The Best 3D Printing Videos From 2022

We look back at 2022 and have chosen our top 3D printing videos. You will find a variety of content here. Our original interview with nTopology, an additive manufacturing software company, is part of our #talk3D series. Next, we have our 3D Explained guide for 3D printing for beginners and our review and test of the Nexa3D XiP Resin printer from Nexa3D. Aside from the 3Dnatives video selection, we also have videos covering a range of different sectors, from film, to COBOD’s 3D printed construction, to fashion. A video is even available about 3D printed cakes, for the foodies! 3Dnatives wishes you a happy 2023 filled with 3D printing!

Industry Insights from #Talk3D

If you like seeing the brains behind 3D printing business and operations, you’ll enjoy this video. Every #Talk3D episode features a key figure from a top business in 3D printing. nTopology, a NY startup, is a leader in engineering design software for additive manufacturing. Bradley Rothenberg, CEO of nTopology, gave us quick answers about the use of nTopology CAD software and his personal inspirations. He also discussed the future of AM markets. You might be wondering what book inspired him. Or where nTopology’s name came from? You’ll find the answers below!

3D printing for animated movies

This video demonstrates how additive manufacturing can help bring designs to life in the entertainment industry. First, we will learn about stop motion animation. This is where frames are shot at 24 frames per second. The video then features Laika, an animation studio best known for Coraline or The Box Trolls. Brian McLean, the director of Rapid Prototyping, discusses how 3D printing can be used to create facial expressions. Artists now have the ability to make thousands of expressions and tell subtle stories with 3D printing, as opposed to traditional methods. Laika uses Stratasys printers for the creation of their faces. We move away from this example and learn how CADCAM can help todemocratize design and elevate film to the next level.

3D Printing in Under a Minute #3DExplained

Our site is focused on 3D printing and welcomes readers who are either experts or novices to the technology. If you fit into the latter categories and you’re looking for a guide to what the technology actually is, here is a minute long rundown of the process. Elliot, our resident tech expert, walks us through the process and the steps required to make your own parts.

COBOD’s Construction In Angola

We have seen many prototypes of 3D printed houses from around the globe, as 3D printing has become a major trend in 2022. This video comes from COBOD, one of the leading producers of printers for  3D printed houses. They show how Power2Build created a 3D printed house in Angola. The video also gives statistics: only 30 hours printing, 8 days work and 42m3 concrete. Companies are eager to show 3D printing’s worth as 3D printing is increasingly used in construction.

3DNatives Tests: Nexa3D’s XiP For Resin 3D Printing

We have another video from our 3Dnatives Lab, and here is one of them. Nexa3D, a California-based company that offers sustainable additive manufacturing solutions, was founded in 2016. In this video, our tech expert Elliot tested out the XiP, Nexa3D’s venture into desktop resin 3D printing. He provides an overview of features and characteristics, and his experience with parts testing and the overall quality. We are a 3D printing media business and we believe in impartial testing. This will help you, the consumer, make informed decisions about the best 3D printer for you. It’s a little late for Christmas but perhaps a New Years gift?

3D printing is possible for cakes

This video shows how edible 3D printed products can be made. The video comes from La Pâtisserie Numérique, a food printing company, and shows their Patiss3 printer, which they hope to be able to use for food printing. We can see the simple process from the insertion and printing of the cake batter, through to the final removal. A custom extruder is also available by the company. This allows for complex designs to be created consistently without human error. You should check it out!

FDM printing can be done with glass

3D printing is often cited as a way to improve sustainability in engineering and construction. Because it uses only the required material and can be done faster than traditional methods, this printing method is highly efficient. FDM printing is often limited to concrete and plastics. Projects that use other materials are welcome. NTU Singapore has used waste glass to 3D-print a concrete bench with FDM printing. This glass can be ground into silica, which could be used to replace concrete-based printing. This method can be used to reduce waste and recycle materials, as well as to divert from non-renewable resource.

3D Printing to Fight Climate Change

The fight against global warming was one of the top topics in the world this year. There are many ways to tackle this problem, including additive production. This technology could allow for faster construction and reduce environmental impact. At least that’s what Greentown Labs, a community fighting to design a more sustainable world, thinks. The video below explains why the group supports Markforged, an American 3D printing company. Transaera and the group are working together to create an affordable, more energy-efficient, sustainable residential air conditioning unit. This partnership is important because this tool is responsible for 4% of the world’s carbon emissions.

Lexus’ Black Panther Inspired Car

Three-dimensional printing and cars are two industries that now go hand in hand. On the occasion of the release of the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the car manufacturer, Lexus has unveiled its new model, the RX 500h F SPORT. The car’s parts are 3D printed. Carbon and Adidas collaborated to design the parts. The Marvel movie sets inspired them to design a vehicle with unusual designs. The vehicle’s tactile areas were all 3D printed, including the steering wheel cushion and front and rear headrests. The RX500h F SPORT is well worth a visit for fans of cars and Marvel. You can watch the video below, or click HERE to find out more.

Man on the Moon Again

Humankind is getting closer to the Moon and 3D printing plays a key role in this. NASA awarded $57.2 million to ICON (a U.S. construction firm) to help build 3D-printed homes for the Moon. This funding comes on the heels of the successful completion the first stage in the Artemis project. The world’s most powerful rocket, which also has 3D printed parts, blasted off toward the Moon to test whether the Orion capsule is capable of safely carrying an entire crew. NASA plans to not only return to the Moon but to also live there. ICON shows how ICON could make the first extra-planetary constructions that are capable of surviving the extreme space conditions.

 Nike Accessories 3D Print

Nike, one of the most well-known brands in the world is known for its innovative vision and being a trend setter in fashion. This video is a promotion of a collaboration between Nike & Acronym to create Blazer Low sneakers. This video shows how trainers can be personalized using 3D printing technology to create a custom-made heel clip. This was the first example of DLC (downloadable content), for a clothing item. The Acronym Dynamics Lab by solebox hosts the heel clips. This open-source platform has unique models of heel clip models that can be 3D printed.

The Potential of Recycled Paper Filament

This video by Reflow explains the benefits of using recycled filament. This video features Ronan Hayes (a co-founder) of Reflow. Reflow is a Dutch company that aims to promote the recycling of discarded plastic into an exceptional range of sustainable materials for 3D printing. According to Hayes, the industry was using 90% virgin materials at the time that the company started work. They want to prove that recycled materials can perform as well as new materials and have clear benefits for sustainability.

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