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SABIC Introduces Three New 3D Printing Materials for High-Performance Applications

SABIC Introduces Three New 3D Printing Materials for High-Performance Applications

SABIC is known for its high-performance 3D printing materials, and with the introduction of several new materials this week, it has brought new ones to market three times in the last year. The global chemicals company introduced a wide range of new materials a year ago at RAPID + TCT 2017, then in November unveiled […]

SABIC is known for its high-performance 3D printing materials, and with the introduction of several new materials this week, it has brought new ones to market three times in the last year. The global chemicals company introduced a wide range of new materials a year...
3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT

3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT

The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties. Created to be printed on open-source filament-based 3D printers, Kepstan PEKK filament offers both ease of printability and the highest performance of any thermoplastic material […]

The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties. Created to be printed on open-source...
New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality

New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality

New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they’re not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to coffee grounds, and a recent material being heavily studied for 3D printing is cellulose. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth, which makes […]

New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they’re not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to coffee grounds, and a recent material being heavily studied...
Open, Safe, Priced to Compete: The Virtual Foundry’s Alternative to Costly Metal AM Systems

Open, Safe, Priced to Compete: The Virtual Foundry’s Alternative to Costly Metal AM Systems

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open architecture model. Filamet delivers in printers from the most humble home versions […]

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open...
3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers remain at the heart of additive manufacturing, comprising the largest materials segment and adaptable […]

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers...
Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s cheapish and prints OK. This is how most people approach […]

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s...
Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Resource on Finding the Right 3D Printer Filament

Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Resource on Finding the Right 3D Printer Filament

Choosing the right 3D printer is difficult enough, but if you decide on one with an open filament system, then you have decisions to make on materials as well. There’s a lot of freedom in being able to choose whatever material you want, but there’s also an overwhelming element about it, because there are a […]

Choosing the right 3D printer is difficult enough, but if you decide on one with an open filament system, then you have decisions to make on materials as well. There’s a lot of freedom in being able to choose whatever material you want, but there’s also an...
MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers, including Ultimaker, colorFabb, NinjaTek, and others, including specialty materials such as NylonX. It […]

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers,...
Welcoming in New Filaments for 2018

Welcoming in New Filaments for 2018

As a 3D printer company, we at M3D rang in the New Year a little different this year. We may have popped a bottle (or two) of champagne, but the real celebration was held over the new filament we’ve created. Many don’t think of filaments when they think of M3D. Beyond just 3D printers, M3D […]

As a 3D printer company, we at M3D rang in the New Year a little different this year. We may have popped a bottle (or two) of champagne, but the real celebration was held over the new filament we’ve created. Many don’t think of filaments when they think of M3D. Beyond...
Filamentive's New bioPC 3D Printer Filament Offers Safety, Performance and Printability

Filamentive's New bioPC 3D Printer Filament Offers Safety, Performance and Printability

The presence of PA 12, Nylon and ULTEM in the top 10 most used materials section of the latest 3DHubs trends report clearly demonstrates a growing demand for high performance, engineering materials in FDM 3D printing. Polycarbonate (PC) filament is already established in the 3D printing market, due to it being strong, durable, and tough. […]

The presence of PA 12, Nylon and ULTEM in the top 10 most used materials section of the latest 3DHubs trends report clearly demonstrates a growing demand for high performance, engineering materials in FDM 3D printing. Polycarbonate (PC) filament is already established...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor has received a National Science Foundation grant to study nanoprinting. There […]

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor...
Fishy Filaments Hooks Investors, Moves Forward with Recycled 3D Printer Filament from Fishing Nets

Fishy Filaments Hooks Investors, Moves Forward with Recycled 3D Printer Filament from Fishing Nets

A good crowdfunding success story is a wonderful thing, especially when that success impacts more than just the business itself. Fishy Filaments was founded with a noble goal in mind – to save marine life by converting used fishing nets into 3D printer filament. The startup launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to raise […]

A good crowdfunding success story is a wonderful thing, especially when that success impacts more than just the business itself. Fishy Filaments was founded with a noble goal in mind – to save marine life by converting used fishing nets into 3D printer filament....
Protect 3D Printer Filament From Moisture Damage with Polymaker's PolyBox

Protect 3D Printer Filament From Moisture Damage with Polymaker's PolyBox

There are a lot of things that can cause a print job to go wrong, but one of the most common issues is moisture getting into filament. PLA in particular is notorious for soaking up moisture from the air and becoming disastrous to print, which is why every time you buy a spool it comes […]

There are a lot of things that can cause a print job to go wrong, but one of the most common issues is moisture getting into filament. PLA in particular is notorious for soaking up moisture from the air and becoming disastrous to print, which is why every time you buy...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines introduces a new board member, as well as support and maintenance programs for its […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit for 3D printed prototype parts. PostProcess Technologies has appointed four new […]

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit...
This Week in Science: A Look at Three 3D Printing Material Studies

This Week in Science: A Look at Three 3D Printing Material Studies

3D printing is both an art and a science, and science is what we’re looking at today – particularly materials science. Every day we come across countless scientific studies having to do with 3D printing, and we’ve decided to summarize just a few recent ones for you today. 3D printer filament is an endless source […]

3D printing is both an art and a science, and science is what we’re looking at today – particularly materials science. Every day we come across countless scientific studies having to do with 3D printing, and we’ve decided to summarize just a few...
Triton 3D Offers Stratasys-Compatible FDM/FFF 3D Printing Materials at Significantly Lower Costs

Triton 3D Offers Stratasys-Compatible FDM/FFF 3D Printing Materials at Significantly Lower Costs

Triton 3D, a supplier of OEM-compatible 3D printing materials, has just launched an online platform through which customers can purchase lower-cost alternatives to various Stratasys 3D printing materials, such as Ultem™ PEI, Polycarbonate, and ESD-Safe ABS. Triton 3D is also aiming to expand the range of Stratasys-compatible materials by offering value-added grades that can be used […]

Triton 3D, a supplier of OEM-compatible 3D printing materials, has just launched an online platform through which customers can purchase lower-cost alternatives to various Stratasys 3D printing materials, such as Ultem™ PEI, Polycarbonate, and ESD-Safe ABS. Triton 3D...
More 3D Printing Materials and Methods: Innovation at RAPID 2017 and Beyond

More 3D Printing Materials and Methods: Innovation at RAPID 2017 and Beyond

Today is the last day for RAPID + TCT, and it’s been an exciting, packed week that we’ll continue to share news from even after the show closes. Some companies in particular have stood out with a number of announcements and product releases, and one of those companies is SABIC. The petrochemical manufacturer proudly showcased […]

Today is the last day for RAPID + TCT, and it’s been an exciting, packed week that we’ll continue to share news from even after the show closes. Some companies in particular have stood out with a number of announcements and product releases, and one of...
It's a Big Week for 3D Printing Materials at RAPID 2017 and Around the World

It's a Big Week for 3D Printing Materials at RAPID 2017 and Around the World

We’ve been racing to keep up with the announcements rolling out of the RAPID + TCT show this week, as companies introduce new 3D printers, partnerships, software, and much more. There have also been quite a few announcements on the materials side of things – both from companies at RAPID and elsewhere. Let’s take a […]

We’ve been racing to keep up with the announcements rolling out of the RAPID + TCT show this week, as companies introduce new 3D printers, partnerships, software, and much more. There have also been quite a few announcements on the materials side of things...
South African Maker's New Year's Resolution: Create a New 3D Print Every Day in 2017

South African Maker's New Year's Resolution: Create a New 3D Print Every Day in 2017

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? While I love New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been a fan of making a big resolution once midnight has come and gone; I think the last one I made was in the fourth grade, when I swore that I would write in my diary every single day that […]

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? While I love New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been a fan of making a big resolution once midnight has come and gone; I think the last one I made was in the fourth grade, when I swore that I would write in my diary...
3D Print with Stone: Formfutura Announces StoneFil Filament

3D Print with Stone: Formfutura Announces StoneFil Filament

Recently, we learned that 3D printer manufacturer CEL Robox and materials manufacturer Formfutura had formed a partnership, so Robox could sell FormFutura’s engineering-grade TitanX material. But while Formfutura, headquartered in the Netherlands, released several new materials in 2016, from three new thermoplastics to MetalFil PLA filament, the company hasn’t unveiled any new materials since its EasyCork filament […]

Recently, we learned that 3D printer manufacturer CEL Robox and materials manufacturer Formfutura had formed a partnership, so Robox could sell FormFutura’s engineering-grade TitanX material. But while Formfutura, headquartered in the Netherlands, released...
Robox Now Offering Formfutura's TitanX 3D Printer Filament

Robox Now Offering Formfutura's TitanX 3D Printer Filament

Whenever we hear from CEL Robox, we know it’s going to be an interesting story; the UK-based 3D printer manufacturer has been a fascinating one to follow ever since their Kickstarter-smashing beginnings in 2013. When we last heard from them a couple of months ago, they were introducing the Tree, Root and Mote systems through another […]

Whenever we hear from CEL Robox, we know it’s going to be an interesting story; the UK-based 3D printer manufacturer has been a fascinating one to follow ever since their Kickstarter-smashing beginnings in 2013. When we last heard from them a couple of months...
XYZprinting Offers the Original da Vinci 1.0 Blue 3D Printer for Free With Filament Purchase

XYZprinting Offers the Original da Vinci 1.0 Blue 3D Printer for Free With Filament Purchase

XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers active in the market right now. The company has released so many products just in the last year, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for having to stretch your memory to recall XYZprinting’s beginnings. It all started with the da Vinci 1.0 Blue, also known as […]

XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers active in the market right now. The company has released so many products just in the last year, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for having to stretch your memory to recall XYZprinting’s...
Fishy Filaments Works to Save Marine Life by Turning Fishing Nets Into 3D Printer Filament

Fishy Filaments Works to Save Marine Life by Turning Fishing Nets Into 3D Printer Filament

It’s impossible for most people to feel unmoved by images of dolphins, birds, and other marine life entangled in fishing nets, but it’s a tragedy that happens all the time. Bycatch, the term used for the problem of additional wildlife getting caught in nets meant for fish, is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of […]

It’s impossible for most people to feel unmoved by images of dolphins, birds, and other marine life entangled in fishing nets, but it’s a tragedy that happens all the time. Bycatch, the term used for the problem of additional wildlife getting caught in...
Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible filament, a task that not many lower-end 3D printers are up to. As […]

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible...
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