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Welche Materialien sollte man beim 3D-Druck einsetzen?

Dieser Artikel verschafft Ihnen einen schnellen Überblick über die aktuellen Verbrauchsmaterialien für das 3D-Drucken und erklärt für Anfänger leicht verständlich die wichtigsten Unterschiede. Wie schon in unserem vorherigen Artikel “Was ist 3D-Drucken?” erklärt wurde, unterscheidet man im Wesentlichen zwischen zwei Arten von 3D-Druckern: einerseits die großen, industriell eingesetzten Maschinen, andererseits die verbraucherorientierte Geräten bzw. Schreibtisch-3D-Druckern.

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FabLab Opening in Luxembourg

 

Luxembourg opens its first FabLab

On 23th  April 2013, the first Luxembourgish FabLab was officially opened in Belval, Esch-Alzette. So, what is a FabLab you ask? Well, FabLabs (short for fabrication laboratory) are basically a global network of small to medium-scale workshops equipped with computer controlled tools allowing people to convert their ideas into prototypes or, as some say, to make “nearly anything“. The idea behind the FabLabs is nothing short of genius: instead of each person having to buy a very expensive machine or to lease it for the duration of a project, tinkerers, designers and makers, etc. are being offered access to semi-professional digital fabrication tools in order to “make” their project for only a small fraction of the price of such a machine.  The main idea is to promote the spirit of invention by providing easy access to tools for digital fabrication.
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RapidPro 2013 Conference & Exhibition

We here at 3Dprintingforbeginners.com love 3D printing exhibitions. It is always thrilling to discover the latest technological leaps in the 3D printing field. We also do enjoy making plenty of new contacts as well as spotting the hottest and most amazing 3D printers or printed objects being showcased. That’s why we were quite ecstatic when we read about the 3rd edition of the RapidPro conference, which was held on 26 and 27th of February 2013 in Veldhoven (close to Eindhoven) in the Netherlands.

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What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing?

This article will give you a quick overview of the current consumables used in 3D printing and will explain the main differences in terms easily understood by beginners. As explained in our previous article “What is 3D printing?”, there are mainly two sorts of 3D printers, the industrial-type printers and the consumer-oriented 3D printers, a.k.a. desktop 3D printers.

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What is 3D Printing?

3D printing, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, desktop manufacturing, freeform fabrication, rapid manufacturing, digital manufacturing or fabbing – those are all buzz-words we are stumbling a lot upon surfing the Internet or checking the most recent media reports. Techies, hackers, fabbers, bloggers and journalists all talk excitedly about this technology’s “disruptive potential“, they dub it a “real game-changer” or even call it “the third industrial revolution“.

But what really is 3D printing?

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