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New PEEK 3D printer Funmat Pro 410 HT

14.11.2018

 The new Funmat Pro 410 HT 3D printer offers:

- large 305 x 305 x 406mm build volume

- dual printheads

- new PEEK support material

- 450 deg C extruder temp

- 160 deg C platform temp

- 90 deg C chamber temp

- heated compartment for filament

- ceramic build plate

- auto bed levelling

- open source filament

Intamsys at Formnext 2018

Converting 3MF to STL file format

14.11.2018

The 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF), a Joint Development Foundation project established to develop an advanced 3D printing file format, has announced that 17 companies have adopted its 3MF platform.

“Wide adoption of 3MF is occurring because 3MF is a modern 3D printing file format designed with manufacturing in mind. For additive manufacturing, 3MF completely replaces STL, OBJ and VRML file formats, eliminating many interoperability issues,” said Adrian Lannin, Executive Director, 3MF.

Such companies utilising the 3MF 3D printing format include 3D Systems.

The 3MF Consortium was formed in 2015, to address the issues with currently available file formats to enable design applications for “full fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services, and printers.”

An advanced 3D printing file format 

Designed specifically for the additive manufacturing process, 3MF includes material and properties, production, beam lattice, and slice extensions. The new format contains the necessary model, material and property information in a single archive.

Furthermore, this format provides clear language and conformance tests to ensure a file is consistent from digital to physical. On the other hand, the commonly used STL format exclusively stores information about the vertices and the normal vector of a 3D model. 

A 3MF 3D model. Image via 3MF.
A 3MF 3D model. Image via 3MF.

Converting 3MF to STL

Cimatron CADCAM software can be used to import 3MF files and convert to STL. CDG represent 3D Systems and Cimatron in the UK market. 

Figure-4 launch at Advanced MFG Open Day in Alton

22.10.2018

Please come and see the new Figure-4 3D printer at the Advanced MFG (3D Printing inc. modelling & production) Open Day on 22nd November.

Space is limited so please book asap.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/figure-4-advanced-mfg-3d-printing-inc-modelling-production-open-day-tickets-51648623423

Advanced MFG Open Day

Figure-4 launch at Digital Summit in Liverpool

22.10.2018

Please come and see the new Figure-4 3D printer at the Digital Summit in Liverpool on 8th November.

Space is limited so please book asap.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liverpool-city-region-digital-summit-2018-powered-by-lcr-activate-tickets-49980768825

Digital Summit Liverpool

CDG now in Manchester

22.10.2018

CDG have expanded with a new operation in Manchester to cover the Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Contact: Neil Jones

mobile: 07394 802096

office: 01420 88645

email: neil.jones@cdg.uk.com

CDG & 3D Systems join forces at TCT 2018

10.09.2018

As the leading supplier of 3D Systems products in the UK, CDG & 3D Systems have joined forces at the TCT Show. CDG will be manning the stand and offering demonstrations of:

- ProJet 2500 Plus MJP 3D printer

- Figure-4 high speed DLP 3D printer

- FabPro desktop DLP 3D printer

- 3D Sprint advanced printing software for polymers

- 3DXpert advanced printing software for metals

- Cimatron CADCAM for tool design & manufacture

- Geomagic Wrap & Design X for reverse engineering

- Geomagic Control X for inspection

- Geomagic Freeform for digital clay modelling s/w

Plus come are see:

- Haptic arm

- Geomagic Capture 3D scanner

and a whole lot more.

CDG 3DSystems at TCT Show 2018

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