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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 26

by • March 25, 2016 • No Comments

In this week’s 3D printing news, Bulgaria’s B2N has introduced office space, colorFabb launches its new HT filament, and another luxury shoe brand has adopted 3D printing as one next producing method. We in addition see which another campus, Penn State, has opened a MakerBot Innovation Center, and Ira3D now contributes a turnkey printing device, filament, and software box for all your 3D printing business needs. Let’s start with news of Bulgaria, as the 3D printing space in Eastern Europe can surely expand next new B2N office/showroom space.

Bulgaria’s B2N Announces New Office/Showroom Space

B2Noffice1 is a Bulgarian company which has been contributeing architectural create and consulting services since 2006. More not long ago it has introduced a 3D printing and rapid prototyping workshop, and the company now focuses on all things 3D printing related, which include 3D scanning, software, consumables, and services. Recenty, B2N has revealed its addition of a new office space/show room in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where the company enhances its competence to provide increased customer assist, sales, and services.

In an email to 3DPrint.com, Boyan Pehlivanov, the B2N CEO, describes the purpose for this new space:

“B2N new office space can allow us to increase our capabilities in key areas which align with our current and next growth plans. The new space can assist our expansion and the growth we are experiencing while giving us dedicated facilities to host customer briefings and other activities such as 3D modeling, scanning and printing. Our team is excited of this new createment and the dedication to create on the good results our team has may already accomplished.”

Over the years, B2N has partnered with influential players in the 3D industry seeking to create the 3D printing market in Bulgaria, which include: Ultimanufacturer, 3D Systems, Zortrax, Artec Group, RangeVision, SolidThinking, Blueprinting device, Mcor Technologies, and MarkForged. This expanded office space can solidify and strengthen these partnerships, major to additional 3D printing opportunities in Bulgaria and broader Eastern Europe.

colorFabb Launches new colorFabb HT Filament

cofab1Dutch materials company colorFabb has may already created quite a name for itself as a provider of high-high end 3D printing filaments, and as of March 22, 2016, it has released a new co-polyester filament we’ve been looking forward to seeing: colorFabb HT. This filament is low-odor, styrene-free, BPA-free, and heat resistant to 100°C, and it is created with Eastman AmphoraHT5300 3D polymer. colorFabb HT was created for additional high end 3D printing device users wanting an industrial high end material which is assisted by standard computer desktop 3D printing devices. FDA compliance manufactures it suitable for many various applications, and it can be on the market in five various colors: light gray, dark gray, clear, white, and black.

colorFabb advises its HT material users to “fine tune the initially layer settings in order to prevent warping of printed parts. We advise 110/120C bed temperatures, in a few cases combined with adhesion tools such as BuildTak.” You can find out additional of the new durable filament at its dedicated website.

Luxury Shoe Brand to Use 3D Printing

shoe2Whilst we see evidence equitewhere of how 3D printing continues to alter traditional producing, another area which it is in addition many likely to alter in the near next is luxury shoe create. The brand Nicholas Kirkwood is may already known for bridging fashion and art with its sculptural show creates, and now Kirkwood’s Beya loafer (S/S16 collection) showcases a “limited version laser-cut fashion in white and a crystal loafer in black.” This create is sleek and pointed, showcasing “a geometric polished heel which elevates the humble flat to new heights and has fittingly been given its own altar inside Harrods Shoe Heaven where customers may worship.”

In the brand’s factory, its artisans experiment with 3D printing (alongside traditional methods). Kirkwood explains:

“I’m always up for the newest way of producing a fewthing. Having the expertise of the past combined with the brilliance of modern innovation and what this can contribute quite excites me. Again, it’s of which tension.”

We can surely be seeing additional 3D printed fashions of this next-looking createer!

Penn State University Unveils MakerBot Innovation Center

PennState_blogheader-700x350Whilst we see manufactures it to in via 3D printing in industries such as shoe create, we in addition see additional higher education spaces adopting the innovation as a significant teaching tool to train and prepare the next workforce. Penn State Is just one of the many new US campuses to add a MakerBot Innovation Center to its campus. This 3D printing lab, known as Maker Commons, showcases 32 MakerBot 3D printing devices. Maker Commons is housed inside Pattee Library’s Knowledge Commons at the University Park campus, but students of all Penn State campus locations, which include the Penn State World Campus, can send projects to the 3D printing devices.

Sig Behrens is General Manager of Education at MakerBot’s parent company, Stratasys, and he is a Penn State alumnus. Here he comments on the new Maker Commons lab:

“It is not of what you manufacture but what you learn while you are producing it. Penn State is doing a fewthing with 3-D printing we have never seen preceding by integrating the create process into multiple disciplines. In the past, 3-D printing in higher education was reserved just for engineers. But now, Penn State is pioneering a various path, and we couldn’t be additional excited.”

Ira3D Offers Turnkey System for All Your Needs

Poetry-Infinity-Casa-1024x768It is in addition time to get excited of another version for 3D printing businesses. The Poetry X Center of Ira3D now contributes a turnkey process enabling you to rapidly prototype and conduct serial production in any dimensions business. With “aerospace, footwear, nautical, eyewear, jewelery, precision mechanics, taps and heating and plumbing one of the main areas of application,” the process comes with the Ira3D Poetry Infinity printing device, filaments, and software to manufacture up the whole 3D printing box. The Poetry Infinity 3D printing device has a resolution of 15 microns, a speed of 400 mm per 2nd, and extruder resistance up to 350°. The printing device in addition has interchangeable nozzles with “0.25 mm for high resolutions and 0.8 mm for quite high speeds.”

For filament, Ira3D in addition contributes 15 filament thermoplastic polymers with quite high technical and mechanical resistance, which include “carbon fiber, graphene, Peek, POM, PC, gypsum, copper, bronze, ivory PLA, Nylon, Crystal, PLA, ABS, and Gummfy, soluble filaments H-Limofy and Idrovanish” with a final metalizing version as well.

When it comes to software, the Infinity Slicer is “the beating heart of Poetry Manufacturing.” This software easily alters 3D creates into 3D printing machine language, working inside parameters set and optimized for the Poetry Infinity 3D printing device and Ira3D filaments for all of your prototyping and serial production needs.

And which’s all of this week’s 3D printing news! What do you ponder of the latest updates and product releases? Let’s talk of it over in the Weekly 3D Printing News forum at 3DPB.com.