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Top 5 Videos: A solution to optimize 3D printing parameters

Published on November 1, 2020 by Aysha M.

This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is changing production. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to automotive – check our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!

Top 1: How to optimize 3D printing parameters?

Teton Simulation has developed a topology optimization tool called SmartSlice. This solution saves time in the printing process by optimizing the 3D printing parameters. Instead of trying out different configurations and multiplying iterations, the tool offers a fast and efficient solution that will not only save time but also reduce your material consumption. In fact, it is common to have to print 5 to 25 test pieces before finding the correct parameters and being completely satisfied. This solution is based on precise analytical methods and advanced optimization routines – find out more in the video!

Top 2: How to start and scale 3D printing service?

In this webinar, we talk about starting and scaling a 3D printing service. Mike Moceri, CEO of MakerOS, leds this masterclass in not just how to build a 3D printing service from the ground up, but also how to take it from 0 to 60 in a relatively short amount of time. Having done it himself multiple times over the past decade, Mike shares his knowledge and expertise in this webinar so that you learn from his experiences and avoid making unnecessary mistakes when starting your own 3D printing service.

Top 3: DefeXtiles, taking advantage of a 3D printer defect

Jack Forman, a PhD student at MIT, developed a new type of fabric by taking advantage of one of the most common 3D printing problems, subextrusion. Under-extrusion occurs when there is not enough extruded filament in the piece. By controlling this defect, he managed to design DefeXtiles, a kind of fabric similar to tulle that can give it complex shapes and geometries. In the video you can learn more about the fabric and the possibilities it offers.

Top 4: Food extruder for your 3D printer

Recently, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to present Cakewalk 3D, the first food extruder for your 3D printer, with a clear objective: to accelerate the activity of cake designers. No need for a specific food 3D printer or complicated software, as Cakewalk3D easily attaches to your machine, you just need to follow the instructions. The company even offers recipes, all tested with the Cakewalk3D extruder. Among the extruded mixes are preparations based on chocolate, honey, meringue, ketchup, guacamole and more!

Top 5: Meltio explains its metal 3D printing technology

If you follow the news of additive manufacturing, you have probably heard about Meltio, a young company specialized in the development of industrial metal 3D printing solutions. It is a process particularly adapted to the aerospace sector and the video below explains why. The CTO, Brian Matthews, goes back over the key features of the M450 industrial machine.

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