Technical Details of Printing with Off-the-Shelf Silicone

Technical Details of Printing with Off-the-Shelf Silicone

We at Structur3D Printing realize that silicone is one of the most popular materials our customers want to print. In fact, we have been printing with silicone a lot as well. For this case study we selected a silicone material and a geometry to provide all our case study data. The off-the-shelf silicone material we have chosen is the one we have had the most success with. 

Integration Tutorials

Integration Tutorials

For the new adopters of the Discov3ry

Now that you have received your paste extruder, you are likely working on integrating it with your 3D printer. Thanks to a couple dedicated individuals we have already received tutorials for the Ultimaker and the Printrbot Metal. Considering there are over 100 printers on the market, crowd-sourcing this information will save us all time. 

The Next Chapter for Structur3d

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The Next Chapter for Structur3d

STRUCTUR3D PRINTING ON ITS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT YEAR.

One day you find yourself tinkering in your workshop, trying to make something happen. Then Kickstarter happens and suddenly you have hundreds of people telling you they believe in your idea. The validation is something you’ve never felt before. What happens next is a marriage between you and your backers - bound by the promise of delivering a quality product.

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3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing?

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3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing?

Despite the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably, these two production fields have significant differences in history, application and technology. Let us take a moment to clear them up.

History

The history of 3D printing (3DP) began at the beginning of this century with the first commercially available 3D printers. These systems are consumer products which can be used as a desktop application in private homes. The price-performance ratio has significantly improved in recent years and the number of different models on the market has increased exponentially.  The cost for a single unit is between a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Makerbot, Lulzbot, Ultimaker, and Printrbot are some of the popular brands in the consumer space today.

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3D Printing Innovation Night

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3D Printing Innovation Night

Toronto's Maker Festival is upon us and we have decided to celebrate it in style.

For those that are not sure of what the Festival is: it can only really  be described as a Maker Extravaganza designed to celebrate Ontario's culture of making. Various satellite events are open to the public from July 25th - 31st while the big hurrah will take place at the Toronto Reference Library August 1st and 2nd.  Did I mention it's FREE?! There is really no reason why you shouldn't go.

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Discov3ry Update #32

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Discov3ry Update #32

A Happy Belated Canada Day to All!

Hey everyone, just a quick update for today. We are currently midway through shipping Batch 3 and have less than 100 units to go to wrap up fulfillment. The plan is to ship the rest of the Discov3ries over the next few weeks.Thank you everyone for being part of this process. We will update next when all of the units are out of the door.

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Discov3ry Update #31

New Discov3ries in the World

There are now a number of people using their Discov3ries for the very first time! This Kickstarter backer did a video log of his introduction to 3D Paste Printing: AWESOME!

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Discov3ry Update #30

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Discov3ry Update #30

Units heading your way next week!

Hello everyone. We apologize for the delay in getting this update out for you. Our team hit a bit of a slowdown over the last couple weeks due to our need to scale our staff, resulting in a backlog of nearly completed units sitting on the production line. As such, we were not able to hit our goal of getting Production Batch 1 out of the door this last week. For that we apologize. Your support has meant so much to us over this last 8 months and your patience is endlessly appreciated. Please see the note below about the new additions to the team to help us get your Discov3ry to you faster. We have just about caught up with production of that particular part and are planning to ship the majority of Batch 1 next week.

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Three New Co-ops Join Structur3d

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Three New Co-ops Join Structur3d

Chaitanya Dogra

Fun fact:

"I can't bend my left big toe"

Johannes Schumacher

Fun fact:

"I wear the titanium part used to reconstruct my cheek bone fracture on my necklace" 

Malcolm Williams

Fun fact:

"I build flying robots in my spare time"

We would like to welcome three hardcore, hardware developers to our growing team: Malcolm Williams, Johannes Schumacher, and Chaitanya Dogra.

 Malcolm and Chaitanya are coming to us from the esteemed University of Waterloo Engineering faculty while Johannes has traveled all the way from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) as part of a work-abroad experience.

Happy to have these guys on board.

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