Here are the 7 companies we're excited to see next week at NPE 2018!

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Here are the 7 companies we're excited to see next week at NPE 2018!

This is the first year Structur3D Printing will be exhibiting at NPE2018: The Plastics Show (http://www.npe.org/), from May 7-11 in Orlando, Florida.

We are certainly very excited to be demonstrating our soft materials 3D printing technology at the NPE show, but we are also extremely delighted to explore the showroom of nearly 2200 exhibiting businesses.

Earlier this week, we took some time to see which other companies would be exhibiting at NPE that would be interesting to check out.  We wanted to share a list of businesses influential in the area of new materials for 3D printing (as we see this as THE most important area for growth).  Make sure to add these companies to your NPE Agenda today!

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Structur3D Printing & UltimakerGB Announce Global Distribution & Reseller Agreement

Structur3D Printing & UltimakerGB Announce Global Distribution & Reseller Agreement

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada — January 15, 2018

Structur3D Printing is proud to announce its new EMEA and APAC distribution and reseller agreement with UltimakerGB. In 2016, Structur3D Printing became an official Ultimaker reseller with the launch of its Discov3ry Complete printer systems built on the Ultimaker printers. This new agreement extends the relationship between Ultimaker and Structur3D and brings the Discov3ry Complete offering to Ultimaker resellers globally (excluding North America).

Structur3D is part of the growing hardware startup scene in Kitchener-Waterloo Region —globally recognized as Canada’s Silicon Valley due to its significant innovation and technology talent. Since its beginnings in 2013, Structur3D’s mission has been to standardize the use of soft materials — such as silicone, biomaterials, electronic inks, and food — for 3D printing.

In order to build on the success of their standalone Discov3ry extruder, Structur3D sought a partner to create a fully integrated, all-in-one paste and plastic printing solution. They chose Ultimaker due to it being open source, very well engineered, and extremely reliable.

The result: The Discov3ry Complete. Now, with this reseller agreement, this versatile system, with a full standard warranty and technical support — is available for distribution to resellers globally (excluding North America).

“Current customers, including internationally ranked research, academic, and commercial institutions have really embraced the Discov3ry Complete system and all the potential it brings to 3D printing. We are tremendously excited to be able to offer our technology more readily worldwide,” says Charles Mire, CEO and Cofounder, Structur3D.

“We’ve watched Structur3D’s business grow over the past couple of years, and our customers and resellers have seen growing interest in the Discov3ry Complete product,” adds Paul Croft, Director, UltimakerGB. “We are delighted to bring this cutting-edge technology to the wider global market.”

Structur3D Printing (http://www.structur3d.io/ - hello@structur3d.io) is the market leader for soft materials printing. Based in Canada’s innovation corridor, the company has experienced rapid growth and continues to extend the boundaries of 3D printing with soft materials. Its customers include many of the world’s high-ranking universities, government and military research labs, and Fortune 500 research divisions.

Ultimaker GB (https://3dgbire.com/ - enquiriesgb@ultimaker.com) was founded in 2013 and are the exclusive distributor for Ultimaker Products in the UK and Ireland. Ultimaker GB are proud to be the newly appointed exclusive global distributor for Structur3D products. Through the use of our vast global partner network and carefully established UK and Irish reseller network, we are able to make Structur3D products more accessible to more customers than ever before.

Ultimaker BV (https://ultimaker.com/en - info@ultimaker.com) was founded in 2011 in the Netherlands. Ultimaker 3D printers have been designed with one goal – high quality prints. The printers have been built on an open architecture since the beginning which, along with the quality construction, makes them easy to repair and maintain. Ultimaker has consistently received the highest ratings in MAKE Magazine’s 3D Printer Guide.

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

Discov3ry2

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.

7 Tips for Beginner 3D Modelers

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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. 

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Introducing the Discov3ry Complete

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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.

 

 

 

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Designing for 3D Printing With Paste [Guest Post]

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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.

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

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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.  

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