SLA Resin Choices from Formlabs

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:45 AM

3D Printing is ever expanding! Just look how common the technology has become across a vast array of industries. You can find it in product design, engineering, game creation, jewelry, etc. As new manufacturers have entered the scene, the introduction of new, innovative systems has made an impact, but, the most compelling advancements are occurring with the 3D print materials, such as filament, metals, or Resins. Just look at the new SLA Resin goodies that Formlabs has announced for their best-selling Form printer series.

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Advantages of the Oce PlotWave 550 vs the Kip 7970 Wide-Format Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 09:35 AM

Recently, Canon Solutions America announced the launch of the Oce PlotWave 550 as the successor to their popular PlotWave 500 system. Like, its predecessor, the PlotWave 500 is a magnificent mid-volume, wide-format printer capable of printing 25,000 square feet per month. Also, it is fast! The PlotWave is capable of printing 10 D-size monochrome sheets per minute and can be configured as a 2 roll or 4 roll system. Likewise, it continues to use Océ Radiant Fusion technology, placing it as one of the most energy efficient units on the market. So, let’s see how it compares to another popular mid-volume competitor, the Kip 7970.

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A Better Well Log Printer for the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, Nov 05, 2016 @ 01:20 PM

Seismic data is something that is absolutely crucial to geologists and other users in the Oil and Gas industry. They rely on this information to get a clear picture of what lies under terra firma. That is why it is essential that they have access to a reliable well log printer to accurately reproduce this data. 

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New 3D Printer Resin Choices for Formlabs 3D Printers

Posted by Dawn Miller on Sat, Oct 29, 2016 @ 09:26 AM

When it comes to 3D printing, Stereolithography (SLA), remains a popular “go to” process for quickly producing high-detail parts. Even though it is the oldest 3D method, Formlabs has completely rewritten the book on SLA with their desktop Form 2 Series. This 3D printer incorporates an inverted SLA process that requires only a fraction of the resin needed compared to what is typically needed by a SLA printer. But, the real determining factor to getting top-quality parts is having the right 3D resin for the job. This is where Formlabs has turned the tables again with new Resin Formulations for the Form 2 printer.


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See the Benefits of the PlotWave 550 Oce Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

Canon Solutions America has just announced a new successor to the Océ PlotWave 500 printing system, the Océ PlotWave 550. While most of the design is similar to its predecessor, the upgrade brings some powerful new features to the table. Check out the benefits of the new PlotWave 550 Océ printer.

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PlanGrid vs Bluebeam – Which is Better for Your Project?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 06:39 AM

Lately, a recurring question has come up with my construction clients regarding the comparison of Bluebeam Revu and PlanGrid. Since many companies are looking for ways to become more paperless, both of these applications have become quite popular as digital workflow choices with Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC). But, which one is better? If a company is looking to take more of their wide-format workflow digital, which one should they choose? Honestly, this question has a lot of moving parts, so the answer can be a bit dynamic. But, let’s dig in and take a look at the comparison of PlanGrid vs Bluebeam Revu.  

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Get Plotter Paper & More Through the TAVCO Web Store

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 08:42 AM

It has been a long time coming, but we have finally turned the key and unlocked our new online web store dedicated to plotter paper, toner, 3D Resins, and other wide-format and 3D printer supplies. Now, TAVCO clients will have the convenience of ordering supplies 24/7. You can access the new site at

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Come See a Form 2 Desktop SLA printer at Leander Library's Tech Day

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Kids all across Central Texas will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the most advanced desktop 3D printer available, the Form 2 Desktop SLA printer from Formlabs. The printer will be set up and functioning for Tech Day at the Public Library in Leander, Texas.

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HP Designjet T3500 vs. Oce PlotWave

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 08:30 AM
Although the struggle between inkjet and toner plotters still very much exists, the lines have been a bit blurred. There are more and more cases now where these two technologies are locked into a head-to-head contest. A good example of this is the clash between the HP Designjet T3500 MFP and the Océ PlotWave. Both are capable of plotting, copying, and scanning, but that doesn't mean that they are identical. There are some very distinct technological differences between the two. So, what is the best choice? It depends...what are your specific demands?
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9 Reasons Why Canon PRO 4000 & 2000 Photo Printers Exceed Expectations

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

Leave it to Canon to raise the bar when it comes to producing new ultra-high quality wide-format printers. And the new breed doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the new PRO Series is turning heads with a multitude of new technologies that are completely different from anything else in the competitive field. Although designed for professional photography and other digital artwork, there are plenty of situations where one of these photo printers would fit nicely. See 9 reasons why the Canon PRO 4000 and PRO 2000 printers will exceed your expectations.

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