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The accuracy of a filament.

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The accuracy of a filament.   As in our previous blog, we discussed consistency in filament is the main area to review when deciding on a filament. Filament tolerances, roundness and raw materials are not discussed enough but are probably the most important aspects in providing a consistent print. Filament accuracy is the key given […]

How Desktop 3D Printing Is Improving Manufacturers’ Bottom Lines –

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3D Printing in Manufacturing The rapid advancements in desktop 3D printing technology have made it possible for manufacturing companies to start using 3D printers as a reliable tool in their manufacturing and production workflow.  Not long ago desktop 3D printers didn’t possess the reliability, resolution, or quality in printing materials to be a viable part of […]

Revolutionizing Prosthetics Using 3D Scanning

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For the past 3 years, Halo Technologies has been partnering with several cutting edge companies in the pursuit of revolutionizing how prosthetics are designed and manufactured. One such case is with BV, a 10 year old male who has right arm amniotic band syndrome congenital amputee. He has been seen by pediatric orthopedist, Dr. Ken Jeffers. […]

3D Printing Benefits for Architects. All Things Considerd.

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The architectural industry is a highly competitive industry. For every project, architects are facing relentless competition. Clients have a vast variety of choices, which drive architectural firms to seek performance and innovation. Thus providing an incentive that would make them stand out and be chosen, is the key to winning a project. As a result, […]

Best Ways To Store Your 3D Printing Filament

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Moisture and humidity. These words send shivers down the spines of 3D printing filament worldwide. The very mention of it could mean your 3D models looking more like The Walking Dead as each day passes. And yes, I still see images of people leaving their filament out in the open, bare to the elements. Keeping […]

Making a Custom Chocolate Mold with the Mayku FormBox –

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The Mayku FormBox is an affordable desktop vacuum forming machine. It’s a great addition to any makerspace and opens up lots of creative project possibilities. As an example, we used our Mayku FormBox to create a custom mold for chocolates. It was a lot of fun. Here’s what we did: First, we used TinkerCAD to create […]

3D Mass Hysteria – Halo Technologies

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The Situation There has been a lot of current media coverage regarding 3D printing and how it pertains to the ability to manufacture guns. The topic has revolved around the release of blueprints for gun designs from Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed reached a settlement with the US Department of State in June allowing […]

What Do You Need To Create 3D Printed Architectural Scale Models In House?

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GETTING STARTED WITH 3D PRINTING ARCHITECTURAL SCALE MODELS This article outlines in depth all the nitty-gritty stuff you need to take into considerations before getting your feet wet with 3D Printing. If you are new to 3DP you will get a good idea how much it cost, what does it take and where you can […]

New Buildtak FlexPlate System

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New Buildtak FlexPlate System Posted on May 05 2017 coming real soon.   *****We are ordering limited stock for customers to try, AND WILL BE PRIORITISED ACCORDING TO THE DEMAND. THIS IS A NEW PRODUCT AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE INTRODUCTORY & EXPERIMENTAL***** However it looks bloody great…… BuildTak is proud to announce the latest addition to our line […]

Why use premium 3D Printer nozzles?

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More makers and companies are using high performance materials such as metallic, glass fiber, and carbon fiber filaments in their specific applications to achieve new levels of performance.  Unfortunately, this performance comes at a cost:  fast erosion and wear on the nozzle orifice and tip which leads to changing extrusion diameters and reduces the quality […]