3 examples of Tailor Made 3D Printer

Tailor Made 3D Printer !

The 3D printer, the new technology that has revolutionized the production process in three dimensions!
Here 3 examples showing the success of this new invention

Sneakers in 3D

Adidas start to be interested in the 3D printer technology by creating its own sneakers called FutureCraft 3D in collaboration with the Belgian company Materialise.
This is not just a simple sneakers that you may choose among many in a store…. You will take a seat and your foot will be modeled and associated to the most suitable pair of sneaker for you to run in the best conditions ever.
Of course it still remains a project and it is currently difficult to process it because most of the shops are not yet adapted to receive such an advanced technology.

Hotel in 3D

In the Philippines located at Angeles, Lewis Grand Hotel is currently building a space of 135 square meters in 3D which will specifically serve a VIP customer range with a significant equipment adapted.
Where the idea becomes even more interesting is that the Hotel has managed to achieve significant savings about 60% by choosing the 3D printer technology.


Brands and Tailor Made 3D printers !

After The Multi Jet Fusion from HP, Canon is on the way to create its own 3D printer.
During the Canon EXPO Paris 2015, Canon announced some characteristics of his new machine already in preparation for some time.


Why China is investing billions in 3D printing


China will invest a huge amount in 3D printing industry explain the CEO of Tailormade Chinese.
Although very few details were communicated and some purposely set out in a way to keep the surprise until the product will come out. Canon clarified several points: fast printing, low cost, and proposal of a large choice of equipment.

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3d printing Dental implants are on that list

Creating replacement parts for various bits of the human body is one of the many areas in which 3D printier get  large potential. Dental implants are very important project for this new “research” out of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

3D-printing replacement opportunity for teeth could come with the added bonus of being able to destroy 99 % of bacteria that they come into contact with.

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New filaments 3D printing

Some types of new filaments that

Consumables are increasingly diverse and varied

With a growing market, 3D printers corporations and filaments seeks to create consumable increasingly innovative with the most diverse and varied materials. This is a real war between the companies. Printers increasingly sophisticated exploits allow some printing (more information here)

A new type of transparent filament


A new type of transparent filament just created. The HDglass (HD = Heavy Duty). This combines the properties of the consumable and traditional glass filaments. It lets through 90% of light while being durable and resistant to shocks and high temperatures. With this handset, you will see through your print objects like glass without fear of breaking it, because it is resistant to shocks.
This new material is available in five colors: blue, black, clear, red, green. New colors are golds and already announced and a variant with carbon fiber reinforced. A filament coil material contains 750 grams and is available in two versions: 1,75mm and 2,85mm. The price is 34.95 euros.

A filament Soy


This new filament called FilaSoy is an environmentally friendly and recyclable filament to the 3D printer. This material was developed by three students from Purdue University in the US. This supply includes in its composition 20 to 25% of Sojat. The small team recently won a prize of 20,000 dollars in the Student Soybean Product innovation around the soy. This FilaSoy filament is a derivative of PLA, a thermoplastic of plant origin. (corn starch, tapioca and sugar cane), widely used in domestic 3D printers.
With soy addition, the team shows that the filament becomes harder and it reduces fragility. Soy also has anti-microbial properties and thus help to use as material for manufacturing children’s toys or objects in contact with germs.
FilaSoy the extrusion temperature is between 220 and 230 ° C, close to that of PLA.


Carbon Filament

A new consumable by the name of XT-CF20 was developed in partnership with the giant Eastman Chemical chemistry The Amphora 3D polymer of the American firm up the bulk of its membership, to which were added 20% carbon fiber.
After testing it on several different printer consumable for six weeks, the conclusion is that n ‘has had no nozzle jam. As XT products, the filament does not contain sytrène, so that there is very little odor at the time of extrusion. The weakness lies in the abrasive nature of the material that wears faster brass nozzles.
It is advisable to use extrusion heads stainless steel or reinforced copper.
It is twice as stiff and strong as PLA, the XT-CF20 easy to use and allows good finishes. The extrusion temperature is recommended between 240 and 260 ° C. The composite filament is used for industrial applications such as in automotive mechanical parts, aerospace manufacturing for the UAV or prototypes. Available here

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Top 10 Alternative 3D filaments

We all know the ABS, PLA and nylon, there are also alternative filaments that are just as good in terms of quality.

The filament PLA, ABS and nylon but not as

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The filaments in 3D printing

In the world of 3D printing, the machine needs recharging as any conventional printer that requires paper and inks to operate. For domestic 3D printer intended for a wide audience, it is necessary consumables we call filaments. There are other materials such as chocolate, beeswax, wood, glass etc … yet aimed at a professional audience.
The Abs, Pla and nylon are the three filaments, each with their pros and cons. You will, however, before launching make sure you three things, the first is the printing technology used by your printer and the second the necessary materials for printing as extruding or the heating plate and the third thing is that Your printer uses FFF printing technology (Fused Filament Fabrication) or FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling).

The filaments called “altenatifs”

With this growing market, the numbers out of filaments continues to grow and diversified. Below is a list of 10 alternative consumables ABS, PLA or nylon.

Top 10 alternative materials

1: Filaflex

As the material is produced by a rubber Recreus. This consumable is part of the family of flexible filaments and it is the most flexible of all to date. With this material, you can print the resilient parts with a number of different color. If you have a 3D printer with double extruder, you can combine this with ABS or PLA consumable.

2: Termochrome or Gray EcoPLA

This is a filament that changes color printing. Above 29 degrees, the Termochrome changes color and becomes transparent. This material is mixed with an additive which is very easy to print. This consumable is produced by the Dutch company Formfutura.com

3: T-Glase (hard glass)


This filament is consumable manufactured by the American company Taulman 3D. It is a high strength material, there is very little risk that deforms after printing. It is useful to print larger objects. It also has good qualities of bridging and produces no smell or smoke.

4: Laywood-D3


It is a new smart material which is made of 40% recycled wood. When printing, you get wood effect objects. Not only with a wood effect but he feels the wood. To make it darker, simply to increase the temperature during printing. This supply is available from Formfutura.com

5: NinjaFlex

This filament family of flexible filaments is quite similar to FilaFlex. He is one of the best in flexibility. It is sold either 1.75mm or 3mm. Available at Fennerdrives.com.

6: Laybrick


This filament is produced by Kai Parthy, the creator of consumable Laywood (wood). It is a rough material designed for architectural modeling. The higher the temperature, the higher the consumable will be smoother if the temperature is lower, it will be rough. It can be here.

7: Nylon (Taulman 618)


This consumable nylon is another product of 3D Taulman is a filament designed to produce no smoke or smell. 618 is a flexible material with a translucent white color and can be dyed with dyes clothing.

8: 8 Fibre Proto Pasta with carbon reinforcement PLA


It was launched by consumable Protoplant is a filament PLA resin type which is reinforced with carbon fiber to make it more rigid and stronger than normal PLA. It shall be printed in a similar manner to the conventional PLA.

9: PET

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This consumable called PET or polyethylene terephthalate filament is a colorless, resistant, rigid and impact resistant. It is such as ABS, it needs a very high temperature. It may be in Formfutura.com

10: Glow in the dark


This filament is dark, it is available either PLA or ABS. Available in two sizes, 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm. It is available from markergeeks.com

With this top 10, I hope you will have more choices for your impressions and knowledge filaments other than Abs, Pla or nylon. To arrive at a correct reproduction, there will be a lot of mistakes and testing. There are other alternative filament as the metal-based consumables available from ColorFabb where you will find metals like copper or bronze, where you can play real beautiful objects. With a sanding, metal pigments become bright enough to impress your friends. With an ever-expanding market, diversification of the number of consumable will increasingly grow. With the 3D printer we can reproduce many things, sometimes unusual like a house, a car or even crepes in China. If you want to learn more about 3D printing business in China, it’s here

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Yarn carriers for 3D printers have certain characteristics and use very specific consumables.


Materials used in 3D printing


If you want to print in 3D you need a printer equipped with 3D filaments. It is very important to choose a range of materials and master working with the different kinds. Investigate all the possibilities.

One must know the materials that you can use with your 3D printer, many materials can be used such as plastic, metal, wood, glass, ceramics, beeswax, resin, gelatin, chocolate and even stem cells.

The 3D printer also needs to “recharge” like the classic printer.

The different types of materials


Ultimately the printing technology conditions the consumable type (filament, powder or resin), it is the printing equipment that determines the usable materials.


You must be sure of two things primarily: The first thing is the printing technology used by your printer. Indeed, each type of machine uses a printing technique that determines the range of compatible materials. Most home printers use either two kinds of printing technology, FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) or FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling).


The second important point is the hardware required to print, for example to mold the product you will need a printing nozzle and a heating plate.



Here is a list of key mass market materials


The two main types are the FFF, FDM or filaments, liquid resins and SLA/SLS powders. They all have common characteristics that allow us to learn more about their mouldibility, solidity and their impact on the environment.


The ABS filament


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It was in 1946, in the United States, that ABS plastic (Styrene Acrylic Butadière) was invented. It is currently widely used in the automotive indsutry, for sports accessories, high-tech appliances and for toys. It is recyclable but not biodegradable, this impacts on the environment because it is made from oil.


The ABS filament threads are available in two diameters, 1.75mm and 3mm, the length is about 400 meters and it weighs 1 kilogram. The price is between 20 to 25 euros per kilo. The filament comes from the petrochemical and rubber industry so its price varies according to the curve of oil prices. It is available in many colors such as blue, white, black, green, red, yellow, transparent and fluorescent.


During printing, the ABS produces good results. It is resistant to extreme temperatures (-20 ° to + 80 °). This printer must be equipped with a heating plate, or a hermetic chamber so as to reduce shrinkage. It is easily findable on online sites. Warning, do not use ABS in food because as it is plastic and thus very toxic.


There is a variant of ABS, the ABS Conductive, this variant has recently arrived on the market at $40 a kilo. The latter is encased in carbon fiber, this mixture with the carbon makes the material conductive for electricity and creates anti-static properties.


This material is very popular and has many advantages. It is however not so environmentally sustainable.


PLA filament


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This is a material used for replacing the PET in the manufacture of plastic bottles. PLA (Poly-Lactile Acid) is a bio-plastic consumable. It is obtained through the fermentation of sugar. PLA has long been used in the packaging of packs of mineral water or for some bottles. This is one of the most eco freindly plastics.

It comes predominantly in the form of 1.75 mm wire coils, 2,85mm and 3 mm in diameter, it is heated by the printer at a temperature between 160 and 220 degrees. It cools very quickly. It also has many colours and the price is similar to the ABS. The phosphorescent costs between 7 and 10 euros, slightly more expensive than conventional colours.

This material is more difficult to use than ABS plastic. PLA is more flexible and reliable. The maintenance of the machine is more important. It less resistant to high temperatures and more fragile than its oil counterpart ABS.

There is also a variant, PLA Soft. It has a great flexibility. It is recommended to print at 210° and has a slower speed than its predecessor.

This supply is integrated in almost all 3D printers because there is no need for a heating plate or chamber. It allows one to acquire a 3D printer that is reasonably priced and efficient. The positive quality is that it is biodegradable and biocompatible. The negatives are little resistance to heat and sensative to moisture..


The nylon filament


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This is a polyamide that has been developed by Wallace Carothers in 1935. This polymer can be produced either naturally or artificially. It manufactures proteins. The polyamides are often used in the textile, automotive industries etc … because they are very durable. The supply is available in powder or filament. The polyamide is used for artificially unnatural 3D printing. that is why we speak of Nylon coils. This material is not biodegradable because it is also derived from petroleum. Think carefully about what you want to do.

Nylon is in the form of wire coils and typically weighs 450 kg and measures 1.75mm and 3mm in diameter. It’s melting point is between 235 ° and 260 °. The nylon coils are white, black or a natural colour. The price is quite fair, between 30 and 40 euros for a 450 kg roll. This material absorbs moisture. You will need to store it in a dry place. This material is not yet widespread. In conclusion fares are accessible and much stronger than PLA or ABS. It is more stringy and deforms more than ABS or PLA negative.

The filament Goemon

This is a filament made of seaweed. It is still in testing, so not yet commercially available. but the it will be avaliable very soon. To create this filament, over a year of research will have been conducted. It is produced in Saint Malo. This is filament is the most environmentally friendly on the market. It is made from wild kelp harvested in Brittany. They do not consume water or arable land and they do not use pesticides or fertilizers for growth. It is a filament coil like it’s counterparts in the market. The measures have not yet been disclosed. It’s marketing is imminent and we’ll have more details soon, it is biodegradable and the greenest of all the filaments present in the market. It is a real and potentially revolutionary alternative to the plastics used in 3D printing.


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Print 3D the food for mooncake

China still further in 3D printing

In China, a group of students create a new 3D print for food, the mooncake sometimes consuming the party moon.


The moon party

The Moon Festival is the 15th night of the lunar calendar. This is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. The day of this celebration, the moon is eating away, big and bright. We also speak during the celebration due to the presence cake, “the festival of moon cakes.”

A group of students created a 3D printer for cakes of the Moon.

A student group created in 2014 based its start-up “Hanghzou Printing Technology”, a company that offers 3D prints biscuits with slogans or customer logo. Customization is a plus with the 3D printer because it allows custom realizations and cost. The Feast of the Moon will be celebrated this year on September 27.


Mooncake pack with personlaity pesonnalisé logo


Of moon cakes

The cakes are already available with prices ranging from 88 yuan to 168 yuan a pack of two or six.

The industry of 3D printing in the food is not so new as that, students have also created a 3D printer to reproduce fancy crepes

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Soluble filament for 3D printing is the talk of the town

Printing, rinsing and repeating are the only three steps that are involved in defining the latest trend in 3D printing the soluble filaments. Making the lives of individuals interested in 3D printing technology much easier is the task of the soluble filament.


Soluble filament for 3D printing is the talk of the town

The technology of 3D printing is designated to broaden the chances for designers as well as artists to create 3D-like complex objects sitting back relaxing at home or at office. Printing details involves a lot of effort as support structures are mandatory in order to give the required strength to the object. These structures have to be removed soon after completion and there lies the toughest part of the task. Removing those plastic bits demands, a lot of patience as a slight physical damage could ruin the entire object printed. “Infinity” filament is the latest add on to these 3D systems and is indeed a great solution for the above issue. This filament is a support structure, which possesses the property of dissolving when dipped in water after the 3D structure is, completes.(via)


The filament works its best in Cube 3D

The filament works its best in Cube 3D series of printers in which the cartridge system is built smart as a result of which printing with multiple materials is possible. All that it requires is that a PLA cartridge, an infinity filament cartridge and a cube are loaded onto the printer. As soon as the product is done, it has to be immersed in water or held under a running tap so as to wash away the support material. The specialized Infinity cartridge is built with biodegradable plastic derived out of corn-related plastic material and is of no harm to the environment.

Filaments made of other substances that solubilize in their corresponding solvents are also available in the market today.



The dream of revolutionizing medical training could come true with 3D printing on the go



3D printing technology is one of its kinds and is the greatest invention of the era. Plastic materials are used for printing circuits on. Structurally 3 dimensional objects can now be printed with the advent of 3D printers that use filaments made out of plastic.

The dream of revolutionizing medical training could come true with 3D printing on the go


The application of this technology is seen in a vast set of areas ranging from education, R and D, medicine, food spoilage detection and so on.

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The increasing trend of 3D printing filament and its statistics for June 2015

The increasing trend of 3D printing filament and its statistics for June 2015

The fast evolution of 3D printing equipment has paved way for various new discoveries. The use of desktop series of 3D printing ideas are the latest trends of the era and are sure to be continuing to evolve further.

The ideas of creation come from the designers and the quality of printing goes on improving with every improvement made in the hardware itself. Finally, it is the 3D object created depends on the filaments that are used for the purpose.


Technology Trends

The trends and the technology have travelled a long distance ever since the beginning of times to this day where innovative ideas for filament space have taken a huge leap. Several components are brought together today, with an intention to print objects artificially resembling metals like copper, iron and many more. Rust-like finishing on iron, patina-like finishing on copper are the final touches that are given to the printed 3D objects in order to get them appearing more realistic. Some of the filaments also allow the printing of small electric circuits on them and those are better known as conducting filaments.

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Filament Market

There is several numbers of filaments available for sale at the market today but the sad part is that they are too expensive to be tried by a single person. Global filament sample depot is an exception to the above rule where individuals are allowed to purchase about 10 meter long filaments that carry a variety of filaments on them (almost up to 80 types). This sure is a bonanza for 3D printing enthusiasts.

The company dealing with 3D printing and components manages to release a statistical data each month in order to keep a track of the growth in the field. The report covers the number of sales, the most wanted filaments and many more of such aspects.

ATWIM PLA Filament can be of any color you want!

The printing filament is the major component that helps run 3D printing. There are as well multiple levels of these filaments that can be used as the starter material for printing based on the availability, the cost, quality and durability (3D printing). ATWIM focuses on requirements and needs of companies using 3D printing.

In this regard, the company has releases the best quality and most eco-friendly PLA Filament in different color in order to satisfy its clients’ needs. PLA Filament are the easiest to use when you start 3D printing and re not very familiar with the constraints whether it is for desktop printing or company 3D printing

PLA filaments of ATWIM are of high quality and biodegradable. They are very easy to be used by beginners.

It is all about the advantages of PLA again over the other methods. This PLA-based kit gives its users very simple steps to follow and use the product effectively.

With ATWIM filaments you will find a color that suits your tastes and needs

There are a lot of varieties in the filaments that can be categorized on the basis of their durability, approach made and so on. ATWIM offers a wide range of colors


These basic colors used in the most efficient PLA method are a part of the starter kit, which one can use to enhance his ability to work with 3D printing technology on the go.