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Solid Print3D Ireland Launch

Solid Print3D Ireland Launch

Solid Print3D are thrilled to formally launch our newest entity - Solid Print Ireland ...
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3D scanning a live crocodile!

The applications of the 3D scanning technology we have within our portfolio never ceases to amaze our technical experts here ...
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Additive Manufacture: In-house 3D Printing vs Outsourced 3D Printing Service – Part 1

In this 3-part series of articles, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM), ...
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AMT Post Post Processing Event Round Up

We had a fantastic day onsite at AMT PostPro in Sheffield, for our Transforming 3D Parts for End Use event ...
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Pressure Forming Technology at University of Bristol

Pressure forming has proven to be impactful across industries like healthcare, aerospace, and product design. Learn about Mayku Multiplier in ...
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Overview: 3D Printer Slicer Software

In this post, we will take a look in detail at different 3d printers slicer software, and examine some of ...
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We are thrilled to have been nominated in the 'Value added reseller of the year' category at this years 3D ...
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Post-Processing 3D Prints: Manual vs Automated Finishing

Finish your Post-Processing 3D Prints in record time! Learn how you can automate the post-processing steps for 3D printing operation ...
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Transforming Industry: 3D Printing in Architecture

3D printing in architecture are rapidly transforming the industry by making the building design process faster, easier, and cheaper ...
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3D Printing Inclusion: Support Visual Disabilities

Learn how 3D printers can support those with visual disabilities in education, workplaces, and everyday situations with affordable tactile aids! ...
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Formlabs Releases FOUR game changing innovations

These exciting new developments from Formlabs are aimed at providing 3D printing professionals with more choices, flexibility, and control over ...
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Solid Print3D Q2 2023 Quarterly Market Report: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing

Solid Print3D Quarterly Report: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets in Q2 202 ...
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Printing Electronics: Voltera NOVA vs. Voltera V-One

See the future of printing electronics! Learn how Voltera NOVA and Voltera V-One compare and unlock the potential of additive ...
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Printing Big: An Introduction to Large-Format 3D Printing

Want to print an big item? Learn what large-format 3D printing is, which industries use it, and how huge 3D ...
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Is AI 3D Printing Possible?

Is it possible for AI 3D printing to work together? Learn how current AI solutions benefit 3D printing businesses and ...
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Understanding 3D Scanners in Medical Applications

3D scanners in medical applications are breaking into the healthcare industry! Learn how 3D scanning benefits healthcare providers and manufacturers ...
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Troubleshooting Most Common 3D Printing Issues

How to troubleshoot the most common 3D printing issues? And how to avoid them altogether with support? Discover solutions with ...
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Exploring Thermoforming: A Versatile Manufacturing Technique

Explore how Thermoforming works, what it’s used for, and how you can bring industrial-level vacuum forming to your business.  ...
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3D Printing Benefits and Materials by Industry

In which 3D printing industries can gain benefits to your company? Learn the greatest offer of 3D printing for various ...
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TCT 3Sixty 2023 Round Up

This year we exhibited at TCT 3Sixty at the NEC Birmingham! Thank you to everybody who visited our stands, we ...
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Solid Print3D Q1 2023 Quarterly Report: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets

Solid Print3D Q1 2023: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets Quarterly Report ...
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Solid Print Acquire Swedish Reseller 3DVerkstan

On Wednesday 17th May, Solid Print3D – the UK's fastest growing 3D Printing & 3D Scanning specialists acquired 3DVerkstan – ...
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Solid Print3D Q4 2022 Quarterly Report: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets

Solid Print3D Quarterly Report: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets in Q4 2022 ...
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The Evolution of 3D Printing: From a Pipe Dream to Mainstream

3D printers have broken into the mainstream. Take a look at the evolution of 3D printing and find out how ...
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3D Scanning in 2023: The Devices

Book a demo here 3D scanning is on the rise. A proliferating number of advanced 3D scanning devices is driving ...
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Solid Print3D Quarterly Report: The State of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & Desktop Manufacturing Markets

Request your free sample As we await the Q4 2022 and 2022 year-end results from the 3D Printing, 3D Scanning ...
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What Does Desktop Manufacturing Do?

Request your free sample Production-grade manufacturing equipment is huge and expensive. The machines fill entire factories, costing thousands upon thousands ...
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Pocket NC Desktop CNC Machines — What’s the Difference?

In 2011, desktop manufacturing was revolutionised. Pocket NC — the world’s first desktop-sized 5-axis CNC milling machine — arrived on ...
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D Squared Product Development Quadruples Design Iteration Speed with Formlabs 3D Printers!

Creative product design relies on rapid design iteration. The ability to quickly work through successive revisions is key to producing ...
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Comparing 3D Scanning Technologies

3D scanners are revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Engineers and designers across the field are integrating them into their workflows — ...
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How Decentralised Manufacturing Beats Crippled Supply Chains …

Global supply chains lie in shambles. There’s no sugar-coating it — the past decade's events have crippled the traditional distribution ...
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How is Using SLS 3D Printing for Production Now More Affordable than Ever?

SLS 3D printing can create parts with a detail level comparable to injection moulding — and it does so at ...
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How Formlabs 3D Printers Help Neucin Design Ltd Create High-Grade Medical Devices!

Medical device manufacturing relies on constant innovation to develop new and better ways to treat people and potentially save lives ...
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Optimise Part Packing on the Formlabs Fuse 1!

Selective laser sintering (SLS) has a significant advantage over many other 3D printing technologies — it doesn’t require supports. The ...
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New Peel 3.CAD Takes 3D Scanning to the Next Level!

Handheld 3D scanners are quickly rising in popularity among engineers, industrial designers, and many other manufacturing professionals. The technology makes ...
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Running an SLS Bureau is Now More Affordable Than Ever!

SLS Bureau 3D printing can create parts with a detail level comparable to injection moulding — and it does so ...
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How Formlabs 3D Printers Support Education …

Additive manufacturing has firmly established itself across most manufacturing industries. The significance of 3D printers will only keep growing. It’s ...
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What Does Artificial Intelligence Think of 3D Printing?

There’s an ever-increasing drive to make machines start, both in industrial equipment and consumer electronics. It’s no wonder, then, that ...
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How 3D Printing Is Making Manufacturing More Sustainable!

There’s no sugar-coating it — we have a crisis on our hands. The climate is changing, our landfills and oceans ...
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Ultimaker and MakerBot Merge to Advance 3D Printing Industry!

The 3D printing world is facing a big shakeup. Two of some of the biggest names in additive manufacturing have ...
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Best Tips for Surviving Your First 3D Printing Trade Show!

Trade shows are amazing opportunities to see the latest and greatest developments in your field with your own eyes. That ...
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5 Key 3D Printing Trends to Look Out for in 2022!

The year is well on its way, but that doesn’t mean the latter half of 2022 can’t bring surprises with ...
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Formlabs Introduces New Polyurethane Resins!

3D printing with semi-rigid materials, such as polyurethane, has traditionally been a challenge. But this daunting task has just gotten ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Formlabs Fuse 1!

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers have traditionally suffered from accessibility issues. The printers have been both huge and expensive, ...
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Water Jet Cutting vs. Laser Cutting: Which is Right for You?

When you need to cut through butter, a hot knife is the best tool. In manufacturing, however, you often have ...
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Electroplating 3D Printed Parts Brings Plastic and Metal Together

Speak to Expert 3D printing can produce lightweight and intricate components. However, most 3D printers use thermoplastic materials. Metal 3D ...
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Every 3D Printing Statistic in One Place!

3D printing has advanced rapidly in recent years. More and more companies are adopting 3D printers, and new users are ...
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Flux Laser Cutters — New at SolidPrint3D!

A fully equipped, production-ready additive manufacturing workshop requires more than just 3D printers. SolidPrint3D is proud to introduce to you ...
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Introducing Figure 4 by 3D Systems!

We have good news for printer operators who need fast print speeds and high-accuracy parts. Solid Print3D is now partnering ...
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A Guide to SLS Nylon Materials!

It is no secret the forefront role Nylon has in 3D printing and its fast development of newer innovations regarding ...
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3D Printed Aligners Save Dentists Costs and Time!

3D printing is already helping dentists cut costs and be more productive in many ways. One application where it can ...
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3D Body Scanning — Benefits and Applications

The human body is complex, and multiple fields and industries rely on getting accurate measurements of it. Thanks to 3D ...
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Streamline PCB Development with the Voltera V-One!

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are everywhere nowadays. Although most take it for granted, engineers and designers are plenty aware of ...
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Choose the Right Formlabs Resin for Your Application

Successful 3D printing is as much — or more, some might argue — about using the right material as it ...
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Choose the Right FDM 3D Printer for You!

FDM 3D printing is by far the most common 3D printing technology. It’s an exceedingly popular option among both professional ...
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Peel3D 4.0 is Out! New Features Overview

Peel3D just launched their Peel3d 4.0 software update. People with experience in 3D scanning know how troublesome it is to ...
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Dental Industry Trends to Look Forward to in 2022

The last couple of years have changed many things, to say the least. These unprecedented changes are also influencing the ...
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Intraoral 3D Scanning Redefines Top-Quality Dental Care

Getting dental impressions the traditional way is slow and unpleasant for both the patient and the dentist. But thanks to ...
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3D Scanning Sprays Boost Your Manufacturing Processes

Did you know that you can turn practically any object into a 3D model? Today, 3D scanning is not only ...
Discover how 3D Printing helps to Develop the Concept Cars of Tomorrow in this Customer Success Story!

Discover how 3D Printing helps to Develop the Concept Cars of Tomorrow in this Customer Success Story!

Find out Vital Auto's Story. How they rapidly iterate high fidelity prototypes and concept cars using a large collection of ...
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SLS 3D Printing — Save Time, Money and Space

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is opening new doors for manufacturers and engineers in a great variety of industries. Manufacturing operations ...
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New Formlabs Products 2022: Form 3+

Formlabs recently announced they will launch four new arrival products in 2022. The print quality is far better than any ...
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AM Efficiency Redefines SLS Post-Processing

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a powerful 3D printing technology, but the parts it produces require extensive post-processing before use ...
Dental 3D Printing Sinks Its Teeth into Dentistry

Dental 3D Printing Sinks Its Teeth into Dentistry

Visit our dental site at www.dental.solidprint3d.co.uk A dentist’s job requires many different kinds of appliances, from implants to prosthetics, guides, ...
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10 3D Printing Facts You Should Know About

3D printers are increasingly common in both the industry and in households. As such, many people are familiar with basic ...
Rapid Prototyping: Development Stages

Rapid Prototyping: Development Stages

In the previous article, we introduced the basics of rapid prototyping. Now, we take a step further into the "hows" ...
How Automotive 3D Scanning is Changing the Industry

How Automotive 3D Scanning is Changing the Industry

Scanning a vehicle into a digitised 3D model would’ve sounded like science fiction just a decade or two ago. But ...
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SLA Comparison: Prusa SL1S Speed vs Formlabs Form 3

Ask our Expert Prusa Research, the acclaimed RepRap FDM printer company, released the Original Prusa SL1S Speed this year. As ...
The Best 3D Printer for an SME in 2021

The Best 3D Printer for an SME in 2021

The market is full of machines that let even small and medium enterprises realize the benefits of additive manufacturing. But ...
Rapid Prototyping: Introduction Guide

Rapid Prototyping: Introduction Guide

Haven't you thought to yourself about the history behind every mass-produced object around you? Something that began in someone's mind, ...
How to Use 3D Printing in Education

How to Use 3D Printing in Education

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have firmly established themselves in industry, from consumer goods to aerospace applications. But the technology ...
Large 3D Printer Comparison: BigRep PRO VS Massivit 5000

Large 3D Printer Comparison: BigRep PRO VS Massivit 5000

Are you looking to print massive item with a large 3D printer? In this article of the VS series, we're ...
SLA and SLS — Which Technology is Right for You?

SLA and SLS — Which Technology is Right for You?

SLA and SLS have similar-sounding names, and they both use lasers. That’s where the similarities end — they are different ...
Raise3D Pro 2 Plus vs BCN3D Epsilon W50: A Comparison

Raise3D Pro 2 Plus vs BCN3D Epsilon W50: A Comparison

How do you differentiate two 3D printers that seem very similar? That’s the question we face with Raise3D Pro 2 ...
Can You 3D Print Food?

Can You 3D Print Food?

3D printing has been advancing at incredible speed throughout the latest years. As we try to define its boundaries, new ...
Injection Moulding and 3D Printing

Injection Moulding and 3D Printing

Injection moulding is the most common production method for plastic parts and items in the world. As such, it’s common ...
Joining and Nesting 3D Printed Parts

Joining and Nesting 3D Printed Parts

Speak to Expert The math is simple — wasted space in a 3D printer’s chamber equals wasted money. Joining and ...
Wazer — World’s First Workbench Water Jet Cutter

Wazer — World’s First Workbench Water Jet Cutter

Wazer is the world’s first workbench water jet cutter. It has brought the power of water within everyone’s reach. We ...
Food Safe 3D Printing: Are 3D Printed Products Food-Safe?

Food Safe 3D Printing: Are 3D Printed Products Food-Safe?

Have you wonder if 3D printed product food safe? Since the rise in popularity of moulded plastics, kitchens worldwide are ...
Ultimaker S3 vs. Formlabs Form 3: 3D Printer Comparison

Ultimaker S3 vs. Formlabs Form 3: 3D Printer Comparison

Picking the best 3D printer for your application can be difficult, especially if you’re new to additive manufacturing. But even ...
What make 3D Printing Sustainable?

What make 3D Printing Sustainable?

In our previous article of the sustainability series "How Sustainable is 3D Printing?" We delved into the environmental impact of ...
3D Print Farms — Benefits of Scaling Production with Additive Manufacturing

3D Print Farms — Benefits of Scaling Production with Additive Manufacturing

When you first hear the term “3D print farm,” your thoughts might jump to additively manufactured barns or tractors. But ...
How Much Does 3D Printing Cost Per Hour? — A Guide to Pricing

How Much Does 3D Printing Cost Per Hour? — A Guide to Pricing

Speak to Expert Wonder how much actually does 3D printing cost? Many industries have by now realized additive manufacturing’s ability ...
How Sustainable is 3D Printing?

How Sustainable is 3D Printing?

This current world and age we're living in is evolving incredibly fast, and you may agree it is happening quicker ...
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Case Study: Digital Dentistry with Ricardo Brito

In my task to explore the benefits that 3D printing provides in applications, not only for engineering but also in ...
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Ceramics 3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know

As one of the oldest manufacturing materials, ceramics is a prominent aspect of the development of human civilisation. Since its ...
Carbon: Is 3D Printing Ready for Mass Production?

Carbon: Is 3D Printing Ready for Mass Production?

It is no secret that the additive manufacturing revolution is one of the driving trends of Industry 4.0. Consequently, there’s ...
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ES Products & Design: An E2E Reverse Engineering Case

Lately, we've been keen on covering that transition between the analogue and the increasingly digital approaches to engineering solutions with ...
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Joe Townsend: 3D Printing Success Story

Joe Townsend, a world triathlete champion in the Paralympics, World Championships, Commonwealth, Ironmans, and Invictus Games, is one exceptional example ...
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How Do 3D Scanners Work?

Capturing The Small Details with Structured Light Scanning Recently, we wrote about the benefits of capturing the world around you ...
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New Tax Relief Opportunities! The Super Deduction Offer

This month began with great news for business! In the latest Budget 2021, the HM Treasury announced new rules for ...
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Post-Processing for SLS Parts: Streamlining Production

Selective Laser Sintering printers are, commonly, bulky industrial machines that can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. But, since the ...
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Nano Dimension and the Future for Electronics Production

Since the widespread commercialisation of 3D printers, it never ceases to amaze us its evolution, from general-purpose desktop DIY FDM ...
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CNC Milling: An Essentials Guide for Beginners

As one of the primary means of fabrication, machining (Or subtractive manufacturing) has always been fundamental to how we make ...
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How Do 3D Laser Scanners Work?

Capturing the World Around You With 3D Laser Scanning Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have needed to register information ...
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UK Manufacturing: The Rise of Local Supply Chain Digitalisation?

This new year begins with renewed projects and hopes, coupled with a new rise of Covid-19, a new strain, and ...
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Automotive 3D Scanning

Introduction Over the past fifty years, the automotive industry has grown massively, with more people behind the wheel everyday. Consequently, ...
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Fall Alert, by Freddie Howells

Introduction Freddie Howells was inspired to make Fall Alert by his Great Aunt Pat, who's ninety years old. On top ...
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Formlabs Fuse 1 – Desktop SLS 3D Printing

Formlabs Fuse 1 Explore Formlabs Fuse 1, the first workbench SLS 3D printer here! With 3D printing these days, you ...
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Applying 3D texture to a part in CAD

Introduction Have you ever needed to apply a texture to a 3D model in Solidworks? Well look no further as ...
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Designing A Sample Part For Our Printers

We stock a large collection of sample parts which can be used to demonstrate different many different things. Due COVID-19 ...
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How to 3D Print Text, Logos and Fine Detail

Request Free Sample Part 3D Print text is very simple when you understand the basics of how the the 3D ...
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PVA Support Printing: An Introductory Guide

Making parts with complex geometries and intricate designs has never been so easy since the appearance of 3D printing technologies ...
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Are Organs possible to be 3D printed?

Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to 'print,' human organs for medical use? The recent developments in ...
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Compression Moulding and 3D printing

In this first article from the moulding series, we’ll get an introduction to compression moulding as an essential manufacturing process ...
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3D Printing Bike and Manufacturing

Bicycle as an invention of being more than 100 years old has remained a vital mean of transportation to this ...
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FDM 3D Printing Guide to Avoid 10 Common Errors

With the amount of 3D printers on the market, getting started with one can be daunting and leave a lot ...
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10 Easy Mistakes When Printing With An SLA Printer

SLA printing can be confusing at first, there is a lot of room for mistakes. Have a read through this ...
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Setting Up Support Material In PreForm

Introduction Setting up support material can be difficult if you are new to it, therefore we made this guide in ...
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Insert Moulding, Overmoulding and 3D Printed Prototypes

Within this blog post we’ll have a look into both overmoulding and insert moulding as two modalities of injection moulding ...
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Setting up Support Material in FDM Slicers

Does my Model Need Support Material? When thinking if your design needs support material the YHT rule can be a ...
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Why Reverse Engineering?

Reverse Engineering has changed a great deal over the past 20 years, with new technology and ever improving techniques. Within ...
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Pocket NC V2-10 Vs V2-50

The Pocket NC V2-10 and V2-50 are largely the same machine with the same work envelope, backlash, deflection, repeatability and ...
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Should I buy my own 3D printer or outsource?

Firstly to make this decision you need to ask yourself a few questions. How frequently would you use the 3D ...
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Formlabs Resin Release a New Set of Function

On June 30th Formlabs launched six brand new materials for engineering, medical and dental applications. With this addition, Formlabs is ...
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Scan to CAD to Print – A Reverse Engineering Journey

Introduction This blog is going to take you through each of the steps required for reverse engineering components from scan ...
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10 Things to Know Before Buying a 3D Printer

Thinking of getting into 3D printing? Well, as 3D printing is becoming more available to the public in recent years, ...
The Failure Series- Why are there holes in my 3D Print?

The Failure Series- Why are there holes in my 3D Print?

Within this series of blog posts we will be discussing how you can remedy the failures you may be spotting ...
How can Support Interface layers save you time and money with your 3D Printed parts?

How can Support Interface layers save you time and money with your 3D Printed parts?

The term interface layer refers to a specific option inside slicing software. The support material is created in a different ...
A guide to STL exports for 3D Printing

A guide to STL exports for 3D Printing

In order to give the slicer a file to print with, we must first export a model from CAD. The ...
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Can you 3D print with glass?

3D Printing has shown itself to be a versatile manufacturing method, able to use a wide range of materials. Traditionally, ...
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FDM vs SLA: Which one is best for you?

Intro One of the first questions many people ask when they're new to 3D printing is "What type of printer ...
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How Have Solid Print3D Assisted With The COVID19 Face Shield Effort?

It was late March and Neil Sewell (owner of Solid Print3D) received a call from his sister at her Dental ...
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The Best Way to Remove Supports from a Formlabs 3D Print

Have you been struggled to remove supports from a fresh print? Printing with a Formlabs 3D printer is a little ...
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The Pros and Cons of Additive Manufacturing

Intro Additive Manufacturing has become increasingly widespread since first emerging in 1987. In the past decade, lowering costs and technological ...
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Can I 3D Print A Jig Or Fixture?

Professional manufacturers make use of jigs and fixtures on a routine basis, with each of these tools securing and guiding ...
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Jewellery and 3D Printing: Jewel Casting Revolution

The art of jewellery crafting has been with us for thousands of years. With mould casting the manufacturing process of ...
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3D Hand Scanners – Structured Light vs Laser Scanning

Hand held 3D Scanning can use various technologies to scan objects for reverse engineering purposes. Two of the most common ...
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A Guide To Resin Printer Technologies: SLA vs DLP

There are countless ways to 3D print your parts. When most people picture 3D Printing they imagine a nozzle melting ...
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Can 3D Printed Waste be Recycled?

Understanding Plastic Recycling Plastics can be split into three main subsets Thermoplastics, Thermoset plastics and Elastomers. Thermoset plastics often require ...
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3D Slicer Software: How it Works and What to Expect

3D printing processes aren't quite as simple as throwing a 3D model into a printer and expecting the object to ...
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3D Printing in Space: An Introduction

In the last decade, the use of 3D printing in many fields has rapidly increased, and Earth-based sectors such as ...
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Topology Optimization and 3D Printing

While designing a structural member, haven’t you thought to yourself that your design looks like a brick and maybe there’s ...
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A Guide To 3D Printing File Formats in 2020

This article provides all the basic information you need regarding the commonly used formats for your 3D printing process. If ...
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Is Now The Right Time For Additive Manufacture?

If you are looking to investigate how additive manufacturing will work for you, then you have come to the right ...
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Corona Virus: Groups that are 3D Printing Face Shields

In this blog post we discuss the 3D Printed facemasks groups and how you can help ...
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A Guide To Printing Face Shields – battling COVID-19 one 3D print at a time

A guide to printing Face Shields - battling COVID-19 one 3D Print at a time. This guide shall run through ...
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Guide to 3D Scanners for Engineers

The 3D scanner market has exploded in recent years. Users in various industries from healthcare and manufacturing to construction and ...
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How to solve your injection moulded problems with 3D printing

During the current Corona crisis we have seen a jump in companies requiring their injection moulded plastic parts as soon ...
5 Reasons Why 3D Printing Is Changing Manufacturing Forever

5 Reasons Why 3D Printing Is Changing Manufacturing Forever

1 - 3D Printing is now ready for Production Parts 3D Printing is changing manufacturing. From End Use Parts to ...
3D Printing Events

Don’t Buy the Wrong 3D Printer!

Our regional Solid Print3D knowledge transfer events will ensure you know everything necessary before investing in a 3D Printer for ...
Markforged X5

Simulate before you print!

Process simulation, performance modelling, and material analysis tools for Markforged 3D Printers. 3D Printer Developers Markforged have entered a collaboration ...
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3D Printing In Action: Bringing A 12-year-old Cannondale Mountain Bike Suspension Back to Life

Find out how Solid Print3D managed to bring a 12-year-old Cannondale Mountain Bike back to life through 3D Printing ...
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Introducing Ultimaker Cura 4.4

Ultimaker Cura 3D printing software is a popular choice across our Solid Print3D customer base as it enables users to ...
The State of 3D Printing 2019

The State of 3D Printing 2019

1. 80% of enterprise companies say 3D Printing is enabling them to innovate faster. 2. 51% of enterprise companies are ...
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Reverse Engineering a Ducati Carburetor

This blog discusses the reverse engineering process to 3D Scan, CAD model, 3D Print and then run a Ducati Carburetor ...
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

As our sister company Solid Solutions get ready to launch the latest & greatest version of SolidWorks - 2020, we ...
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Introducing The Ultimaker S5 Pro and The Ultimaker S3!

Ultimaker is a resounding success story across our customer base with 1,000's of printer in use. Ultimaker are forever innovating ...
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Why Should I Request Bespoke 3D Printed Samples?

Why should you request a 3D Printed Sample before Buying your next 3D Printer ...
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Form 3 Unboxing and Setup

This morning we received the next generation of Formlabs SLA 3D printers, the Form 3. There are some important steps ...
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3D Printing The Game of Thrones Scorpion

Being Qyburn's one stop shop for 3D printing, we were tasked with 3D printing the scorpion crossbow prototype for Queen ...
Industrial Grade 3D Printers

Are Industrial 3D Printers Worth It?

Speak to Expert Discover the benefits industrial 3D printers? What are the added features? Why have they stood the test ...
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Medical 3D Printing Solutions

For thirty years, medical 3D printing has struggled to gain traction within the industry. However in recent years, it's become ...
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Types of 3D Printing – An Overview and Guide

3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) has been constantly improved and iterated upon since 1983. What type of 3D printing ...
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3D Printing – The First Layer

Within 3D printing getting the first few layers correct is very important as it has a knock on effect with ...
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3D Printing Filament Material

CONGRATULATIONS! You have joined the world of FDM 3D Printing and you are all excited to get printing. Well just ...
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Printing the Iron Throne

With the final episode of Game of Thrones airing tonight we've had the Iron Throne on our minds a lot ...
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Preparing SOLIDWORKS Models for 3D Printing

From SOLIDWORKS to Prototype- Preparing your model for 3D Printing 3D printing is a topic that’s in the forefront every ...
Choosing a 3D Printer Blog

How to Choose a 3D Printer

Talk with Expert How to choose a 3D Printer? We are here to help. The 3D Printer market has exploded ...
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