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Articles about professional applications of additive and digital manufacturing

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2019 BCN3D Sigma R19 Review – The Best Sigma Yet

The new and improved BCN3D Sigma R19 boasts reworked components, guidance and overall better experience. Check out our review to see how it holds up.

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Cost of 3D Printing – 20 Great Ways to Reduce It

Here are 20 great ways to reduce the cost of 3D printing. Avoid unnecessary costs and become a frugally-minded maker with the following tips.

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Acrylic Laser Cutting – Best Ways to Get the Job Done

Acrylic is a fantastic material to create intricate designs. With a Laser Cutter, you can cut any 2D design you want! In this article, we explain the process of creating a vectorial design and share a few hints to simplify the intricate process of laser cutting acrylic.

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Metal for the Masses
2019 Markforged Metal X – Review the Specs

Markforged has made their first step into metal 3D printing. The Markforged Metal X promises affordable custom metal parts. Let's review the specs of the machine.

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Better Than Styrofoam
How To Make A 3D Printed Architecture Model

3D printing architecture models offer a lot of advantages - but you do have to consider some things first. Here‘s what you need to know.

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2018 Modix Big 60V2 (Version 2) – Review the Specs

The Modix Big60 V2 (Verison 2) is a large-format 3D printer at an incredibly affordable price. Review the specs here.

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Stainless Steel 3D Printer – How to 3D Print Stainless Steel

Looking to 3D print your parts in stainless steel? We expound the possibilities: outsourcing, buying your own stainless steel 3D printer or using metal-filled PLA like SteelFill

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Graphene 3D Printing – Can It Be Done?

As discoveries around graphene applications abound, many are wondering if it can be scaled to 3D. This could have revolutionary effects, but it begs the question, have scientists been successful in graphene 3D printing? Find out!

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It’s easier than you think
3D Printing Architecture Models – A Beginner’s Guide

3D printing architecture models have become an interesting alternative. Learn how to easily 3D print your architectural models.

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2019 CraftBot 3 Review – The Supervisor Needs Supervision

Could the CraftBot 3 be a worthy entry to the dual extrusion market or does it lack the reliability to truly stand out? Check out our review to see how it holds up.

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3D Printing Automotive Applications – The Latest Projects

The automotive industry has always been on the lookout for faster prototyping and solutions for reducing the part's weight while retaining the structural strength. Here's a curated list of some of the best automotive 3D printing applications so far.

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Surface Modeling (CAD) – Simply Explained

Solid modeling -- manipulating and combining blocks -- can only take you so far. This article explains what surface modeling is, exploring the benefits it delivers compared to solid modeling.