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How Ultimaker 3D Printers Are Used in Education

How Ultimaker 3D Printers Are Used in Education
How Ultimaker 3D Printers Are Used in Education
30 May 2022

3D Printing in Education     Depending on how intricately you embed yourself into it, using 3D printing in education means you can deliver doses of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, making a 3D printer the ultimate STEM learning tool, that virtually anyone can use. Educators who dismiss 3D printing as too expensive or too […]

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Metal 3D Printing - The Markforged Way
Metal 3D Printing - The Markforged Way
26 May 2022

Read on to learn more about metal 3D printing with Markforged technology... There are several metal 3D printing technologies suited to different applications, and all of them work differently: SLM (Selective Laser Melting) is the most mature technology, using high-powered lasers to selectively fuse metal powder spread on a bed into solid parts. LMD (Laser […]

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How Opulo Protects Microchips With 3D Printed ESD-Safe Trays
How Opulo Protects Microchips With 3D Printed ESD-Safe Trays
25 May 2022

 3D Printing ESD Safe Parts in Manufacturing   The manufacturers that make machines for other manufacturers keep the industry ticking along. Stephen Hawes’ company Opulo is a perfect example, making a ‘pick and place’ machine which grabs and deposits electronic components onto PCBs (printed circuit boards) for electronics manufacturers. The microchips the company uses are […]

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What is the Difference Between SLA and LFS?
What is the Difference Between SLA and LFS?
18 May 2022

You’ve probably already heard of SLA (stereolithography), a 3D printing process in which layers of liquid-resin are selectively cured solid with a laser. SLA is a mature technology that offers several advantages over FFF, including speed, flexibility, and precision. However, the biggest advantage is there is no mechanical print head to restrict potential geometries. Formlabs […]

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Additive-X Markforged Open Days June 2022
Additive-X Markforged Open Days June 2022
13 May 2022

Registration is now open for the Additive-X Markforged open days being held in our state-of-the-art Technology Centre at Additive-X HQ.     Additive-X is hosting two Markforged open house events in June 2022. Come and visit the Additive-X Technology Centre on the 16th or 23rd June 2022, speak to our additive manufacturing experts and see […]

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The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files
The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files
13 May 2022

The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files!   Not everyone will admit it, but most professional CAD designers use free websites and libraries to download 3D printer files. Whether you are a beginner at 3D printing or not, there are loads of great platforms you can use to bolster your files and print […]

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Additive-X + Formlabs Fuse 1 Roadshow - 10th May 2022
Additive-X + Formlabs Fuse 1 Roadshow - 10th May 2022
3 May 2022

Registration is now open for the Fuse 1 Formlabs Roadshow being held in our state-of-the-art Technology Centre at Additive-X HQ.     Book your tickets now for this informative afternoon with additive manufacturing experts from Formlabs and Additive-X and real-life Formlabs Fuse user Richard Beston, Managing Director of RB Designs Ego, Carbon Collective and owner […]

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Transforming Wind Energy with Vestas and Markforged 3D Printers 
Transforming Wind Energy with Vestas and Markforged 3D Printers 
25 April 2022

Wind energy is the future, and with the help of 3D printing, global leader Vestas is transforming wind energy with Vestas and Markforged 3D printers      Wind energy is a far more efficient energy source than solar and most other renewable technologies. The UK generated 24.8% of its electricity from wind in 2021, and the […]

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Introducing Formlabs BioMed Black Resin & BioMed White Resin
Introducing Formlabs BioMed Black Resin & BioMed White Resin
12 April 2022

Formlabs has announced the additional launch of two new BioMed Resins for biocompatible 3D printing: BioMed Black Resin and BioMed White Resin, optimised for both biocompatibility and performance these two highly opaque medical-grade materials ready to fuel innovation in medical manufacturing. In 2020, Formlabs introduced BioMed Resins to provide healthcare customers with medical-grade, functional materials […]

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A 3D Printed Prosthetic Saved This Indian Hornbill’s Life
A 3D Printed Prosthetic Saved This Indian Hornbill’s Life
1 April 2022

When Indian Hornbill Crescent was diagnosed with cancer, medical researchers turned to 3D printing to save the bird’s life. Crescent was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, common skin cancer in humans that can be deadly in birds. The only option was to cut a section of the bird’s beak off to remove the cancerous cells, […]

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3D Printing ESD Safe Components with Essentium Materials
3D Printing ESD Safe Components with Essentium Materials
25 March 2022

Essentium ESD safe materials are brilliant, letting you additively manufacture high-quality, end-use ESD safe components like fixtures, jigs, connectors and enclosures for electronics applications. The Z Collection spans rigid PTCG and flexible TPUs, providing a complete material workflow. With consistent quality and reliable performance, you can go from assembly caps to suction cups in two printing sessions. […]

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A quick guide to printing Essentium’s ESD-safe materials
A quick guide to printing Essentium’s ESD-safe materials
22 March 2022

ESD (electrostatic discharge) is the transfer of electrical charges between two contact points. ESD-safe materials like those from Essentium reduce or stop static electricity discharge, protecting electrostatic-sensitive devices.     Essentium is a leading producer of ESD-safe materials for FFF/FDM 3D printers, including Essentium’s HSE 280i HT, HSE 180 and HSE 240 HT series, and […]

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Ensuring that you choose the right additive manufacturing solution for your application is our priority and we know that one size rarely fits all. Having a physical sample of a 3D printed part in your hand to show quality, material properties, durability and abilities can ultimately help the decision-making process.

We partner with a wide range of manufacturers with over 30 different printers between them, capable of printing in a variety materials from PLA to metal. As we have no ties to a single manufacturer, we are proud to able to provide expert impartial advice to you and samples from our printers direct to you to assess the print quality and material properties