Evolve Additive’s Steve Chillscyzn “We Want to Compete With Injection Molding”

Steve Chillscyzn started out as a mechanic on the venerable A-10 Warthog before moving into the mechanical engineering of printers. After 11 years leading design and engineering teams at Dell,…

New ABS/HDPE FFF Blend Gets Stronger with Time

Plastic pellets for injection molding exist in a much wider variety than 3D printing filaments, thus offering the potential for a much greater range of applications.  At the same time…

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Advancements in Water-Soluble Materials for 3D Printing Support Filament

A new material has been developed that is ideal for use as a general-purpose water-soluble support for additive manufacturing (3D printing). Its thermal stability and robust adhesion characteristics make it…

Reinforcing Concrete Fabric Formwork with 3D Printed Plastics

In the recently published ‘Tailored flexibility: reinforcing concrete fabric formwork with 3D printed plastics,’ authors Jon Engholt and Dave Pigram create a construction system integrating robotics and new techniques. The…

Basalt Fiber-Reinforced ABS: Researchers Develop Thermoplastic Composite for Use in Space

In the recently published ‘Development and Mechanical Properties of Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene for In-Space Manufacturing Applications,’ we learn more about materials necessary for building in space; for example, a…

Researchers Study Behavior of 3D Printed Geneva Mechanisms

A Geneva drive is a gear that will turn a continuous rotation mechanism into an intermittent rotary motion mechanism by adding a driven wheel to the gear with multiple slots….

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Makerbot Launches Method X, Brings Real ABS 3D Printing to Manufacturing

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, announces the launch of METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber,…

Improving Adhesion Issues with ABS/TPU Blends in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Materials with enhanced adhesive properties based onacrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends for fused filament fabrication (FFF),’ authors A.S. de Leon, A. Dominguez-Calvo, and I. Molina outline…

Nefilatek Wants to Turn Montreal’s Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Nefilatek wants to take waste materials and make 3D printing filament out of them. There are other laudable 3D printing initiatives out there already, including turning weed containers into limbs,…

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