The Wild Boar of Despeaperros has a long history. It was discovered in Santa Elena, Jaen, in the Collado de los Jardines, one of the most revered sanctuaries in Spain. The Iberians believed that this figure provided protection, which is likely used for religious purposes. Being a 100% Jaen company, Smart Materials 3D has created a replica of this ancestor using digital modeling, starting with a 3D scan of the original Ibero model.
Currently, one of the strengths of 3D printing in resin is its high definition and the transparencies that can be achieved, unlike 3D FDM printing. However, not all transparent resins end up with a finish similar to glass because, after processing, it loses transparency and becomes more like a translucent piece. For this reason, this article provides practical tips for achieving the best transparency in resin-printed pieces, like the Crystal Impact of Smart Materials 3D.
With these 5 simple steps when it comes to printing resins, perfect prints will be obtained at any time of the year, as well as always remember that for the use of photosensitive resins we must maintain some previous safety tips such as: use of disposable gloves, use of Mask and use of protective glasses.
Filaments with flame retardant properties are increasingly in demand on the market, particularly in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as by manufacturers of components for electronic products or studios that manufacture 3D lamps, who see additive manufacturing as a solution for their business models, which require that the spread of fire be prevented, and which is also frequently required by regulatory institutions.
Resin is a favorite material for engineers, designers, artists, and printing enthusiasts because it can be used to produce 3D high-quality objects that are difficult to make with filament-based fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers, even though it is a material that has been around for decades.
Today we can say with special pride that we contribute one more grain, and not of sand, but of wood in a literal sense, since the raw material we use for all our wood-based filaments has the PEFC seal, which guarantees that it is wood that comes from sustainable forests respecting the strictest environmental, social and ethical standards.
Smart Materials 3D will launch the new INNOVATEFIL® PP SUPPORT, a support material for PP that is unique in the market, knowing that it is a highly requested need for all PP users and that it will facilitate the production of complex parts, especially in the industrial sector which is constantly on the lookout for cutting-edge products and in need of an efficiency and effectiveness boost in their production lines
Within the framework of an industrial doctorate, between the University of Jaen and Smart Materials 3D, it was proposed in 2020 to develop a joint project for the development of a virucidal material, as a result of COVID 19 and the different strains that emerged later, were the triggering of the development and research of an antiviral material. But the project goes much further, considering the past where different pandemics have also been experienced through the history. Therefore, it seeks to develop a material with broader characteristics that in addition to eliminating viruses and, failing that, bacteria on surfaces and it should be also a non-toxic material and as far as possible, biocompatible.
In the 3D printing sector, flexible materials have become a classic among the most commonly used printing options. Unlike most materials, flexibility as its main feature allows manufacturing models and objects that can be bent, stretched, or provide extra comfort in the cushioning of a handle, among many other examples.
HIBRID4D is an ambitious program named "Research and Development of 4D Printing Technology for multimaterial and multifunctional processing with embedded electronics and sensors" The aim of this project will be, creating intelligent parts and devices with implants of electronics and sensors. This research project is based in the so-called four-dimensional printing (4D) that has recently originated from 3D printing within a fourth dimension: Time; and involves printing with smart materials that can respond to external inciting.
3D printing is the perfect technology to support the evolution of personalized digital medicine. The development of new materials, with technical and mechanical properties and the achievement of objects with perfect finish is part of the several goals of Smart Materials 3D, in continuous search of the improvement through the conception of innovative products for the medical industry.
In this edition of ADDIT3D 2022, Smart Materials 3D has presented its new compounding service, which aims to provide customized solutions for the customer. At this fair, all the new products that have been developed so far have been shown at the largest additive manufacturing fair in Spain, the service of compounding was designed for helping the customer to achieve great innovations of their projects.