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How does moisture affect 3D printing fiber?

All filaments for 3D printing FDM / FFF are hygroscopic, i.e., they absorb moisture from the environment in which they are located.
Hygroscopicity is an undesirable effect in filaments for 3D printing. Plastic polymers consist of chains of molecules joined together. The absorbed water molecules destroy these chains, destroying the plastic and causing many problems when printing.

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Don’t worry, the “wet” filament spools can be quickly dried, and proper storage can prevent future accidents.
Below, we look at how to recognize a wet filament, how to dry it, and finally how to store it correctly.

Dried filament Moist filament
Comparison of dry and wet filament print
How to recognize a wet filament?
The easiest way is to extrude some filament and watch it come out […]

VSHAPER PRO printhead assembly.

The VSHAPER printhead mounting system with neodymium magnets guarantees a quick replacement and secure fixing.
ADVANTAGES:

Easy assembly/disassembly;
Stable, secure mounting of the printhead;
Easy positioning of the printhead during assembly;
Smooth and quick transition from high-temperature to low-temperature printing;
Time-saving when installing/removing the printhead;
Reduction of user interference;
Smooth transition of work with different nozzle diameters.

Efficient and quick replacement of the head in the VSHAPER PRO printer is possible thanks to the use of a new head mounting system using neodymium magnets. This solution guarantees the achievement of both a secure print module attachment and an easy replacement.

The use of a new printing module assembly solution shortens the time for replacing the extruder and reduces the user’s interference, thus […]

VSHAPER’s answer for the abrasive feature of carbon fiber.

PA-CF stands for polyamide reinforced with carbon fiber. This filament is ideal for anyone that desires a structural component with high modulus, improved chemical and thermal resistance, excellent surface quality, and ease of printing.
The most common issue with 3d print of nylon is it’s warping. But because of its features, it was worth to reinforce it. The carbon fibers were the answer. Excellent dimensional stability comes from the connection of carbon fiber and nylon. But in general, these fibers will accelerate the nozzle-wear of brass nozzles, much faster than unfilled filaments.

The PA-CF filament doesn’t need a high temperature to be well printed, but it does require a wear-resistant nozzle. The troubles cause carbon fiber, which occurs to be abrasive […]

The President of Poland visited the VSHAPER stand during Congress 590.

What goals define our activities? Time to summarise The 590 Congress.

The fourth edition of 590 Congress, a two-day event that takes place in Jasionka near Rzeszów in Poland has come to an end. The topics to be discussed among the event, by the panellists, including debates on such essential issues as digital affairs, cybersecurity and energy. The economy and its development was the priority topic to the local, European and global context.
The prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out that thanks to many activities of entrepreneurs, polish productivity is growing, and economy can reply to the ambitions of innovative people. CEO of VSHAPER company, the manufacturer 3D printer producer, Tomasz Szymański was among the entrepreneur group that took part in the meeting with the prime minister.
“The industrial revolution 4.0, which […]

VSHAPER is a partner of Kongres 590.

We are proud of the fact that VSHAPER is a partner of Congress 590 (Kongres 590).

The 590 Congress is a place of exchange of experience between the worlds of science, industry and politics. Appreciating the importance and importance of this event, we have joined the noble group of partners with satisfaction.

We invite you to exchange experiences with our specialists, who will be waiting for you in the SME zone.

Technological Audit by VSHAPER, R&D, Traffic maintenance, Small lot production

New Service initiated by VSHAPER – Technological Audit.

Thanks to many meetings and exchanges of experience with our customers and entrepreneurs, who were interested in the 3D technology implementation, we decided to start a new service.  
Why VSHAPER?
The audit,­­ carried out by VSHAPER specialists, is targeted to improve organization and production processes. The test begins from the analysis of company’s potential, and the basis of this research are processes of production, starting from the conception stage, through production and quality testing, up to the completion of the final product.

As part of the free service, you will have the option of testing the latest solutions used in 3D printing and gain the answer to the question of how new technologies can support your business. For many companies wanting to grow […]

Do you know that you can choose the most suitable 3D Printer for your requirements?

As a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, operating on the market for many years in cooperation with companies responsible for CAD/CAM solutions, we know that there are no ready-made solutions for everything in the industry. Often, solving a specific problem involves developing it from the very beginning, taking an individual look at each of its aspects. Each of our customers has slightly different requirements and ideas for using our machines. Therefore, in order to meet the expectations of our customers, we have adopted a production strategy that allows us to adjust the solution to meet the detailed, individual needs. After reading this article you will be able to adjust the specific printer to your needs to a much greater […]

A whole new Level of 3D Printing with 5-Axis Machine – interview with Maria and Johannes Lutz

Through our cooperation with worldwide distributors of VSHAPER 3D Printing solutions we learn about the specificity of markets where those solutions are offered. Companies partnering up with VSHAPER are provided with product training as well as substantive and marketing support in every stage of their distribution process. During a training cycle prepared for German distributor from 3D Industrie GmbH, Agnieszka Kielar – Content Manager from VSHAPER, had a chance to talk to Maria and Johannes Lutz about 3D Printing market in Germany.

Maria, there are not many women in Additive Manufacturing industry, has it been difficult for you to get into that male-dominated world?

Yes it is true, there are not many women in the additive manufacturing industry. But for me […]

VSHAPER Going Global, 3D Printers for Industry

Evolution Triggered by Market Demand – interview with Anton Natseuski

Through our cooperation with worldwide distributors of VSHAPER solutions we learn about the specificity of markets where those solutions are offered. Companies partnering up with VSHAPER are provided with product training as well as substantive and marketing support in every stage of their distribution process. During a training cycle prepared for Belarusian distributor from 3DHUB, Agnieszka Kielar – Content Manager from VERASHAPE, had a chance to talk to Anton Natseuski about 3D Printing market in Belarus.

Establishing cooperation with VSHAPER brand is not your first step in 3D Printing industry. Can you tell us about your previous experience?
3DHUB – the company that I run is rather experienced in 3D Printing. At the moment we offer desktop 3D Printers. We have […]

3D Printing and Industry 4.0 in “Smart Industry Polska 2018” Report

Industry 4.0 is an industrial revolution driven by the development of new technologies, among which additive technologies, Internet of Things, augmented reality or Big Data with the preservation of cyber security deserve special attention. Siemens in cooperation with the Ministry of Business and Technology initiated “Smart Industry Polska 2018” survey, within which the level of innovativeness of micro, small and medium production enterprises resulting from the implementation of modern technologies was determined. Below we present the most important conclusions of the report regarding the role of additive technologies in the implementation of the idea of Industry 4.0.

The survey respondents were decision-makers responsible for company management in the area of innovation, new technologies and enterprise development. They were business owners […]