You probably don’t own a 3D printer yet. Like computers in the early 1980s, it’s an intriguing new technology that hasn’t quite found its place in the home.
However, schools and universities are proving to be a petri dish of innovation, where there is an existing space for experimentation and practical application, as well as palpable enthusiasm for the technology among both teachers and students.
Please enjoy this excellent study reprinted with permission from My3DMatter.
Flexible filaments arrived on the market a couple of years ago and have really broadened the range of objects that can be made with personal 3D printers. While flexibility is a new dimension to the material selection that users can now tap into, this dimension has not been well investigated.
There are many suppliers of flexible materials, and this diverse product selection is also associated with a wide range of filament flexibility levels, mechanical performance, visual quality and processability. Also, there is currently little understanding of how to use a given filament to get the right flexibility for prints, in particular by adjusting the infill %.
This study compares a set of six flexible filaments along various criteria to provide users with a point of comparison among current suppliers. It also gives insight into how to use flexible filaments to reach the right level of flexibility, and the key parameters to adjust when printing this type of material.
On this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday, from the 18th till 19th of November, the annual 3D Printing Live 2015 sponsored by IDTechEx is being held in Santa Clara, California. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, this event will bring together the current and future markets and technologies of 3D Printing.
We’re proud to announce that 3DprinterOS CEO John Dogru will be sharing his vision with a speech about “Envisioning the Virtual Factory of the Future”. John’s talk starts just before the noon on Thursday, 11:40 am in Room 210. More and detailed information can be found here.
This year the conference spans over 2 consecutive days where full range of state-of-the-art technologies will be covered, including many world first announcements. With over 200 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees expected under one roof, this is the largest event on emerging technologies in additive manufacturing.
This event focuses on giving attendees the chance to experience the future of technology firsthand and we will be there demonstrating the future of manufacturing with our software and various 3D printers. Come join us from 7-10 pm EST at Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St | Brooklyn, NY 11231!
3DPrinterOS announces the release of educational and premium licenses with partners including; Dynamism, 3D Connectors, 3D Printlife, CreativeTools and 3dortgen. The educational license was developed with input and testing from schools such as Duke, Purdue and Florida State and gives schools the ability to easily distribute and track access to 3D printers’ campus wide. The premium license gives users access to a direct print API and exclusive applications such as Virtual Factory. These licenses are in addition to the free 3DPrinterOS licenses users already enjoy.
Come check out the team from 3DPrinterOS at 2015’s final U.S. based 3D Printshow. After having a blast at the New York and London Printshows, we saved the best for last! Our CEO John Dogru and CTO Anton Vedeshin will be both be manning the booth at the California Prinshow! You can also check out a John as a conference guest speaker at 1pm on Friday September 11th to discuss 3D printing, one-click manufacturing, and the virtual factories of the future!
Aaron Roy from our team was recently on the WTFFF 3D Printing Podcast to discuss how important data tracking and analytics are in 3d printing software.
Via Hazz Design:
“Everyone said we had to see and talk to 3DPrinterOS for ourselves and they were right! The 3D print operations are absolutely critical to smooth running for any business, school or makerspace, but it doesn’t have to be complex and confusing. Aaron Roy discusses with us their mission for making the 3D print operations and workflow streamlined so that deployment can be the same no matter what printer you add. Imagine that… a system you easily learn once and allows you to grow and expand with the technology instead of having to overhaul the system every time you make a change or addition.
The data tracking and details of the 3DPrinterOS system although fairly intuitive to learn, have rich depth. So, we decided to add a visual to the podcast mix. Be sure to see the video on either YouTube or embedded below for a quick guided tour of the functions and features including the management of 3D printer farms and multiple users. Don’t let the overly techie topic scare you away, these 3D print operations are critical to clarifying exactly how you might deploy and manage 3D printers in your organization.”
Interested in learning more about how 3d printing is being used in education? We’re hosting a live webinar on September 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST to talk through how educators are using 3d printing, what tools are available and some of the best 3d printers we’ve seen so far for education.
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