While much of the attention right now in desktop 3D printing focuses on what you can make right on the printer itself, new printing materials for SLA that are designed primarily with moldmaking/casting in mind may prove to play a significant role in helping artists, designers, crafters and hobbyists execute the objects that they have really been after all along.
Just announced, from Formlabs:
From the very first days of Kickstarter, we’ve been asked time-and-time again—do you have Castable Resin? Today, we’re thrilled to say that we do. Meet our new Castable Resin12. It’s designed for clean, ash-less burn-out, and ultra high-resolution prints. The product of an exhaustive R&D process, Castable is the material that anyone doing investment casting has been waiting for…
We’re also announcing a second functional resin today, Flexible. Pliable when thin, and resilient when thick, our Flexible Resin is all-around exceptional9. We can’t wait to see what you come up with….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!