Video - Introducing 3D Printing Directly with Plastic Pellets


Slade Simpson, CEO and Design Engineer at Sculptify presents the company's progress on developing a more capable desktop 3D printer that can print directly with plastic pellets.

3D printing with plastic pellets offers important benefits and advantages that are not available with current filament offerings:

They are readily available in hundreds of new materials.
This opens the door to a whole spectrum of new and interesting materials, each with their own unique properties. Some are rigid and incredibly durable, others are soft to the touch and extremely flexible. The result is the ability to print with greater flexibility.

Plastic pellets are easy to use with the Sculptify 3D printer.
If you can load a coffee maker, you can print with pellets in the Sculptify 3D printer. Pellets are loaded into the top, and ready to print in no time.

They are the most cost effective form of plastic.
Since pellets do not need to be optimized for a spool, multiple manufacturing and engineering steps can be removed. This saves a lot money, and the cost savings can be passed directly to the customer.

Posted by Luke Daniel on May 10, 2014.