3D Printing Materials

Comparing LUXeXceL’s Printoptical Technology to Transparent Polyjet, SLA & MJM 3D Printing

For 3D printing, think of clear as the new black. But keep in mind it might not be quite so easy getting the desired result unless you are aware of what your…

ColiDo Announces New Wood Composite PLA and ABS 3D Printer Filaments

It’s incredible what a difference a few years can make. Back when I initially was turned on to FDM/FFF 3D printing there were very few choices when it came to…

Clinton Freeman Offers Advice and Info on 3D Printing Filament and Moisture Damage

Clinton Freeman of RepRage has some excellent advice for storing 3D printer PLA filament to avoid moisture problems. Freeman is a Senior Software Engineer at NICTA in Brisbane Area, Australia, and he…

Sculpteo Offers Big Price Break on 3D Printed Items with Economy Plan Shipping Option

From their head office outside of Paris and their San Francisco location, Sculpteo founders Éric Carreel and Clément Moreau say their workshops are dedicated to printing 3D designs using various techniques….

Next to Nothing — Detecting Rare Particle Decay with 3D Printing

Physicists call it the Standard Model. It’s a theory which describes the best current understanding of the building blocks of matter and their presumed interactions.  But it’s discoveries well beyond…

NanoSteel Continues to Improve Powder Portfolio for Metal 3D Printing

NanoSteel is in the business of leading the steel industry in nanostructures for steel material design. After many dedicated years, NanoSteel has taken risks with innovation that have paid off. Due to their willingness to…

Materialise Announces New Aluminum Alloy 3D Printing Material as They Report Quarterly Earnings

Within the 3D printing space, materials really are everything. If we were only able to print using thermoplastics, the industry would never have taken off. Although thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites…

Be Your Own 3D Printer — Make 3D Models with Glue and Layered Paper Cutouts via Instructables

Sometimes 3D models seems to be produced by some parts magic, some parts technology, with a big dollop of arts and crafts at the finish line. Designers involved in the process often tend…

Stratasys Offering Recycling Program for FDM Canisters and PolyJet Cartridges – And It’s Free

Stratasys is now offering North American customers a convenient recycling program dedicated to turning in their used FDM canisters and PolyJet cartridges – and it’s free of charge. The program…

Proto Labs Announces LSR Optical Printing Material for Lighting Applications

As additive manufacturing and 3D printing reach further into the product design community, researchers and developers are pushing the envelope to come up with a new array of materials suitable…

GlobalFSD Announces That Anyone Can Now Purchase Filament Samples with the Change in Their Pockets

Back in November, we reported that the Global Filament Sample Depot (GlobalFSD) had launched. With their launch, they brought the first online market for purchasing samples of 3D printing filament….

CADD Edge Pits Stratasys ASA vs. ABS Filament in Birdhouse Standoff During Harsh New England Weather

The engineers over at CADD Edge probably loved the science fair as kids — and each of them was probably quite a force to contend with, if their latest idea…

Scientists Use Microstereolithography 3D Printing to Repair Damaged Nerve Connections

Scientists at Sheffield University are doing work in additive manufacturing and 3D printing that pushes the boundaries of the technology to the limit, and their most recent announcement is very…

Semiconductor ‘Solder’ to Usher in a New Wave of 3D Printed Electronics

A research effort led by Dmitri Talapin, a chemistry professor at the University of Chicago, has demonstrated how semiconductors could be soldered – and even 3D printed — and still deliver the…

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…