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27 05, 2019

The Brazilian Edition of Inside 3D Printing will have dddrop 3D printers

  Inside 3D Printing is the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event series worldwide. See how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and more. dddrop 3D printers will be participating in the Brazilian Edition Inside 3D on 10 and 11 June.  In the lectures of the congresses, taught by industry experts, [...]

16 01, 2019

Advantages of printing with PET-G Carbon

The advantages of the material PET-G Carbon When printing with an FDM 3D-printer, PLA is by far the most well-known and commonly used printing material, because it is inexpensive and relatively simply to use in 3D printing. PLA does have its drawbacks, for example with heat resistance; however, nowadays there are many different printing materials available, offering a [...]

8 01, 2019

Faster validation thanks to 3D printing

Exerion Precision Technology: faster validation thanks to 3D printing Exerion Precision Technology started using 3D printing to be able to present a physical 3D model during their sales pitches. Now, the dddrop filament printer in their office allows the engineers to go even further, like printing bending tools for the press brake. “With these we [...]

10 12, 2018

RapidPro 2019 | 13 -14 March

RapidPro is the leading international trade fair featuring solutions for all phases of prototyping, (low-volume) production, and product development. In this edition answer will be given to the question: Which techniques are most suitable when your product concept proceeds to prototyping and in production? Low volume, rapid or on demand production are important during this [...]

8 10, 2018

3D print tip: How to maintain your 3D-printer?

Does my 3D printer need maintenance? The first printing hours have passed and by now, your 3D printer has become indispensable for your development and production process. Before you leave for home at night, you quickly want to start the printer, so your prototype will be waiting for you in the morning. Nothing more frustrating [...]

19 09, 2018

New trade fair: Experience Additive Manufacturing

Phoenix our German reseller will exhibit at the new trade fair "Experience Additive Manufacturing" in Augsburg, from 25 to 27 September. Visit Phoenix at booth 100 in hall 1 and be informed about the latest developments in the field of 3D printing. At the fair they will present in particular: The development of a digital [...]

12 09, 2018

TCT Show Birmingham

Our reseller in the UK, Pure3D, will be present at the TCT Show in Birmingham from 25 to 27 September. This show delivers a dynamic mix of expert speakers, real world applications and innovations alongside exclusive product launches, live demonstrations and a host of exciting show features. You’ll find a highly charged crowd of 10,000+ [...]

13 08, 2018

3D print tip: How to perfectly print a thin-walled product

How to perfectly print a thin-walled product? With FDM printing, a model is constructed by printing layers of filament (plastic). This filament is heated until it melts and is then guided through the nozzle of the printer. The width of the layer that is printed onto the print bed is partly determined by the size [...]

1 08, 2018

GIWO Engineering has chosen the dddrop 3D printer for prototyping

Technical drawing agency Giwo Engineering uses the dddrop 3D printer, on their website they explain why: Much is possible with 3D-printing and it’s being used in various sectors, like engineering, manufacturing, automotive and education. The technology has many advantages over conventional fabrication. This way you can make prototypes and end products simple and fast. There are no [...]

4 07, 2018

Bicycle manufacturer Batavus gratefully uses the dddrop 3D printer

The dddrop 3D printer shortens development time “On a physical model you can see much faster where the design problems are” Digital design- and visualization software and even VR glasses can not match a physical model for Gerhard Korendijk,  mechanical engineer at Batavus. “Especially if you want to discuss a concept in a broader group.” [...]

8 06, 2018

Benefits of printing with a closed chamber

Benefits of printing with a closed chamber Purchasing a 3D printer may result in some stress in choice because there is a lot to choose from. An important difference is the construction of the 3D printer. There are 3D printers on the market without a casing/cabinet, these printers are very sensitive to the ambient temperature. [...]

5 06, 2018

Digitization in the manufacturing industry

From model-based definition to remote production In partnership with ABN AMRO, our reseller CAD2M organizes a seminar on July 5th with the theme ‘Digitization in the manufacturing industry’. While the industry previously held on to the traditional working processes, a trend of digitization and smarter production methods is emerging. More and more companies start to [...]

5 06, 2018

3D print tip: How do I make sure that my print does not warp?

Especially with ABS but also with less common materials like nylon, the materials sometimes wants to deform during printing. This warping leads to unsuccessful products and sometimes even to a hard hit: the printhead clashes up against the pulled up material. Naturally you want to avoid that! Why does a product warp? A print can [...]

5 06, 2018

3D print tip: What is delamination and how do you prevent it?

We are talking about delamination in 3D printing when there is a shrinkage higher in the product, during printing. When and how fast a product shrinks depends heavily on the type of material you use while printing. PLA and PET-G are not sensitive to this, but when you use more complex, shrink-sensitive materials such as [...]

15 05, 2018

3D print tip: A sleek 3D product without strings

When your 3D printer’s head needs to reposition from one point in your model to another, the filament might ooze. The result is stringing: small strings of material appear between the printed parts. Stringing especially occurs with models that have big open spaces, but there are ways to avoid it. The right material Whether stringing [...]

14 05, 2018

New updates

Have you already updated your filament basic settings to 01_ABS_PM3_S3D_180418 ? Mid-April we released this important update of our ‘filament basic settings’. These are basic settings to get you started and find the best settings for your products. Code Explanation 01          = Setting number ABS       = Material PM3      [...]