We look back at 2022 and have chosen our top 3D printing videos. This time we have plenty of content to offer, so take a look! Our original interview with nTopology, an additive manufacturing software company, is part of our #talk3D series. Next, we have our 3D Explained guide for 3D printing for beginners and our review and test of the Nexa3D XiP Resin printer from Nexa3D. Aside from the 3Dnatives video selection, we also have videos covering a range of different sectors, from film, to COBOD’s 3D printed construction, to fashion. We even have a video on 3D printed cakes for those who love food! 3Dnatives wishes you a happy 2023 filled with 3D printing!
Industry Insights From Talk3D
If you like seeing the brains behind 3D printing business and operations, you’ll enjoy this video. Our #Talk3D series features key players from the top 3D printing businesses. nTopology is a NY startup and a leader in engineering design software for additive manufacturing. Bradley Rothenberg, CEO of nTopology, gave us quick answers about the use of nTopology CAD software and his personal inspirations. He also discussed the future of AM markets. Are you curious about his inspirations? Or where nTopology’s name came from? You’ll find the answers below!
3D printing for animated movies
This video demonstrates how additive manufacturing can help bring designs to life in the entertainment industry. We first learn about stop-motion animation. Frames are filmed at 24 frames per minute. The video then features Laika, an animation studio best known for Coraline or The Box Trolls. Brian McLean is the director of Rapid Prototyping for the company. He discusses 3D printing and facial animations. Artists now have the ability to make thousands of expressions and tell subtle stories with 3D printing, as opposed to traditional methods. Laika uses Stratasys printers in order to create their faces. We move away from this example and learn how CADCAM can help todemocratize design and elevate film to the next level.
#3DExplained: A 3D Printing Manual in Under a Minute
This site is about 3D printing. We welcome all levels of 3D printer users, from those who have mastered the technology to those who are new to it or just curious. If you fit into the latter categories and you’re looking for a guide to what the technology actually is, here is a minute long rundown of the process. Elliot is one of our tech experts and walks us through how it works as well as the steps that you need to take in order to create your part.
COBOD’s Construction In Angola
We have seen many prototypes of 3D printed houses from around the globe, as 3D printing has become a major trend in 2022. This video comes from COBOD, one of the leading producers of printers for 3D printed houses. The video depicts the creation of a 3D printed house made in Angola by Power2Build. Additionally, the video provides statistics such as the time it took to print, the work involved, and the 42m3 concrete produced. Companies are eager to show 3D printing’s worth as 3D printing is increasingly used in construction.
3DNatives Tests: Nexa3D’s XiP For Resin 3D Printing
We have another video from our 3Dnatives Lab, and here is one of them. Nexa3D, a California-based company that offers sustainable additive manufacturing solutions, was founded in 2016. In this video, our tech expert Elliot tested out the XiP, Nexa3D’s venture into desktop resin 3D printing. We get an overview of the features and characteristics of the printer as well as his experience testing parts and the quality of the finished parts. We value impartial testing as a 3D printing company. This helps you, the customer, make smart decisions when choosing the right 3D printer. It’s a little late for Christmas but perhaps a New Years gift?
You can 3D print cakes
The possibility of edible 3D-printed products seems like one of the most bizarre applications of the technology. This video shows an example. The video comes from La Pâtisserie Numérique, a food printing company, and shows their Patiss3 printer, which they hope to be able to use for food printing. The entire process of printing the cake batter and putting it into the printer is very simple. A custom extruder is also available by the company. This allows for complex designs to be created consistently without human error. You should check it out!
FDM printing can be done with glass
3D printing is frequently cited as a means of improving sustainability in engineering and construction. Because it uses only the required material and can be done faster than traditional methods, this printing process is efficient. FDM printing is often limited to concrete and plastics. Projects that use other materials are welcome. NTU Singapore has used waste glass to 3D-print a concrete bench with FDM printing. The glass is then ground into silica which can be used to make concrete. This could be used to recycle and reduce waste materials and also to eliminate non-renewable sources.
3D Printing for Climate Change
Global warming is one of the most pressing topics this year. This issue is being addressed by many solutions, including additive manufacturing. This technology may allow us to build faster and have a smaller impact on the environment. At least that’s what Greentown Labs, a community fighting to design a more sustainable world, thinks. The video below explains why the group supports Markforged, an American 3D printing company. Transaera is collaborating with them to create a more affordable, efficient, and sustainable residential air conditioning system. This partnership is important because this tool is responsible for 4% of the world’s carbon emissions.
Lexus’ Black Panther Inspired Car
Now, 3D printing and car manufacturing go hand-in-hand. On the occasion of the release of the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the car manufacturer, Lexus has unveiled its new model, the RX 500h F SPORT. The car’s parts are 3D printed. Carbon and Adidas worked together to create them. To create an unusual vehicle, they were inspired by Marvel movies. The vehicle’s tactile areas were all 3D printed, including the steering wheel cushion, and the front and back headrests. The RX 500h F Sport is a must-see for all Marvel fans! Watch the video below to learn more or click HERE.
Man on the Moon Again
Humans are moving closer to the Moon and 3D printing is playing an important role in this. NASA awarded $57.2 million to ICON (a U.S. construction firm) to help build 3D-printed homes for the Moon. This funding comes after the completion of the Artemis first stage. The world’s most powerful rocket, which also has 3D printed parts, blasted off toward the Moon to test whether the Orion capsule is capable of safely carrying an entire crew. NASA plans to not only return to the Moon but to also live there. ICON shows how ICON could make the first extra-planetary structures capable of surviving the extreme space conditions in this video.
Nike is one of the most recognizable brands in the fashion industry and is well-known for their innovative vision. This video is a promotion of a collaboration between Nike & Acronym to create Blazer Low sneakers. This video shows how trainers can be personalized using 3D printing technology to create a custom-made heel clip. The video creator claims that this is the first instance of DLC (downloadable material) for clothing. The Acronym Dynamics Lab by solebox hosts the heel clips. This open-source platform has unique models of heel clips that can be 3D printed.
The Potential of Recycled Film
This video by Reflow explains the benefits of using recycled filament. This video features Ronan Hayes as a cofounder of Reflow. Reflow, a Dutch company, is trying to make it easier for people to recycle discarded plastic and create sustainable 3D printing materials. He stated that the industry was using 90% virgin materials at the time the company started work. They want to prove that recycled materials can perform as well as new materials and have clear benefits for sustainability.
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