Lots of people asked for the 1.75 mm version of the Stick Filament. Here it is! This is the first print test with this new baby child in our family: a 1.75 mm stick in HIPS. Soon we’ll have it in ABS, PLA and the other materials previously available for the 3 mm. We plan to have it ready for the market soon.
great news from Design for Craft. From today we start a campaign on Indiegogo for the Stick Filaments.
We have developed the system with our resources in the last months, we tested it and we are glad to say that the results are incredibles. Anyway we want to develop it and make it affordable for everyone. Now, we need your help for take Stick Filament to the next step: the full production.
This system doesn’t want to replace the spool, but to increase the range of available colors and innovative materials. We think Stick Filaments are the best choice for desktop 3D printing and special manufacturing.
Someone think that Stick Filament’s main characteristic is the easy use and the multicolor printing with one hot end but there’s a lot more… Thanks to the Stick’s production process we can design filaments with materials not available with the common filament in spool. An example: wax! Yes, we are testing a wax filament for 3d printing. That’s why we are really aware that Stick Filaments make possible new applications for 3d printing.
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Thank you all!
We took advantage of the Christmas holidays for dabbling in the kitchen and, of course, having fun with our 3D printer. We made a stencil in HIPS for food with Stick Filament and we prepared an excellent mixture of ginger.
At the end of our biscuits are good and beautiful! 😉
We worked hard for a wonderful Stick Filament launching site and now… here it is! Stick Filament is a innovative 3d printing format for plastic filaments with many “pro”.
EASY, because you can load the filament in the 3d print simply avoiding any twisting;
COMFORTABLE, because you can have a tidy desktop;
COLORED, because you can print multicolor objects from the same extruder;
CHEAP, because you can buy small quantity of filament also with the choise of more colours;
WISE, because you can reduce as much as possible the wasting of not used filament;
TECHNOLOGICAL, because Stick filament could be produced with many different materials, difficult to find in spool;
SMART, because you can customize materials and colours on demand.
From today you can pre-order them in our new site in three different versions: Mix Pack (multicolor filaments in PLA and HIPS) and Photolum Pack (phosphorescent HIPS). The Sticks are, at the moment, available only in 3mm.
We need at least 100 pre-orders for the production start-up and then we’ll be ready to go for the shipping! 🙂
Our efforts to look for new materials ad hoc for 3D printing are bringing significant results through the use of Stick Filament.
Today we present the Cellulose acetate. It is an ancient material, early versions date from the second half of 800, with rich applications nowadays: eye glasses, for example. We are testing it, obviously in stick format, in order to verify its limits and potential. The first tests are very good: excellent print quality (even without hot bed), no shrinkage and warping, excellent mechanical resistance of the press. And finally, it also can be water-soluble! Not bad…
Design for Craft supports the National Convention of Spina Bifida organized by AMISB (October 27th, 2013 in Civitanova Marche). Spina bifida is a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. We want to send a message that we hope will be helpful to many. The increasing diffusion of technology “open” and digital fabrication can give a real contribution to the solution of some problems of the disability, but few are aware of that outside of the maker’s world.
In this site, we have shown some examples for the upgrading of everyday objects. It’s important to know that a new way of thinking and produce useful items and support to our living situations under difficult conditions is now possible thanks to the “ad personam” production of prostheses and aids with new tools, easy, cheap and friendly. Check out this video.
This can happen with our lead role in the problem solving process. Nowadays the upgrading can also relate to ourselves and our physical conditions, so we should call it “self upgrading”.
The tests on Stick Filaments 3mm are on the go, and soon we will have ready version also for 1.75mm. The Styrene, that we’re trying for weeks with excellent results, according to the feedbacks from testers and makers that are using different FFF printer models. In general the Styrene ensures low extrusion temperatures, absence of warping and good quality of the final print (similar to that of PLA). Also remember that the Styrene, unlike the ABS, doesn’t cause harmful emissions (in the form of Ultra Fine Particels) of hydrogen cyanide.
In a short time we’ll be testing PLA Stick Filaments, but the great news for everybody are special plastics. We will be able to propose plastics not currently available on the market of the filaments for 3D printing: surely you’ll be surprised… To keep up with the latest news arrival we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.
Heal your own favourite object when it’s damaged …what a better use for a 3D desktop printer!
Last week Vinz girlfriend’s lamp shade get fused. Vinz loves her girlfriend so he definitely wants torepair it, of course not in a traditional way. He chooses to personalize the lamp shade with WASP 3D printer, using more materials like Nylon, ABS and PLA in different colours. The pictures shows the results, and Vinz shows how much he loves his girlfriend.
We’re currently testing new kind of filaments for 3d printing with (additive manufacturing). One of this is Polyethylene Terephthalate, aka PET, a thermoplastic polymer resin. It is a very versatile material, commonly known for use in food (eg bottles) but is used in various fields.
We tested the first molded parts for an heavy duty because we want to verify their mechanical strength after undergoing the process of extrusion.
Here are some components for the world sport: guards and protections for sport motorcycles. These components have been stressed, bumped, tried on different bikes and, today, we can be satisfied: they do their job well!
We are just beginning and we want to verify the safety of 3dprinting PET for food and beverage industry. Soon more news for you!
We are working on new plastic materials for 3D printing; we want that new benefits will be available for all those who produce objects with 3D printing. That’s why we are developing new plastic filaments, suitable for most of the 3D printers on the market today, providing new specifications and performance.
For example the ABS is one of the most common materials for 3d printing with fused filaments, so we’ve decided to develop the first filament of ABS flame resistant (V0 flammability class)! We are sure that this will enable the creation of new objects, new possibilities and new functionality.
Follow us for our latest news about the materials we’re testing and for more informations.