Top 5 videos: BCN3D’s smart cabinet
This week, discover the BCN3D solution to store your 3D printing materials. According to BCN3D, the Smart Cabinet allows users to store their filaments in optimal conditions. Then we go to the Netherlands, to Rotterdam, where the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest have 3D printed the winner’s trophy. Finally, Ultimaker presents its latest filament, Ultimaker PETG! Apparently, it was designed so that users can avoid issues like warping during the printing process. Have a good Sunday and happy reading!
TOP 1: The smart cabinet from BCN3D
With the Smart Cabinet, BCN3D offers its customers storage space for their filaments. According to the manufacturer, this new solution allows users to keep materials in optimal condition, for example by controlling the humidity of the filaments to increase performance during printing processes. Finally, according to BCN3D, the Smart Cabinet is easily movable but still large enough to hold up to 10 small spools of filament:
TOP 2: the 3D printed Eurovision trophy
For the 2021 edition of Eurovision, which will take place in the Netherlands (in Rotterdam to be precise!), The organizers have decided to 3D print the trophy in recycled PET, using the CFAM printer , outside one of the main sites. During the printing process, the printer continuously adds fiber (in this case, glass) to the printing material, resulting in a final part that is strong and sturdy, and therefore more durable. The PET used to make the trophy was made from waste found in the sea, a way for Eurovision to promote a more circular economy:
Top 3: Building a 3D Printed Guitar
If you are thinking of building your own guitar, now you have a way to do it. With 3D printing! In this video you can see which individual components are needed for the finished musical instrument and how they are post-processed so that the guitar sounds great acoustically as well. In addition, a coating for a speaker is done using 3D printing so that everything is visually cohesive in the end. Finally, you can see for yourself in the video the challenges that must be overcome when integrating electronics into the device.
TOP 4: the new filament from Ultimaker
Recently, the Dutch manufacturer unveiled its new 3D printing material, Ultimaker PETG filament. Designed to avoid common problems during the printing process, such as warping or threading, Ultimaker PETG filament is, like PLA, easy to print. The manufacturer claims that thanks to its balance of hardness and stiffness, chemical resistance and resistance to temperature and wear, this new filament is suitable for many industrial environments:
TOP 5: The future of 3D printing
Since its appearance in 1986, 3D printing has gradually democratized. Previously, the technology was mainly used to make tooling parts for factories and other assembly lines. But today, additive manufacturing is found in many sectors. Whether in construction, medicine or the food industry, technology has become essential in many fields. And in the future, there is a good chance that additive manufacturing will affect more and more sectors:
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