As 3D printing becomes more popular, and the price of printing machines plummets from the prices of only a few years ago, so the price of feedstock also drops and at a time when the range of printing materials increases. It is now possible to print using a number of common thermoplastic materials that can be melted and reformed as necessary to form complex shapes. Continue reading 5 Most Popular 3D Printing Thermoplastics
Let’s say you’re interested in buying a 3d printer. Although the technology has only just started to focus on the masses – that is the consumer market – there are already lots of different models from different manufacterers for sale. They all have their pros and cons, so you need to know which one will give you the best value for money. Continue reading How much does a 3D printer cost?
Makerbot, one of the world’s biggest manufacterers of consumer 3D Printers, has unveiled several new printers with built-in cameras. With prices starting in the mid-thousand, will this be the combination that will bring 3D printing to the public? Continue reading Makerbot brings 3D Printing to the Public
The 3D printing industry has been getting massive attention since last year. Its popularity skyrocketed since it was made commercial five years ago. It’s just right to give the same attention to one of the most common materials used in this kind of technology, the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. Continue reading The Importance of ABS Plastics in 3D Printing
There are loads of materials available, but when it comes to polymeres (like plastic), two types of filament are most popular; PLA and ABS plastic. But what are the differences? Which one is best? To answer these questions, first let me tell you a bit more about them.