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The very foundation of everything we understand and how we perceive it starts in the classroom. That’s the beginning of a very long journey of learning, and that’s why it’s probably the most important one too. Classroom learning, on the whole, has seen a massive shift over the years. Teaching styles have gone from being strict and confined to being more open and encouraging. New ideas, new tools and new approaches to learning different subjects have all made classroom education a much more dynamic and evolving experience. And yes, we’re entirely for it.

Talking about revolutionary learning tools, there’s a particular one that we want to touch upon – 3D printing pens.

Years ago if one had to imagine making real-life models with just a pen, it might have sounded quite implausible. However, advancements in technology have brought us far enough to make this a possibility. 3D printing pens are quite exceptional in many ways and can be used for a plethora of purposes and applications, once the technique has been understood.

Here, we’re focusing on how it can aid with bettering the learning and growing
experience in a classroom, mixing together the seriousness of knowledge and the application of a fun tool. Getting the technique right with a 3D pen is essential, and then using it to impart knowledge is fairly straightforward and also innovative.

That being said, let’s look at different ways that a 3D pen can be used in a classroom:

1. Models

Teaching through visual aid is one of the oldest ways to do so, but the medium of showcasing the visuals has seen a shift over time. 3D pens make for an excellent tool to bring a model to life and to instantly turn a simple drawing into something that can be touched, felt and viewed in a better perspective. Whether its science or art, a 3D model can give the children a 360-degree view of things, and they can also recreate a model once they’ve got the hang of it.

2. Homework

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All children detest homework at some point, and that does have a negative impact on their keenness to learn. To keep the interest going, schools can allow homework assignments where students have to use a 3D pen to create something for points or marks. This will also greatly encourage them to explore their creative side and add a new feather to their cap.

3. Group work

It’s not just individual projects that 3D pens can come in handy for. Even group or partner assignments can give students a chance to learn a new skill together and/or use 3D pens to explore a joint creative project. If would also act as an incentive for them to put their best feet forward and co-create something interested and appealing.

4. Attention to detail

Sometimes some concepts can be hard to explain to students in 2D because the intricate details can get lost in the simplicity of a flat, plain surface. Here, 3D pens can swoop in and really give a different viewpoint on everyone. Right from the most obvious details to the more hidden ones, 3D pens are great for making everything more clear.

5. Creativity

3D pens most definitely improve and increase the scope for creativity, by shifting from a very basic dimension to a more versatile one. Classroom learning has to be a good combination of both theory and application, and when it comes to application, a 3D pen is one of the simplest yet effective gadgets to use. Both the students and teachers can combine their interests and create things which will further improve the learning of
various subject matters.


Keeping the above suggestions in mind, schools and institutions should definitely consider incorporating 3D pens into their learning process.

3D pens (3doodler)  has become very popular amongst designers and artists all over the world, and starting off young with children in classrooms is a wise initiative for sure. The highlight of this is that not only will they learn better, but they will be stimulated and encouraged to keep using the pen.


Ultimaker has announced a new 3D printer. Novabeans will be distributing  this printer in India with support, services and warranty.

The Ultimaker S5 is Ultimaker’s most advanced desktop 3D printer ever, boasting best-in-class technical specifications and a very desirable feature-set which we’ll look at below.

But first, a few words about this new printer.

It’s been designed to run continuously – literally, with no let up. Ultimaker saw fit to develop the highest quality mechatronics they’ve ever made to ensure reliability. The S5 has swappable print cores for reduced downtime with customisable nozzle geometries for outstanding print accuracy and quality. It even boasts Active Bed Levelling to automatically set up the build plate, so you don’t have to.

All of which is to say, this is the first Ultimaker 3D printer that’s designed to deliver powerful 3D printing – but without the hassle. Simply put, it prints whatever you throw at it with ease and delivers high quality results every time.

With that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the S5’s feature-set:

Print BIG

This is Ultimaker’s biggest 3D printer yet. The S5 has a 330 x 240 x 300 mm build volume, which outsizes the Ultimaker 3 Extended’s 215 x 215 x 300 mm volume. Despite this, the S5 is relatively compact with dimensions of 495 x 457 x 520 mm.

Dual-extrusion technology

The S5 is equipped with Ultimaker’s latest-generation dual-extruder system which is super-reliable. It allows you to 3D print complex geometries and intricate models using Ultimaker’s range of professional-grade engineering filaments.

Swappable print cores

The S5 has inherited the swappable print core functionality of the Ultimaker 3. These deliver higher uptime by allowing you to swap out materials quickly. You can material match all Ultimaker materials for consistent, high-quality prints.

Enhanced sensors and control

The Ultimaker S5 features a state-of-the-art enhanced active bed levelling feature and an advanced filament flow sensor to ensure print reliability. These give you the confidence you need to scale up and guarantee excellent results.

Open filament system

In addition to being compatible with Ultimaker’s latest range of professional-grade engineering filaments, the S5 is also compatible with third party filaments. This means you can test materials outside Ultimaker’s ecosystem.

Industry-leading software

The S5 is powered by Ultimaker Cura software. Cura is hands-down one of the best manufacturer-developed software platforms on the market. It comes preconfigured with optimised settings for 3D printing Ultimaker filaments.

Touchscreen interface

You can control the Ultimaker S5 using the built-in touchscreen. The touchscreen is 4.7” in size and presents all important printer settings immediately for ease of use. You can start, pause, cancel and change print settings quickly.

Camera for remote monitoring

The S5 is equipped with a high definition camera. This is preinstalled and overlooks the build chamber. It allows you to remotely monitor print progress. You can monitor prints on a desktop computer or smartphone over Wi-Fi.

Ultimaker S5 technical specifications

Material support: Open filament system. Also supports all Ultimaker filaments, including: Tough PLA, PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, and Breakaway.
Layer resolution: Down to 20 micron
Build volume: 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches)
Interface: 4.7-inch (11.9 cm) touch display
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB
Special features: Swappable print cores, in-built camera

Ultimaker launches new Tough PLA

Ultimaker has also launched a new filament today. Ultimaker Tough PLA is stronger and tougher than Ultimaker PLA, with similar mechanical properties to Ultimaker ABS. It’s engineered for high-impact applications and is suitable for functional prototyping. It’s also BPA free and 100 per cent biodegradable, making it an eco-friendly choice.

With an impact strength similar and higher stiffness compared to Ultimaker ABS, Ultimaker PLA is a good choice for practical applications. It’s more reliable when printing large models than ABS and offers greater dimensional stability.

The official mechanical properties of Ultimaker Tough PLA are as follows: Tensile strength at break: 37 MPa. Tensile strength at yield: 37 MPa. Tensile modulus: 1,820 MPa. Flexural strength: 78 MPa. Hardness: 79 (shore D). Elongation at break: 3.1%. This makes Tough PLA a strong, durable material with very little flex.

The potential applications for Ultimaker’s new Tough PLA are vast. It offers faster print speeds than and reduced warping over ABS. This makes it a better material for rapid prototyping. It is suitable for printing jigs, fixtures and snap fits, and it offers excellent resistance to oils and greases and chemical agents. We recommend Tough PLA for printing durable end-use parts and prototypes. It is compatible with the Ultimaker 3 and S5 series.

Novabeans | India’s biggest 3D printing solution provider

Novabeans is Pioneering in  #3dprinting in India 

3d printing is revolutionising the world. Think of it this way: You’re at home, you want something, you print it. Powered by 3D design software, the technology allows complex objects to be created in a single piece, layer by layer, bypassing traditional steps of design and production.

Novabeans team attended the first #3D printing show in Paris, France.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is moving well beyond making plastic, resign, silicon objects, or even rapid industrial prototyping. “Today, 3D printers can not only handle materials ranging from titanium to human cartilage but also produce fully functional components, including complex mechanisms, batteries, transistors, and LEDs.

It’s having a transformative effect in medicine. The first houses are now being 3D printed. So are major parts of cars and even gun. And while many challenges remain — the costs and variety of materials, constraints around high-volume production — institutions such as governments, schools and multinationals are investing billions of dollars in the technology that many argue could help power a third industrial revolution. source : business inside

Novabeans 3D printer and 3D scanner Workshops India

Novabeans : 3d Printing Workshop at SAP Office, India 

Novabeans team provided #3dprinting workshop at the SAP innovation centre at Gurgaon, India. 

Like SAP, many other corporate organisations and MNCs are introducing special 3D printing learning tracks to educate their employees (of all departments) to enhance creativity & teamwork, to reduce stress and boost innovation at workplace. 

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

3D printers capable of outputting in different colour and multiple materials already exist With effects on energy use, waste reduction, customization, product availability, medicine, art, construction and sciences, 3D printing is changing the manufacturing world as we know it.

If you’re interested in 3D printing products and services, training courses and workshops. Please visit us at Novabeans

Novabeans | 3D Printing Workshop India

3D Printing Workshop at IILM, Delhi India

While 3D printing workshops, training courses are becoming increasingly common on college campuses. 

Recently Novabean’s team conducted several 3d printing presentation and workshops at IILM Institute for Higher Education prestigious business school in Delhi, India.

IILM has centers in New Delhi, Jaipur, Gurgaon and Greater Noida it offers academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Novabeans is helping schools, colleges and universities in India to adopt 3d printing latest technology in a most cost effective manner, so that the schools and colleges in India are able to provide a platform to enhance learning and shape student’s future.

Novabeans provide various comprehensive 3d printing educational packs for schools and college in India to choose from www.novabeans.com

3D printers create a three-dimensional object of almost any shape from a 3D model, using software programs. The software transfers the design template to the printer, which then lays down materials — such as plastic, powder, and steel — in successive layers until the product is finished.

Novabeans also provide e-studio, first 3d printing educational lab in India for professionals and students outside campus.

e-Studio is a hub for creative minds to make their own models, participate in workshops and courses, featuring from basics to advanced techniques of 3D Printing and new technologies, suitable for all ages.

3D Printing technology is used for both prototyping and personalised manufacturing, with applications in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Industrial Design, Automotive, Aerospace, Military, Civil Engineering, dental and medical industries, Jewellery, Biotech, Fashion, Home Decor and many more.

Earn a Certificate in 3D Printing Foundations, and gain a competitive advantage in manufacturing, engineering and design. 

Courses & Workshops available for : Students, Professionals, Architects, Managers, Doctors, Engineers, Designers, Hobbyists, Teachers, Learners and anyone who want to learn and enhance their CV and professional skills and find potential business opportunity in new industry. 

Ready to dive into 3D printing, but don’t know where to start? Join Novabeans e-studio for an innovative 3D printing workshop and learn how to turn those designs you’ve imagined into physical objects with just few clicks. 

Let your imagination run wild. Print yourself a colourful world with help of 3d printing technology !!

Novabeans, a pioneer in 3d Printing technologies

Novabeans, a pioneer in 3d Printing technologies in education in India, along with its partners Ultimaker and Pinshape is proud to announce the 1st 3d printing contest in India !

3d printing design contest dates are from 1st March – 31st July 2017. Qualified participants are students between the ages of 14- 30 years old with a valid student ID card.

There are great prizes to be won ranging from Ultimaker 3d printers to 3D Model Printouts. Participate and their school and college can win 3d model, printed at our studio and 3d model shall be sent to your school or college as display. More information is available on contest page.

3D Printing technology is used for both prototyping and personalised manufacturing, with applications in: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Industrial Design, Automotive, Aerospace, Military, Civil Engineering, Dental and Medical industries, Jewellery, Biotech, Fashion, Home Decor and more.

Novabean’s goal is to help Indian schools and colleges adopt 3D printing in a cost effective manner, so that the Indian schools and colleges are able to provide a platform to enhance learning and shape students’ futures.

Novabeans | 3D printing Pre-paid card India

 Novabeans in partnership with Ultimaker launches the world’s 1st 3D printing Prepaid Card.

Bringing on-demand affordable 3D printing services at your door step. Print anything, anytime and get it delivered wherever you want !

Order your Free 3D printing Prepaid Card Now !!

Prepaid card will make 3d printing services available to students, professionals and enthusiasts in a cost effective manner across India. Now you can print your creative designs on-the-go and get it delivered at your place.

Prepaid 3D printing card comes with initial free 3D credits to printing 2 free 3D objects in 50mm x 50mm x 80mm size. All your original designs will be printed on Ultimaker printer with Ultimaker quality filaments by professionals. Free credit is valid till 31st December 2015.

Later you can recharge your card to print more objects in various colors and sizes.

2 ways to get the free 3D printing prepaid card :

  1. You can get your free 3D printing prepaid card by filling the online form and we will ship the card at your place for free. click here
  2. You can collect your free 3d prepaid card from these pick up locations

Novabean’s goal is to help bring 3D printing technology accessible at a cost effective way all across India.

Novabeans, 3d Printing Education

Understanding the 3-D Printing Process

Novabeans, 3d Printing Education –  Series 1

3d Printing in India is the excellent example of technological advancement by which we can create different types of structures and shapes with utmost precision; it is also called additive manufacturing. In this process a printer is used to manufacture a solid object of your desired shape. Successive layers of the selected material are used in the manufacturing. You can use any material like metal, plastic or any other material of your choice for manufacturing.


In order to create an object, you have to start with the virtual design of your selected item. In case you would like to create something which already exists, then use a 3-D scanner. A 3-D scanner will copy the object and you have the facility to paste it in your virtual file. You can use the same dimensions if you want to make a duplicate copy.

In earlier days it was very difficult to design a structure of your choice because traditional manufacturing methods were dependent on molding and cutting technology. After molding these structures go through the cutting process. In case of a hollow structure or a complicated design, you have to prepare different parts separately, and then assemble them. It was a complicated and time consuming process.

However the present technology enables us to create anything of our choice at the great amount of ease. With the help of 3-D printing technology and virtual designs, you will get the same physical model which you have designed virtually.

Combination of Materials

Earlier it was difficult to use the combination of different materials for production; it was difficult because of the chemical and physical properties of the material used and traditional methods of manufacturing. With the use of    3d Printing in Delhi.

you can eliminate nearly all these limitations. There are different types of materials available to produce a finished product. Nowadays, a wide variety of materials are available for manufacturing, which provides the required amount of strength and temperature resistance.

Less Waste

The aircraft builders get 90% of the material wasted while manufacturing some parts of the aircraft. But when you create the same object with the use of additive manufacturing, you will not only minimize the waste, but will also utilize less energy in the manufacturing process. You can make different types of things with additive manufacturing like footwear, automotive parts, jewelry or anything.

Speed of the Production

The speed of the 3-D printing is much faster as compared to the traditional methods of production. It is like comparing a sports car with a horse cart. You will reach the destination by travelling both of them, but the travel period will differ significantly. Similarly, you can meet the industrial requirements in just a few hours by using 3d Printing Services in India.

Novabeans | 3D Printing Education India

Novabeans has been recognised among the top players in 3d printing education in India according to the recent published article by reputed educational magazine. 

Novabeans in collaboration with University of Illinois, USA provides the only certified Additive manufacturing course in India. After successfully completing this specialized course, candidate will get certification from Illinois University, USA directly.

 With the growing importance of the technology in education sector in India, 3D printing technology is fuelling limitless creativity among students. With 1.3 million schools in India, opportunites for adopting 3d printing technologies is limitless.

To enrich teaching across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and design subjects, there are innovative ways of using 3D printers as a technology to help teach complex subjects in a much easier way.

Read the full article 

Novabeans 3d printing partner eco-system

Novabeans | Art meets 3D printing India

Novabeans, the Indian premiere 3D printing product and service provider bringing high-end 3D printing art service in India with its global partner by making priceless art masterpieces available to everyone in India and around the world using 3d printing sophisticated technology.

Art meets 3D Printing

The best art from our past could be the force driving and inspiring our future, leaving the caveaux of museum and private collections to enter our every day lives, through the power of 3D printing technologies. Novabeans in joint venture with its Italian partner  Artficial is bringing western art models from the classical Greek period, through to the Renaissance, Islamic, Asian, African and Hebrew artifacts to India. Each sculpture has been carefully 3D scanned and 3D modeled into a perfect virtual replica using latest and most sophisticated 3d printing technology.

Through collaborations with our partner, Indian art galleries, Indian designers, Indian sculptors and Indian museums, the Novabeans’s team is aspiring to bringing several perfectly reproduced 3D models of priceless works of Indian art, from different historical periods and cultural locations of India and abroad. This service is also avaibale to Indian schools and colleges via Novabeans 3d printing educational packs subscription.

Using professional 3D printing technologies, the sculptures from the museums and private collections can be reproduced to fit individual taste, desires and styles. Users can select the artwork of choice and visualize in a stylish setting; selecting different sizes and materials.

At launch the service offers replicas of selected works in both laser sintered nylon (polyamide) and cured transparent resin, with each material available in several different colours. Additional customisation options, including casted and direct metal 3D printing, will be integrated gradually. 

Novabeans with its international partner began in its quest of democratising art by developing a “cradle of technology” which will be set up inside several world museums within some of the world’s most visited and important cultural and historical sites. Visitors can pick up exact miniature replicas of the classic artworks present in each site. Through our platform they will also be able to create a customised replica of the artworks and have it delivered to their homes. 

By progressively taking some of the most valuable examples from humanity’s artistic and cultural heritage into the future of manufacturing, Novabeans with its eco-system will make the past of human creativity more accessible than ever, inspiring a new era for artistic expression. By passing DNA on to the next generations, humanity assures the survival of its species. Through 3D printing it can assure the survival of its essence.

Sculptures made in Polyamide

Polyamide has a sandy, granular look, and has a slightly porous surface. Our sculptures made in Polyamide are 3d printed with Selective Laser Sintering printing technology. The Sculptures are printed layer by layer by a laser that draws thin lines in the powder, which melts and bonds it together in order to form a thin layer of the model. After a layer is printed, a new layer of fresh powder is spread over the surface by a roller. The printer has a print chamber that is heated to just below the melting point of the powder; the laser beam adds the extra energy to melt the powder, forming a solid Sculpture.

Sculptures made in Transparent Resin

Transparent Resin is a strong, hard, stiff, water-resistant by nature, and of course, transparent material. Our sculptures made in Resin are 3d printed with Stereolithography printing technology.

The process takes place in a large tank, and begins when a layer of liquid polymer is spread over a platform. This machine then uses a computer-controlled laser to draw the first layer onto the surface of a liquid polymer, which hardens where struck by the laser. The Sculpture is then lowered and the next layer is then drawn directly on top of the previous one. This is repeated until the Sculpture is finished. In this way, layer-by-layer, an object is “drawn” in the liquid by the beam, with the layers being consolidated throughout the process. 

Other Materials Possibilities

Materials Description
Polyamide (PA) A strong and flexible material with a high level of detail
Alumide (AL) A polyamide-like material with a distinctive look
Multi-colour (MC) A full colour plaster
High detail resin (RE) Lovely fine details on this photopolymer
Paintable resin (RE) Beautiful when painted. Water-resistant. If it has to be flawless
Transparent resin (RE) See through
Titanium (TI) Light and the strongest 3D printing material in the world
Stainless steel (ST) Not your grandmother’s stainless steel
Silver (AG) Sterling silver
Gold (AU) Choice of 14 and 18 carat solid gold
Prime Gray (PG) Very smooth, detailed and “luxurious” to the touch
Brass (BS) Copper and Zinc, united as one
Bronze (BZ) What did you expect after gold and silver?
Ceramics (CE) A food safe material that shines like no other
High detailed stainless steel (HS) High grade stainless steel with a superb level of detail
Rubber-like (RL) A strong, high-flexible and durable material
Paper (CHO) Light weight
Silicone (SI) Translucent and flexible
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) Stong & tough, heighest level of dimensional accuracy plastic
Polylactic acid (PLA) Biodegradable plastic made of corn starch