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3D printing & product safety
Articles on 3D printing in the context of how it could impact the safety of consumer goods. Main focus on desktop printers. Not covering weapons.   Search topic tags.
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FDM vs SLA: How does 3D Printing Technology Work? |

FDM vs SLA: How does 3D Printing Technology Work? | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
How much do you really know about how 3D printing works? In this article we go through the main difference between SLA and FDM printers.
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The latest on these technologies

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3D Printing Materials Guide

3D Printing Materials Guide | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Pinshape guides on how to get the most out of 3D printing!
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Knowing your feedstock helps with safety

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Additive Manufacturing Standards Are on Their Way

Additive Manufacturing Standards Are on Their Way | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
The Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative created by America Makes and ANSI intends to spur and accelerate growth in 3D printing standards.
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First post in a while!  Good to see this American initiative is progressing

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What 3D Printing Technology Should I Use? [Infographic] |

What 3D Printing Technology Should I Use? [Infographic] | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Looking to buy a 3D printer but don't know what 3D printing technology to use? Check out our infographic on your options and decide which is right for you!
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Good to know to ensure quality and safe product

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Top 5 Tips for Using Flexible 3D Printing Filament

Top 5 Tips for Using Flexible 3D Printing Filament | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
We break down the different types of flexible filament, some of the challenges, and top 5 tips on getting the best 3D print with flexible filament
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More product innovation . . .

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Phevos Mokas's curator insight, January 3, 2017 12:46 PM
Seems like, unlike some years ago, ninjaflex is no longer the only option when it comes to flexible 3d-printing material.
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3 Most Common 3D Printer Errors and Their Fixes |

3 Most Common 3D Printer Errors and Their Fixes | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
If you're experiencing problems with your print, check out the 3 most common 3d printer errors and learn how to fix them quickly!
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Useful for safety . . .

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Phevos Mokas's curator insight, December 28, 2016 2:53 AM
These tips could help you save material and sometimes your whole printer!
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Home 3D Printing 'Just Not There Yet' Admits MakerBot

Home 3D Printing 'Just Not There Yet' Admits MakerBot | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
MakerBot was going to change the world. It was going to bring 3D-printing, long a product limited to designer offices and workshops, into the home (or at least the garage). But earlier today, under a veil of marketing speak and glitzy videos, the company announced a new focus on commercial—not consumer—products, and in so doing, finally admitted what we’ve all known for a while. No one really wants a 3D printer in their house.
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Slowing down

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How Do 3D Printers Work? The 4 3D Technologies You Should Know |

How Do 3D Printers Work? The 4 3D Technologies You Should Know | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
If you're wondering how do 3D printers work, check out this infographic! It covers the 4 main types of 3D printing technologies and explains how they work.
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All explained . . . 

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This squishy door handle is a breakthrough in 3D printing

Researchers at Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have refined 3D-printed metamaterial. Metamaterial is a system of microstructures printed inside an object.
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Lots of potential here . . .

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How to Design Objects for 3D Printing

How to Design Objects for 3D Printing | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Once you have mastered designing for 3D printing you can design and 3D print more complex, better quality, safer objects in less time and for les
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Very good advice, including on product safety

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What Would You 3D Print with Purement, a PLA that Kills Germs?

Korean filament manufacturer BnK Chemical Corporation has released a new anti-microbial 3D printing filament called Purement.
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Potential for food contact safety

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How Do 3D Printers Work? The 4 3D Technologies You Should Know |

How Do 3D Printers Work? The 4 3D Technologies You Should Know | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
If you're wondering how do 3D printers work, check out this infographic! It covers the 4 main types of 3D printing technologies and explains how they work.
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Useful explanation

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AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save

AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine.
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Really helpful article, but no mention of safety that I could see

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Moving 3D Printing Forward Safely...Crest of a Crisis or Opportunity? | 3D Printing in East Asia on Patreon

Moving 3D Printing Forward Safely...Crest of a Crisis or Opportunity? | 3D Printing in East Asia on Patreon | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Official Post from 3D Printing in East Asia:
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3D printing safety for the users

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How to Use Screw Threads to Connect 3D Printed Parts |

How to Use Screw Threads to Connect 3D Printed Parts | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Connect 3D printed parts together using screw threads. Here's a tutorial on how to add screw threads to your printed parts.
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This is good to know from a product safety perspective

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UL's Performance Materials Division Introduces New Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program ("Blue Card Program")

UL's Performance Materials Division Introduces New Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program ("Blue Card Program") | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UL's Performance Materials Division Introduces New Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program ('Blu
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Researchers Just 3-D Printed the Strongest Lightweight Material Ever

Researchers Just 3-D Printed the Strongest Lightweight Material Ever | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
It's 10 times stronger than steel--and it could have a big impact on manufacturing.
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Looks impressive

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Pinshape Guides

Pinshape guides on how to get the most out of 3D printing!
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Lots of new developments and so many options with materials.

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GE Additive to invest $10 million in two educational programmes

GE Additive to invest $10 million in two educational programmes | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
GE Additive have announced a $10 million investment across five years in two educational programmes aimed at developing future talent in additive manufacturing. One programme is designed for schools, while the other is for colleges and universities.
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Encouraging investment

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ISO and ASTM develop AM Standards Development Structure

One of the major barriers to widespread adoption of 3D printing is the question of standardization. For industries like aerospace and medical especially, there is a need for technical standards to maintain the safety and repeatability of printed parts, as well as the integrity of anything made with additive manufacturing.
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Major progress toward standards and safety

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Five Things You Should Know About 3D Printing Metal Composites! |

Five Things You Should Know About 3D Printing Metal Composites! | | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
Interested in 3D printing metal composites? Proto-pasta has a line of composite filaments and they've broken down some essential tips to get started
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Really practical advice that will help with quality and safety

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23 Ultimate MakerGear M2 Tips & Tricks Guide

23 Ultimate MakerGear M2 Tips & Tricks Guide | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
The MakerGear M2 is currently the best 3D printer machine in its class for its value, providing everything you need whether an entry or professional level user.
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A well received article (judging by the comments) with good advice on safety!

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Product Manufacturers Should Fail Early, Fail Fast, & Fail Often

Product Manufacturers Should Fail Early, Fail Fast, & Fail Often | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it

Innovation and failure go hand in hand – If you are not failing, you are not innovating. Your fear of failure will suffocate your creativity and progress. You can do a great favor to your product or service; embrace failure and blueprint a plan that affords you the opportunity to do it early and very often. Rapid Prototyping helps you do exactly that.

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Some important points on getting design right - always good for lots of reasons . . . 

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i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option

i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option | 3D printing & product safety | Scoop.it
i.materialize has created a new lightweight aluminum material it will use to 3D print your designs on your behalf.
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A new game changer . . . 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Additive Manufacturing

The manufacturers who have begun to succeed with 3D printing as a means of production are beginning to see what the ultimate impact of additiv
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Neat video

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