18 April 2017 9:19
  Our founder & CEO, Keyvan Karimi, recently spoke with Additive Manufacturing Magazine about the development of our new shrink-wrapping solution -- part of our ongoing mission to provide our clients with a smoother, more effective process for managing and delivering complex quotations.   Read the article here.   ...
07 April 2017 14:45
Achieving the right polygon count is an essential part of achieving a professional result with 3D printed parts and prototypes. The polygon count determines the level of detail in the finished printed part, and so will need to be sufficiently high to capture the appropriate level of detail. However, this is not simply a question of setting the count as high as possible, as this can lead to a number of issues that will disrupt your project flows: Unmanageable file sizes. The higher your polygon count, the larger the resulting ...
20 March 2017 18:33
Since their introduction in 1987, STL (Stereolithography) files have remained the default format for printing in the field of additive manufacturing. In this tutorial, we’ll look closely at this file format and share a few ways to make more effective use of its capabilities as part of your own additive manufacturing projects. How they work STL files are available in both ASCII and binary formats, although in practice, binary representations are more commonly used in additive manufacturing to minimise file sizes. ASCII-formatted files are typically reserved for testing new CAD interfaces. Models generated ...
03 March 2017 16:31
There are currently a considerable number of different CAD file formats used for 3D modelling. This means companies offering AM services must to be willing to exercise flexibility when receiving customer requests, and have effective systems in place for converting files into the formats supported by their machines. However, with the number of different formats used by 3D printers at the time of writing, some of which are tied to specific hardware or additive manufacturing software, this can quickly become a costly exercise, as companies are required to purchase multiple ...
17 February 2017 16:31
Any quality 3D printed product -- whether it’s a prototype or production part -- begins with a quality file, with all data properly checked and any errors repaired. A process for preparing the 3D model for printing should be established as part of an effective workflow management plan, with the appropriate systems and tools put in place to minimise any chances of human error. As your foundation, before sending any file to 3D model for conversion into STL format for printing, consider the following six areas:   1) Will your 3D printer and choice of ...