MyMiniFactory launches customizer tool for interchangeable 3D model parts

London-based 3D content platform MyMiniFactory has launched a new customizer tool which allows its users to personalise 3D printable models.  Currently in beta, the Customizer allows designers to create what the company calls “customizer worlds” for their uploaded models. Consisting of interchangeable part options for the user to sift through and select from, the customizer world can be created by designers without the need for coding on their end. The company has designed the in-browser tool software so that consumers are able to 3D print their customized model using a single STL file as well.  With the Customizer beta 1.0, MyMiniFactory is aiming to respond to the demand from makers and designers for an easy way to create customized 3D model options. Adrian Delgado, Lead Customizer Developer at MyMiniFactory, stated:  “Many designers want to have customized options for their makers to pick and choose from but unless they’re willing to code the entire environment, customization is a fairly dry experience showcased primarily using photos. Now if designers want a customizer they don’t need to write code for one.”  Prior to the launch of its customizer tool, MyMiniFactory identifi...

» Anisoprint Introduces New Composite Basalt Fiber Material for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Anisoprint Introduces New Composite Basalt Fiber Material for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing | 3DPrint.com

Headquartered in Luxembourg and Russia, Anisoprint wants to introduce a new industrial manufacturing technology for 3D printed optimized structures made out of composite materials. Through its desktop Composer 3D printer, the startup offers continuous carbon fiber fabrication and material for industrial-grade parts, and just recently launched a brand new 3D printing material for continuous fiber printing – Composite Basalt Fiber, or CBF. In a process it calls composite filament co-extrusion, the Anisoprint Composer uses a combined extruder to load two types of thermoplastics, and then a third for continuous carbon fibers. The anisoprinting technology instills much higher strength in engineering filaments such as ABS, nylon, PC, PETG, and PLS. But when applying its new CBF material, companies can really achieve improved properties: parts printed in this way, with this material, are 15 times stronger than many plastics, 5 times lighter than steel, and 1.5 times lighter and stronger than aluminum. “Anisoprinting is the technology of continuous composite fiber coextrusion,” the company wrote. “Coextrusion allows using different types of thermoplastic polymers as a matrix material to...