composite materials

3D Printing Composite Ceramics with FDM and Sintering

Additive manufacturing has rapidly become more advanced than it used to be, moving far beyond the days when components could only be 3D printed out of a single plastic or…

Estonian Researchers Create 3D Printable Peat Mixture for Cost-Effective Home Construction

By using 3D printing to fabricate structures ranging from hotels and houses to bridges and bus stops, the global construction industry is able to lower costs and increase production speeds, along with making improved, eco-friendly structures with…

3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our…

Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is…

Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to motorcycle…

French-Australian Research Collaboration Centers on Metallic 3D Printing and Marine Propellers

3D printing is often used for applications in the maritime and naval fields, and now a research collaboration on marine technologies between institutes in Australia and France is hoping to further…

Professor Uses 4D Printing to Manufacture Curved Composites Without Molds

4D printing is a technology that has been the subject of a lot of research lately. Just this week, a team of Dartmouth College researchers developed a smart 3D printable…

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INTAMSYS Launching 3D Printing Service and Releasing Technical Data Sheets for Its 3D Printing Materials

Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS  is well-known for its reliable and affordable FUNMAT industrial 3D printers, which can print using high-performance, functional materials; the innovative company is a leader in PEEK especially. INTAMSYS, which stands…

CRP Group Uses SLS 3D Printing and Windform Materials to Make Energica Motorcycle Components

The 3D printed Energica Ego electric motorcycle debuted in 2016 by CRP Group subsidiary Energica. The Italian company uses CRP’s advanced, high performance Windform materials to 3D print the components for the motorcycle, which…

Submarines May Dive Deeper Thanks to a New Lightweight 3D Printable Syntactic Foam Filament

In two new papers published in JOM, the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Nikhil Gupta details a process to turn…

Researchers Develop New Rotational 3D Printing Method

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has made a tremendous amount of progress in the field of materials science, and much of that work has…

LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior –…

3D Printed Photoresponsive Sunflower Could Have Applications in Soft Robotics and Biomedical Devices

It’s no secret that receiving flowers from someone can brighten your day – it’s nice to know that the other person is thinking of you, most flowers have a lovely…

Sculpteo Expands Metal 3D Printing Options with ExOne’s M-Flex 3D Printer

French online 3D printing service Sculpteo, with offices in Paris and San Francisco, offers on-demand 3D printed individual products, as well as short-run manufacturing, through its user-friendly web interface. The…

Polaroid and EBP Introduce New 3D Printing Pen and Universal Filament Materials in the UK

Imaging and technology brand Polaroid came bursting from our respective memory banks and onto the 3D printing scene at CES 2016, with the launch of its first 3D printer, the ModelSmart 250S….

IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was the fifth institute named as part of the Manufacturing USA network, which also includes America Makes and about a dozen other specialized manufacturing…

Philament Offers PLA Composite Filaments for Specialized Industrial 3D Printing Applications

PLA filament offers plenty of benefits – it’s biodegradable, it’s non-toxic and can be made to be food-safe, it’s easy to print, and it’s a favorite of many makers for its…

Impossible Objects Now Offers 3D Printed PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts

This week Illinois-based 3D printing materials sciences company Impossible Objects announced that they have developed a method of using PEEK (polyetheretherketone) with their revolutionary Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) process. For…

AREVO Announces a New $7 Million Round of Funding from Khosla Ventures

Silicon Valley-based 3D printing technology, software and materials development company AREVO has just announced that it has received a $7 million Series A round of funding led by Menlo Park-based…

UTC Aerospace Systems Opens New 3D Printing Materials Lab in Connecticut and Announces Partnership with UCONN

UTC Aerospace Systems manufactures advanced aerospace and defense technology that is used by companies all over the world. The company designs, manufactures and services advanced components used by commercial, business…

Mark Two: The Latest in Industrial 3D Printing at the Desktop, Offering Strength & Speed

The team at MarkForged would like to see virtually every engineer reap the rewards of their innovations in 3D printing, clearing the way for high powered hardware to sit right on…

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

3D printing materials are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and we have more high-tech and advanced material options than ever before. But usable…

Avante Technology Announces Water Removable Support Material Optimized for Engineering Grade Plastic Filaments

3D printing materials and technology developer Avante Technology, LLC is releasing a new water soluble support material formulated to work with their advanced industrial-grade composite filament. The new FilaOne Water…

Beckatt Solutions Becomes Official Reseller of the MarkForged Composite Materials 3D Printer

Leading Midwest 3D printer and 3D printing technology distributor Beckatt Solutions has just announced that they will be adding the MarkForged Mark One Composite 3D Printer to their range of…