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How import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020

How import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020
In this video we will show you how to import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020 so that it can be edited. We commonly run into questions a...

Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers

Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers
When you are searching for a new SLS 3D printer, it only makes sense to consider all of the options available on the market.  At the moment, the two leaders in affordable SLS 3D printing are Sintratec and Sinterit.  With names this close, it is not surprising when we find customers confused between the two brands.  

Take Control of your Supply Chain with Additive Manufacturing

Take Control of your Supply Chain with Additive Manufacturing

It seems that 2020 is the year of Supply Chain problems. 

From COVID delays, to trade wars and increase shipping fees (with longer delivery times) the global economy seems to be in a tailspin.  As a business leader it feels like manufacturing and supply chain issues are completely out of your control...but, what if I told you that it does not have to be that way for many of you?

When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D

When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D
In this video we outline the differences between a Factory File and GCode from Simplify3D 3D printing slicer software

Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam

Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam
Got a 3D printer jam?  You are not alone!  This is the most common issue with FDM/FFF style 3D printing.  Here are the most common causes and top f...

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?
In 2017, Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida. Once of the unintended effects of the storm was that George, a Sulcata tortoise, escaped from ...

10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit

10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit
Many of our customers ask about the customizable settings on the Sintratec Kit.  Usually, they are working on some top secret project, so we don't have all the details, but we know lots of amazing things are being made with the Sintratec Kit and it's open material capability.

Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier?

Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier?
Have you considered placing 3D printers at a few distributed locations to support your team during this self-isolation period?  It could be a fantastic way to increase efficiency as we find new ways to work and collaborate together.

How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts?

How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts?

A question we often get asked is “How strong are SLS printed parts?”.

One option is to have your Sintratec Kit prints parts out of a nylon (PA12) powder, which is fused together by a laser. This method raises questions of strength, because the printed part is not a solid chunk of nylon. On the flip side, sintered nylon is surprisingly tough and holds detailed features well.

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit?

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit?
The Sintratec Kit is a compact but mighty desktop SLS printer that can be packed full of parts for printing. Since each layer takes about the same time, whether it's 1 part or 64 parts, it is more effective to utilize as much of the volume as possible. This means you can load up the build chamber to print overnight and it will be ready for cleanup and running the next day.  

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box
Many people look at the Sintratec Kit and believe the build volume is too small for their application. It’s true that the recommended 90 x 90 x 110 mm build volume would be too small to print many kinds of tall parts. However, there are still ways to print large parts on the Sintratec Kit!

Best 3D Scanner for Universities

Best 3D Scanner for Universities

We often work with Educational customers who are looking for the best 3D scanner for their University or School. We have surveyed the market and found that the HP S3 3D scanner is the best fit from a number of perspectives.