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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 ...

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 ...

FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified

Nozzles can be a confusing topic in 3D printing, mainly because it feels intuitive that a smaller nozzle sizes would provide for a better finish.  This is simply not true.

When thinking about nozzle size there are really 2 things to consider...

Does a Heated Chamber really matter?

Does a Heated Chamber really matter?
To be fair, it only matters if you want to 3D print materials other than PLA and PETG.  At 3DChimera, most of our customers are engineers and thos...