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30 Years Of Innovation: Stable And Durable FDM Is Ideal For Aerospace

30 Years Of Innovation: Stable And Durable FDM Is Ideal For Aerospace

To keep our 30th anniversary celebration going, this month we are putting the spotlight on one of the most popular 3D printing technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Every month since our anniversary in June of this year, we’ve been doing a deep dive on a different technology to show that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Read on to discover why FDM’s strengths lead to durable prints, and why it is the trusted go-to for aerospace and other industries that rely on certified manufacturing.

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How to Get the Perfect Multicolor+ 3D Print

How to Get the Perfect Multicolor+ 3D Print

Have you already discovered Multicolor+, our new 3D printing material in full color?

Maybe you are thinking about 3D printing your next design with Multicolor+ but you don’t know what to expect. In this article we will explain how the technology behind Multicolor+ actually works, what colors can you expect, and how to model your 3D design to get the perfect full-color 3D print.

Here’s all you need to know about 3D printing in Multicolor+!

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Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene: Versatility, Accuracy, and 500% Elongation at Break

Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene: Versatility, Accuracy, and 500% Elongation at Break

Polypropylene (PP) is a highly functional plastic commonly used in a wide variety of ways, such as consumer goods, packaging, and automotive applications. So, it was a perfect fit when we added PP to our portfolio of 3D printing materials in 2018. PP, a material option for the selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, offers technical capabilities that provide solutions fit for a variety of applications.

3D-printed parts designed with PP gain many advantages due to the material’s characteristics. Its versatility makes it perfect for many different designs and it’s as close to injection-molded PP as you can get — but with the benefits that come with 3D printing. If your final product is Polypropylene, now you can also test your prototypes in PP while leveraging 3D printing’s cost-effectiveness, freedom of design, and reduced risk.

Numerous possibilities

Boasting such highly regarded capabilities, PP is a wonderful option for many