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Who are Lynxter? – Introducing a new technology at Additive-X

The Best Applications of 3D Printing In The Aerospace Industry
The Best Applications of 3D Printing In The Aerospace Industry
23 June 2022

The best example of the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing is found in the Aerospace industry, which produces potentially lighter and stronger parts than traditional manufacturing parts. The aerospace industry was a forerunner in 3D printing and contributed significantly to its development. Some aviation companies began using this technology in 1989, and […]

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Who are Lynxter? – Introducing a new technology at Additive-X
Who are Lynxter? – Introducing a new technology at Additive-X
1 July 2022

We are incredibly excited to partner with Lynxter to bring you a new 3D printing technology that prints filaments, liquids and pastes.      Additive manufacturing is unbeatably versatile, but one of the often-cited limitations is that if you want to manufacture absolutely everything with one machine, you’re out of luck – 3D printers are […]

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How 3D Printing Helps you Become Sustainable
How 3D Printing Helps you Become Sustainable
30 June 2022

3D printing is an ever-evolving technology. Previously, prototypes were crafted from a block of material that left behind unnecessary waste, but these days, 3D printing involves intelligent production that uses less material and is, therefore, more sustainable than ever. A study released on April 25th 2022 discusses the development of a novel tool used to […]

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What Impact Does 3D Printing Have on The World of Cinema?
What Impact Does 3D Printing Have on The World of Cinema?
28 June 2022

Whilst using a green screen and digital special effects is not unusual in the world of cinema, it seems that now 3D printing is becoming more prevalent in Hollywood. The flexibility to manufacture one-off parts quickly and cheaply makes the technology an invaluable tool.  As additive manufacturing technology evolves to be smarter, quicker, and stronger […]

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How 3D Printers Work: Components & Functions
How 3D Printers Work: Components & Functions
27 June 2022

3D printing is a highly versatile way of manufacturing and rapid prototyping. In recent years, it has had a huge impact on many industries around the globe.   3D printing is a manufacturing technique that belongs to the advanced manufacturing spectrum. It creates an entity by layering elements level by level. A 3D printer isn't […]

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Your Ultimaker S5 Now Prints Metal With The Metal Expansion Kit
Your Ultimaker S5 Now Prints Metal With The Metal Expansion Kit
27 June 2022

Ultimaker S5 Metal Expansion Kit Coming Soon!     The Ultimaker S5’s generous build volume and ability to print high-performance thermoplastics make it a snip for rapid prototyping. Still, until now, metal 3D printing has been out of the reach of S5 users.   The Metal Expansion Kit changes this with everything you need to 3D print […]

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How Ultimaker 3D Printers Are Used in Education
How Ultimaker 3D Printers Are Used in Education
30 May 2022

3D Printing in Education     Depending on how intricately you embed yourself into it, using 3D printing in education means you can deliver doses of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, making a 3D printer the ultimate STEM learning tool, that virtually anyone can use. Educators who dismiss 3D printing as too expensive or too […]

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Metal 3D Printing - The Markforged Way
Metal 3D Printing - The Markforged Way
26 May 2022

Read on to learn more about metal 3D printing with Markforged technology... There are several metal 3D printing technologies suited to different applications, and all of them work differently: SLM (Selective Laser Melting) is the most mature technology, using high-powered lasers to selectively fuse metal powder spread on a bed into solid parts. LMD (Laser […]

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How Opulo Protects Microchips With 3D Printed ESD-Safe Trays
How Opulo Protects Microchips With 3D Printed ESD-Safe Trays
25 May 2022

 3D Printing ESD Safe Parts in Manufacturing   The manufacturers that make machines for other manufacturers keep the industry ticking along. Stephen Hawes’ company Opulo is a perfect example, making a ‘pick and place’ machine which grabs and deposits electronic components onto PCBs (printed circuit boards) for electronics manufacturers. The microchips the company uses are […]

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What is the Difference Between SLA and LFS?
What is the Difference Between SLA and LFS?
18 May 2022

You’ve probably already heard of SLA (stereolithography), a 3D printing process in which layers of liquid-resin are selectively cured solid with a laser. SLA is a mature technology that offers several advantages over FFF, including speed, flexibility, and precision. However, the biggest advantage is there is no mechanical print head to restrict potential geometries. Formlabs […]

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Additive-X Markforged Open Days June 2022
Additive-X Markforged Open Days June 2022
13 May 2022

Registration is now open for the Additive-X Markforged open days being held in our state-of-the-art Technology Centre at Additive-X HQ.     Additive-X is hosting two Markforged open house events in June 2022. Come and visit the Additive-X Technology Centre on the 16th or 23rd June 2022, speak to our additive manufacturing experts and see […]

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The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files
The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files
13 May 2022

The Best Places to Get Free 3D Printer Files!   Not everyone will admit it, but most professional CAD designers use free websites and libraries to download 3D printer files. Whether you are a beginner at 3D printing or not, there are loads of great platforms you can use to bolster your files and print […]

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Ensuring that you choose the right additive manufacturing solution for your application is our priority and we know that one size rarely fits all. Having a physical sample of a 3D printed part in your hand to show quality, material properties, durability and abilities can ultimately help the decision-making process.

We partner with a wide range of manufacturers with over 30 different printers between them, capable of printing in a variety materials from PLA to metal. As we have no ties to a single manufacturer, we are proud to able to provide expert impartial advice to you and samples from our printers direct to you to assess the print quality and material properties