How to maintain your 3D-printer?

How to maintain your 3D-printer?

Maintaining your 3D printer The first hours of printing are behind you and by now your 3D printer has become indispensable to your development and production process. Before you leave for home in the evening, you want to get the printer up and running quickly so that...
3D print tip: printing with support material

3D print tip: printing with support material

When do you need to print with support materials? The big advantage of 3D printing is that it enables you to print very complex models, that are hard to produce with other techniques. For instance, think of printing an overhang. Because 3D printed parts are built up...
3D design and printing

3D design and printing

How to design and print a perfect 3D model? That engineering is a special and great profession, needs no further explanation. All objects around us have once been developed by an engineer. For years, we’ve all mainly produced with the known techniques as mill-turning...
Printing a 3D model that sticks

Printing a 3D model that sticks

Printing a 3D model that sticks The FDM 3D printing technology uses melted filament (plastic) that is printed onto the print bed by the nozzle. For a perfectly printed model, it’s crucial that the first layer of filament adheres well to the print bed. Most filaments...
3D print tip: What to do with overheating

3D print tip: What to do with overheating

It is summer and we cannot stop talking about the  temperatures. Sometimes it is too hot, the other time it is too cold. With 3D printing it is actually no different. The correct temperature remains the codeword when making good 3D prints. After all, it remains a...