Category Archives: 3D Blog

Seven Reasons Businesses Prefer Using 3D Printing for Production

You’ve probably heard. Many companies have switched over from traditional manufacturing, thrilled about the way 3D printing has streamlined their production processes. But those who are still warming up to 3D printing may have their reservations about how it can be used for end-use parts. Are the materials strong enough to create a durable part? […]

3D Printing with Nylon: Why we love it, and you should too

As many of you may already know, nylon is a thermoplastic. If you’re 3D printing with nylon materials, you’re either using a powder that hardens into durable plastic when melted by a laser, or you’re using a plastic filament that’s extruded through a nozzle. Nylon has unique properties that make it a preferable material to print […]

3D Printing Takes the Stage: How 3D printing is used today in theater & movies

Every day, it seems a new industry is experimenting with 3D printing, whether it’s to save time and money, or to simply have fun pushing the limits with a new technology. We’ve seen 3D printing in architecture, both in architectural models and in real world building applications. We’ve seen 3D printed prosthetics and medical innovations, […]

Kickstarter Fuels 3D Printing Innovation

If you’re someone who keeps your eye on Kickstarter projects, you’ve probably noticed that people are constantly innovating in the 3D printing industry, especially on the consumer level. We’re excited to live in a world where people support each other’s ideas and help bring them to life, and one place this happens every day is […]

From our 3D Workshop: Motorbike inventions

As a 3D printing company, we’d be crazy not to bring some of our own designs into reality. As humans, we’re continually encountering challenges in the way we live, work, travel, everything. You might have noticed innovation is one of our core values, and we put it to work devising solutions for all sorts of […]

How To Waste Your Money With 3D Printing

Nobody wants to waste their money. But it’s easy to get swept up in purchasing trends without asking why everyone wants in on them. One of 3D printing’s greatest benefits is the cost efficiency it creates by allowing the business or consumer to pay for exactly what they’re getting—the volume of a part and the […]

5 of our Favorite Recent 3D Printing Projects

In recent years, 3D printing has been used to improve and even save lives around the world. It’s also been used to create some truly fascinating, though totally impractical products. The technology is just so versatile, and it’s amazing to see how designers and innovators in different industries are using it to change the world, […]

How much does 3D printing cost?

Many people exploring advanced manufacturing options are curious about the cost of 3D printing. Determining the cost of a 3D printing project can be tricky because the technology is relatively new and many companies differ in the way they structure their pricing. By familiarizing yourself with the basic costs associated with 3D printing, you can […]

How Does 3D Printing Work?

There are many different kinds of 3D printing with varying levels of sophistication. The unifying principle between common 3D printing methods is “additive manufacturing,” or manufacturing by building something layer by layer rather than creating a mold. This technology is especially useful when an individual or organization wants to print a limited quantity of items […]