How to make 3D Printed models Transparent?

There are applications in 3D Printing that require clear display models. When manufacturing parts in Stereolithography(SLA) technology in clear material, the parts come out translucent (50-60% transparency). To increase their transparency, we need to lacquer coat them. Lacquer coating is a post-processing technique where translucent parts are made transparent (up… Continue reading

From Avocation to Profession, meet 3D Printing Prop Artist – @TheBrokenNerd83

  “Wait a minute, TheBrokenNerd?”   Yeah, you heard that right. Meet Darrell Maloney, popularly known as “THE BROKEN NERD”   Darrell is a 34 year old Virginia born American currently living in New York. After completing his medical administration studies he worked as Policy and Procedure specialist. 2017 was… Continue reading

How to orient hollow models and cavities on a Formlabs SLA?

In the previous articles we talked about the basic process architecture and methodology of Formlabs SLA, and part orientation and support structure generation for the same. In this article, we will cater to hollow models and cavities and in the process understand the nitty-gritties of part orientation and the impending… Continue reading

Formlabs: Part orientation & support structure generation

In the last article we talked about the process architecture and printer characteristics of a Formlabs SLA printer. In this article we will cover other important aspects like part orientation and support structure generation. As you all know, although the methodology, in theory, of Formlabs SLA is similar to a… Continue reading

Formlabs: Basic process architecture and methodology

Over the past few years a lot of 3D Printer manufacturers have wowed the Indian market with their state-of-the-art 3D Printers. Formlabs is one such company reviving the 3D Printing industry with its desktop Stereolithography printers. Formlabs’ Form 2 is a very compact desktop Stereolithography (SLA) machine that delivers an… Continue reading

3D Printing Service Bangalore – 5 Best companies to try

Bangalore is a buzzing metropolitan city, so it’s no surprise that it is up-to-date on its technological advancements. Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is something that is paving its path from place to place and has changed the Bangalore technological world forever. Chizel (a mainstay in the 3D Printing service Bangalore… Continue reading

SLS vs SLA vs FFF – What works best for your 3D Printing prototype?

There are numerous technologies catering to various applications in 3D Printing. The most commonly used technologies are Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). To elaborate the varied nature of 3D Printing processes, here’s an article that gives detailed insights and compares the different 3D Printing technologies:… Continue reading

FDM vs FFF: Know the difference!

Doesn’t FDM and FFF cater to a similar technology? Yes. So that means they are one and the same, right? No. Here’s a short answer to your question: They are similar. But despite being similar, they are different. Explore the longer version below: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a proprietary… Continue reading

Adidas Futurecraft 4D: Running Shoes personified

Adidas recently launched the Futurecraft 4D pair of shoes with the world’s first 3D printed midsole. Adidas teamed up with Carbon3D, a firm based out of California that has pioneered a new Additive Manufacturing technology called Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). CLIP is an advancement in the field of 3D… Continue reading

A brief introduction to Carbon’s CLIP technology

It so very rarely happens that some company innovates on a new application and brings forth a new paradigm shift. Carbon3D is one such company riding on innovation with their proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. CLIP is an advancement in the field of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Traditional… Continue reading