24 03, 2020

Remote 3D Printing Using the dddrop Smart Module

Remote Printing Using the dddrop Smart Module   The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak had affected everyone in one way or another. Many companies were forced to send all their employees to work from home, which put the market in a challenging situation. Many aspects of working with 3D printing involve hands-on operation, which may not be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

9 05, 2018

3D print tip: Why don’t my printing layers merge properly?

When not all layers of your 3D print are printed correctly, this is probably due to under extrusion. Under extrusion is a complex problem that can cause missing layers or layers that are not completely printed, leading to holes in the model. Unfortunately, we cannot point out one single culprit. Under extrusion can have various [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

30 06, 2017

3D print tip: How to increase your 3D printing speed

5 ways to increase your 3D printing speed Fast prototyping is possible with a 3D printer. However, sometimes a higher 3D printing speed is preferred. Our helpdesk often receive the question whether it is possible to increase the 3D printing speed. This is possible, but it may affect the quality of the 3D print. [...]

10 05, 2017

ICER: a 2m² 3D printed patron St. George

ICER: a 2m² 3D printed patron St. George 3D printing allows the creation of unique designs. As you may have seen before in the video Eric Huls [DUTCH] of Innovation Center ICER started a remarkable project: printing a two square meter model of patron St. George. After successfully printing a smaller prototype, now the real [...]

21 04, 2017

Te Kulve makes beautiful bronzes by use of the dddrop 3D printer!

Te Kulve makes beautiful bronzes by use of the dddrop 3D printer! The craft of bronze casting is more than a thousand years old. Over the years, new techniques have been developed that make the work much easier. But how can you as an artist use modern techniques without losing the authentic craft? Artist [...]

23 03, 2017

3DG-Project enters new markets with the dddrop 3D printer!

3DG-Project enters new markets with the dddrop 3D printer! Anyone who has once bought a house in Belgium, is probably aware of the EPB certificate. This certificate is the same as the Dutch Energy Label and is required when selling a house. The company 3DG-Project BVBA is specialized in issuing these EPB certificates. In [...]

17 01, 2017

What are the advantages of a larger print volume?

3D printing is becoming more and more popular and nowadays many companies use 3D printing to create products. It gives companies the possibility to build prototypes and end-user parts easily and save a lot of time, as they’re not dependent on a third party. Another benefit is the possibility to make quick adjustments to [...]

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