Announcing the Discov3ry 2.0 - Two-Part Extrusion and Mixing Meets 3D Printing

Announcing the Discov3ry 2.0 - Two-Part Extrusion and Mixing Meets 3D Printing

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In 2014, the Discov3ry paste extruder was successfully launched to bring paste 3D printing to a wider audience. Thousands of people worldwide are now using the Discov3ry to work with an expanded range of 3D printing materials. Additionally, Structur3d Printing has furthered its research of materials and methods for 3D printing with soft materials. As sales in the research market grew, we realized the need to provide a fully integrated printer system. The Discov3ry Complete became this flagship platform thanks to a partnership with Ultimaker.

By listening carefully to customer feedback over the past couple of years, we realized the next opportunity – the Discov3ry 2.0.

The Discov3ry 2.0 brings together 2-part materials with the simplicity of using the original Discov3ry for 3D printing. It is also is made for more industrial applications. As with the original Discov3ry, we will be offering the Discov3ry 2.0 Complete: the Ultimaker printer pre-integrated with the Discov3ry 2.0.

Discov3ry 2.0 Complete

“The Discov3ry 2.0 was a natural evolution of our technology. Customer feedback was very important to make sure we built something people wanted. The original Discov3ry opened 3D printing to thousands of materials. The Discov3ry 2.0 raises the material possibilities to tens of thousands,” says Charles Mire, CEO and Cofounder, Structur3D.

Please click here to learn more about the Discov3ry 2.0 and how you can order.

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Andrew Finkle, our CTO, did an interview with Fabbaloo on the launch of the Discov3ry 2.0 and his visions for 3D printing pastes. Check it out here.

Printing a Spongy Structure with Silicone [Video]

Printing a Spongy Structure with Silicone [Video]

We’ve been busy in the E3 Lab testing new printing settings to further expand the Discov3ry Complete’s functionality. Most recently, our CEO, Charles Mire, created a cushion-like object using DAP Silicone Plus

7 Tips for Beginner 3D Modelers

7 Tips for Beginner 3D Modelers

Every killer 3D modeler has taken the same demanding path to get to the pedestal of 3D design. What might seem overwhelming for some, can seem an adventure for others.

This guest post by Valy at Gambody.com. will help you get started. 

Introducing the Discov3ry Complete

Introducing the Discov3ry Complete

Today is an exciting day for us as we officially announce our new Official Ultimaker Reseller status. With this mutual partnership, we are now offering a top-tier, fully integrated, Ultimaker+Discov3ry system - The Discov3ry Complete.

 

 

 

Designing for 3D Printing With Paste [Guest Post]

Designing for 3D Printing With Paste [Guest Post]

One of the biggest questions we see in our forums and online is around which designs work best for 3D printing with paste material. We love experimenting in our E3 lab with design options and variations, but also know talking to the experts is worth its weight in gold. We reached out to our friends over at Pinshape for their thoughts.

A Week at Structur3D – @RobotGrrl Shares Discov3ry Experiences [Vlog]

A Week at Structur3D – @RobotGrrl Shares Discov3ry Experiences [Vlog]

This past week, we had the pleasuring of hosting @RobotGrrl at our E3 lab while she was here in Kitchener.

'Extrude, Experiment, Explore' doesn’t even begin to crack what she accomplished this week. Take a look at her vlog:

For more information about Erin’s work, follow her on Twitter (@RobotGrrl), or visit her latest project, RobotMissions.org. If you want to check out the Python Script she used, you can access it here. Note that this is an experimental script. It directly modifies the gcode, so caution is needed as some commands may be different for your printer.

We will be following your work, @RobotGrrl! Can’t wait to see what you print next.

For more info on the Discov3ry, you can visit Structur3D.io.  

The Discov3ry Prints Heart Valve Models in the Semaphore Lab

The Discov3ry Prints Heart Valve Models in the Semaphore Lab

With the Discov3ry Paste Extruder now in more than 50 university research labs world-wide, we expect to see a lot more activity with nanomaterials and biopolymers.

As we eagerly await the results from these teams, we caught up with one research lab which has been using the Discovery for the past six months. Research Associate, Joshua Qua Hiansen and PhD Candidate Daniel Southwick from the Semaphore Lab, gave us a tour of their lab, and talked to us about their research. 

New Discov3ry Upgrades Launch Today

New Discov3ry Upgrades Launch Today

Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard in the E3 lab to bring you the next update to our Discov3ry Paste Extruder. We’re happy to announce that today’s the day. So, what’s new?

Starting this week, all Discov3ry units will ship within 1-2 weeks from order date, and will include updated motors, gears, and hardware. 

Stronger Stepper Motors Decreases RPM

The planetary gearbox on the motor has been reduced from 100:1 to 51:1. In laymen’s terms, you’ll be pushing the same volume with half the revolutions meaning your motor will not have to work as hard to create your print.

This will especially help when printing more viscous materials (think non-Newtonian fluids, clay, ceramic etc.).

Updated Look Improves Durability

You’ll also notice a visual change to the hardware. The internal plating is now Powder-coated white making the interior less prone to scratching and easier to clean. The face plate and wiring has also been updated to a fresh, solid white making the whole unit consistent and aesthetically pleasing. 

Gearing Redesign Increases Reliability

Our upgraded system uses an internal gearbox ratio of 5:1 that we redesigned to improve reliability and durability. This brings the overall gear ratio of the Discov3ry to 255:1.

For those of you who are using some of our existing materials on the blog and forum, you’ll need to ensure you’re updating your settings to account for the change. Check out this forum thread for details, or if you have questions.

New Cartridges - Coming soon

For those of you who already have a Discov3ry, we’ll be updating our cartridge offering over the next couple of months. The new, stronger syringes will be individually packaged and sterilized for safety, especially when working with medical-grade or edible materials.

The added strength will also allow for a wider range of pastes to be used without putting added stress on the motor.  These syringes will be available to order in various quantities to better suit each project’s needs. Stay tuned for updates on availability timing.

 

You can get your updated Discov3ry from the Structur3D store or Amazon.com. We can't wait to see what you make with your Discov3ry extruder. Be sure to share with us in the Forum and on Twitter and Facebook