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Should I buy my own 3D printer or outsource?

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 Releases a New Set of Functional Resins

Formlabs Releases a New Set of Functional Resins

On June 30th Formlabs launched six brand new materials for engineering, medical and dental applications. With this addition, Formlabs is ...
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Creaform-3D Scan

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, ...
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Markforged X7 Build Volume

3D Printing with Flame-Retardant Materials

Fire damage is a multi-faceted menace. Capable of causing human casualties and injuries, widespread destruction and environmental pollution. Ensuring components ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 to remove parts from the build platform of your FDM 3D printer

Within this blog post we shall be discussing how to remove parts from your 3D printers build platform. We are ...
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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

Printing with a Formlabs 3D printer is a little different to your usual process. If you're used to an FDM ...
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The Aerospace Sector Uses 3D Printing To Improve Efficiency

Since 3D printing inception in the late 80s, the aerospace industry has been developing exceptional solutions for traditional limitations. Nowadays ...
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Markforged Eiger

A guide to using Markforged Eiger 3D printing slicer software

This guide discusses Markforged Eiger software and how to get the most from it ...
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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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Jewelry and 3D Printing: Jewel Casting Revolution

The art of jewel crafting has been with us for thousands of years. With mold casting the manufacturing process of ...
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Markforged vs Ultimaker vs Formlabs

Introduction Why compare Markforged, Ultimaker and Formlabs? Each of these are suited to very different applications and this blog outlines ...
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Creaform-3D Scan

3D Hand Scanners – Structured Light vs Laser Scanning

3D Scanners can use various technologies to scan objects for reverse engineering purposes. Two of the most common technologies used ...
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Why is my FDM/FFF 3D Printer not extruding?

The basics of FDM 3D printing, is that layers are extruded on top of each other to create a desired ...
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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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Plastic Bottle Waste

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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Eiger 3D Slicer

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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Markforged CMM Fixture

A Guide to 3D Printing Jigs

For most manufacturing companies and organisations in the industrial world, having 3D printed jigs is becoming increasingly important . This ...
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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 Optimisation

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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Cura Upclose

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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Markforged Onyx Spools

An Idiots Guide to 3D Printing Strong Parts

So you want to print strong parts? This blog is going to look at how best to orientate your print, ...
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Carbon Fibre Jig

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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Finishing the Part

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 ...
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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 ...
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How 3D Printing can keep “Business As Usual” during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The fight against the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (Corvid-19) continues as the global death toll reached 3,110 and ...
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Reinvent Manufacturing Events

Now that February's regional knowledge transfer events have come to a close we thought we would share a few pictures ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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Formlabs Print vs Original

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 ...
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Cura Upclose

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 ...
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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 ...
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2x Faster Industrial Printing

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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3D Printing Soft Jaws with a Markforged Printer

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 ...
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Heat Inserts

How to Join 3D Printed Parts with Threaded Fasteners

Learn How to Join 3D prints with Threaded Fasteners ...
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Welding Fixtures with 3D Printing

Using 3D Printing for Welding fixtures

Learn How to create Welding Jigs & fixtures using 3D Printers ...
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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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Choosing a 3D Printer Blog

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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Markforged Bespoke Samples

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 ...
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Markforged Lab

Onyx FR (Fire Retardant) Material, Aluminium Strength, Half the Weight. Only with Markforged.

Introducing Markforged's new material (Onyx FR) designed for use within the Aerospace, Defense and Automotive industries. Traditional plastics will burn ...
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Markforged X7 Build Volume

Are Industrial 3D Printers Worth It?

What are the benefits of industrial grade 3D printers? What are the added features? Why have they stood the test ...
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3D Printing Medical Solutions

For thirty years, 3D printing has struggled to gain traction within the medical industry. However in recent years, it's become ...
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Types of 3D Printers

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 First Layer

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 Filaments On Desk

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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3D Printed Game Of Thrones Throne

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 ...
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Choosing a 3D Printer Blog

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 ...
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