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Dealing with Filament Leakage from Your 3D Printer Hot End? Here’s What You Can Do!

Introduction:Congratulations on your brand new 3D printer hot end! It’s an exciting time for any 3D printing enthusiast. However, if you’re experiencing filament leakage from the nozzle, it can be quite frustrating. Don’t worry, though! In this article, we’ll explore some troubleshooting steps you can take to address this issue […]

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Tackling Over-Extrusion in 3D Printing: A Guide to Improving Your Prints

Introduction:Additive manufacturing has revolutionized the world of design with its ability to create intricate and detailed structures. Among the various 3D printing processes, FDM printing, also known as fusion layering, has gained popularity due to its user-friendly nature. However, like any printing method, FDM can encounter errors, and one common […]

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Independent Extruders Features in the New INTAMSYS Desktop 3D Printer

China-based INTAMSYS is an innovative company that seeks to compete on almost all fronts with the broader material extrusion market. The business has advanced to the point where it has even gotten financing from Porsche using high-temperature 3D printers and silicone technology. A desktop extrusion system with independent dual extrusion […]

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Flexion Retrofit Kit Review

My Monoprice Duplicator I3 V2 3D printer has been under extruding and I needed a way to print flexible filaments. I looked into many solutions like the Flexion Single Extruder, Bondtech QR Universal Extruder and the E3D Extruder Upgrades. I read articles and watched YouTube videos reviewing each. In the end I decided to go with the Flexion based on price and ease of installation.

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University of Sheffield researchers trial efficient diode lasers for high speed 3D printing

The way many sectors are 3D printing can be better thanks to a new additive manufacturing process that uses energy-efficient diode lasers. University of Sheffield researchers in the UK are working on a new 3D printing technique. Known as Diode Area Melting (DAM), this process is described as a “faster […]

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Lloyd’s Register and TWI Update Global Additive Manufacturing Certification Framework

The framework update aims to support industrial “safe adoption” of metal 3D Printing by promoting certification of parts. 2017 additive manufacturing certification framework was titled “Guidance Notes for the Certification of Metallic Parts made by Additive Manufacturing” and has been updated to include the experience from previous joint industry projects […]

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Unboxing the Lulzbot Dual Extruder Tool Head

In a previous blog I wrote about my trip to the Lulzbot factory in Loveland, CO. While I was there I decided to upgrade my Taz 5 to print dual materials. To do this will require the Lulzbot Dual Extruder tool head .  With this tool head I want to print more […]