Is it even real metal?! Let’s find out! We got some rolls of Chinese Copper and Aluminium PLA into the studio to test. Is this really metal? Does this change the game in metallic 3D Printing?
At Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), Christopher Williams heads the effort to further advance 3-D printing–known among engineers as additive manufacturing–with copper, a widely used conductor in electronics. Williams is using a process called binder jetting in which an inkjet printer selectively jets glue into a bed of copper powder, layer-by-layer. The printed […]
As the 3D Printing Industry gets “cooler” more and more things come out. These Dice represent a lot of cool/geeky things in one place – 3D Printing, RPG’s, Geometry and ancient notions of the nature of the universe – so, plenty of stuff for me to talk about. The set I show is the Steampunk […]
This is just a quick 3D Printing Video to show that yes, we can now use metal in our 3D Printers. So far, 3D printers have used primarily plastic to create images, because it’s an easy material to work with. But last month, 3D printing took another leap forward when Michigan Technological University scientists invented […]
In Normal 3d Printing, First, the printer prepares the printing chamber. Then, the model is printed by shooting colored glue on layer by layer of plaster powder. When all layers have been printed, the model can be dug out of the printing chamber with the help of a vacuum cleaner that is built into the […]
Apple has filed 5 new patent applications on the process of using Liquidmetal to build the next generation of smartphones, tablets and digital displays. Apple’s patent applications also relate to 3D printing and how 3D printing technology would be used to build certain devices with Liquidmetal.
Printing with liquid metal is nothing new, but now there are more 3D printable metals being added into the mix. “3D printer supplier ExOne has added iron infiltrated with bronze, and bonded tungsten” to its list of usable materials with one of its 3D printer product lines. Currently, the available materials are “silica sand, ceramic […]