Will 3D Printing Replace Traditional Manufacturing?

By | 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 | 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 [...]

Recycled Plastic Vs Virgin Resin – More Than Just a Coin Toss

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog|

Choice of material in any 3D printed project can make or break the home based maker as well as the shop floor parts manufacturer. Common materials such as ABS, PLA, HIPS, Nylon and PVA as well as many others are readily available depending on end use of the project and are easily purchased through the [...]

Material Variances in Fused Filament Fabrication – Matching Expectations with Reality

By | 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 [...]

Build Log: How to build full scale set of 3d Printed T-60 armor in 422 moderately easy steps

By | October 20th, 2016|Blog, Tips and Tricks|

  I have been really excited to write this post for a very long time, and it's been an incredible 9 month journey to get here. Of course I would not be here without the awesome team at IC3D Printers for being willing to hear out my insane idea and having the confidence in me [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

What is the Value of 3DPrinting?

By | July 26th, 2016|Blog|

The value of 3Dprinting comes in various approaches to how it is used in combination with traditional manufacturing. Relative to making jigs and fixtures using traditional CNC machining process, 3D printing is faster and cheaper compared to machining them in house. However, the real cost difference comes when a company can free up their CNC [...]

Dayton Maker Mini Faire 2016!

By | 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 [...]

Big Area Additive Manufacturing –BAAM – A Tour of Cincinnati Inc.

By | July 5th, 2016|Blog, Press Release|

Big Area Additive Manufacturing –BAAM – A Tour of Cincinnati Inc. A great way to spend a Wednesday – IC3D Founder Michael Cao scores a tour of Cincinnati Inc. The factory is a classic case of old world technology spawning the next generation of high tech digital machines. IC3D was delighted to join a handful [...]

IC3D Donates 3D Print To Columbus Library Grand Reopening

By | June 25th, 2016|Blog, Contact, Press Release|

IC3D Donates 3D Printed Bust Of Andrew Carnegie For Columbus Metropolitan Grand Reopening!  COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) marks the grand reopening of Main Library on June 25 with a new sculpture of Andrew Carnegie commissioned from artist Gavin Bruce and recreated via 3D printing by IC3D. A Great Collaboration Among Columbus Idea Foundry Entrepreneurs Columbus [...]

3D Printing Services Are A Valuable Solution For Entrepreneurs!

By | June 20th, 2016|Blog, Call to Action, Shop|

Low volume production presents a challenge for entrepreneurs 3D printing services are a valuable solution for entrepreneurs who need to build quantities that are too large for a desktop 3D printer, but don’t require a high enough volume to hire a contract manufacturer. Between budget constraints, lead times, and quality issues, it can seem nearly [...]

Metrobots Team 3324 First Robotics Competition Participants and IC3D Team Up for the 2016 Build Season!

By | June 9th, 2016|Blog|

Metrobots Team 3324 First Robotics Competition Participants & IC3D Team Up 2016 Build Season! “In First Stronghold, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponent's defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. [...]

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