3D Printing News & Updates

Grand Valley State University Adds GearBox HT2 Printer

New HT2 Printer Gives GVSU Engineer and Medical Students An Advantage Two industrial 3D printers [...]

Skirt and Brim

The skirt is a printed outline of all of the models on the print bed. [...]

Ironing

As the hot nozzle travels over the just printed top layer, it flattens any plastic [...]

Max Volumetric Speed

The Maximum volumetric speed setting (MVS) is one of the most powerful features in Katana Slicer. The MVS setting essentially creates [...]

Fuzzy Skin

The Fuzzy skin feature lets you create a rough fiber-like texture on the sides of your models. [...]

Sequential Printing

When printing multiple objects at once, you can choose to finish them sequentially, one at [...]

Seam Position

Unless you're printing in the Spiral vase mode, each perimeter loop has to start and [...]

Elephant Foot Compensation

When printing the first layer is squished against the heated print bed and as a result, it’s [...]

Arachne Perimeter Generator

For years, the strategy Katana Slicer used when generating perimeters was to offset the contour [...]

Organic Supports

Katana Slicer previously always used a 2D grid-based approach to generate supports. Although this method [...]

Pressure Equalizer

3D printer extruders love to extrude at a constant rate for the best extrusion consistency. [...]