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Aug 29, 2018

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...

Aug 24, 2018

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...

Aug 22, 2018

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...

Aug 20, 2018

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....

Aug 20, 2018

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). 
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