The times when 3D-printed jewelry sounded like an idea from a sci-fi movie are over. More and more jewelry designers print their designs today. Since 3D-printed pieces of jewelry look and feel exactly like traditionally casted objects, 3D-printed jewelry is on the verge of becoming mainstream. Let’s take a closer look at this design revolution. (more…)
Are you thinking about 3D printing in Sterling Silver? Do you wonder how we create a real physical Sterling Silver object from your 3D design? Would you like some tips and tricks for your next Silver 3D print? In this case, this blog post is for you.
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.
The slightest sketch of a pencil may just mean the world. Those scribbles, even when unrecognizable, are full of joy and enthusiasm. And they can change a child’s life.
Learn how to turn a 3D printing business idea into reality: start with an idea that adds value, keep your costs low, and learn from successful 3D printing start-ups. Read on to see which 3D printing business models generate profit.
If you’re a car enthusiast like Miguel Vargas, there is no detail that is too small. Case and point: the paddle shifters on the steering wheel of his Ford Mustang.
Wondering how to achieve an amazing antique look on your steel & metal objects? We talked to jewelry designer Michael Mueller about how to get the perfect oxidized brass look and steel tarnish style. (more…)
We’ve passed the halfway point of our 30th-anniversary blog series, and for October, we’re looking into Metal 3D Printing. Read on to discover how our parent company Materialise utilizes Metal 3D Printing to combine AM’s advantages with tried-and-tested materials and how our team in Bremen, Germany is working to further develop the technology.
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+!
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.
Boasting such highly regarded capabilities, PP is a wonderful option for many