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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.

To print or not to print...Threads and 3D Printing

To print or not to print...Threads and 3D Printing

Customers commonly ask us if machine threads can be 3d printed into their parts, and it is a tricky because the answer is "it depends".  

FFF: Design for Printing

FFF: Design for Printing
As with all manufacturing processes, you will come across some limitations in terms of what designs are suitable for 3D printing. That being said, we are capable of printing extremely complex geometries that no other process could. As long as we keep our designs within these constraints, we can start to see some pretty incredible parts.

RAPID+TCT 2019 Highlights from Detroit, MI

RAPID+TCT 2019 Highlights from Detroit, MI
RAPID+TCT is the premier 3D printing event in the USA, and this year did not disappoint!  Hosted in the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, the event attracted businesses large and small.  It was a great place to experience the ever-growing 3D printing and additive manufacturing community.

DuPont, German RepRap and 3DChimera Join Forces at RAPID+TCT 2019

DuPont, German RepRap and 3DChimera Join Forces at RAPID+TCT 2019
At this year’s RAPID+TCT event DuPont, German RepRap, and 3DChimera are joining forces in the DuPont booth (#552).

The Opera House in Zurich is the largest cultural institution in Switzerland and uses 3D printers from German RepRap for its props and mold making

The Opera House in Zurich is the largest cultural institution in Switzerland and uses 3D printers from German RepRap for its props and mold making
The field of application of additive manufacturing technology is manifold – in the case of the Zurich opera house the technology is used especially for the production of props and for mold making.

Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort

Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort

Using the German RepRap x500 3D printer speeds up development processes for functional structural components at Sika Automotive. A wide variety of customizable solutions also offer the company new possibilities in terms of materials and designs.

German RepRap Adds New Fiberglass- and Carbon-Reinforced Nylon 3D Filaments from DuPont to Its Portfolio

German RepRap Adds New Fiberglass- and Carbon-Reinforced Nylon 3D Filaments from DuPont to Its Portfolio
German RepRap simultaneously presents two new high-performance nylon (polyamide) 3D filaments: carbon-reinforced Zytel® 3D10C20FL BK544 1.75mm and fiberglass-reinforced Zytel® 3D12G30FL BK309 1.75mm by DuPont. DuPont and German RepRap have been partners for several years and are closely collaborating to commercialize advanced process technology as well as new materials and to create new production methods for a variety of industries.

::Spoiler Alert:: We can 3D print PEI (made from ULTEM™ 9085 resin*)

::Spoiler Alert:: We can 3D print PEI (made from ULTEM™ 9085 resin*)

The magic of the X500 is not in these features though, it is the custom design for high temperature applications that makes all the difference in the world:

  • Hotend with a Max Temp of 450C
  • Build chamber with active heating, up to 105C
  • Water cooling for the hotend & stepper motors

The X500 was purpose-built for high temp 3D printing.  Unlike most of the printers that claim to print high-temp materials, the X500 can deliver. 

3D Printer = R&D Tax Exemption in Florida

3D Printer = R&D Tax Exemption in Florida
Are you a business based in Florida who is looking for a new 3D printer or 3D scanner?  Well, you are in good fortune this year as the Florida Department of Revenue is looking out for your growth.

3D Printing Tolerances & Fits

3D Printing Tolerances & Fits
Like any manufacturing process, in 3D printing it is important to understand the tolerances of the process so that you can properly design parts to fit together and function.

The Future of SLS 3D Printing

The Future of SLS 3D Printing

If you had your finger on the pulse of SLS 3d printing in 2018, you could not miss the HUGE announcement from Sintratec regarding the Sintratec S2 SLS 3D printer.

Boldly, Sintratec highlighted features of the S2 on the teaser site TheFutureOfSLS.com before FormNext.