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21 09, 2018

Upcoming HP 3D Printer Event

By |2018-09-21T08:44:40+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

Just a reminder that we have a great HP event coming up next week in Framingham, MA that you don't want to miss. At this event, we will be introducing the new HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series of 3D printers. If you haven't already heard about what this new series of 3D printers can offer, this is your chance to learn how to . . . Create full spectrum color parts with a voxel-control system for future innovation. Produce brilliant, full color, black or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties. Accelerate your design cycle-create, test and iterate in just hours. Increase your productivity-produce multiple prototype iterations in the same time it takes to print a single part. Produce accurate, functional parts with intricate detail. Produce engineering-grade thermoplastic parts with optimal mechanical properties. Please plan to join us next Thursday to see the world's first full-color 3D Printer capable of printing functional end-use parts. EVENT DETAILS September 27th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 1657 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01701 To register for this free event please click the button below. Register Here

12 09, 2018

Autodesk Netfabb – Sending a Part to the Form 2 Printer

By |2018-09-12T08:26:52+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Netfabb|0 Comments

This blog post will show you how to use Autodesk Netfabb Standard to orient, lattice, add supports, and send a part to your Formlabs Form 2 3D printer. Autodesk Netfabb is Additive Manufacturing software that connects directly to many AM systems. There are three tiers of Netfabb: Standard, Premium, and Ultimate. In order to connect to the Formlabs Form 2 workspace Standard tier is required. When using the latest version, Netfabb 2019 you will be able to drag and drop a file into the program. Since Netfabb has a CAD importer built in, you do not need to purchase any specific file types in order to bring in a native CAD file. A dialogue box will appear with information on the file and, most important, the green check mark that states the file does not have any errors and can be sent to the workspace. When you open the Form 2 workspace you will see the build platform for the Form 2 and the outline of the build volume. After bringing in my part you can orient the part by selecting through the recommendations. Upon accepting the orientation and choosing the Lattice Assistant, it will hollow out the part and [...]

7 09, 2018

Introducing the NEW HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers

By |2018-09-07T08:23:33+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

Come to one of the following events for a behind-the-scenes look at how you can produce brilliant,full-color functional parts with the new HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers. EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS September 12, 2018 Cimquest Headquarters 3434 RT 22 West Branchburg, NJ 10am - noon September 27, 2018 Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 1657 Worcester Road Framingham MA 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm October 9, 2018 Madtree Brewing Company 3301 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 10am - noon Learn how to: Create full spectrum color parts with a voxel control system for future innovation. Produce brilliant, full color, black, or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties. Accelerate your design cycle by creating, testing, and iterating in just hours. Increase your productivity and produce multiple prototype iterations in the same time it takes to print a single part. Produce accurate, functional parts with intricate detail. Produce engineering-grade thermoplastic parts with optimal mechanical properties. Please click on the button below to register for either of these two events. Register Here

5 09, 2018

New Hudson Facades Saves $50K per Quarter with Rize One 3D Printer

By |2018-09-05T08:27:47+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Rize|0 Comments

Architectural glass specialist New Hudson Facades (NHF) is reportedly saving up to $50 thousand per quarter with a new, round-the-clock 3D printing facility. The company has installed a Rize One 3D printer at its office in Pennsylvania to produce custom tooling and fixtures for its large-scale projects. According to Andrew Black, Engineering Manager at NHF, “I put Rize One right next to my desk, so I can use it all the time. It’s so easy, anyone can use it.” Miscellaneous Rize 3D printed project tooling at NHF. Photos via Rize Sky’s the limit Founded in 2014, NHF undertakes the installation of custom aluminum and glass façades for skyscrapers. Its most recent projects include the front of three towers in Hudson Yards, New York, including the striking 35 Hudson Yards with a concave feature wall. Facade of 35 Hudson Yards, a project by NHF. Photo via New Hudson Façades On average, each project at NHF relies on the production of between one hundred and two hundred unique fixtures used to help hold aluminum profiles in place, and ensure the perfect fit of the windows. Typically, this tooling would be made using the site’s CNC machines, costing around [...]

29 08, 2018

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Streamlines Machinery and Production Lines

By |2018-08-29T08:32:20+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

The rules of the game are changing Machinery and production line component production have typically been served with traditional processes such as CNC machining and injection molding. However, as industries strive to find greater efficiencies and add more value for their customers, machinery and production line manufacturers and runners are looking for ways to enhance and optimize how they produce components–in order to offer unique/customized solutions at low cost to their internal or external customers, drive greater production line efficiencies with lightweight, high performance parts, and maximize equipment uptime. Why consider 3D printing for machinery parts? 3D printing opens up a world of new opportunities for machinery and production line component production–both for original and spare parts. HP Multi Jet Fusion is a relatively new 3D printing technology that powers HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printers, which can offer disruptive cost, speed, and quality benefits compared to other 3D printing technologies: Speed HP Multi Jet Fusion can help minimize machinery and production line downtime and associated costs thanks to the production of customized original and spare parts in-house, reducing lead times from weeks or days to a matter of hours versus existing production methods. In-house, on-demand production of multiple new part [...]

24 08, 2018

RIZE 3D Printer Peel-Away Support

By |2018-08-23T08:30:55+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Rize|0 Comments

It is very fast and easy to remove supports with Rize 3D printing. This gets you to a functional part two times faster and for a fraction of the cost of other technologies. Watch the video below to see for yourself just how easy industrial 3D printing can be using Rize. For more information on Rize 3D printers, please click the button below. More Info

17 08, 2018

3D Printing Accuracy, Precision, and Tolerance

By |2018-08-16T08:49:09+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This post will cover some of the fundamental concepts in 3D printing: accuracy, precision, and tolerance. Understanding these key concepts and the differences between them is necessary for achieving the level of performance you desire when evaluating any 3D printing technology. First and foremost, you need to understand that just because a printer lists a high-resolution in a spec-sheet, it does not mean that your parts will be accurate or precise. This is a common misconception and will be covered in a future blog post. Let’s begin by defining the three terms (accuracy, precision, and tolerance) and then we will use common examples to help you understand each. Accuracy is how close a measurement is to true-value. A common example is a target where the true-value is the bullseye. The closer you are to the bullseye, the more accurate you are. In 3D printing, the true-value equals the dimensions of your CAD model and how close the 3D print lines up with those dimensions. Precision measures the repeatability or consistency. For example, your shots on a target could be hitting near the same spot every time but not necessarily on the bullseye. In 3D printing, this translates into reliability, i.e. [...]

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