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