New Printers are Here!

Our new Bambu Lab X1 Carbon printers have arrived and are working out great! We’ve been able to get so much done in the last week. One of the fun things is we can share with you all the projects we get done through a time lapse video, along with pictures of the final product. Here are a few things that we have worked on in this last week.

Bed of 4 Gauge Pods, printed in 18hrs.

One of our focuses this week was helping out a fellow 3D designer in our area, Carzdeluxe Designs. He does a lot a car related designs like these gauge pods. These were printed in black ABS. We were able to fit 4 on the bed and finished the print in 18 hours. We still have some more things to print for him before moving on to other projects.

We also got this cool Scarab dice box made for a customer. He picked out a silk PLA that is green/red. It was so fun watching this one print and turned out very pretty.

We did an unboxing LIVE on our Facebook business page with our new Bambu Lab X1 Carbon printer. If you would like to check that out you can do so through this link:

New Printers on the Way!

We have decided to update/replace some of our filament printers. They are finally on there way! These new printers will help us print a wider range of engineering grade materials, they can print faster, and will save us some time when it comes to prepping. It also opens an opportunity for us to record the printing process and be able to share it with you all. Looking forward to being able to branch out a little more in our printing abilities, and sharing more with you all as we try something new.

We love watching these printers work. It’s always fun seeing the progress.

Why Use Resin for Miniatures?

When it comes to creating these miniature models and gaming accessories, one printing method stands out as the clear winner: resin printing.

Resin printing is a 3D printing technology that uses a liquid plastic material that hardens when exposed to ultraviolet light. This process allows for smoother, higher-quality results than filament printing, making it the preferred method for creating small, intricate details for miniatures. Filament printing, which involves layering thin strands of plastic on top of one another to build up the shape of the model, can result in a slightly textured finish. Filament can still print miniatures with very little detail, but you have more visible layer lines compared to using resin.

Tank was printed with filament.

The level of detail that can be achieved with resin printing is simply astounding. Every crease, curve, and contour of a miniature model is captured with precision, making it possible to create highly-detailed figures that look like they’ve been plucked straight from the game’s lore.

This level of detail is especially important for games like Warhammer and BattleTech, where the appearance of individual units can make or break a game. With resin printing, you can rest assured that your miniatures will look stunning on the battlefield, giving you a stylistic edge over your opponents.

Mushroom Monster (32mm) designed by DiceHeads Miniatures, printed with resin.

Another benefit of resin printing is that it allows for greater flexibility in the design process. With resin printing, you can create more intricate designs that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. This makes it possible to create custom miniatures and accessories that perfectly fit your unique vision, adding a personal touch to your gaming experience.

At DinoChrome Industry, we take pride in our Resin 3D printing services. Our state-of-the-art printers and expertise in Resin printing ensure that you receive the highest quality miniatures and gaming accessories. Not only do we offer a wide range of miniatures and gaming accessories, but we also have the capability to create custom designs based on your specifications. Whether you’re looking to bring your gaming world to life or just want to add some unique pieces to your collection, we’ve got you covered.

Epics (150mm) designed by DiceHeads Miniatures, printed with resin.

The Basics of 3D Printing

3D printing has become a buzzword in recent years, with a lot of people interested in the technology. It’s not hard to see why – 3D printing has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for product design, prototyping, and manufacturing. But for those who are new to the concept, what exactly is 3D printing?

Put simply, 3D printing is a process that creates three-dimensional objects by adding layer upon layer of material (Additive Manufacturing). This process is different from traditional manufacturing methods, which typically involve subtracting material from a larger piece to create the desired shape (Subtractive Manufacturing).

MakerBot Method X printer using Nylon Glass Fiber filament.

There are several different types of 3D printing technologies available today, but most of them work on the same basic concept. First, a 3D model of the object to be printed is created using specialized software. This model is then digitally sliced into thin layers, which are sent to the printer. The printer then builds up the object layer by layer, using either resin or filament as the material. The printing process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours or even days, depending on the complexity of the object being printed.

Sunroof gears designed by Carzdeluxe Designs. Fresh off the printer, just need to clean up and ship.

The most popular 3D printing materials include ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), PLA (Polylactic Acid), and Nylon. Each material has its own unique properties and is suited to different applications. At DinoChrome Industries, we specialize in 3D printing and use this technology to support local businesses by printing gaming terrain, miniatures, and aids with resin as well as manufacturing engineering-grade parts with advanced FDM filaments. With 3D printing technology, we can create highly detailed and precise miniatures that perfectly capture the essence of the game. Also, the engineering-grade FDM filaments we stock enable us to manufacture strong, durable parts that can withstand even the toughest environments.

3D printing has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The ability to quickly and easily create prototypes and small production runs has allowed for a faster and more cost-effective product development process. At DinoChrome Industries, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this exciting technology, using it to create amazing gaming products and support local businesses. Whether you’re a gamer, a designer, or an entrepreneur, the possibilities of 3D printing are endless, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Introduction to DinoChrome Industries:

Stepping Back in Time to Move Forward

Hello everyone!

Today, I want to take a moment to talk about DinoChrome Industries and why we started this home-based business. We are homeschooling parents of four, and my husband has been in the military for the last 18 years. His service is split between the Air Guard and Army Guard. We both have a passion for creativity and design, after trying out various business ideas, we found that 3D printing was the perfect fit for our skills and interests.

When we first started learning about 3D printing, it was just a fun hobby. However, as we continued to experiment and improve our skills, we realized the potential of 3D printing to bring our creativity to life. From there, DinoChrome Industries was born.

Miniatures designed by DiceHeads and HeroForge (angel).

Our goal is to provide our customers with high-quality, custom 3D printed products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. As a family-run business, we take pride in our work and strive to create products that our customers will love and enjoy. It has opened up a world of possibilities for us. We can bring our ideas to life in a way that was previously impossible.

We’re always exploring new ways to incorporate 3D printing into our lives. Whether it’s creating miniatures for tabletop gaming and designing tabletop terrain or doing engineering grade prints for friends and fellow small businesses, the possibilities are endless!

So, why choose DinoChrome Industries for your 3D printing needs? Not only are we a home-based business, but we also have a personal touch and commitment to quality. Which can also be a detriment as Danny is a perfectionist and at times takes too long on home projects! This sets us apart from larger corporations. We take the time to understand your needs and work with you to bring your vision to life.

All of this helps explain our business slogan: Creating Imagination!

Best regards,

DinoChrome Industries