Top 5 Videos: The History of 3D Printing

Published on March 17, 2024 by Isaac B.

Welcome to our compilation of this week’s top 3D printing videos. We kick off this week’s edition with a thorough exploration of the history of 3D printing. Next, we’re shown how the United States Marine Corps is integrating 3D printing into their training, pushing Marines to develop AM-related skills through the introduction of its first-ever additive manufacturing course on MCB Hawaii. Moving forward, Chip Monkeys reveals and demonstrates the advantages of sequential 3D printing over continuous printing, pointing out issues like material waste and problems related to layer adhesion. Next in line, Meltio introduces its new M600 3D printer and details its extensive range of features. And finally, we wrap up this week with a video by Resin Forge, demonstrating the dos and don’ts of sanding resin 3D prints. Let’s get started!

Top 1: The History of 3D Printing

First, we’re presented with an episode of The History Of, which provides an extensive overview of the history of 3D printing. Beginning with Chuck Hull’s invention of stereolithography, the episode discusses the emergence of additional technologies like selective laser sintering and fused deposition modeling. Additionally, it delves into the expanding applications across industries in the 2000s, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and consumer goods, before assessing the 3D printing landscape of today.

Top 2: Marine Corps Base Hawaii Hosts Its First-Ever Additive Manufacturing Course

Next up, user dvidshub highlights CLC-33’s very first Additive Manufacturing course aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which aims to provide Marines with essential skills in CAD, 3D printing, coding, and electronics. Through partnerships with organizations like Cisco Advanced Manufacturing Systems, the program hosts quarterly classes for 12 Marines, teaching fundamental concepts in additive and subtractive manufacturing processes while empowering Marines to refurbish and repair equipment quickly.

Top 3: The Benefits of Sequential 3D Printing

Third-in-line, we dive into the advantages of sequential 3D printing over continuous printing with a video by Chip Monkeys. Highlighting prevalent issues like layer adhesion problems and material waste resulting from errors, the video showcases sequential printing as the solution. This method allows for the individual production of each part in a predetermined sequence, improving control and efficiency throughout the entire printing process.

Top 4: Meltio Debuts Its Meltio M600 3D Printer

Next, industrial machinery company Meltio gives a close look at its new Meltio M600 printer. Showcasing an expansive build volume, smart sensors, and multi-material compatibility, Meltio states its printer offers greatly enhanced reliability and efficiency, and hopes to set a new standard for industrial additive manufacturing.

Top 5: A Beginner’s Guide To Sanding Resin 3D Printed Parts

Wrapping up, Resin Forge presents a beginner’s guide to effectively sanding resin 3D prints. The creator shares their initial apprehension about sanding but assures viewers that with practice, it can not only improve the final part quality but can also become enjoyable. Various tools and different techniques for dry sanding and wet sanding are showcased.

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