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Engaging your students can be the biggest challenge that Educators face today. Tina found a way to inspire her students by introducing them to 3D Printing. Her story will be published here shortly.

Revolution 3D Printers Introducing the INFINITY 3D Single and Dual Extruder Printer

Warren Strome, Founder and CEO of Revolution 3D Printers provides a behind the scenes of our INFINITY 3D in our workshop. The Revolution 3D Printers team has been working hard to build a new website to showcase our latest 3D printing developments. Our website has been updated, made more intuitive and graphically improved.

The Revolution 3D Printers team has been working hard to build a new website to showcase our latest 3D printing developments. Our website has been updated, made more intuitive and graphically improved. Our site features an online help desk, an expanded product line including new specialty filaments and improved pictures and video of our Infinity 3D printer. Finally with a growing team, we’re happy to share with you our stories, and what makes us so passionate about the new opportunities that are on the horizon for additive manufacturing in industry.

We are very excited to bring you new content and products on our brand new website:

- NEW PRODUCTS - We are now carrying the complete line of taulman 3D materials as well as ColorFabb PLA/PHA and specialty filaments like Bronzefill and Copperfill

- NEW HELP DESK - We have a support database, new articles, a forum for discussion, and personalized system so that you get support when you need it

- NEW UPGRADES available for the INFINITY 3D - MatterControl Touch and Single to Dual Extrusion

- Learn about the many materials compatible with the INFINITY 3D printer

- Learn about how Revolution 3D Printers got started

- MEET THE TEAM - You may see us at events; learn more about each member of our growing team

Give us a call at 1-877-269-5510 or email us at contact@revolution3Dprinters.com to find out more about 3D printing solutions for your company.

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Sasha Azanova

Sasha's background is in chemistry with an interest in polymers and biodegradable plastics. She is enthusiastic about testing all the new filaments that come in to the lab and is also behind web development and managing social media.

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Most beginners in 3D printing usually start from either a downloadable .gcode or .stl file, but more and more people are designing from the idea stage, to a 3D model and into a 3D print for prototyping. We have a two part blog post on some tips that may be useful when designing for 3D printing and some general things to think about. Read the first part here.

5. Pick the appropriate infill - In MatterControl, you are able to pick many different infills and a range of 0-100% infill. For prototyping or your first draft print, we suggest a lower 10-20% infill to reduce the amount of plastic you use and the time it takes to print. For a strong, usable part, we suggest 60% and higher. Note that the smaller your infill percentage, the more top solid layers are needed to achieve a solid top layer.

6. Adjust tolerances - If you are using nuts and bolts in your finished print, you have to make sure that they fit properly once printed. Eg. for a 3 mm bolt to slide through the printed part, size your hole to 3.5 mm in your CAD software. For a tap out, undersize to 2.7 mm (and a minimum of 3 perimeters when slicing) for a 3 mm bolt.

7. Plan for multi-materials printing with your dual extruder. - In the Edit settings in MatterControl, you are able to select which parts you would like to print with which extruder by selecting Ungroup where the software will recognize different solid parts in your print that can be selected and printed on its own or with your second extruder.

8. Interlocking designs - allow for enough tolerance. Although the printer is highly accurate, the tolerance can depend on your filament and the printing temperature. Measure your filament using calipers in several places and input the “corrected” filament diameter in the Filament slicing settings. You can also change the Extrusion Multiplier values to make sure your hinged parts have enough clearance and are able to print with the negative space in between the hinges in order to print a working part.

Hope this blog series was helpful in achieving a better print from your 3D model design!

In the next few weeks, we will be talking about 3D printing bed adhesives. Stay tuned!

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One of the hardest concept to convey about 3D printing is the plastic used in printing and the subject of plastic waste. Our world is heavily polluted with plastic products and byproducts but we still carry on as consumers and continue to purchase mass manufactured products. It seems as though that is how it has always been and always will be.

So why should you buy a 3D printer just to produce more unwanted plastic? Well, it is actually the opposite effect. 3D printing is unique as you only produce the product you are after without the added environmental damage of mass manufacturing and shipping. Here, we go through a case study of the production of a plastic product by conventional methods vs. 3D printing.

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Recently, we put out a tweet about controlling your extruder temperature to reduce filament jams - so here is a more in depth post on tips that can help you reduce those frustrating filament jams!

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Sidney, BC V8L 5Y1

Phone. 877-269-5510

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