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How to Choose a 3D Printer

The 3D Printer market has exploded in the last 5 years with everything from DIY kits from no name brands in China to £300,000+ machines available to suit various uses, applications & budgets. Therefore, it is important to know how …

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Neil Sewell

July 10, 2019
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Simulate before you print!

Process simulation, performance modelling, and material analysis tools for Markforged 3D Printers. 3D Printer Developers Markforged have entered a collaboration with MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in computer-aided engineering simulation software and services. While Markforged users can already implement …

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Charlie Jessey

January 22, 2020
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3D Print Press Tools for Steel Forming!

Centreline Engineering Solutions 3D print their forming dye tools for sheet metal fabrication. The 3D printed punch and die mount on a press brake, forming 14 gauge steel. The key to producing the high performance tooling is the ability to …

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George Field

January 21, 2020
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Bringing 25-year-old Cannondale mountain bike suspension back to life

Wärtsilä – a leading global company focussing on smart technologies were machining a lifting tool for moving heavy engine parts around the factory. The irony was the lifting tool they originally designed to be machined was also heavy and difficult to transport.

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Tom Watkins

January 3, 2020
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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 prepare 3D prints with just a few clicks, and integrate with CAD software for an easier workflow. Advanced 3D Printer …

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Charlie Jessey

December 11, 2019
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Wärtsilä Produce The Worlds First 3D Printed CE-Certified Lifting Tool

Wärtsilä – a leading global company focussing on smart technologies were machining a lifting tool for moving heavy engine parts around the factory. The irony was the lifting tool they originally designed to be machined was also heavy and difficult to transport.

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Neil Sewell

December 6, 2019
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Markforged Industrial Printers get 2x Faster

Frankfurt, Germany. The Formnext Additive Manufacturing Event – November 19, 2019. Markforged announce Turbo Print. This new features doubles the speed of the market leading X7 while retaining Markforged’s best in class surface finish allowing customers to speed up their …

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Neil Sewell

November 27, 2019
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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 using 3D printing in production. 3. 3D printing use is dominated by prototyping & proof of concept. Accelerating product development …

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Neil Sewell

November 6, 2019
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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.

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Neil Sewell

November 4, 2019
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3D Printing a Link to Support a Cement Truck

This blog post covers how to 3D print exceptionally strong parts

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Neil Sewell

November 1, 2019
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3D Printing Soft Jaws with a Markforged Printer

With high strength, high surface quality, and quick turnaround time, Markforged parts make great tooling and fixtures. In this new webinar series, we focus on each type of tooling and fixture — discussing use cases, implementation, and the specific advantages …

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Neil Sewell

September 20, 2019
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