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3D Printing Carbon Fiber at Any Level

Carbon fiber materials and carbon-reinforced polymers can replace metal for lighter, more ergonomic tooling. Add to that the power of additive manufacturing to print the…

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New Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and Polycarbonate Materials for MakerBot Method

The MakerBot Method line is an open-source platform that brings a world of new options for prototypes right to your desktop. Recently, MakerBot extended the capabilities for…

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Surprising Ways a Criminal Justice Department Can Use 3D Printing

Throughout this series of articles, we have looked at how different departments across multiple universities have used 3D printing as part of their curricula and…

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Introducing the MakerBot Method: Carbon Fiber Edition

Since the launch of the METHOD platform, MakerBot has been expanding the material capabilities of their METHOD and METHOD X 3D printers. This week, they…

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MakerBot LABS Expands Capabilities of the MakerBot Method

MakerBot recently announced that it was further expanding the material capabilities of its Method platform with a new experimental MakerBot LABS print head and what…

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New Production-Grade MakerBot Materials [UPDATED]

MakerBot Method 3D printers use production-grade thermoplastics to create functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and end-use parts that are durable, detailed and dimensionally accurate, all from…

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MakerBot Announces the New MakerBot Method X

MakerBot has announced an enhanced version of their new MakerBot Method 3D printing platform, the Method X. This manufacturing workstation builds on the existing Method …

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When Is It Best to Use PLA?

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in 3D printing, specifically in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers. PLA is widely used on…

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Introducing the MakerBot Method

MakerBot Method is MakerBot’s newest addition to their 3D printer portfolio. A pioneer in the professional segment category built with improved, patented industrial technologies from Stratasys®,…

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MakerBot Announces the New MakerBot Method

Makerbot has announced an all new printer and printer platform; the MakerBot Method. A “performance” printer which bridges the gap between smaller desktop 3D printing…

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Top 3 Ways to Smooth PLA Parts

Anyone who has compared traditional FDM (sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication) to other 3D printing technologies, such as PolyJet, SLA and SLS, has definitely thought…

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Optimizing Your Design for 3D Printing

Good looking parts start with great design. This is no secret among the engineering community. Thanks to software like SOLIDWORKS and the many advancements in 3D…

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MakerBot Tough PLA: Living Hinges and Snap Fit

MakerBot Tough PLA is an amazing material that combines the low cost and ease-of-use that regular PLA offers with strength that is similar to (or…

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MakerBot Print Software

You got a MakerBot, but now what? Before your 3D printer can understand and successfully print a part file, it needs a software to orient your…

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Concrete Molding with Tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+

For many design projects, 3D printed parts made of plastics are not strong enough to withstand extreme impact, high heat or other stress factors. This…

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