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Case Study: Popp Group prints complete door hinges with the 3D printer

The Popp Group, based in Forchheim, Germany produced 3D printed door hinges to help a customer in the medical technology sector reduce manufacturi...

Case Study: Beauty and Function Meet Cost Effectiveness with GRR x400 and the Lindner Group

The Lindner Group, a family business based in Bavaria, Germany, is one of Europe’s leading specialists in the field of interior design, façade and ...

Case Study: German RepRap x400 Gives Student Formula Racing Team Elbflorace an Edge on their Electric Racing Car

The formula student racing competition is not just a race, it’s a design competition in which the teams of individual universities develop and con...

Optimize for STRENGTH with Simplify3D & German RepRap 3D Printers

There are many characteristics to consider when optimizing for strength.  Obviously, this is highly dependent upon the material properties of your filament.  It is also highly dependent on the number of shells in the part, the infill shape, and the infill density.

Optimize for SPEED with Simplify3D & German RepRap 3D Printers

To optimize for Speed on a German RepRap printer, you need to consider the layer size (similar to optimizing for surface finish...only opposite). ...

Optimize for SURFACE FINISH with Simplify3D & German RepRap 3D Printers

We can optimize surface finish on any German RepRap 3D Printer with Simplify3D (our slicer software).  Surface finish is a function of layer size and nozzle size. The smaller both are, the better it looks. The tradeoff is print time, the smaller the layer and nozzle size are, the longer it takes to print.