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Experiments, Massive Dimension, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder -

Advances in materials science and polymer innovations are an increasingly powerful catalyst for change in the additive manufacturing industry at this time. As 3D printing gains popularity in the industrial sector as a major means of production, a broad range of applications drives a proliferation of specialized plastics uniquely suited to various purposes. In turn, the machines performing the extrusions must be engineered to possess the versatility needed to create optimum flow rates for these different materials. Hobbyists and DIYers are also often enthusiastic about having access to a multitude of printing materials and correspondingly look for a machine that...

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Experiments, Massive Dimension, Pellet Head Extruder -

Are you considering investing in a Massive Dimension pellet head extruder, but worry that the polymer you want to extrude won’t be compatible? Our material testing laboratory has the solution for you! Introducing our MD polymer extrusion testing service - we can assist in determining whether your material will work with our machines and help establish baseline settings for extrusion. Get started by visiting our testing services page, where you can order your test. Our material printing evaluation service utilizes our MDPH2 pellet head extruder on a large format printer to run a designated print file - our MD logo....

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Experiments, Massive Dimension, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder, University of Utah binary Collab -

IMPORTANT NOTE: Going forward the posts related to our collaboration with binary and the University of Utah will be posted only on the Filabot website as Filabot products will be featured/used. Next week, the students transition to a second class project that combines filament extrusion on the Filabot EX2 with subtractive fabrication methods. To follow the story please go to the Filabot website and join the email list and/or follow our social media accounts. ------------------- Our fourth and final spotlight for the the Design of University of Utah Digital Assemblies class showcases their aleatory-inspired final product, as well as the magnetic experimental materials and large-format prints...

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Experiments, Massive Dimension, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder, University of Utah binary Collab -

Today the spotlight shines on another group within the Design of University of Utah Digital Assemblies class to showcase their final product as well as design efforts behind the experimental materials  and large-format prints created using the Filabot EX2 and the Massive Dimension Pellet Head Extruder. Choosing the design prompt of “Tactile Communication”, this group designed their experimental material using turmeric as their additive to the post-industrial recycled PETG. “We arrived on the additive material of turmeric because it would be malleable enough to snap into place, translucent enough to allow light to penetrate, and a soft enough color that it won’t disrupt...

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Experiments, Massive Dimension, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder, University of Utah binary Collab -

Today the spotlight shines on a second group within the Design of University of Utah Digital Assemblies class to showcase their final product as well as design efforts behind the experimental material(s) they created using the Filabot EX2, and the lamp shades printed using the Massive Dimension Pellet Head Extruder. Using the design prompt of Tactile Communication, this group designed their experimental material using an additive (Chromazone Black-Pink by Atlanta Chemical) that changes color in response to thermal changes to the material. Quickly moving through hand-sketched ideas (image 2) and simple paper models (image 3), the group finally landed on a...

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