Fiber composite materials are well known for use in lightweight construction. Conventional shaping for the molds means working with milling machines to obtain the desired shape. The level of complexity is therefore limited. This article presents a me...

  • Niobium Aerospace Alloy Successfully Processed by Metal AM Makers

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Metal Technology (MTI) has successfully 3D printed coupons in a key alloy required for space travel. C-103 is a niobium based alloy containing approximately 10% Hafnium and 1% Titanium. It is widely used in space applications because of its excellent...

  • i.Materialise Explains Silver 3D Printing

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      Have you ever wondered how 3D printing of silver or other precious metals is done? i.Materialise explains how they do it.   You might think you’d require a fancy and expensive industrial metal printing machine that laser-fuses precio...

  • MatterFab Introduces Cheaper Metal Printer

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      MatterFab’s industrial 3D metal printer changes the game for metal printing.   MatterFab is bringing its low cost industrial 3D metal printer out of stealth mode, creating opportunities for manufacturers across the world in the injec...

  • Stratasys Adds Flexible Color to It's Digital Materials Library

    Posted on June 16, 2014

      Today, 3D printing giant Stratasys have released a previously announced extension to its range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer:  Introducing the new TriFlex 3D printing capability. ...

  • Maya ben david 3D prints bypass components to fit onto water pipes

    Posted on May 23, 2014

    israeli designer maya ben david has created ‘bypass’, a system of 3D printed water pipe fittings. Typically this infrastructure within houses uses specific standard-sized fittings- 90, 45 and t shape angles that restrict the movement o...