3D Printing Materials

A Model Italian Sailboat Makes Waves with WindformXT and 3D Printing

  A partnership between Yam Marine Technology and Daniele Cevola Design Studio was aimed at creating a modern model version of the fishing boats once built with mulberry and sea…

Now at Filimprimante3D: iglidur 3D Printing Filament Produces Friction-Free Bearings & Sliding Parts

Igus offers us a new twist in 3D printing filament, and it’s all about being quiet and smooth. With their new iglidur filament, not only are you able to produce…

ExOne, 3Dealise & Bruil Create Enormous, Complex 3D Printed Concrete Forms

It’s an enormous 3D printer which can create an object the size of a phone booth. With a build volume of 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm, the ExOne S-Max…

YouMagine Selects Winners of Contest to Create a New 3D Printing Technology

YouMagine, a community of makers who help people remix, share, and learn by making 3D printed items, say they’ve decided on a winning entry for their “Develop a New 3D…

Fabrisonic Builds Fully Dense, Complex Metal Parts & Heat Exchanges Via Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing

Fabrisonic has developed a unique additive manufacturing method which is a sort of hybrid of ultrasonic welding and CNC milling, and the company uses the technology to create complex and…

Formfutura Rolls Out ClearScent: Odorless and Virtually Transparent 3D Printing ABS Filaments

From 3D printers that are fully enclosed to materials and equipment that are either recyclable or eco-friendly, technology just keeps getting more and more refined to make sure that the…

ICL Researchers Figure out How to 3D Print Pure Graphene

We’ve seen an incredible amount of research hours and dollars being poured into an area where the ‘miracle material’ graphene converges with what some may call a ‘miracle technology’ in…

Sculpting for a New Millennium: The VormVrij Clay 3D Printer

Material innovations in 3D printing are the next frontier, and Dutch company VormVrij 3D is harking back to an age-old material to find the future. Designers Marlieke Wijnakker and Yao van…

Edmund Optics And LUXeXceL Sign Partnership Deal for 3D Printed Optics

If you are a person of a particular vintage, you may recall the ads once placed in printed comic books and magazines for an outfit known as Edmund Scientific. It…

Comet Runner: Will 3D Printing Make Comet Hopping a Reality?

Projects like the 3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration from NASA on the International Space Station and a London architecture firm’s work with the European Space Agency to consider methods…

The Impact of 3D Printing on Consumer Product Safety

3D printing may still be in its early days in terms of wide public use and knowledge, but it has the potential to turn consumer goods production and supply on…

Navigating Through the Selection of 3D Printing Materials: Know Your Strengths!

Every now and then, while discussing the merits and technicalities surrounding 3D printing, someone who obviously has not been reading very closely (ahem!) will dismiss the topic with, “Oh yeah, but all…

Reduce and Reuse: ExtrusionBot’s ‘Cruncher’ Recycles and Pelletizes 3D Printing Filament Waste

ExtrusionBot is in the business of supplying 3D printing enthusiasts with materials. Breaking into the 3D printing industry with their specialized ExtrusionBot filament extruder that can be used with any desktop 3D…

A Room So Quiet It Will Make You Crazy — Foteini Setaki and 3D Printing Will Change What You Hear

There’s a room in Minneapolis, Minnesota so quiet that, should anyone sit inside it long enough, they’ll begin to hallucinate and beg to be set free from the horror. Lined…

Researchers Develop Incredibly Strong 3D Printed Microlattices — Can Hold 10,000 Times Own Weight

The materials engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory work on the bleeding edge of 3D printing, and they’ve now developed a substance and printer which mixes metal and ceramics with…

ColorFabb Unveils New Carbon Fiber XT-CF20 3D Printing Filament

The 3D printing materials developers at Dutch filament manufacturer ColorFabb just unveiled a copolyester-based, carbon fiber composite material called XT-CF20, which includes 20% or more of the tough fiber material. Colorfabb…

Zecotek is Working on Powders for Laser Sintering 3D Printing Which Use Breakthrough New Technology

Zecotek Photonics Inc. develops photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets and now a subsidiary working in conjunction with a pair of the company’s partners, Zecotek Display Systems Pte….

Stratasys Expands ASA and Endur Material Offerings with More Colors, More Options

Stratasys knows what the people want: Options! Color! Materials! And they are delivering, with just-announced expansions to their ASA thermoplastic material line with 8 new color options and to the PolyJet…

Graphene 3D Lab to Begin Industrial Scale Production of Graphene 3D Printer Filament

When companies begin to combine the rapid technological advancements of 3D printing with research surrounding the ‘miracle material’ graphene, they begin to open up doors to markets that may not have…

MadeSolid Seeks Capital via Equity Investment on WeFunder, Divulges Future Plans

If you own a 3D printer, particularly an SLA printer, then you have more than likely heard of the company MadeSolid. Founded in 2013 in Oakland, California, the company was…

MOLDLAY Filament Unveiled by Inventor Kai Parthy — Easily 3D Print Then Create Your Own Molds

If you have an interest in exotic composite materials for 3D printing, then you have likely heard about the work that’s been done by German-born Kai Parthy. He’s the inventor…

Scientist Says Metamaterials and 3D Printing Will Lead To Invisibility Cloaks In His Lifetime

The world will get considerably more ‘transparent’ if work being done in a lab in Arizona comes to fruition. Hao Xin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has discovered…

Virginia Tech Professors Provide Incredible Insight into the Future of 3D Printable Materials via Reddit AMA

There is little doubt that the single most important area within the 3D printing space is that of materials. Material science could potentially lead the way to thousands of new…

Soon You’ll Roll Up Your 3D Printed, LE-OFET, Flexible Computer And Put It in Your Shirt Pocket

Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs) were originally developed to produce extremely low-cost, large-area electronics aimed at producing printable and flexible electronic devices. Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science say…