Due to recent advancements in 3D printing and the introduction of even more materials, the technology has been found to be effective for various applications in areas like scientific research. Being able to provide the optimum test conditions is very important to achieve accurate results in any scientific study. Cuckoos are known for handing over…Read More
If you’ve been a regular customer of 3D Quick Printing and took delivery of a 3D printed FDM model from our 3D printing service bureau you may have wondered why the 3D printed part felt a little lighter or heavier than it should. The reason is that on the Catalyst 3D printing control software we…Read More
More often than not when we receive enquiries from our growing customer base at our 3D printing service bureau, generally speaking the parts fit into the build envelope of our 3D printers. The Dimension Elite FDM 3D printer has a build envelope of 200 x 200 x 300mm and the Objet 30 3D printer that…Read More
The 3D Quick Print team were recently asked to produce some grab handles for the under-floor electric box that contains power and internet sockets. You’ve probably seen them in conference rooms and hotels. The first thing the bureau service team said was ‘yeah, no problem – please send us the .stl file’. All we got…Read More
So then, how many 3D printing technologies are out there? FDM – Strong functional parts that use thermoplastics. A molten bead of plastic is deposited like a glue gun layer upon layer. Great technology for working prototypes, jigs and fixtures and end use parts for small batch production Polyjet – A UV cured resin that…Read More
Our 3D printing Bureau Service is getting asked lots of questions about the different slice height options on our Dimension Elite 3D printer that uses FDM. Fused Deposition Modelling uses a bead of molten thermoplastic (like a very fine glue gun) to build strong functional 3D printed parts. Our Dimension Elite 3D printer has two…Read More
What is support structure and why do we use it? In simple terms support structure is there to support all down facing surfaces, overhangs and undercuts. The model material can’t float in mid air so a ‘scaffold’ is generated by the software. At our 3D printing bureau we use Stratasys 3D printers. We have FDM…Read More
3D Design and printing gives breath to your ideas in a way that is unmatched. In my case, I had to wait 27 years before the technology got to the point that suited, so it’s been a long wait. I had an idea in 1987, that needed both technology and hardware that really didn’t exist until…Read More
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