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.
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.
FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified
Nozzles can be a confusing topic in 3D printing, mainly because it feels intuitive that a smaller nozzle sizes would provide for a better finish. This is simply not true. When thinking about nozzle size there are really 2 things to consider...
Optimize for STRENGTH with Simplify3D & innovatiQ 3D Printers
There are many characteristics to consider when optimizing for strength. Obviously, this is highly dependent upon the material properties of your filament. It is also highly dependent on...
Optimize for SPEED with Simplify3D & innovatiQ 3D Printers
To optimize for Speed on an innovatiQ printer, you need to consider the layer size (similar to optimizing for surface finish...only opposite). In this case...
Optimize for SURFACE FINISH with Simplify3D & innovatiQ 3D Printers
We can optimize surface finish on any German RepRap 3D Printer with Simplify3D (our slicer software). Surface finish is a function of layer size and nozzle size. The small both are....
Does a Heated Chamber really matter?
The reason a heated chamber is important comes down to the material properties of engineering-grade plastics (think back to materials science class).
Industrial vs. Consumer 3D Printers
Sure, "Industrial Quality" sounds like something you want...but what does it mean? If you have spoken with us about 3D printing, you most certainly have heard us mention "Industrial Quality"...