3D Printing Materials

LPW Technology and Shaanxi 3D Technology Sign AM Metal Powder Deal in China

As additive manufacturing processes begin to take hold around the world in high-end fields like aerospace, automotive, and medical applications, the demand for capable metal powder products climbs as well….

The Virtual Foundry Launches Filamet, Metal Composite ABS and PLA 3D Printer Filaments

As we have stated time and time again, and recently backed up by a research report presented by SmarTech, the materials portion of the 3D printing industry is just as…

ExOne Announces Six New Alloys and Materials Providing Unique New Versatility and Strength

ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) is known for their enormous versatility in 3D printing. The German company has a huge global presence and multiple facilities in the U.S. for continuing to broaden their offerings…

Waste Not, Want Not: Bracelets & Rings Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament

As an artist, I know that there is something sad about the little leftover scraps of the material that was a precious part of the process of creation. I have…

Finnish Researchers Create Solar Electric Forest with 3D Printed Trees

Solar power technologies are the focus of voluminous research efforts, and now a team of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. are developing a prototype 3D printed…

Award-Winning XYZPrinting Offers New Lines of Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Materials

XYZPrinting announced today that they’ve released a new line of new PLA filaments as well as refillable ABS filament cartridges for their devices which provide a biodegradable option. Two colors…

i.materialise Now Offers 18K Gold 3D Printing and Faster Production Times

If you’re a jewelry designer, or you simply have a lust for gold and 3D printing, i.materialise is now offering you a choice which will make you drool and begin…

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….