Category3D printing

Chemical Melting Finishing Helps to Improve 3D-Printed Surfaces

As we all know, 3D printing plays a major role in today’s printing industry. The toy, furniture and even medical industries all heavily rely on 3D-printed objects. But said objects always come in a ribbed, sharp condition when coming out of the printer, so they need finishing to smoothen the surface. 3D Chemical Melting Finishing (3D-CMF) could be the solution for that.

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The Box: The Biggest 3D Printer in the World

Big, bigger, The Box! Within the 3D printing industry, experts experiment with extremes such as printing on a nano scale or aim for big solutions. Especially in industrial 3D printing manufacturers are in need of printers, which can print large parts e.g. for trucks. Most industrial 3D printers are already able to print metal or resin, but not accurate when it comes to printing with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling). But, in contrast to metal, FMD 3D printing can be scaled up to create big parts. This is what the Swedish startup BLB Industries uses in their The Box 3D printer – one of the biggest 3D printers in the world.

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5 Trends in 3D Printing Technologies

The media hype for 3D printing has been very high in the last few years. Although it is nothing new in printing industry there are still some exciting 3D-printed innovations entering the market. Anyway there are some interesting developments, which are worth keeping an eye on. This is why we gathered some trends in 3D printing technologies, which printing professionals should bear in mind for the future.

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Bones Made Out of Ink

Bone implantation surgeries are painful and complicated. With the aim to change the constitution of bone implants and to help especially pediatric patients, Ramille Shah, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, and several researchers have teamed up to develop an ink, which can be used to 3D-print flexible bone implants. By offering a cheap and versatile way of injury treatment, this new material could revolutionize the way implantations are done.

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