What are the top tips for maintaining a soldering iron?
When using a soldering iron, heavy oxides can build up on your soldering tip. One of the most important things to do for effective soldering, is to always maintain a clean tip to ensure the proper amount of heat is transferred to the area that you are working on and also to ensure effective wetting of solder to the tip.
New dimension in 3D printing with additive materials
Huntsman has outlined details of a new range of additive manufacturing materials that it has developed, which are set to address emerging needs in the 3D printing industry. Huntsman’s IROPRINT additive manufacturing platform contains three different kinds of urethane-based materials (resins, powders and filaments).
3D printer accelerates prototyping process
The latest version of the MakerBot 3D printer – the MakerBot Method is now being shipped by distributor RS Components. It has been designed to bridge the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.
How are professionals benefiting from 3D printing?
One of the fastest-growing developments in the world of technology has been that of 3D printing. It is the process of depositing successive layers of material (e.g. plastic, metal, wax) in a 3D printer, to create a physical object envisioned from a digital model. 3D printing technology has already been heavily adopted in industries like aerospace, automotive and industrial goods.
Put safety first with 3D printing accessories
UK manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, Kora 3D, has expanded its product range with the launch of two first-to-market innovations. Kora 3D’s Formula 3D bed adhesive is a specially formulated multi-polymer mix which secures the first layer of a 3D print to the 3D printer’s build plate during the printing process and ensures it can be easily removed once the process is complete.
Is the future of manufacturing additive?
The potential uses for 3D printing were widely misunderstood when it first appeared on the scene. Tech pundits and futurologists joined forces to proclaim that 3D print would usher in a consumer revolution, as individuals took control of the means of production for themselves. But the benefits of 3D printing are now actually reshaping the manufacturing sector, rather than making it redundant.
The year of 3D innovation
The speed of 3D print development over the past few years has frustrated and excited in equal measure. No one would deny the compelling vision presented by a technology that offers the chance to essentially manufacture on demand or the prototyping opportunities enabled by low cost desktop 3D printers. By Paul Croft, Director of 3DGBIRE and Ultimaker, and Founder of the CREATE Education project.
Patent for innovation using particle beams in 3D printing
The precision engineering company, Reliance Precision, is working with the University of Huddersfield to develop intricate, high-strength components for the aerospace industry and medical implants among others. A £2 million-plus research collaboration between University of Huddersfield scientists and a leading specialist engineering firm will add a whole new dimension to 3D printing.
Platform services support 3D printing workflow
Specialist in desktop 3D printing, Ultimaker, announced at TCT ASIA the launch of Ultimaker Cloud. Ultimaker Cloud is a future ready platform that supports the professional 3D printing workflow. The first cloud services that are offered are remote 3D printing, unlimited access to the Marketplace, Marketplace ratings, and the possibility to backup user settings for remote access.
3D printed earth wall with embedded staircase
An innovative prototype of a 3D printed wall has been presented by IAAC and WASP. Designed and engineered by IAAC and realised by Crane WASP within the Open Thesis Fabrication research (OTF), a programme of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) focused on additive manufacturing in the field of construction.