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17 09, 2019

SLS 3d printing process – watch it build

September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For those who don’t believe me when I say the SLS 3d printing 'removal' is actually the exciting part of the process, not watching it build… here’s a minute clip of one of our machines running a build (600 x’s the actual speed to reduce boredom - LOL!). To learn more about the SLS process [...]

15 08, 2019

SLA vs. 3D Printing… there’s a big difference some don’t realize

August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Many people commonly use the term SLA (Sterolithography) in place of the broad term 3D Printing/3D Printed. For example, “I need to have an SLA part made in nylon”, when what they really need is ‘a 3d printed part made in nylon’. (which would be produced with the SLS process, not SLA). SLA is a [...]

20 06, 2019

3D Printed Star Trek 3D Chess Pieces

June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Although current technology is still a few years away from Star Trek's Replicator level, that didn't stop us from 3d printing chess pieces for this Star Trek Tri-Dimensional Chess set. We always have the coolest items to play with at our trade shows!

8 05, 2019

Touching Customer Review on Son’s 3D Printed Lego Urn

May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

16 04, 2019

The ‘Magic’ of SLS (selective laser sintering), Removing the Build

April 16th, 2019|3D Printing, 3D Prototyping, Uncategorized|

Surprisingly, removing the build is actually the exciting part of the SLS 3d printing process! Not watching it as it builds. Most think watching an SLS while building would be the interesting part of of the process, however because of the way the process builds,  there's actually very little to see. Here's a super basic summary [...]

4 04, 2019

Our 3d printed SLS plastic Star Trek TOS communicator -cool right?!

April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

From the 'only because we can' category... Working at a 3d printing company certainly has its privileges! In 2016 I pre-ordered a Star Trek TOS bluetooth communicator as a gift for my husband. Instead of yet again wrapping a piece of paper with a promise, one or our techs got to work and did me [...]

26 02, 2019

3D Printing Scaled Down Models

February 26th, 2019|3D Printing, Uncategorized|

We often receive questions about 3d printing scaled down models that never happen as contacting us first isn't the right starting point, unless a few things are already taken care of! Watch this quick video and/or visit our Sales Models page to learn more. https://youtu.be/jM0ucRIbPV0  

4 12, 2018

Chanel Mascara 3D Printing Wand – Gimmick or Gold?

December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When we first saw the headline ‘Chanel, the first mascara brush printed on a 3-D Printer’, our minds flooded with questions. - what process did they use? - what part ‘exactly’ did they 3d print? - why did they decide to 3d print instead of traditional manufacturing methods? Chanel's 3D Printed Le Volume Re'volution Mascara [...]

8 03, 2018

Black Panther’s Queen Ramona Impressive 3D Printed Costume Pieces

March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

While watching Marvel's Black Panther film over the weekend, I immediately spotted the unmistakable 3d printed pieces worn by actress Angela Bassett. Before I even left the theater, I was consulting Google to confirm I was right. Not only that, there were many other costume pieces throughout the moving that were able to take advantage [...]

23 01, 2018

3D Printed Drone Parts Flying Around

January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

As if 3d printing wasn’t already cool enough, many of our SLS nylon parts are flying around in drones! SLS 3d printed in nylon spinner really flies! Several drone assemblies that are being made and sold direct to customers contain 3D Prototype Design's SLS 3D printed parts. Because our SLS models offer final [...]