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Will 3D Printing Replace Traditional Manufacturing?

By | 2017-01-31T05:16:40+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Blog|

In the last few years we’ve seen a lot of media hype about 3D printing as the next industrial revolution – taking over all manufacturing as we know it. Expectations are now so high that anything short of the entire world running off 3D printers will be seen as a failure of the entire technology. [...]

Obsolete Equipment Presents a Unique Opportunity for 3D Printing Service Bureaus

By | 2018-01-14T04:28:49+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Blog|

Introduction In August of 2000 the manager of a New England factory was conducting a walk-through of his plant. The factory was experiencing a surge in production due to rising demand. Their product was used in a consumer niche market and was considered a specialty product and there were only four competitors worldwide capable of [...]

Material Variances in Fused Filament Fabrication – Matching Expectations with Reality

By | 2017-01-08T08:17:46+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Blog, Contact, Tips and Tricks|

  One of the most common building materials in use today is the two by four.  This common lumber size is found in projects ranging from backyard sheds to large construction projects and most people at some point have used them for at least one project.  They are so common that a misperception exists with [...]

IC3D joins the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) at OSU!

By | 2017-01-08T08:17:46+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Blog, Press Release|

IC3D, a leading manufacturer of 3D printing consumables and products, has joined the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) at The Ohio State University. IC3D manufactures and sells a line of high quality filaments developed exclusively for 3D printing which is manufactured in Ohio, USA. The company also designs and builds a series of custom [...]

Dayton Maker Mini Faire 2016!

By | 2017-01-08T08:17:46+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Blog|

Can a robot search for, locate, and harvest a perfectly ripe strawberry in the middle of the night? The engineers at Dayton robotics startup Adev Automation think it’s possible. This delicate crop must be hand-harvested, but shortages in harvesting labor means crops die in the field. These brilliant folks are currently developing a fleet of [...]

Should You Insource or Outsource 3D Printing?

By | 2017-01-08T08:17:55+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Blog|

Benefits of 3D Printing By now, nearly everyone has heard about 3D printing.  This is especially true for players in the plastics industry as around 90% of the machines sold for AM (additive manufacturing) are for polymer-based materials.  However, many companies are investigating how to integrate AM into their business. From OEM's to tiered suppliers [...]

4 Great Places to Download Free 3D Models

By | 2017-01-08T08:17:55+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Blog|

3D printing is a growing rapidly among people who aren’t CAD experts or engineers. With the help of great 3D models and CAD data repositories, even the novice printer can create some amazing projects using free 3D models. Check out these four tried-and-true resources for free 3D designs, advice, and inspiration. Pinshape This open community [...]

IC3D is going for the Chase Mission Main Street Grant (again)

By | 2017-01-08T08:18:05+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Blog|

Last year was the first time we heard about the Chase Mission Main Street Grant to small businesses.  We applied and didn't get selected, unfortunately.  This year we're going for it again.  Basically the same rules apply and we need at least 250 votes to be considered.  Please below vote for us!  You just need to [...]

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By | 2014-07-26T00:01:33+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Shop|

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Free Filament Friday! ABS Filament Giveaway!

By | 2017-01-08T08:18:06+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Blog|

Hey everyone! Welcome to our second ever filament giveaway!  It's been awhile since the first one, so this time we're giving away 2 spools of our Ohio-made filament! Rules: Just post a comment to this post and include your selection for both spools (3mm/1.75mm & Black/Natural/Red/Blue/Green/Orange) Answer this question: “What is your hot-end nozzle hole [...]

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