3D Printing Materials

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…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 24

This week’s news stories we didn’t have time to cover run the spectrum of 3D printing heavy-hitters, from top industry leaders to the desktop geniuses who populate the 3D printing space. While industry leaders…

eSun Announces Their New Bronze PLA 3D Printer Filament

It’s all about “San Yang Kai Tai” – or Three Sheep Bring Bliss in a rough English translation – and it heralds the coming of the Chinese New Year in…

Fenner Drives, Makers of NinjaFlex, Release New SemiFlex 3D Printing Filament in the US and Europe

Fenner Drives has announced the release of their new SemiFlex 3D printing filament across the US and Europe, and they say the product will expand 3D capabilities with a unique set…

Dublin’s Trinity College Receives Funding from ESA to Develop Cold Spray 3D Printing Technology

When you think of Ireland, you might think of leprechauns, tall glasses of Guinness beer, and thick wool sweaters. You most certainly think of the color green. But what about…

Sinopec, China’s Largest Oil and Gas Producer, Entering 3D Printing Materials Market

China Petrochemical Corp., the largest single refiner of oil and gas in Asia, says they plan to invest in developing 3D printing materials over the course of the next decade…