Thursday, August 27, 2015

Video : 3d Printing - What Can Taulman T-Glase And A E3d Volcano 1.2mm Nozzle Do?

So you might have seen the whole hoopla about printing with glass, as was talked about here, and even then I mention that the large ribbons of glass and the beautiful flow reminded me of printing with the E3d's Volcano and using the larger nozzles.  Well seems that I wasn't singular in my thoughts.  

Tom Martz has up over on his youtube channel, which you should head over to and subscribe/follow, has a similar mesmerizing video of Taulmans T-Glase clear printing a similar object as the one printed in glass by MIT.  Only difference here is that the T-Glase clear is molten its significantly "cooler" than the glass so doesn't have that honey warmth glow that molten glass does.  

The results are very similar and being that T-Glase is a bit more durable and practical in its uses for various applications that glass wouldn't be even thought of, e.g., areas where breakage could occur, or the weight of the glass impractical, etc.  T-Glase shines, quite literally!  

You can read the full write up over at Taluman's site Here for the speeds, nozzle type, and various other tidbits.  I'll leave you with some of their awesome photos of some of their creations using the various colors of T-Glase as well!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Video - 3D Printing In Glass Is Now A Reality!!!

The possibility of printing in glass is now a reality, mesmerizing, and beautiful.  This very much reminds me of using the E3D's hot end, the Volcano creating large structure layers which adds to the aesthetics of the item as well as the overall structure.  

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Video : Formlabs Releases New Resin TOUGH!

So i received a email today telling me about Formlabs new resin TOUGH!  It looks like it currently only comes in one color, a cornflower blue semi-translucent resin.  It is supposed to be tough, durable, and used in a variety of ways where ABS is normally used.  From the video and the gif below, the results are pretty impressive!

However the sticker price for 1L is the shocker, $175.00!!  More expensive than any of their other resins!  I'm not sure this is a good thing as other companies are producing similar (normal) resins at a fraction of the cost, and its only a matter of time before a similar (tough) resin can be had for cheap.  
I guess this is similar to Makerbot vs other fdm manufacturers, the highly visible company has to charge a premium for their "brand" even though its the same chemicals in the end.  

But if people pay for it, who am I to judge?  For me personally I'll shop around for a better price, or dare I say attempt to create my own! :)  

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