The main problem that most desktop Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printers face is that all the created models have a plastic appeal. Now there are choices available. The 3D printing filaments are with either ABS or PLA (What are the Types of 3D Printing Materials? ). The plastic look was limiting this type of 3D printing technology, which is more affordable than other technologies such as the stereo lithography 3D printing and selective laser sintering. The problems drove companies to research for solutions through 3D printing materials that can provide a variety of textures for manufacturers such as wood, iron and[…]
Category: 3D Printing Materials
3d-printing-materials category highlights everything concerned with the materials that use in the 3d-printing process.
Couple of days ago, many people around the world celebrated the Earth Day, which was an inspiring occasion for Urban Hubs to create their new project, 3D printed recycle bins. The Urban Hubs project aims to increase the awareness of recycling and how to use the 3D printing for this purpose. The team created 3D printed bottle holders that can be connected together or used individually. Then, these 3D printed holders can be installed in the streets, so people can add their empty cans, bottle to each slot in the recycle bin. These objects can be recycled later to new[…]
The 3D printing technology attracts many industries to implement it to solve different problems and improve existing researches. One of the leading industries that start to implement 3D printing is the medical field. The 3D printing applications in this field include printing prostheses for better life for people with disabilities (3D Printed Hands for Disabled Children). Dr. Stuart Williams and researches in the university of Louisville are working in a new project that allow doctors to build 3D printed heart using live fat cells known as a “bioficial heart”. Dr. Williams describes the project “The heart is one of the[…]
There are many types of 3D printing materials in the market and it is important to learn about these materials and the differences between them. Furthermore, if you are thinking in buying a 3D printer, you need to find out the supported materials and if it meets with your project or business. In a previous article, What Are the Types of 3D Printing Technologies?, we explored the different types of 3D printers and each printer type works with specific range of materials. The 3D printing materials vary based on many factors such as the printing technology, the look and feel[…]
3D printed furniture sounds interesting idea especially with the major usage of 3D printing in different industries. The new initiative by 4 AXYZ company is to use wood-based filament as the 3D printing material for furniture pieces such as tables and chairs. Although the 3D printed furniture try to simulate the real wood using fine printed wooden layers, the results may not like real wood and this can be one of the few disadvantages of this technology comparing with the nature wood. I do not have much information about the price of these products, but it may be more expensive[…]