Top 5 Videos: Elegoo Showcases Saturn 3 and Neptune 4 Series 3D Printers

Published on June 3, 2023 by Avery S.

It is once again Sunday, which means it is time for the week’s top 5 3D printing videos! This week’s content features  manufacturer giants Elegoo’s newest Saturn 3 and Neptune 4 printer series, climbing shoes made with additive manufacturing, a look into how the industry can help with energy transition, Meltio’s Laser Metal Deposition Technology at AMUG 2023, and a tutorial for how to Optimize an existing STL for 3D printing in Tinkercad. Check out the videos below to learn about the newest and most relevant information of the week in the world of 3D printing. Happy Sunday, and as always, hope you enjoy!

Top 1: Introducing Elegoo’s New MSLA and FDM 3D Printers

3D Printer manufacturer giants Elegoo have Introduced the newest additions to the ELEGOO planet family: the Saturn 3 series and Neptune 4 series. The Saturn 3 series features a 12K HD resolution across all models, offering an upgrade from traditional 4K resolution for more lifelike models. The Neptune 4 series comes with the user-friendly Klipper firmware. Notably, the Neptune 4 Pro machine can print up to 10 times faster than its predecessors, reaching speeds of up to 500mm/s (recommended speed: 250mm/s).The Saturn 3 12K series includes the Saturn 3 and Saturn 3 Ultra Mono MSLA 3D printers, while the Neptune 4 series consists of the Neptune 4 and Neptune 4 Pro FDM 3D printers. Pre-orders for the machines will begin on June 1st at 2 PM (UTC). Below, you can find more information for each printer model, we’re excited to see how they perform!

Top 2: 3D Printed Climbing Shoes

Introducing the ultimate solution for climbers struggling to find the perfect-fitting shoes – custom 3D-printed climbing shoes based on a laser scan of your own foot. In this fascinating video, you’ll explore the innovative process developed by a talented individual to create climbing shoes that offer unparalleled fit and comfort. Starting with an introduction, followed by a detailed explanation of how these shoes are created, witness the progression from foot scan to the development of three distinct models. The final product is unveiled and showcases exceptional results that traditional climbing shoes can’t compete with (one of which is a flexible, polymer-based upper section). Gain insights into the printing duration and explore the chosen materials and design considerations. If finding climbing shoes that truly fit has been a challenge, this video offers an enticing glimpse into a world where 3D printing and laser scanning combine to create the ultimate personalized climbing shoe. Witness the entire process and unlock the potential of perfectly fitted climbing footwear by watching the video!

Top 3: Shaping the Future of Metal Fabrication

Meltio is changing the industrial landscape with their M450 machine, an advanced laser metal deposition tool. With its futuristic design and versatility, the M450 can function as a standalone machine or be mounted onto a robotic arm for various manufacturing environments. Using welding wire, it enables the fabrication of metal parts with intricate designs and complex structures. The M450’s standout feature is its ability to print with dual wires, blending different materials seamlessly in a single part. This capability allows for unique composite properties and multilayered components with varying material characteristics. Meltio’s 3D printed conveyor belt support exemplifies the machine’s time-saving production and enhanced structural integrity. Additionally, the M450 achieves stunning precision and detail, with uniform layers as thin as 0.6 millimeters. With its flexibility in handling various materials and the capability to add features or repair existing parts, Meltio’s technology sets new standards in additive manufacturing, combining the best of 3D printing and traditional manufacturing techniques. See more below!


Top 4: Baker Hughes Additive Manufacturing

Baker Hughes is driving innovation in turbomachinery products and services through the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM). By leveraging AM, Baker Hughes aims to enhance engine performance, minimize environmental impact, improve gas turbine combustion, mitigate hydrogen-related issues such as embrittlement and leaks, upgrade equipment, and extend the operational life of assets. The adoption of AM technology enables the industry to accelerate the energy transition process. To learn more about Baker Hughes’ additive capabilities, watch the video!

Top 4: How to Optimize an existing STL for 3D printing in Tinkercad

In this informative video tutorial from Tinkercad, you’ll discover step-by-step instructions on how to modify an existing STL file to optimize its 3D printing performance. The contents of the video include key techniques that will help you achieve better results: from Identifying problematic parts and learning how to identify areas in the model that may pose challenges during the printing process, such as overhangs, unsupported features, or intricate details, to reviewing and exporting the fixed STL, the video will guide you through the process of reviewing the modified model to ensure its accuracy. Finally, you’ll learn how to export the fixed STL file, ready for seamless 3D printing. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced 3D printing enthusiast, this video tutorial offers valuable insights and practical techniques to enhance your 3D printing workflow. Check out the video and start optimizing your STL files for easier and better 3D printing results using Tinkercad!

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