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Casting and Mold Making...

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  Casting:    Its' a  manufacturing  process in which a liquid material is usually poured into a  mold , which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a  casting , which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting materials are usually metals or various  cold setting  materials that  cure  after mixing two or more components together; examples are  epoxy ,  concrete ,  plaster  and  clay . Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods.     3D printing  and injection  molding  aren't really competing technologies so much as they are complementary .  3D  printed prototypes are not typically finished parts. Most FDM machines utilize either ABS or PLA plastic (and others!) which is more often  than  not a different...
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  • Wednesday February 20

    Creality 3D Printers

     

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      Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd, founded in April 2014, a high-tech enterprise specializing in the  OEM/ODM & sales of 3D printers,  owns two series of DIY and Whole machines, fully meeting the needs of different users.       The products have passed many international quality and environmental certifications such…

  • Wednesday May 08

    MakerPI Shenzhen

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  • Thursday September 12

    Artillery Sidewinder X1 Mods:…

    Early on when Artillery released the Sidewinder X1, Like a number of other users I had one of the machines in our studios display the behavior we all know now as "ribbon cable" related- Extruder clicking, erratic X-carriage movement, and even the LCD showing a -15 temperature reading. The reason…

  • Wednesday April 24

    Artillery Announces A Smaller…

    If the release of Artillery's Sidewinder X1 is any measure, the announcement (teaser really!) of a smaller format version should have people ready to pounce on this one.   Tracy Wang gave us some shots of the little beastie this morning. All thats been said so far is "220x220x250" and…

  • Sunday March 31

    Manufacturer Models: Creality

      Not all models or variations might be shown here. We try to keep this updated as often as possible but always check the groups and manufacturer sites for updates as well!                    ~3D Nexus   Creality Ender 3 Printers Creality 1…

  • Friday February 15

    The First Layer. Elusive?…

    The importance of the first layer is paramount and will usually determine if your model is going to fail later in the build or not. Credit: Peter Solomon   Too many people do not give enough attention to all of the details to get the right first layer. Once that…


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