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Six Bed Adhesion Solutions For Your 3D Prints

Posted by Kim Carbon on Apr 6, 2017 11:32:25 AM

If you’re new to 3D printing, one of the challenges you will encounter is getting your prints to properly adhere to your heated bed. The Series 1 Pro is designed with a heated build platform that provides enhanced adhesion and greater dimensional accuracy with many materials. To further help you in getting started, we have prepared a quick rundown of bed adhesion solutions from our Knowledge Base that can help get your prints to stick to the build plate. From widely available tools to Cura settings, have a look at the following methods. They take into consideration factors such as material types and the design of your print.

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Multiple Nozzle Workflows

Posted by Elijah Post on Mar 14, 2017 12:36:52 PM

There is no silver bullet that will solve every 3D printing challenge. Different kinds of parts with different requirements will require different printer specifications (as well as different settings) in order to achieve the ideal print.

To address this, we provide a family of nozzles for the industry-leading G2 Extruder. Each nozzle provides a distinct advantage over the others and serves the use cases and applications. Instead of thinking of only one nozzle as being suitable to your needs, consider a second nozzle as an opportunity to dramatically expand the versatility and ROI on your Series 1 Pro.

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Why Did My 3D Print Fail? (Infographic)

Posted by Danny Schmitz on Feb 17, 2017 1:36:13 PM

With the nature of 3D printing, sometimes prints will fail. From experienced user to first time 3D printer, it happens to the best of us. The best way to stop failures from becoming a trend is to be able to identify what kind of failure you are experiencing, what the cause of the failure is, why it happens, and how to fix it.

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A Closer Look at the Tungsten Carbide Nozzle

Posted by Elijah Post on Jan 17, 2017 4:46:26 PM

In 2014 we introduced the G2 extruder, which blew away the standard groovemount design that was common in those days. To this day, we remain light-years ahead of the other standard designs on the market because of the proprietary design that the G2 employs to make your prints become reality.

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3D Printed Hat Holder Using the 0.6mm Hot End

Posted by Elijah Post on Dec 30, 2016 10:00:49 AM

Here’s another great use case for a 0.6mm hot end. It can be hard to understand exactly how much of a difference a 200 micron adjustment can make. In this case, the 200 microns we’re talking about is the 200 micron increase in nozzle diameter from our standard hot end to that of this new one.

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Stainless Steel Hot End: The Power of (Point) Six

Posted by Elijah Post on Dec 15, 2016 1:28:56 PM

Last week, we announced four new products and some bundles that take 3D printing one step further, allowing our most industrious customers to do with 3D printing what had been previously not economically viable.

One of them is our new 0.6mm Stainless Steel Hot End. This nozzle has a ⅓ larger diameter than our standard 0.4mm nozzle, and is available today from our store. But what is the advantage to having a larger nozzle diameter?

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