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KODAK Portrait 3D Printer is now available in North America and Europe
Kodak and Smart International, the authorized global brand licensee of 3D printing, are pleased to announce North American and European availability of the KODAK Portrait 3D Printer. In conjunction with this announcement, The KODAK Portrait 3D Printer will be on display at the Formnext industry tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, November 13th – November 15th. Positioned for the 3D desktop professional market, the KODAK Portrait Printer consistently delivers accurate results and remains user-friendly. The KODAK 3D Printer will approach this growing arena of imaging with distinctive features such as the dual extrusion system and a fully enclosed all-steel structure, allowing high-temperature builds, and is complemented with enabling software and a wide range of high-quality materials. The dual extrusion system features automatic nozzle lifting and swappable PTFE and all-metal hotends for optimal material compatibility. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen, automatic leveli
The future of 3D printing
By Marcelo Ruiz Camauër Smart International Over the past few years, 3D printing has become a simple and affordable way to manufacture prototypes and other objects, at low cost, without a great deal of skill in handling complex tools. You may have read phrases similar to this in many articles and thought that it’s more hype about a new technology that is actually useful in few occasions. While there has been a lot of hype about everyone having a 3D printer in their home and making their own personal stuff instead of buying from large-scale manufacturers, reality is more interesting than this hyperbole. Imagine you need to build a small (smaller than a lunchbox) object for an experiment, a prototype of a new product, a tool you need, or maybe something artsy through which to express yourself. You may have a small home tool shop, but rarely will you have significant tools available like a lathe, a bench drill, a CNC router, a laser cutter, a
Why the Cloud is the answer
By Marcelo Ruiz Camauër Smart International 3D printers are very fast compared to sourcing the making of an object to a third-party but are slow if you want to make an object during a short period or with only one printer. Often 3D printers are finicky machines that have misprints. They work with very high precisions of a tenth of a millimeter and involve a combination of perfect functioning of the filaments, the software, the mechanics of the printer, the settings used in slicing the object, and even the ambient heat and humidity. Slicing is the process where you take the digital 3D object you downloaded or made in a CAD system and specify a bunch of important parameters that are not very straightforward to understand to those without weeks or months of practice in 3D printing and that require having access to special software to complete the process. The quality of the printed object is directly proportional to how well you slice it, so here is where you notice t
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