Demonstrating its comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products with extensive new resources, Premier Farnell has unveiled a dedicated area of the Farnell element14 website along with a series of webinars covering all aspects of the technology.
The range of 3D printing solutions available from Farnell element14 cover products from suppliers that offer different printing material technologies for both home and professional use, from Lulzbot, Multicomp, Creality and Makergear to Craftbot, and Photocentric.
“Farnell element14 has invested significantly in its range of 3D printing solutions and these new resources provide customers with information to get started with 3D printing or make the most of their budget, be it large or small”, says James McGregor, Global Head of Category – Test, Tools and Production Supplies at Premier Farnell and Farnell element14. “This new resource on the Farnell element14 website provides customers with direct access to key supplier resources, including videos and case studies, as well as an evaluation of the pros and cons of using 3D printing and the alternative technologies available.”
The dedicated area of the website also provides information about common 3D FFF 3D printing materials available from Farnell element14.
The element14 Community has also launched a series of webinars to support members starting out in 3D printing. The new four-part webinar series is designed to educate members on how to get started with choosing a 3D printer and their first print, to creating their own functional items.
The first three webinars are now available for download, with episode 4 to be broadcast 13 December at 7pm GMT. The webinars last one hour and are hosted by the element14 Community’s Phil Hutchinson.
The full programme of topics includes:
- What is 3D Printing
- Key Components of a 3D Printer
- How is 3D Printing Different to Other Manufacturing Methods
- Types and Brands of Printer
- Types of Materials
- File Sources
- Heated Bed / Enclosures
- Physical Support Materials
- Walk Through your First Print Step-by-Step
- Printer and Filament Maintenance
- Diagnosing Faults with Prints.
- Introduction to Software Packages
- 3D Scanning
- How to Take Measurements
- Your First Model
Phil Hutchinson, Senior Specialist for the element14 Community added; “These webinars intend to show members how easy it is to get started in 3D printing. Farnell element14 is increasing access to high quality, reasonably priced 3D printers through its extensive range, opening up new opportunities to makers and engineers looking to do everything from prototyping to printing replacement parts. In these four, one hour webinars I will guide members on their journey, so that they can get started straight away and realise real benefits for their projects or their businesses.”