Why is TPU “All The Rage?”

Although flexible filaments have been around for a few years, many desktop 3D printers have been unable to utilize these filaments.  Filaments such as TPA, TPC, and TPE were available, but were just too flexible for many  inexpensive 3D printers on the market.  However, TPU seems to be the perfect mesh between operational flexibility and […]

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Imaginator 3D News 6 May 15

Boat Motor

Happy day after Cinco De Mayo! I hope everyone has found interesting items to print since my last blog. Today, I bring to you a few articles which are interesting and making the headlines. More and more companies are jumping into filament development which is good for all of us 3D printers. It means more […]

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Printing With Experimental Filament

Flex EcoPLA

Today’s discussion I cover some of the specialty filaments available on the market and the success and hurdles printing with some of them in the Imaginator 3D (I3D) machine. As such, I have used several nylons, flexibles, specialty colors, and photo chromatics. Some work well and some have their hurdles. Taulman’s 618 and 645 nylons are two […]

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Yoyo in the News 16 Apr 15

Yoyo

This week I believe has been one of the best weeks in the past several for headline news articles. As always, I’m on the lookout for cool new filament products and I have one I think you will find very interesting. Also, I cover a project that I believe many 3D printing fans may be willing […]

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Imaginator News for 25 Mar 2015

Hi everyone, it’s again time to see if we can find an interesting article in the news for this week! Several items I found interesting include a hybrid which not only acts as an additive manufacturing machine (3D printer), but also as a subtractive manufacturing (milling) machine. Also, Taulman 3D has yet another new filament […]

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What’s in the News For 18 Feb 15?

A few articles back I mentioned a story on Graphene and how an infused filament could print electronic circuits. Well, in a step forward a group at Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute has developed a graphene oxide material which results in a pure graphene print when extruded!   The advantage of printing a pure graphene material is that […]

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News for 28 Jan 2015

Filament

In today’s blog I hope to bring to you a few more informative articles that will make your 3D printing experience more enjoyable. In this article we take a brief look at a filament comparison article, some new filament entering the market, and a flashlight that will last up to 20 years! 3D Printing Industry […]

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