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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).

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.

::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.

Sintratec S2 - Highlight of FormNext 2018 in Frankfurt

Sintratec S2 - Highlight of FormNext 2018 in Frankfurt

At 3DChimera, we travel the world searching for the best 3D printing solutions for our professional 3D printing customers.  One of the highlights of our year is traveling to Frankfurt, Germany for the FormNext tradeshow.

FormNext 2018 did not disappoint!  The product we are most excited about after our trip is the Sintratec S2 SLS 3D printer 

Business Bonus - Section 179 Explained

Business Bonus - Section 179 Explained
So fair warning here, we are going to be talking about tax code.  Before you tune out...this stuff is really simple and it can help save your business big $$.  That means the shiny new 3D printer or 3D scanner you have been eyeing all year may be just within reach with these savings.

Formnext 2018: German RepRap Presents New Products & Materials

Formnext 2018: German RepRap Presents New Products & Materials
This year at Formnext, German RepRap will be exhibiting new developments and partners.  See them in Hall 3.1, Booth D40.