5 06, 2018

Why every engineer needs a 3D printer?

In the initial phase of 3D printing, the market was divided in to 2 markets: the professional printers offer the best features, but where not affordable for many companies. The cheaper printers were unreliable and hobby-like. Alfred Uytdewilligen had the hope that these two extremes would crawl towards each other. A meeting in the middle [...]

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 [...]