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50 per cent savings with 3D printed spare parts

Maria Burkanova | 20. August 2020

Machines are expensive and so is their maintenance. This applies in particular to special machines and older models, where the procurement of spare parts is often difficult and usually cost-intensive. Often the required parts must be individually traced and produced. Costs and problems are not only caused by the always expensive custom-made production of individual […]


igus filament in a Ultimaker 3D printer

iglidur filaments for wear-resistant 3D printing in Ultimaker podcast

Maria Burkanova | 30. June 2020

With the Talking Additive Podcast, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker offers a stage for innovative providers of 3D printing solutions for the industry. In the current episode, presenter Matt Griffin talks to our colleague and 3D printing specialist Niklas Eutebach about the special features of the self-lubricating iglidur tribofilament and how 3D-printed moving functional parts can […]


How a 3D printer template became 240,000 face shields

Maria Burkanova | 22. June 2020

Especially in times of crisis, creative and above all fast solutions are essential. And when it comes to speed and creativity, the 3D printing community is quick to respond. This was also the case this time when Prusa Research, a pioneer in FDM printing, created a design for 3D printed face shields and made it […]


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Chapter 2 Electrostatic discharge prevention: ESD protection for the workplace

Maria Burkanova | 5. June 2020

Anyone working with sensitive electronics such as computer chips or sensitive laboratory equipment must take measures to avoid electrostatic discharges. Floor coverings made of synthetic fibres and other objects in the workplace that are made of synthetic materials are a frequent cause of electrostatic discharge due to friction. The lower the humidity in the room, […]


Preventing electrostatic discharge Chapter 1: ESD clothing

Maria Burkanova | 18. May 2020

Our bodies are very good electrical conductors. Electrostatic charging is almost unavoidable. Electrostatic charging occurs if you rub two materials together and then separate them, for example. Simply walking around can be enough to cause an electrostatic charge of several thousand volts. The invisible hazard – as described by experts. “ESD protection” is therefore very […]