Want to buy a 3D printer? This is what Chizel recommends.

Chizel started off as a 3D Printing service bureau. In those days, we ourselves had bought some 3D printers (desktop and industrial) and we realized that we, too, had not bought the right ones. Over the years, we did get a knack of the technology and industry and today we… Continue reading

April fool prank: Amazon acquiring Shapeways points towards a bigger problem in 3D Printing.

One of the media networks recently pranked about the acquisition of Shapeways by AWS. Although a fairly good April fool’s joke, it does incite questions around the security of CAD designs. As 3D Printing continues to find both industrial and consumer applications, the threat of altered or compromised data subsequently heightens.… Continue reading

A brief introduction to Generative Design

A generative design system offers a different approach: It takes inspiration from nature and its evolutionary process. The process of evolution is nature’s way of perfecting its creations. Every living organism is an example of that process. Consider how mutations over very long periods of time bestow organisms with specific… 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

6 things to consider while designing for 3D Printing

Far too often we have seen engineers and designers come up with a part design that is “unprintable” because they were unaware, or overlooked the 3D Printing design guidelines while designing. This is then followed by a plethora of design changes amidst a lot of to-and-fro communication, which really isn’t… 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