composite materials

Researchers Prepare Silicon Carbide-Polymer Composite Materials for SLS 3D Printing

Silicon carbide, or SiC, has a lot of potential for use in industrial applications, like aeronautic and aerospace engineering, the automotive industry, and the machinery industry, due to its excellent physical…

Strengths of Three Materials Combine to Form Composite 3D Printed Components

In a paper entitled “On the 3D printing of recycled ABS, PLA and HIPS thermoplastics for structural applications,” a group of researchers discusses multi-material 3D printing for structural applications. The…

Michigan Tech Researchers Recycle Wood Furniture Waste into Composite 3D Printing Material

From artwork, instruments, and boats to gear shift knobs, cell phone accessories, and even 3D printers, wood has been used often as a 3D printing material. It’s a valuable renewable…

Comparing FDM 3D Printed Parts with Carbon Nanotubes, Continuous Carbon Fiber and Short Carbon Fiber

Fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printing has several advantages – thermoplastics can be used, which are easy to handle and are strong and durable enough to be used for…

Fabrisonic Uses UAM 3D Printing Process to Create Functionally Graded Metal Materials

Functionally-graded materials (FGMs) differ from traditional composites in that two materials are joined with a graded interface in order to avoid a boundary between them. As FGMs are resistant to failure, they’re…

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…