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The BIG IDEAS for UV + EB Technology Conference is the Place to Learn About Photopolymers and 3D Printing

The Radtech BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference takes place on Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th in Redondo Beach California. The BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology is the place to learn about advances in photopolymer material development for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing. By being specialized and focused on UV curable materials, this... Read More »

Reducing the cost of 3D printed prototypes with 3ERP

3D printing has given businesses the ability to create prototypes quickly and at a low price. Using a 3D printer, it is now simpler than ever to turn a digital 3D design into a physical object: desktop 3D printers are affordable and relatively easy to operate, while online 3D printing services allow non-experts to have... Read More »

Researchers Investigate Tensile Properties of 3D Printed PLA Specimens: Is 80% Infill Best?

Comparison between 3D printed products from both recycled and virgin PLA. Plastic is still one of the most popular, least expensive 3D printing materials, and polylactic acid, better known as PLA, is at the top of the bunch, due to its high strength, biocompatibility, and biodegradable nature. A lot of studies have been completed regarding... Read More »

Plant-Derived Photoinitiator Free Resins as Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Photopolymers

In a paper entitled “Photoinitiator Free Resins Composed of Plant-Derived Monomers for the Optical µ-3D Printing of Thermosets,” a group of researchers discusses their investigation of acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) and mixtures of AESO and vanillin dimethacrylate (VDM) or vanillin diacrylate (VDA) as photosensitive resins for optical 3D printing without any photoinitiator and solvent. Natural oils like... Read More »

Why young businesses need prototypes

Prototyping is an important process for businesses that make things. Without prototypes, many parts, products and machinery would be difficult to make, difficult to test and may not work as they are supposed to. Prototyping is the all-important midway point between concept and manufacturing, used to ensure that a designer’s vision can, in fact, be... Read More »