Re-thinking PLA

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In the last months, we showed you the PLA HS (High Strenght). Today we return to talk about it because we have made ​​a lot of prints and further test; the results are truly remarkable, even beyond our expectations.

The PLA is the main material for FDM desktop printers  because it has features particularly suited to the mode of the additive manufacturing. Over the years, the demand for this material for the market of 3D printing has increased and today its evolutions are expected. Having this in mind, we decided to improve its performances and so we loaded it with mineral powders; the result is this PLA HS (that means High Strength).
Our PLA HS has the same ease of printing of PLA standard, commonly available on the market but with many plus!
It’s much more resistant to bending and to...
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Welcome, Johnny!

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The Rome Maker Faire 2014 is about to begin and we’ll be there, again… This year’s most important news is that we will present a new project we’re working on for months: the Johnny. It’s more than one single machine and aims to provide different feeding systems and many production processes for the additive manufactoring: it supports the FDM 3d printing (also with plastic’s pellets and Stick Filament) and it could easly work with the cold extrusion. The Johnny Lab Machines are created to be used in laboratories and are not desktop 3D printers for the consumer market. You’ll find more informations  and technical details on the project in this page.

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DEMANIO MARITTIMO KM 278

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On July 18, was held in Marzocca (on the Adriatic coast of Italy), the fourth edition of the “Demanio Marittimo”, a one-night of culture under the stars at the seaside in which architects, designers, creatives and enthusiasts gather to discuss until ‘dawn.
Design for Craft was a guest with Denis Santachiara and Ronen Kadushin; we entertained the audience with some interesting news of 3D printing. Our speech, in particular, has been centered on the new research scenarios that open in the contact between architecture and technologies of “cold extrusion” in 3d printing.

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MAKE K-IT: a new event’s format for our 3D Hubs meetings

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Yes, we think global and we act local. Now we introduce a new event’s format:  MAKE K-IT, “Make your personal factory”. We’ll try to spread the maker’s culture through workshops for the construction of machines and instruments useful to develop innovative ideas and projects. These events will be held with the collaboration of the main 3d printer’s producers in Italy. The first workshop will be held in Jesi, near the SAS (Studio for Arts Press, via Valle 3), the 21 th June from 10 to 18:30. The key-player of this first day will be the KIWI-3D printer, produced by SHAREBOT, a leading company in Italy for printers 3D. KIWI-3D is designed specifically for FabLabs, workshops and geeks.

 

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Oh, yes! We have been copied.

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We are a small company and we know that our Stick Filaments are an interesting product for the world of FFF 3d printing but we’ve been really surprised when we have seen this two web links: here and here. In this web pages you can see plastic filaments for 3d printing called “Stick Filament”! One of them use a font and a color very similar to our logo. We are proud that someone have decided to copy our work and our brand but, please, be aware: you can find the original Stick Filament only in the site WWW.STICKFILAMENT.COM

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The FAbLab Pack

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In the past months we held many workshops and presentations in many FabLab all over Italy, we met lots of new wonderful friends and makers. Lots of them are asking us to try Stick Filament; they’re really excited about the new materials that we can provide in this format. We actually try to support open source research and, according with our resources, we thought to mix up some Stick Filaments just for them. If you are a Fab Lab now you can request our FabLab Pack; write us (please, use an email with your FabLab’s own domain) and you’ll get it for testing our innovations at a very special price.

 

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PLA High Strenght

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The PLA is the most widely used material for 3D printing FFF all over the world. Its greatest value is, in our opinion, the ease with which it allows to get good printing results. However, it’s not definitely considered one of the best plastic materials to create objects and products … For this reason we believe it is important to provide it with better performance, without sacrificing the quality of its printing at all; so here’s the PLA HS (High Strength). This new Stick Filament, composed of PLA and mineral fillers, allows to have a considerable resistance to thermal stress and superior resistance to bending and torsion. In WWW.STICKFILAMENT.COM site you’ll find the technical specifications but now we want to tell you about a couple of tests with which we have been able to verify the ...

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Talking about 3d printing

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As you know we are very active in spreading the possibilities that the digital fabrication offers to the business world but also to all citizens. For this reason we have decided to support 3dHubs, the largest network of 3D printers in the world. In this way we believe we can spread the makers culture and, at the same time, help raise awareness among companies and startups about 3d printing. We hope you’ll follow us in our adventure in this amazing world!

 

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We’ll be at MECSPE 2014

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This will be the week of MECSPE (from 27th to 29th of march), the reference exhibition for the manufacturing industry, the meeting point between production technologies and industrial supply chains in Italy. Design for Craft will be in the 3d print Hub, an international appointment to identify trends and development of 3D where we’ll show you some of our latest research on materials for FFF 3d printing. We’ll perform a speech the 27th at 16pm: “FROM MAKERS OF OBJECTS TO MAKERS OF MATERIALS: FILAMENT ON DEMAND PRINTING 3D.” We’ll be happy to meet you there.

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Marble!

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Our research on new materials for 3d printing is on the go. So here’s a new material called Marble. It’s awesome for crafts and all the objects that has to be finished because you can smooth it and paint easy, it just like plaster! Our Marble material contains marble powder and could be printed at 200°C without any problem (with heated bed at a low temperature). It comes in the Stick Filament format, now in 3.0 mm and soon in 1.75 mm

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The Saffo’s statue as it’s been printed, smoothed and, finally, painted

As you can see in the video below, Marble  is ideal for hobbyists and for craft works because you can work its “chalky” surface with various tools. It will be available for purchasing in www.stickfilament.com very soon.

 

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