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How To Use Nano Polymer Adhesive for 3D Printer Bed Adhesion

Nano Polymer Adhesive is designed to minimize failures on high-end polymers. Whether you run a print farm or make single, high-temperature, functional 3D prints, this adhesive will make your work far easier.

Hi-Temp Thermoplastics: Future of Additive Manufacturing

Vision Miner’s Patrick Smith and Rob Lent sit down to talk about why choosing high-temperature plastics is the smart, long-term investment for many businesses in 2019.

3D Printing with Failure In Mind

Every failure is another step towards mastery. Every failure teaches you something new about your part that you must master to get better. And, every failure takes you a step in the direction of getting that part perfectly tuned in.

Best Cooling Tips for 3D Printers

For 3D printers, cooling settings affect the blow rate of the fan mounted at the head of the print nozzle. Interestingly, this fan actually blows cold air onto the plastic at the mouth of the nozzle, not at the metal of the nozzle itself.

Which Layer Height Do You Print In?

The balance between nozzle diameter and layer height comes down to both personal preference and project requirements. If you need a part fast and it does not matter how that part looks, then you can go with higher layer heights and a larger nozzle with little concern. But, if you need a part to fit accurate specifications as well as look detailed, you may consider going with thinner layer heights, assuming you have the time required.

3D Printer Bed Temps: Too Hot or Too Cold?

The purpose of a heated bed on 3D printers is to provide a semi-warm place for the initial layers to fuse together and maintain strength and toughness. When the bed is too cold, the foundation of your part will become too hard before laying flat. This creates warping, a lack of bed adhesion, and a failed print.

3D Printing: Support Structures Explained!

The key to supports is understanding how plastic rests after being printed. Naturally, 3D printers are incapable of printing in mid-air, so we utilize support structures to give features such as overhangs an area on which to print. All of the material used as support can be seen as sacrificial material you remove once the part is done as its sole purpose is to build up to the point at which the part begins.

3D Printing: What’s Too Hot or Too Cold?

In today’s article, we take a brief look at temperature tuning for 3D printers. While this will change depending on each material you go with, it is important to familiarize yourself with a baseline understanding of how temperatures affect printing.