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Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce works to educate the industry as much as he does his students, and has participated in several studies and […]

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at Michigan Technological...
Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the high-performance Centaur PP. The lightweight polypropylene (PP) filament, with a material density of 0.9 g/cc, was […]

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the...
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...
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...
Changing the Concept of Waste: Using Microfactories to Turn Trash Into 3D Printing Filament and Metal Alloys

Changing the Concept of Waste: Using Microfactories to Turn Trash Into 3D Printing Filament and Metal Alloys

Waste is a serious problem in the world today, and we are the only ones who can do something about it, as much as we may wish that Captain Planet could just swoop in to save the day. Last summer, a group of volunteers spent four days cleaning up and collecting more than seven metric […]

Waste is a serious problem in the world today, and we are the only ones who can do something about it, as much as we may wish that Captain Planet could just swoop in to save the day. Last summer, a group of volunteers spent four days cleaning up and collecting more...
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...
A New 3D Printing Filament Supplier Opens in Canada

A New 3D Printing Filament Supplier Opens in Canada

The quality of a 3D printed product is only as good as the material you’re using to manufacture it, and using an excellent 3D printer doesn’t hurt, either. A new 3D printing filament supplier based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, offers both of these products. 3D Printing Canada is poised to become one of the country’s […]

The quality of a 3D printed product is only as good as the material you’re using to manufacture it, and using an excellent 3D printer doesn’t hurt, either. A new 3D printing filament supplier based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, offers both of these...
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...
TreeD Filaments Launches HealthFil Medical Grade 3D Printing Filament Line

TreeD Filaments Launches HealthFil Medical Grade 3D Printing Filament Line

Italy-based filament producer TreeD Filaments was busy in 2016, launching its high-temp PLA and biodegradable flex filaments, as well as its P-LENE polypropylene filament. The company’s filaments have been used for many innovative projects, including miniature models of famous monuments from around the world and prosthetics. Dr. Lelio Leoncini, Medical Director of the Sanatrix physical therapy and […]

Italy-based filament producer TreeD Filaments was busy in 2016, launching its high-temp PLA and biodegradable flex filaments, as well as its P-LENE polypropylene filament. The company’s filaments have been used for many innovative projects, including miniature...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer. Divide By Zero Technologies has won a prestigious award, while the Third […]

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer....
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP Technology will be attending the Rapid.Tech 2017 trade show later this month, and 3Dexter will collaborate with Sightline […]

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP...
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...
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...
The Ultimaker Pioneer Program’s Education Challenge Announces List of Winners

The Ultimaker Pioneer Program’s Education Challenge Announces List of Winners

Few things can fire people up more than the thrill of a competition. There are some folks who just play games or participate in activities to have fun, but then there are the people who are in it to win it. It’s the same impulse that causes me to literally yell out any of the […]

Few things can fire people up more than the thrill of a competition. There are some folks who just play games or participate in activities to have fun, but then there are the people who are in it to win it. It’s the same impulse that causes me to literally yell...
Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

Pinshape and Made In Space Announce Space Design Contest

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he goes a little stir-crazy at the end of his time […]

My husband and I own the first seven seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and earlier this week we were watching the episodes where engineer Howard Wolowitz travels to the International Space Station (ISS) as a payload specialist. If you’re not familiar, he...
Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

Both active and passive cooling methods are widely utilized for 3D printing plastic-based products. However, comparisons between the two suggest that active cooling will most likely lead to more accurate and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and PLA, are most often used to 3D print rapid prototypes. These filaments are often the […]

Both active and passive cooling methods are widely utilized for 3D printing plastic-based products. However, comparisons between the two suggest that active cooling will most likely lead to more accurate and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and...
taulman3D Releases Black Version of Flexible and Durable PCTPE Filament 

taulman3D Releases Black Version of Flexible and Durable PCTPE Filament 

In order to take 3D printing technology to the next forefront of innovation, it’s critically important that corresponding materials are enhanced to provide higher functionality and quality in prints. One company that has led the way for material advancement is taulman3D, a filament producer that consistently rolls out new products that all make the most […]

In order to take 3D printing technology to the next forefront of innovation, it’s critically important that corresponding materials are enhanced to provide higher functionality and quality in prints. One company that has led the way for material advancement is...
Graphene 3D Lab Develops and Patents State-of-the-Art G6-ImpactTM  Graphene Composite

Graphene 3D Lab Develops and Patents State-of-the-Art G6-ImpactTM Graphene Composite

One of the most important factors to expanding the capabilities of 3D printing technology is the advancement of materials, the development of more functional and higher-quality filaments. With intensive material research still underway, graphene has quickly arisen as one of the most mechanically sound elements on the planet. Not only is the nearly transparent material one […]

One of the most important factors to expanding the capabilities of 3D printing technology is the advancement of materials, the development of more functional and higher-quality filaments. With intensive material research still underway, graphene has quickly arisen as...
3Dynamic Systems Introduces Ultra-High-Strength Carbon Fibre Filament

3Dynamic Systems Introduces Ultra-High-Strength Carbon Fibre Filament

When it comes to improving the mechanical qualities of the objects we are able to produce with 3D printing, there’s no beating around the bush; enhancing the materials we use is a critical factor in the overall viability of the technology. Carbon fiber, which is a unique material known for being both durable and lightweight, is one […]

When it comes to improving the mechanical qualities of the objects we are able to produce with 3D printing, there’s no beating around the bush; enhancing the materials we use is a critical factor in the overall viability of the technology. Carbon fiber, which is a...
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