Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, is now demonstrating its comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products with extensive new resources, including a new 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. This includes materials commonly used for home use such as PLA (Polylactic Acid) and PLA Composites through to materials for professional use such as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol) and TPU / TPE (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
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 13th 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:
- 3D printing for Makers Pt. 1 – Introduction:
- 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
- 3D printing for Makers Pt. 2 – First Print Basics:
- Heated Bed / Enclosures
- Physical Support Materials
- Walk Through your First Print Step-by-Step
- 3D printing for Makers Pt.3 – Maintenance and Diagnose Bad Prints:
- Printer and Filament Maintenance
- Diagnosing Faults with Prints.
- 3D printing for Makers Pt.4 – Create your Own Functional Items:
- 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.”
Farnell elements14’s 3D printing range and 3D printing resource is available at https://uk.farnell.com/3d-printing-solutions
To join the element14 Community and download the 3D printing webinars please visit www.element14.com/welcome
Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com