Nozzle Cleaning

Nozzle Cleaning

  Extrusion printing is a notoriously messy process. The same material properties that allow for bridging, overhangs and good adhesion lead to nozzle buildup and print errors. This is a particular problem with multi-material prints where the inactive nozzles often ooze material. The H-Series tool changer moves these inactive nozzles out of contact with the […]

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Direct-Printed Shaft Grip

Direct-Printed Shaft Grip

Here’s a quick overview of the process for printing a part on a cylindrical shaft. In this case, we’ll print a grip directly on a golf club shaft. The process is as follows: Design the desired grip features in CAD software (Fusion360 shown). Ensure the bore through the part matches the diameter of the shaft […]

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H-Series Software

H-Series Software

The appearance of the H-Series may be intimidating to some users, but it is important to note that most of the new features of this design have been developed to improve ease-of-use. From the clean, intuitive layout of the touchscreen interface, to automatic bed leveling, to many aspects of the mechanical design, this machine was […]

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Is the H-Series Like a Duck?

Is the H-Series Like a Duck?

One that does many things can’t be exceptional at anything. As Joris from 3Dprint.com put it: A desktop CNC and 3D Printer. . .that is kind of the maker version of a washer dryer? As we say in Dutch Not meat nor fish, as in not good at either of them? Or compliments of Argentina: […]

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Hybrid Operations: Snowboard Rack

Hybrid Operations: Snowboard Rack

A commonly repeated line at additive manufacturing trade shows is that 3D printing technology needs to become more accessible to the average consumer in order for the desktop industry to move forward. For many of us, FDM printing was our entry point into the maker community, so we are reluctant to be too harsh in […]

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Rotary Printing with the H-Series

Rotary Printing with the H-Series

The ability to 3D print functional plastic parts at home has been an incredible boon to inventors and tinkerers, but still fails to achieve the coveted direct design-to-print ease that has been promised for years. One reason for this failure is that most designs have features (namely overhangs and bridges) that are not ideal for […]

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Development of the H-Series

Development of the H-Series

The H-Series is a significant departure in style and functionality from a typical desktop 3D-printer. How did that come to be? The initial plan for the H-Series project was to build a multi-material printing system with a focus on elastomers. Specifically, we began by targeting footwear and sporting goods. Both product types utilize elastomers for […]

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Introducing the H-Series

Introducing the H-Series

Hello makers, inventors, and 3D printing enthusiasts! Diabase went mostly silent for the last couple of years since the launch of the Flexion extruder. We’ve had our heads down on an exciting development project. What you see on this website is the result: the Diabase H-Series Machine, a hybrid machine tool combining additive, subtractive, and […]

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3D Scanning with the H-Series

3D Scanning with the H-Series

True customization of footwear is an application for 3D printing that has been on the near horizon for the better part of a decade. It was one of the expected growth areas for the market when the first TPU filaments became available, but a few gaps in the toolchain caused a long delay. Software packages […]

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Multi-Material Printing

Multi-Material Printing

The H-Series standard printing configuration has 5 extruders. Why? FDM is commonly seen as a crude form of 3D printing, suitable for hobbyist level work, but not to be taken seriously for commercial uses.  This attitude is mostly due to the reduced strength and coarse surface finish typical of extrusion printed parts.1  Resin printers create […]

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