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 [...]

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 [...]

8 06, 2017

What are the advantages of the FDM technology?

What are the advantages of the FDM technology? There are many different 3D printing techniques. The best known techniques are: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). The SLS technique functions by repeatedly dosing a layer of powder on a powder bed. The form of the product is created by [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2016

3D printing with rubber: is it possible?

Can you print with rubber? The answer is simple: no. Rubber is a kind of gummy material that’s hot-pressed into a mold in which it will cool down and vulcanize. When rubber vulcanizes, it becomes solid and holds its shape. However, rubber will never become fluid again after vulcanizing. When re-heating rubber, it will burn. [...]