New & experimental 3D Print Materials

This next 3D Hubs meetup will be focused around new & exciting materials you can use to 3D Print. Think of flexible materials, wood, brick, rubbers, fluorescents and many more.

Printer owners can get their hands on some exciting new filaments and learn how to get started. And interested people can see what the cutting edge of 3DPrint has to offer and start getting ideas on new designs for the future.

We'll have 5 spots available for talks on these topics, your experiences and best practices.

 

Agenda:

18:00-19:30 warm-up: get your 3d muscles warmed up

19:30-19:50 status update by 3DHubs on new features/progress

19:50-20:05 Talk by Willem Van Den Eynde (3dhubs antwerp printer)

20:05-20:30 Talk by Kai Parthy (LayWood/LayBrick fame)

20:30-22:00 goody bags for 3DHubs owners willing to experiment and further socialising... And some details on the various filaments. Thanks for Kai Parthy and ColorFabb.

22:00-onwards enjoy the 1st anniversary party of idealabs!

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  • Johan Van den B.

    Thanks for organising this meetup!

    I was a bit late, but in time to see the end of Willem's presentation. Nice to have a peek behind the scenes of another 3DP hobbyist. The presentation by Kai Parthy was very informative and opened my eyes to where innovation happens in this field. I always believed big change would come from better software and (to a lesser extend) better hardware. But real change will come from material sciences, producing innovative materials, enabling better prints and interesting use cases.

    Maybe for the next time we can have a focus on tip&tricks for 3DP owners? I also would like to see some demonstrations on how designers use their software. And before I forget, Friday is a difficult day for me to participate ;-)

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Andy de B.

      My initial thought for what I wanted to show is not so much the modelling itself but more post-work. The model is finished: how do I get it out in a decent shape to have it print. I use mainly Zbrush and Modo these days. Also, I don't own a printer yet so I thought it would be nice to also have someone from that perspective. We could have a poll, but I think the programs being used are (some) very different in usage on it's own. I think people (pro or starter) just would like to see at least how to prep a model for printing. Ofcourse people can ask questions so I do think people can get what they need from the speakers? Just trying to think along here ;-) Just my opinion.

      July 4, 2013

    • Andy de B.

      Another thing that comes to mind is, if you would showcase a 'project', making it ready for print and how to go about it, when do you start? You would really to set a time or something so you can start and people can follow. It's difficult to show stuff when you're showing it to say a few people and then someone else walks in and starts asking "what did I miss?" :P Maybe I'm thinking in the wrong direction here? ;-)

      July 4, 2013

  • Andy de B.

    Good too see lots of new development for 3D printing and ofcourse the people

    July 2, 2013

  • Johan Van den B.

    As a 3DHubs participant, we received sample filaments from Colorfabb and Kai. Over the weekend I went to work with those samples.

    The results can be seen on the following photo set on flickr:
    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGw3ee5

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      Great images... Try and see how the LayBrick paints. Can you add the images to the Photos section too, so that everybody can see them... Maybe attribute them, so people know who they're from. Good to see you had a great time printing with it... Also mention what printer and what temperature settings etc. so others get inspired/helped.

      July 1, 2013

  • Johan Van den B.

    The filaments from Colorfabb have very nice colors and I used the various samples to create a bracelet out of them. Using small 5cm strands I fill up the Bowden tube of my Ultimaker to get a multi color print.

    For the LayWood and BrickLay material I choose to print out a small sheep (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95721).

    After printing a reference material sheep (blue Ultimaker PLA), I printed out a sheep in WoodLay and BrickLay. Both materials give astonishing results. Personally I prefer the BrickLay material as it produces nice white objects which can (I believe) easily be painted. My children said I have to print out the figurines for our nativity scene next christmas. Sounds like a nice idea!

    I could not get the sheep printed correctly using BendLay, because it did not stick to the polyamide tape enough. Probably with a raft it is perfectly doable.

    July 1, 2013

  • Tim Van den B.

    good! Had some really interesting conversations, nice presentations. Great evening for me. My (biased) future interests: designers and demo of software they use, printer demo's, ...

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Tim Van den B.

    Thanks/bedankt voor de fijne avond en de interessante presentaties. Absoluut geslaagde avond. Ik ben ook heel geinteresseerd om ook eens een aantal designers aan het werk te zien met de 3d modeling software die ze gebruiken.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Willem Van Den E.

    Sommige hadden meer 3D printers verwacht. Als het volgend thema het toelaat zal ik zeker m'n printer eens meenemen. Ik vond het zeker leuk om ns een presentatie te geven. Bedankt.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Fabio L.

    Interesting discoveries and demo's. Met new people. Couldn't stay until the end unfortunately :(.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Andy de B.

    Thank you all so much for the informative talks! Good to see some stuff printed live and also to see so many like-minded! ;-) We should really do more of these meetup. I would love to do some live modelling and have it printed afterwards!

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Charlie Y.

    Very interesting meeting. Much obliged for the sample filaments and interesting talks :).

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Johan Van den B.

    Looking forward to see some new materials. I have some laywood and PET filament, but have not really printed anything substantial with them.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Great progress guys, we just hit a 100 members on our meetup group!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Stijn P.

    Will there be a possibility to buy the different filaments ?

    June 28, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Kai should be bringing some for sale, but we also have some sample goodies available for our Hubs.

      June 28, 2013

  • Stefan B.

    From march till november, not from fridqy till sunday.

    June 24, 2013

    • Stefan B.

      And a good morning to you. Second day was equal interesting, especialy the IP part regarding to 3D printing. You say you have a Leapfrog, how would you compare quality to others?

      June 27, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      It's a great printer, drop by sometime if you want to see it IRL.

      June 27, 2013

  • Walter S.

    Working at Graspop (support for our crew/crowd software) this week. Darnit you guys allways pick a date that's nearly impossible for me to go ;) I'll see if I can squeeze in a visit. Got laywood, bendlay and regular abs fillaments here. Havent tried the laywood yet (bendlay transparent prints awesomely though, less warping than regular abs).

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      Come and meet the man!!! Just sneak out early... It's just graspop! :-)

      June 27, 2013

  • Anthony L.

    I'll be at Materialise for their tour that day ... http://imaterialise.eventbrite.com/#

    May 31, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      Anthony, je gaat hier bij willen zijn... Trust me!

      June 22, 2013

    • Anthony L.

      Elke vrijdagavond heb ik een wekelijkse date met mijn madam en er is niks dat een hogere prioriteit krijgt.

      June 22, 2013

  • Deepak M.

    Guys, I have a very very big surprise for everybody who's coming to the event next Friday... If you own a printer and like to experiment, get ready to freak out! if you want to see what #3dprinting will bring in the next year, you will freak out! And afterwards idealabs has their first anniversary party, so freak out and party!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Lets try to hit 100 members before the next meetup!

    June 20, 2013

  • Maarten Van E.

    vergeten dat ik andere afspraak had.. next time zeker

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Klaas D.

    Heavily interested, but cannot attend June 28.
    Next time perhaps

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Ivo van den M.

    This is not to be understood as hijacking the even, but I propose that every owner of one or more roles of PLA/ABS filament 3mm/1.72mm take some (say 5m) samples to swap with others during the event. I presume not everyone has all colors the rainbow available. After the swapping of filament everybodys printer output might become more colorful.

    2 · June 8, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Not hijacking at all, great idea! We'll try get some samples from different companies as well.. or maybe even selling roles at the meetup..

      June 8, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      Don't think of anything as hijacking... We are always open for your suggestions and will try out best to make most of them happen...

      June 8, 2013

  • William G.

    unfold.be/‎ are in antwerp and they have a ceramics printer..

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Deepak M.

    This date may be tentative, as we have a special guest invited, but he may need to change the date to attend... But you're all available for this any time, right? ;-)

    June 5, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Any news, lets try to get a definite date asap..

      June 5, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      I am keeping the date fixed and we will start with session 1 and then plan a further session 2 later.

      June 7, 2013

    • Deepak M.

      I have contacted Kai to see if he can come and talk about what all is involved in making new filaments and how he goes about this... fingers crossed.

      1 · May 30, 2013

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