Conveyor Belt 3D Printing

What is the best conveyor belt material for a 3D printer?

Since we first started prototyping the Zero, if became obvious that a huge challenge would be creating an ideal conveyor belt for a 3D printer. We have been testing, learning, and building different conveyor belts constantly. This begs the question: what makes the perfect material for a conveyor belt on a 3D printer? Sadly, today …

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3 Essential Tips to 3D Print Flexible TPU

3D Printing TPU (thermoplastic urethane) and other flexible materials is notoriously difficult. Flexible materials are difficult for an extruder to push through the hotend. In order to be successful, you need the right extruder setup and the right print settings. Proper Extruder Setup A fully constrained filament path from the extruder drive gear to the …

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3D Print the Gayer Anderson Cat with no Support Material

Recently we 3D printed the Gayer Anderson cat from MyMiniFactory’s Scan the World Initiative. On a traditional 3D printer, this model requires support material under the chin of the cat. However, on a conveyor belt 3D printer, the rules for support material are much different. For more information on how to orient 3D models for …

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10+ Common Questions About the ‘Zero’ Conveyor Belt 3D Printer

After (almost) four full weeks of offering pre-order Powerbelt kits, we have received a ton of questions and feedback. We thought the world could benefit from a post that answers a lot of the common questions we’ve received. 1. Why/how is it so cheap? The short answer is simple: smart design. We designed the Powerbelt3D …

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10+ photos of benchmark models that show 3D print quality

“How good is the 3D print quality?” is a common question that has been asked, so we wanted to address it. “Quality” can mean a lot of different things. Is it dimensional accuracy? Surface finish? Strength? 3D print quality can take on a lot of different meanings depending on the application the parts are intended …

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