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Take Control of your Supply Chain with Additive Manufacturing - 3DChimera

Take Control of your Supply Chain with Advanced Manufacturing

It seems that every year is now the year of "Supply Chain Problems". 

From back-to-back international holiday schedules, COVID delays, to trade wars and increased shipping fees (with longer delivery times) the global economy feels like it's in a tailspin. As a business leader it feels like manufacturing and supply chain issues are completely out of your control...but, what if I told you that we may have your solution?

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - Approval Sprint Challenge - 3DChimera

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - F16 Approval Sprint Challenge

The goal of this technical challenge is to identify innovative strategies for rapid design, qualification and deployment of sustainment solutions which leverage new manufacturing materials, processes, and components.  
Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge - 3DChimera

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge

The goal of this challenge is for participants to accurately recreate a 3D printed part from an existing Technical Data Package using innovative techniques, all while demonstrating accuracy, skill, and completeness.
How import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020 - 3DChimera

How import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020

In this video we will show you how to import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020 so that it can be edited. We commonly run into questions a...
Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers - 3DChimera

Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers

When you are searching for a new SLS 3D printer, it only makes sense to consider all of the options available on the market.  At the moment, the two leaders in affordable SLS 3D printing are Sintratec and Sinterit.  With names this close, it is not surprising when we find customers confused between the two brands.  
When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D - 3DChimera

When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D

In this video we outline the differences between a Factory File and GCode from Simplify3D 3D printing slicer software
Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam - 3DChimera

Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam

Got a 3D printer jam? You're not alone! This is the most common issue with FDM/FFF style 3D printing. Here are the most common causes and top fixes for this issue.

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell? - 3DChimera

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?

Using our team's deep expertise in 3D scanning, materials, and 3D printing, we were able to come up with a lifelong solution for our new friend, George. 
10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit - 3DChimera

10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit

Many of our customers ask about the customizable settings on the Sintratec Kit.  Usually, they are working on some top secret project, so we don't have all the details, but we know lots of amazing things are being made with the Sintratec Kit and it's open material capability.
Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier? - 3DChimera

Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier?

Have you considered placing 3D printers at a few distributed locations to support your team during this self-isolation period?  It could be a fantastic way to increase efficiency as we find new ways to work and collaborate together.
How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts? - 3DChimera

How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts?

A question we often get asked is “How strong are SLS printed parts?”.

One option is to have your Sintratec Kit prints parts out of a nylon (PA12) powder, which is fused together by a laser. This method raises questions of strength, because the printed part is not a solid chunk of nylon. On the flip side, sintered nylon is surprisingly tough and holds detailed features well.

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit? - 3DChimera

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit?

The Sintratec Kit is a compact but mighty desktop SLS printer that can be packed full of parts for printing. Since each layer takes about the same time, whether it's 1 part or 64 parts, it is more effective to utilize as much of the volume as possible. This means you can load up the build chamber to print overnight and it will be ready for cleanup and running the next day.