Slicer Science: A Series Dedicated to Analyzing Slicer Settings

May 25, 20217 min read

Slicing software such as Cura and Simplify 3D allows the user to take a 3D design file and generate a set of instructions that breaks down the file into a language that the 3D printer can understand to print the…

Clear Masks & Face Shields

February 18, 20214 min read

Everybody is tired of COVID-19 as it has slowed down business for many, cost many their jobs, and presented many hurdles for how we communicate and work effectively. In order…

The Death of the 3D Printing Hype and the Birth of 3D Printing for Real: Part 3

February 18, 20219 min read

In Part 1 of this exploration, we examined how designing useful, functional parts is a significant barrier in the widespread adoption of 3D printing. We looked at what strides have…

3D Printing Tips and Tricks

February 8, 20213 min read

Hot ends Hot ends are one of the most dangerous parts of a 3d printer as they can achieve extremely high temperatures– up to 320c in some cases. A user…

Technology, Industry, People, Economics, Youth

February 8, 20213 min read

With a focus on case studies, additive manufacturing user applications, visionary talks on the future, and people shaping the industry, TIPE | 2021 curated an inspirational all-female agenda of speakers and…

5 Tips for Post-Processing Your Parts

January 25, 20214 min read

Filling Gaps Parts may experience under extrusion in some areas, or just in general, that need to have added material. This can be done easily using some of the following…

A Review: Multiple Extrusion 3D Printing

January 25, 20217 min read

FDM 3D printers are very simple in their operation. Essentially, they have a heated nozzle, an extruder, and a gantry system that moves the extruder. So it makes sense that…

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