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3D First Starts: Printers

06/21/2017

Getting Started: Choosing Your First Printer

Congratulations! You’ve decided to invest in a 3D printer. Now it’s time to do your homework, to ensure that you end up with the right equipment for your needs. Here are some tips to help you choose wisely.

You’ll need to consider several key factors in making that decision. This helpful starter will outline key things to decide on prior to making that first purchase.

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3D First Starts: Parts

06/16/2017

Getting Started: Researching & Benchmarking Parts

If you have recently decided it’s time to invest in 3D printing, it’s time build your business case for it. This article outlines the questions you should ask before doing so. If you’re serious about investing in 3D printing, we recommend starting here.

You need to build a value proposition that clearly defines the benefits and advantages it will bring to your operations.

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3D Metal Printing: ADAM Workshop

06/01/2017

Big Systems is proud to partner with Markforged to host an informative and interactive session on the exciting possibilities of 3D Metal Printing (ADAM).

Topics will include:
The Markforged metal printing process – ADAM: Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing
Steps to creating metal parts: design – print – sinter – use
Processes involved in creating metal parts: extrusion printing; use of thermoplastic metal powder materials, part debind and convection furnace curing.

 

 


When and Why to Use a 3D Service Bureau

05/22/2017

This helpful Q&A will help you better understand when and why to use a service bureau to print 3D parts:

As 3D printing technology and materials continue to advance at a rapid but steady pace, many manufacturers are wondering how to get started with it. Fortunately, an ecosystem of service bureaus has sprung up to help companies turn ideas into finished parts, produce high-volume runs of production parts and experiment with new materials and finishes – without having to make a major capital investment.

For companies that have already invested in 3D printers, service bureaus can play an important support role.

 

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3D Metal Workshop

05/08/2017

Workshop Highlights: 6 Successful Applications

At a recent Big Systems 3D metal printing workshop, presenters emphasized that this technology is quickly moving from prototyping part designs to creating production parts. They outlined six areas where customers are seeing success using this cutting-edge technology:

Want to learn what’s possible with 3D metal printing for your applications?

 

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Explore the New Possibilities with 3D MultiJet Printing

04/25/2017

Explore new opportunities for product design and fabrication with today’s versatile 3D MultiJet printers

If you’re looking for ways to accelerate your product development or tool and pattern designs, then you ought to consider investing in a 3D MultiJet printer. These speedy workhorses can help you iterate through multiple designs and bring new products to market faster – without breaking the bank.

 

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Easy Ways to Put the POWER Behind Your Craft Beer Brand

03/27/2017

How to take your branding – and success – to a higher level.
It’s not easy to be a craft brewer today. Who knew branding would be so important? Marketing materials are expensive, and you often can’t get them produced in time for your events. It feels like your fate is in the hands of so many other people.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can actually take control of your branding, marketing and point of sale (POS) marketing and sales materials to a surprising degree. This report will show you how. But first, let’s take a look at the environment you’re trying to compete in – what’s changed and why that dictates a new strategy for marketing your business.

 

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Latex Printing Possibilities

02/23/2017

Latex printing: A world of possibilities

If you’re looking to print graphics that offers exceptional toughness combined with affordable versatility for banners, signage and other large-format applications, latex will open up a world of possibilities to your business.

 

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10 Ways 3D Printing Supercharges Product Design

02/17/2017

3D printing represents a revolution in the way that new product designs are validated, improved and brought to market. Because of 3D printing, companies are better equipped to print prototypes, test them, adjust and tweak them, and repeat. It’s abundantly clear that 3D printing is a change-maker for product design and development. Now is the time to invest in it, so you can maximize your competitive advantage from it.

 

 

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New Epson Print Layout Software

02/16/2017

Epson introduces the latest advanced free software, providing intuitive linear workflow designed to allow easy printer selection, layout and color management settings. Compatible with select Epson SureColor® P-Series printers1, Epson Print Layout is the ideal solution for enthusiast and professional photographers looking to create the highest quality photos easily.

 

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3 Things to Know About Eco-Solvent Ink Safety

02/02/2017

Whether you are concerned about regulations, or if your customers are becoming more green sensitive, or simply if you care about your operators, You may be interested to learn more about the key environmental advantages of HP Latex against eco-solvent technology. I have summarized them in three major sustainability pillars: health, economics and environment.

 

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What is 3D Printing Used For?

02/01/2017

From prototyping to manufacturing, 3D additive manufacturing is making it’s mark on the way we design, evaluate, test and even produce products in a vastly diverse marketplace. To better understand the myriad of ways in which additive manufacturing is actually being used, let’s explore the technology’s various applications. Hopefully, this will provide a more complete picture of how 3D can be implemented throughout all of the steps of the manufacturing process, from creating prototypes and producing auxiliary tools like jigs and fixtures to end part production.

 

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Helping You Take Care of Business

01/30/2017

Standing together for a better today and tomorrow

Thousands of print service providers (PSPs) around the globe have discovered the potential of HP Latex Printing Technologies for their businesses. Versatility that creates countless new opportunities to expand your offering.Image quality and durability to exceed your customers’ expectations. A healthier approach to signage printing with advantages from the work zone to the point-of-display of finished prints. With water-based HP Latex Inks, you can help take care of the environment—and take care of business. And with HP at the forefront, we can stand together for a better approach to signage printing today and into the future.

 

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Your Health, The Environment & Latex Printing

01/25/2017

Water-based HP Latex Inks offer health and environmental advantages—compared to eco-solvent, solvent, or UV-curable inks—from the work zone to the point-of-display of finished prints and recycling of consumables. HP Latex Printing Technologies address environmental and health concerns across a broad range of attributes throughout the entire life cycle of a print from production to disposal. The water-based formulation of HP Latex Inks fundamentally provides healthier print production without trading off performance.

 

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HP Latex vs Eco-Solvent

01/09/2017

Water-based HP Latex Inks offer health and environmental advantages—compared to eco-solvent, solvent, or UV-curable inks—from the work zone to the point-of-display of finished prints and recycling of consumables. HP Latex Printing Technologies address environmental and health concerns across a broad range of attributes throughout the entire life cycle of a print from production to disposal. The water-based formulation of HP Latex Inks fundamentally provides healthier print production without trading off performance.

 

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Factory of the Future

06/15/2016

Big Systems recently gave a presentation on 3D printing at The Factory of the Future Conference for SE WI Manufacturers. Our President Joe Jones gave a summary of the five most important trends that companies can expect to see in the next 2-5 years.

 

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World’s First 3D Carbon Fiber Printer

01/04/2016

Designed to print parts with the strength of metal, the Mark One Composite 3D Printer™ is the world’s first 3D printer capable of printing continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar®, and fiberglass. Using a patent pending Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF™) print head along side a Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) print head, the Mark One can create functional parts by combining our specially tuned nylon with continuous fiber filaments. 3D Print parts: • With a higher strength-to-weight than 6061-T6 Aluminum. • Up to 27x stiffer than ABS. • Up to 24x stronger than ABS.

 

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