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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ReDeTec co-founder Dennon Oosterman gives his insight on the inefficiencies of 3D printing.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dennon about his product - the Protocycler, which wrapped up its successful Indiegogo campaign in January of this year. We chatted about the company’s present achievements, their ideals, as well as the future of renewable design technology.
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!
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.