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Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021 Moves Online, Adds Extra 3D Printing Vertical

Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS), the annual summit co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis, is a conference focused on business intelligence for the additive manufacturing industry. The first year, AMS was…

Evonik Opens Center for Plastic 3D Printing in Austin, Texas

Based in Germany, Evonik Industries has been a leader not only in developing specialty chemicals but also in additive manufacturing processes, precipitating the need for yet another new facility in…

Royal DSM Acquires Portion of Clariant 3D Printing Materials

Royal DSM has announced that it will be taking over portions of the 3D printing portfolio of Swiss chemical giant Clariant, representing a somewhat dramatic shift in the additive manufacturing…

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IMDEA Materials and Hexagon Partner for Next Gen Metal Simulation Tech

Crucial to the advancement of metal additive manufacturing (AM) is the development of the proper simulation tools for ensuring repeatable, high-quality production from metal 3D printers. For that reason, we’ve…

Poland: Evaluating Polymer Composites in Rapid Prototyping Technology

Researchers from Poland are examining better ways to use materials in 3D printing, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Polymer Composites Used in Rapid Prototyping Technology.’ As accessibility and…

Transistor-Based Localized-Microwave-Heating May Lead to New Metal 3D Printing Technology

In the recently published ‘Incremental solidification (toward 3D-printing) of metal powders by transistor-based microwave applicator,’ authors Amir Shelef and Eli Jerby explore the potential of a new device for metal…

Interview with Hans Fouche on his African Large Scale Pellet 3D Printer the Cheetah

Hans Fouche is an Inventor and Engineer, who is fascinated with 3D Printing. In this interview, we discuss his invention, which is the Cheetah 3D printer and his outlook on…

Cubicure & Evonik Develop One Component Resin System For Flexible Polyesters Through Hot Lithography

Cubicure and Evonik continue on within the 3D printing realm, leading the evolution of materials science with research and development of polyester resins. Focusing on additive manufacturing processes, this joint…

Investigating the Effects of 3D Printing Temperatures on Copper Metal PLA Composites

In ‘Effect of Printing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Copper Metal Polylactide Acid,’ authors Mohd Fara Zureel Ikhqwan bin Mohd Arpan and Lim Joon Hoong outline their findings regarding metal…

Interview with Massimo Bricchi of Kuraray on 3D Printing Biodegradable Materials

Massimo Bricchi Massimo Bricchi is Kuraray Europe‘s Regional Marketing Manager. The company is involved in the production of chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high-performance material, and medical products. In…

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Diversity and Collaboration Fuel Additive Manufacturing at Henkel

Diversity and Collaboration Fuel Additive Manufacturing at Henkel – women play key roles in helping unleash the power of 3D printing. As a Henkel employee, I am part of a…

Interview with Liz Ciokajlo of OurOwnSkin on 3D Printing Footwear & Natural Materials

This is a short interview Liz Ciokajlo of OurOwnSkin. She is a researcher and designer who has a great amount of skill and expertise within the biomaterials, 3D printing, and design world through her own work.

Interview of Erik Henstra of Armor Group’s Kimya On Custom 3D Printing Materials

Our industry is currently being entered by a number of very large polymer and metals companies. These firms see the potential of our market. Even though the volumes are comparatively…

Car Windshields to Be Ground Up for 3D Printing Materials? Polish Researchers Say Possibly

Researchers from Poland’s Silesian University of Technology are getting in on the recycling action via 3D printing, and the title of their recently published paper certainly grabs the attention, whether you…

Somos PerFORM HW: Royal DSM Develops New Material for Origin 3D Printing System

While 3D printing users may often enjoy squirreling themselves away in their workshops or labs, spending hours tinkering just to see what they can come up with next, the industry…

Innofil3D Releases Two New Ultrafuse 3D Printing Filaments: Ultrafuse Z PCTG & Ultrafuse TPU 80A LF

Netherlands filament maker Innofil3D has just announced the launch of two new filaments: Ultrafuse Z PCTG – as the first electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe filament produced by BASF, this all-purpose…

Improving 3D Printing Materials with PLA/Graphene/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites

Researchers from all over the world have come together to further the study of materials science in 3D printing, with their findings recently published in ‘PLA/Graphene/MWCNT Composites with Improved Electrical…

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Sartomer’s New Liquid UV-Curable Engineered Resins for 3D Printing

Rapid advances in 3D printing are changing the way products are manufactured in many industries, as industry leaders continue to develop more efficient and effective technologies. 3D printed materials are…

How Sustainable Is 3D Printing?

The global additive manufacturing market has generated revenues of $9.3 billion. Moving forward, many manufacturers will look to 3D printing for sustainable production solutions and waste reduction.

ABS: Researchers Test Temperature & Speed Settings in FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Layer-to-Layer Physical Characteristics and Compression Behavior of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Metastructures Fabricated using Different Process Parameters,’ Wright State University researcher Sivani Patibandla investigates how well ABS performs…

India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology, continuing to infiltrate the mainstream today….

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New Polypropylene Powder with Superior Processing and Part Characteristics for Laser Sintering Process

AM Polymer Research GmbH presents its third series material, a polypropylene powder from the ROLASERIT® family. The developed ROLASERIT® PP01OF1 thus makes this important standard plastic available for laser sintering….

Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in…

M. Holland Invests in 3D Printing, Named Master Distributor for Owens Corning’s XSTRAND Filaments

Late last month at RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, Ultimaker announced that it had established collaborative alliances with several global material companies, as part of a program with an aim…