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1 03, 2018

dddrop 3D printers at RapidPro, March 7-8th in Veldhoven Holland.

Come and see the latest dddrop features and materials! RapidPro is the leading international trade fair featuring solutions for all phases of prototyping, (low-volume) production, and product development. In this edition you will discover the latest developments in these fields, with a special focus on industrialization and tooling. Several additive manufacturing techniques are represented, like [...]

23 02, 2018

3D print tip: Creating a strong infill

Creating a strong infill The infill is an important factor in your product’s strength. Therefore, it’s important to prevent the infill from being too thin or stringy with the tips underneath. Various patterns: There are several infill patterns to choose from and they each lead to different tenacities. Examples of robust infill types are [...]

31 01, 2018

Smart release: 1801301

Smart release: 1801301 Features & Fixes When not printing, the hud can be used to preheat the bed and nozzles Error message setting is turned off automatically after logging out Smart users do not need to do anything: Updates are done automatically for you.

24 01, 2018

dddrop case study: High-precision parts with poly-carbonate

FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTURING “Ejair offers a broad range of services, from technical design to the production of small series. We also produce scale models and prototypes. These are very useful, because you directly hold a physical product. For the production of prototypes and small series, Erik-Jan uses the dddrop 3D printer. His customers are [...]

23 01, 2018

Smart release: 1801231

Smart release: 1801231 Features & Fixes Timelapse videos are generated after a print has finished. This can be enabled in the settings screen on the cloud. The video can be downloaded from the file selection screen after a print has finished. Increased picture resolution G-code files are stored encrypted on the cloud systems. Only the [...]

19 12, 2017

Smart release: 1712191

Smart release: 1712191 A few, but important, updates are made to the smart module and app users. Smart users do not need to do anything: Updates are done automatically for you. Correctly display printer model Reduced network consumption Add input fields to maintenance screen

5 12, 2017

Smart release: 1712051

Changelog 1712051 Features Reduce startup time Improved performance and response time Reconnect to wifi network when in range Zooming in to picture is now possible Double click to select a file On login screen you can press enter to login Clicking on the current version takes you to the changelog Interface improvements

5 12, 2017

Printer firmware release: 171206

Firmware changes from 171204 to 171206 Bug-fix Service timer is now properly initialized from the eeprom Firmware changes from 170808 to 171204 Printing time is now defined as the time that one heater is active or the motors are enabled It is now possible to use filament change when the FFM detects a filament issue [...]

4 12, 2017

Nine landmarks 3D printed: De Achterhoek in 3D, a big success!

Exhibition: Achterhoek in 3D! Almost a year ago, an enthusiastic group of volunteers started an ambitious project: printing the Achterhoek in 3D. After a public voting phase, nine landmarks were chosen for production. The 3D print group used SOLIDWORKS to draw the buildings, after which they were printed with a dddrop 3D printer. Meanwhile, the [...]

4 12, 2017

How to make a perfect start of your 3D print?

How to make a perfect start of your 3D print? Do you recognize the following situation? You are starting a 3D print and the printer head starts moving. However, there is no material being printed on to the print bed. How is this possible and how do you fix this? Clogged nozzle A clogged nozzle [...]

27 11, 2017

Carbon fiber parts with dddrop 3D printers

3D Printing strong Carbon-fiber parts with dddrop 3D printers At the dddrop 3D printer laboratory the range of printing materials is expanding continuously. The PETG+Carbon material gives our users new possibilities printing high strength parts for applications that demand more than just plastics. The Carbon fibers are really improving the, already quite tough, PETG material [...]

22 11, 2017

dddrop Leader PRO: The future of professional 3D printing is now.

dddrop Leader PRO: The future of professional 3D printing is now. The new member in the dddrop leader family is the dddrop Leader PRO. The PRO has the the same base as the very successful dddrop Leader TWIN and is packed with all the features you can imagine: Intelligent Room Control: Controlling the build space [...]

25 08, 2017

3D print tip: How do I keep my nozzle running smooth?

How do I keep my nozzle running smooth? Sometimes the filament does neatly get transported into your printer, but it doesn’t flow from your nozzle. It piles up in the print head. Why does this happen? And of course: how can you prevent this? Piling up in the nozzle When the nozzle is obstructed, [...]

25 08, 2017

3D print tip: How do I keep my nozzle running smooth?

How do I keep my nozzle running smooth? Sometimes the filament does neatly get transported into your printer, but it doesn’t flow from your nozzle. It piles up in the print head. Why does this happen? And of course: how can you prevent this? Piling up in the nozzle When the nozzle is obstructed, [...]

9 08, 2017

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170808

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170808: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The new firmware 170808 fixes a minor bug in the previous 170703 release. Firmware changes from 170703 to 170808: Removed the hours to service message from the firmware menu, [...]

8 08, 2017

How do I prevent my product from warping?

FAQ: How do I prevent my product from warping?From time to time, our helpdesk encounters the question how to prevent products from warping. Especially with ABS, but also with less common materials as nylon, the material tends to deform while printing. This leads to ruined products and sometimes even a ‘hard hit’: the printer head [...]

26 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The improved printsettings in version 170707 makes printing with the dddrop even better... Overall improvements: Retraction improved Slowdown activated. Price calculation improved (Simplify 3D). Higher transfer speed to reduce [...]

26 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The improved printsettings in version 170707 makes printing with the dddrop even better... Overall improvements: Retraction improved Slowdown activated. Price calculation improved (Simplify 3D). Higher transfer speed to reduce [...]

26 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707

dddrop 3D printers printsettings upgrade 170707: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The improved printsettings in version 170707 makes printing with the dddrop even better... Overall improvements: Retraction improved Slowdown activated. Price calculation improved (Simplify 3D). Higher transfer speed to reduce [...]

10 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The new firmware 170703 offers great new features. Firmware changes from 170428 to 170703: Changed USB printing screen to smart printin screen with changed layout Removed motor timout when [...]

10 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The new firmware 170703 offers great new features. Firmware changes from 170428 to 170703: Changed USB printing screen to smart printin screen with changed layout Removed motor timout when [...]

10 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The new firmware 170703 offers great new features. Firmware changes from 170428 to 170703: Changed USB printing screen to smart printin screen with changed layout Removed motor timout when [...]

10 07, 2017

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703

dddrop 3D printers firmware upgrade 170703: what is new? We are always focused on improving customer experience and constantly improve our products to match customer needs. The new firmware 170703 offers great new features. Firmware changes from 170428 to 170703: Changed USB printing screen to smart printin screen with changed layout Removed motor timout when [...]

28 10, 2016

Filament detection module for the dddrop LEADER 3D printer

dddrop has finished the development of the filament detection module for it's LEADER printer line. It was a feature most wanted by our customers, so it got our highest priority! The module adds filament management capabilities to your dddrop 3D printer: It can detect out-of-filament and filament-entanglement situations. It will the pause your print to [...]

28 10, 2016

Filament detection module for the dddrop LEADER 3D printer

dddrop has finished the development of the filament detection module for it's LEADER printer line. It was a feature most wanted by our customers, so it got our highest priority! The module adds filament management capabilities to your dddrop 3D printer: It can detect out-of-filament and filament-entanglement situations. It will the pause your print to [...]

28 10, 2016

Filament detection module for the dddrop LEADER 3D printer

dddrop has finished the development of the filament detection module for it's LEADER printer line. It was a feature most wanted by our customers, so it got our highest priority! The module adds filament management capabilities to your dddrop 3D printer: It can detect out-of-filament and filament-entanglement situations. It will the pause your print to [...]

30 09, 2016

dddrop op maat, speciale materialen en parts.

dddrop heeft meer materialen en delen beschikbaar dan je in de webwinkel ziet: We maken speciale grote printnozzles voor klanten die snel willen produceren. Materialen zoals Woodfill is ook beschikbaar en ook andere rollen filament voor grootverbruikers. Een overzicht van specials: Nozzle 1mm voor gedetailleerd, hoeken zijn radius 0.5mm, maar razendsnel printen. Filamentrollen van 5kg [...]

5 09, 2016

Nieuwe settings voor SIMPLIFY3D op de dddrop LEADER

Last week we found a little problem in the settings for SIMPLIFY3D for use with PLA and PVA. This is corrected in the new settings you can download from the settings. If your printhead looks like the picture on the left you can download the new settings in the support/download section.

10 08, 2016

De filament gids: welk materiaal kies ik?

dddrop distributeur in de BENELUX, CAD2M poste onlangs een leuk stuk over verschillende filamenten en hun toepassing. Lees de onderstaande link. http://www.cad2m.nl/blog/de-filament-gids-welk-materiaal-kies-ik

9 08, 2016

Olymprint op de dddrop 3D printer

Episode 1: Cristo Op 1 januari 1502 ontdekten Portugezen de Guanabara baai bij Rio de Janeiro en dachten dat het de monding van een rivier was. Ze noemden de plek daarom de 'Januari rivier', Rio de Janeiro in het Portugees. Al snel ontstond er een nederzetting: de stad Rio de Janeiro was geboren. Sinds [...]