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Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort - 3DChimera

Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort

Using the German RepRap x500 3D printer speeds up development processes for functional structural components at Sika Automotive. A wide variety of customizable solutions also offer the company new possibilities in terms of materials and designs.

FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified - 3DChimera

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...

Does a Heated Chamber really matter? - 3DChimera

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 folks).