Connecting the Dots

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.

3DC and Local Surgeon Collaborate to Battle COVID-19

3DC and Local Surgeon Collaborate to Battle COVID-19
The team @ 3DChimera has partnered up with local surgeon, Roberto Miki, to develop and 3D print adapters to convert everyday snorkel masks to PPE.  The adapters are all printed from PETG and are sealed to be watertight.  For every adapter that is purchased, 3DChimera is donating an adapter to a medical professional in need.

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.

3D Printing Provides Hope In Uncertain Times

3D Printing Provides Hope In Uncertain Times
In an unprecedented time with growing fears over the COVID-19 pandemic, new technologies like 3d printing can be a beacon of hope.One such story re...

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!

WEBINAR: 3D Scan to CAD...Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: 3D Scan to CAD...Tips & Tricks
Join 3DChimera and a Geomagic engineer on this live webinar (previously recorded) as we explore a handful of tips and tricks to enhance your 3D scanning projects, with a focus on Reverse Engineering and Auto-surfacing right in the SOLIDWORKS interface with Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS.

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.

3DChimera: Spearheading Innovation in 3D Printing

3DChimera: Spearheading Innovation in 3D Printing
3DChimera connects the dots between producers of materials, 3D printer manufacturers and real-world customer applications to effectively deliver solutions based on customer needs.

Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints

Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints
Given the low price point of the Sintratec Kit, we often get customers who wonder if the Sintratec Kit is really able to deliver quality results.