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

By | 2018-08-07T07:29:37+00:00 July 27th, 2016|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 [...]

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

By | 2018-08-07T07:28:39+00:00 July 5th, 2016|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 [...]

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Should You Insource or Outsource 3D Printing?

By | 2018-08-07T08:07:21+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Articles|

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 [...]

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4 Great Places to Download Free 3D Models

By | 2018-08-07T08:07:53+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Articles|

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 [...]

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IC3D Maker Spotlight: San Diego State University Rocket Project

By | 2018-08-07T08:08:46+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Articles|

Ryan Callahan is a fan of IC3D 3mm ABS filament, and IC3D is a fan of the San Diego State University Rocket Program. Callan, Design Lead on the program, reached out to us recently to let us know how 3D printing helps his team throughout their design process. A notable application of 3D printing is [...]

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IC3D Printers receives Crystal Award for Excellence

By | 2018-08-07T09:26:26+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Articles|

Columbus, Ohio – IC3D Printers from Dublin, Ohio has earned the Crystal Award for Excellence from Ohio’s Edison Technology Centers. IC3D Printers was nominated for their impressive work as a startup in the field of additive manufacturing. Founder Michael Cao accepted the award on behalf of IC3D Printers on March 27 during a luncheon [...]

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How to Print the Perfect First Layer on your 3D Printer

By | 2018-08-07T09:24:50+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Articles|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9L7f0zx1WQ Hey everyone. This is Matt from IC3D and I am going to explain to you the importance of proper first layer squish and how to achieve it. First layer squish is the amount that the first layer of your print is pushed into the build plate. More squish will produce a flatter first [...]

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