Infill Patterns in the New Cura (Part 2): Criteria for Infill Pattern

Posted by Vaibhav Sharma on Dec 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In the previous blog, we reviewed Absolute Infill in Cura Type A and established how it has revolutionized the infill paradigm for 3D printing.

In this blog post, we will look at the decision-making criteria behind choosing 3D printing infill patterns. Correct infill pattern can greatly influence your print time, strength, quality and even success. There are only three things to consider when choosing an infill pattern and we will briefly go over them here.

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Topics: 3D Infill Patterns

3D Printed Speaker Enclosures

Posted by Brandon Langdon on Nov 29, 2016 1:22:36 PM

I started this project mainly because of two reasons. First was that it was sort of a personal undertaking for me, something purely aesthetic. I had made some replacement pieces with the ColorFabb WoodFill before and had stained them. Ever since then, I have wanted to make more with it and these speakers I pulled from a discarded TV, seemed perfect.

Second reason, of course, had to do with 3D printing. I decided to pursue this little project as I think this could be a really interesting springboard to study more about density, shape, and sound. Having a background in both music and physics, I was curious about what the acoustic properties would be.  There is a great deal of research that could be done in this area and then brought to improve consumer and professional equipment.

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Topics: 3D prints, cool stuff

Infill Patterns in the New Cura (Part 1): Reviewing Absolute Infill

Posted by Vaibhav Sharma on Nov 28, 2016 1:41:59 PM

In Cura Type A 1.5, we introduced Absolute InfilI and Cubic Internal Structures with the goal of promoting certainty in design communication and realization. Absolute Infill enables effective design communication between designers and engineers, while Cubic Internal Structures takes 3D printing one step closer to realistic mechanical performance.

In this blog series, we will establish the rationale behind Absolute Infill and understand the strengths of each of the 3D printing infill patterns. This will help you analyse your model and decide the best infill pattern for your purpose.

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Topics: 3D Infill Patterns

Let’s Celebrate the Holidays with Some Awesome Deals!

Posted by Kim Carbon on Nov 25, 2016 12:10:00 AM

It’s that time of the year again. 2016 is almost coming to a close and we look back at the things that we are thankful for for the past eleven months or so. This holiday, Type A Machines says a BIG THANK YOU too with our biggest sale event of the year yet!

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Topics: announcements

Announcing the New Spool Holder 2.0

Posted by Danny Schmitz on Nov 23, 2016 12:30:36 PM

You spoke, we listened.

Great news! We are now offering a new and improved spool holder for our Series 1 3D Printers.

The Type A Machines engineering team have developed the Spool Holder 2.0 to ensure consistent and reliable filament delivery to your extruder. It’s been a while in the making because we wanted to make sure that this update was a true fix, addressing all the issues you told us about.

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Topics: product announcements

Geometry Pavilion: Achieving Complex Curves with 3D Printing

Posted by Kim Carbon on Nov 10, 2016 11:54:23 AM

We are in the business of 3D printing because we believe in its ability to change and improve the way we create the things around us (whether they are decorative objects or more functional things such as machines and devices that directly affect our daily lives). We are constantly reminded of the value of this technology by the works done by our valued customers through our 3D printers. And consequently, we get inspired to develop better 3D printing solutions to aid them in their projects and to allow them to adapt and address emerging trends and challenges in their own fields through digital fabrication.

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Topics: customer story