How to 3D Print Glass-Like Parts With Your FDM Printer

Anyone who has bought “transparent” filament will confirm maker Gluck’s feeling that the resulting prints are translucent at best. Rather than making do, Gluck decided to find the perfect print setting to create truly transparent prints. The reason that most transparent filaments produce translucent prints isn’t necessarily due to being misled by the company as…
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January 17, 2019 47

Google Earth Miniatures

3D Print Your Local Area from Google Earth using Still Shots and Photogrammetry Using photogrammetry and a 3D printer, you can create the perfect “new home” gift: A miniature model of your neighborhood or town with the help of Google Earth. We’ve all used Google Earth to find our house and walk around the local area in…
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October 31, 2018 12

Sydney researcher 3D prints hypersonic aircraft models for low-speed wind tunnel testing

Tamas Bykerk, a graduate student at the University of Sydney in Australia, has used 3D printing technology to create hypersonic aircraft models for low-speed wind tunnel testing. 3D printers have greatly reduced the time it takes to create a working prototype. It also enable him to efficiently explore multiple options by printing various iterations of a part to…
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October 30, 2018 5

UP BOX+ Printing A Building

We just released the UP Studio 2.5 with Material Profile Manager to support better tuning for 3rd party filament. In this week’s Tertime’s VLog, we would like to show how MPM works. We will use UP BOX+ to print a model provided by TAP Models. TAP Models is a company based Australia providing 3D architectural models for their clients. They used…
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October 29, 2018 0

3d News At Noon for September 16th 2015 | 30,000 Pounds of 3D Printed Thrust

U.K. Royal Navy priorites: autonomy, #3Dprinting, energy, interoperablity & big data LONDON — The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is making giant strides in its quest to develop the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but hopes that their introduction into service will result in manpower savings may be misplaced. Addressing a seminar on…
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October 25, 2018 2

Industrial 3D printing takes off

Industrial 3D printing takes off Mass manufacturing turns to additive technologies for end-use components 3D printing, one of the pillars of the future of manufacturing, is no longer just about rapid prototyping: it is now also about mass production.The keys to this next generation of industrial additive manufacturing lie in technological improvements to the 3D…
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October 23, 2018 1

3D Printing a Steering Knuckle Strong Enough to Win in Detroit

3…2…1…Go! A mishmash of Tie Fighters, cardboard Jeeps, and real life MarioKart racers recklessly speed off from the starting line at the Power Racing Series Road Course at the Detroit Maker Faire 2015. Each of these go-karts were built by DIY makers whose creativity, innovation, and goofiness gave their contraptions a chance to shine. Among…
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October 15, 2018 2

Myths and Misconceptions About 3D Printers

Although 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, it has often been misrepresented — both positively and negatively. Unfortunately, 3D printed parts are often synonymous with figurines, hobbyist parts, and cosmetic prototypes. However thanks to innovations in technology and materials, there’s so much more that companies can achieve with a printer built for manufacturing…
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September 27, 2018 11