How 3D Printing is changing the way Architectural models are prototyped?

Is Additive manufacturing helping the architectural industry? If so, then how? This article may clear some doubts you may be having pertaining to 3D printing and its impact on the architectural sector.  Before additive manufacturing, architects used a variety of methods to display prototypes of their creative designs, doing their… Continue reading

5 Best 3D CAD softwares for your Architectural models

The foundation of any structure, be it a building, or a bridge, or a shop lies in the proper drawing and design of the construction to be created! In earlier days, when there were no 3D CAD softwares, there would be an array of skilled draftsmen who would generate these… Continue reading

Project Dreamcatcher: A state-of-the-art Man & Machine alliance

Autodesk’s project Dreamcatcher is the beginning of a new alliance between man and machine. The next step in computer assisted design(CAD) technology; a re-imagination of how a computer system actually assists us in design. In a sense, computer systems will actively collaborate with us in the process of design and… Continue reading

Graphene: The strongest 3D Printing material ever made

Graphene is, if the title of this article hasn’t already given it away, the strongest 3D Printing material to have ever been produced yet. In layman’s terms, Graphene is a thin layer of pure carbon; it is a single, tightly packed layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a… Continue reading

Everything you need to know about HP’s new 3D Printer

The latest talk around 3D Printing industry is the launch of HP’s first ever 3D Printer in India which works on HP’s proprietary Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. MJF is quite similar to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Both are powder based technologies and there is no support structure generation in… Continue reading

Making models hollow in 3D Printing

One of the most common questions that we encounter is: How to make models hollow in 3D Printing?! So we decided that it was about time we published an article addressing this concern. Models are shelled or made hollow to either reduce the cost of the part, or to reduce… Continue reading

Learn how Support Structures affect the surface finish of a 3D Printed Part

Support structures are generated in part geometries having shallow angles and overhanging features. Support structures, as the name implies, are ancillary geometries necessary to support the main part geometry in order to achieve the desired output of the latter. There are a few technologies in 3D printing viz. Selective Laser… Continue reading

Will Additive Manufacturing replace Subtractive Manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing(AM) or 3D printing as it is commonly called, is a manufacturing technology wherein parts are fabricated layer by layer. Since the material is added layer by layer, it is called Additive manufacturing. Essentially, you start with nothing and end up building a part bottom up as opposed to… Continue reading

Nylon

Nylon or PA2200 is a polyamide 12 compound. Nylon is white in color and comes with an inherent grainy surface finish. Since Nylon parts are fabricated in Selective Laser Sintering technology, there is no support structure generation, making it suitable for parts which are complex and which have intricate geometries… Continue reading

Glass-Filled Nylon

Glass-Filled Nylon (GF) or PA3200 is a reinforced material (polyamide-12 + 30 % Glass-Filled). GF is off-white in color and comes with an inherent grainy surface finish. Since GF parts are fabricated in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology, there is no support structure generation, making it suitable for parts which… Continue reading