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3D Printer Manufacturer Xioneer Systems Acquired by BellandTechnology (VXL)

As BellandTechnology AG acquires Xioneer Systems, excellence in 3D printing materials and hardware continue to meet–and improve–via global expansion. Headquartered in Bayreuth, Germany and founded in 2008, BellandTechnology today is…

Researchers Tackle Fluid Flow Issues 3D Printing Microfluidics Platform

In ‘Microfluidics as a Platform for the Analysis of 3D Printing Problems,’ authors Rui Mendes, Paola Fanzio, Laura Campo-Deaño, and Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales explore new ways to tackle ongoing issues…

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Roboze & Solvay: Partnering to Push the Limits of 3D Printing Polymers

Collaborations are the key to success for many innovators within the 3D printing realm, and especially as hardware, software, and a host of new materials—like specialty polymers from Roboze and…

SABIC’s EXTEM AMHH811F: Roboze Announces New Polyimide Filament

Roboze continues to focus on manufacturing 3D printers while placing a strong emphasis on materials science too—allowing them to offer superior digital fabrication tools to industrial users around the world….

Novamid AM1030 FR: Royal DSM Releases Flame-Retardant FDM Material

While Royal DSM, hailing from the Netherlands, is a global company based on science and promoting sustainability for individuals and industries everywhere, they continue to make substantial impacts within the…

miniFactory Releases Aarni Monitoring System for FFF 3D Printing

Finland’s miniFactory continues to refine FFF 3D printing. While previously they have continued to accentuate 3D printing with new 3D printers, technical datasheets, personalization tools, and much more, now they…

PLA in FDM 3D Printing: Studying the Effects of Porosity & Crystallinity

In the recently published, ‘Effect of Porosity and Crystallinity on 3D Printed PLA Properties,’ international researchers look further into FDM (FFF) 3D printing with PLA, examining physical changes during fabrication….

University of California: 3D Printing with Magnetics & Hexaferrite Materials

Max Ho of the University of California recently published his dissertation, ‘Magnetic 3D Printing of Hexaferrite Material,’ exploring the use of progressive technology and materials, and the potential in possible…

Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology

While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial…

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…

Desktop FDM 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers Create QR Codes

In the recently published ‘Additive Manufacturing of Information Carriers Based on Shape Memory Polyester Urethane’ Dilip Chalissery, Thorsten Pretsch, Sarah Staub, and Heiko Andrä explored more in the 4D printing…

BASF Commercializing Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF that’s focused entirely on 3D printing, has been working to build up its materials inventory over the past two years. In 2017,…

Combining Over-3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Stamp Forming Organo-sheet Substrates

Because continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite materials have such high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance, in addition to noise suppression and impact energy absorption qualities, a lot of people are…

Russian Lab Optimizes FDM 3D Printing Processes Leading to Increased Part Strength of 108%

In this study, Russian researchers sought to optimize FFF 3D printing parameters further, improving on strength and optimization processes. Their findings were released in the recently published ‘Desktop Fabrication of…

French Researchers Develop Algorithm to Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material…

3DQue Introducing QPoD & QSuite at RAPID 2019: Enabling Autonomous 3D Printing Mass Production Capabilities

Yesterday in Detroit, this year’s RAPID + TCT kicked off in the Cobo Center. We’ve already been reporting on plenty of news from the show, with lots more to come…

The Effects of Nozzle Bed Distance on 3D Prints

Chinese researchers are exploring quality issues in 3D printing further, sharing their results in ‘Effects of nozzle-bed distance on the surface quality and mechanical properties of fused filament fabrication parts.’…

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

Researchers Create Fuzzy Like PI Controller to Control FFF 3D Printer Extruder and Bed Heaters

I learn all kinds of interesting things writing about 3D printing every day. Much to my chagrin, today I learned that a fuzzy print controller is not actually fuzzy or…

University of Louisville: Ultrasonic Vibration Improves Layer Adhesion in FDM 3D Printing with ABS

In ‘Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Interlayer Adhesion in Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printed ABS,’  by Alireza Tofangchi, Pu Han, Julio Izquierdo, Adithya Iyengar and Keng Hsu, the authors examine…

TCT Asia: Ultimaker Introduces Cloud-Based Platform and New 3D Printing Material Alliance Program Partners

The TCT Asia show began today in Shanghai, and desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker is one of the attendees. The Dutch company made some important announcements at the event today,…

Roboze to Debut Xtreme 3D Printer Series and New High Performance 3D Printing Materials at formnext

Roboze, a leader in functional 3D printed prototypes produced in industrial materials like PEEK, CarbonPA, and ULTEM AM9085F, manufactures 3D printers that can handle high-performance, high temperature polymers, such as SABIC’s LEXAN…

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material,…

XYZprinting Introduces Its New Full-Color Option: The da Vinci Color mini 3D Printer

Taiwan-based 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting almost always has a new 3D printer to introduce whenever an industry event or trade show rolls around. At last year’s IFA exhibition, the company…