3d printing materials

Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated which might result in kinematic shape or…

Formfutura Introduces EasyFil HIPS: Could Specialty Thermoplastic Be Your New Go-To Choice?

There are a bewildering array of filaments on the market now, and most of them are plastic-based. Some are based on specialty plastics like high impact polystyrene (HIPS), but those…

taulman3D Hacks Their Clear t-glase 3D Printing Material to Achieve a More Glass-Like Appearance

taulman3D, with their background in developing large scale optics, wanted to create a material which was capable of creating FFF parts with a glassy, transparent look. As they worked on…

Make a Rainbow with Artesea’s New 3D Printer Filament Splicer

One of the exciting things about 3D printing is its unlimited design potential, so why be limited when it comes to color?  Not to worry, while monochrome has been the…

Tanaka to Exhibit World’s First Successful Platinum-Based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tokyo-based Tanaka Holding announced on November 18 that, through Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, they have become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder for…

Innovative Carbon Fiber ABS, PLA, & Nylon 3D Printing Filaments Coming Soon from 3DXTech

Material options within the 3D printing space have been expanding quite significantly over the past several months, as companies have begun to realize that the potential that 3D printing provides and…

i.materialise Announces New Sparkly, Colorful, Alumide 3D Printing Material

“Bling it on!” It’s been a common, if tween-sounding, cry in retail spaces, and it’s sure to just pick up more steam now that the holidays are fast approaching. And of…

Shapeways Announces New Porcelain Material for 3D Printing

When discussing the future of the 3D printing industry with various experts within the field, about half of them believe we will one day have 3D printers in virtually every…

Boost the Strength of Your 3D Prints with MadeSolid’s New Vorex Resin

Often, 3D printing requires some muscle on the material side. Strength and durability are necessary in a technology where the designer relies on material to carry out a concept that may…

Dutch Company VormVrij 3D Uses Clay to 3D Print Huge Ceramic Pieces

We’ve seen a lot of material innovations in 3D printing lately, from better plastics to wood to metals; the latest to pop out at us is clay. Dutch company VormVrij…

Global Filament Sample Depot Launches to Sell 5 Metre Filament Samples for 3D Printing Use

I don’t know about yoPu, but one of my favorite things to do at some of the 3D printing trades shows is collect as many samples of filament as I…

Weld3D Advancing Affordable Steel & Metal Alloy 3D Printing

It’s really incredible how quickly 3D printing has progressed in the last few years. Most of this progress has been with the use of thermoplastics via fused filament technology, as…

MadeSolid Introduces V2 MS Resins for 3D Printing

MadeSolid, a California-based company, has been developing advanced materials for 3D printers since it was founded in 2013.  Following in-house research and development, MadeSolid offers new, advanced materials for sale…

Formfutura Launches New 3D Printer Filaments: Foamy, Felty, Porous & Coconut Wood?

We have mentioned it several times in the past, FDM based 3D printing is currently limited more by the lack of material options available than by the printers themselves. Materials…

3D Printing With Plastics Derived from Cocoa, Rice, Parsley & Spinach? Researchers May be Close

One of the top goals that material science strives to achieve, is that of the biodegradability of commonly used materials. The planet can only hold so much waste before ecosystems, water…

Diamond Plastics Unveils New Laser Sintering Polymer Powder, HDPE HX 17

As we have mentioned several times in past stories, the material science behind the resins, filaments, and powders used within the 3D printing process is almost as important to the…

MadeSolid Announces New ‘Tough Resin’ – Extra Strong 3D Printing Material, Available Now

Material engineering is a process that is going to help the 3D printing industry evolve to reach its full potential. With new materials being added to 3D printing enthusiasts’ repertoires…

3D Print in Coffee? Italian Designer Prints Using an Impressive Coffee/Clay Composite Material

With the influx of new 3D printers hitting the market at ever increasing rates, it won’t be long before more and more companies begin to focus not on the hardware…

Additive Manufacturing Firm Raises $1.2 Million On Crowdfunding Venture Capital Site

Texas-based Technology firm Structured Polymers raised $1.2 million in seed funding  in less than a week via MicroVentures, a crowdfunding platform that connects startups with venture capitalists. Structured Polymers is…

Judge Rules in Favor of 3D Systems in Resin Based Antitrust Case with DSM Desotech

By 2025, it is estimated that the 3D printing materials market will be worth over $600 million, and perhaps as high as $1 billion. Following a recent ruling by Judge…

Stratasys Unveils New Endur Simulated Polypropylene 3D Printing Material

According to experts within the 3D Printing Industry, the materials market could be just as important for 3D printing as the actual printers themselves are. Stratasys, and other big players…