Flex Your Imagination With NinjaFlex

We are excited to announce that we have now included NinjaFlex Flexible Filament in our product range.

NinjaFlex creates extremely flexible, strong prints, extending the capabilities of many of today’s best-selling 3D printers. NinjaFlex is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), ideal for 3D printers with direct-drive extruders.

NinjaFlex is best suited for

  • Fused Deposition 3D printers that use 1.75mm or 3mm filament
  • 3D printers that accept other types of filaments such as ABS and PLA

Flexible 3D printer filament features by NinjaFlex includes

  • Filament shore hardness of approximately 85A
  • Consistent diameter and material properties provide reliable high quality prints
  • Patent pending technology allows for smooth feeding
  • Low tack, low CoF exterior allows smooth feed through filament guides
  • High elasticity and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent build platform adhesion and bonding between layers
  • REACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive Compliant

 

Introducing the miniFactory 3D Printers

We are excited to announce that miniFactory 3D printers have been added to our product range. miniFactory is a 3D printer manufacturer from Finland specialising in consumer class 3D printers. They believe that a successful 3D printer should be able to process a wide range of materials, have exceptional print quality and be easy to use. All miniFactory 3D printers come with access to their Kampus Digital Learning Platform and a class leading two year warranty.

Ultimaker’s Cura Wins Best Consumer Software

It wasn’t just the Ultimaker 2 that won an award at the 3D Print Show Global Awards. Ultimaker’s 3D printing software, Cura, won the award for Best Consumer Software.

Cura is developed by Ultimaker to make 3D printing as easy and streamlined as possible. It includes everything you need to prepare a 3D file for printing and to print it. Cura is fully preconfigured to work on the Ultimaker and comes with a friendly setup program that helps you install the latest firmware as well as calibrate your printer.

Cura is Open Source Software based on CuraEngine – a powerful, fast and robust engine for processing 3D models into 3D printing instruction for Ultimaker and other GCode based 3D printers.

Sources can be found at github, where it is available for download for a range of operating systems, including Windows / MacOS X / Linux.

 

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Ultimaker 2 Wins Best Consumer Product

The Ultimaker 2 has won the Best Consumer Product at the 3D Print Show Global Awards last week.

The three things that made the Ultimaker 2 a favourite was reliability, high quality and the open source community.

Best Five Features
  • Prints at 20 micron (0.02mm)
  • Print at speeds of up to 300mm/s
  • High quality surface finish
  • Heated bed
  • Backwards compatible / upgradable
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A. MacArthur Barr Middle School – MakerBot Stories


Vinny Garrison is the technology teacher and racing commissioner at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School, in Nanuet, NY. Over the course of seven weeks, each eighth grader will shape a footlong wood block into a car and make a set of wheels on a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer. Students eager to challenge the all-time record craft wheels weighing as little as eight-tenths of a gram. (Stock wheels can weigh as much as five grams each.) Others create elaborate patterns worthy of a custom rim shop while learning engineering principles.