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formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing world, and BASF has been busily setting up partnerships all across the industry […]

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing...
UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to showcase their products and exchange ideas. One such exhibitor, UnionTech, hopes to further reach […]

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to...
New XJet Carmel 1400 Additive Manufacturing System Brings Inkjet-Based Ceramic 3D Printing to Oerlikon in First Global Installation

New XJet Carmel 1400 Additive Manufacturing System Brings Inkjet-Based Ceramic 3D Printing to Oerlikon in First Global Installation

Israeli additive manufacturing company XJet, which developed innovative 3D NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology and Ceramic NanoParticle Jetting technology, announced late last month that it would debut a new additive manufacturing system that enhances both technologies at next week’s formnext event in Frankfurt. The Carmel AM System line features the company’s patented NPJ technology and is made up of the […]

Israeli additive manufacturing company XJet, which developed innovative 3D NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology and Ceramic NanoParticle Jetting technology, announced late last month that it would debut a new additive manufacturing system that enhances both...
Chemistry with Highly Reactive Reagents in 3D Printed Reaction Vessels

Chemistry with Highly Reactive Reagents in 3D Printed Reaction Vessels

3D printing has developed towards a useful tool in laboratories for chemical, physical and biotechnological research. Typical applications for 3D printed objects are stopped flow microreactors, where uniquely optimized geometries of the reactor can be realized easily. Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Clausthal University of Technology operated a 3D printer based […]

3D printing has developed towards a useful tool in laboratories for chemical, physical and biotechnological research. Typical applications for 3D printed objects are stopped flow microreactors, where uniquely optimized geometries of the reactor can be realized easily....
BigRep Partners with Heidelberg for Serial Production of the BigRep Studio 3D Printer

BigRep Partners with Heidelberg for Serial Production of the BigRep Studio 3D Printer

BigRep is known for, as its name suggests, big 3D printers. The company realized last year, however, that there is such a thing as too big, and that not all customers were looking for something quite as large as the massive BigRep ONE. So it developed the BigRep Studio, which offers all the capabilities of […]

BigRep is known for, as its name suggests, big 3D printers. The company realized last year, however, that there is such a thing as too big, and that not all customers were looking for something quite as large as the massive BigRep ONE. So it developed the BigRep...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2017

We’re starting with the kick-off of a popular 3D printing challenge in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new 3D printer, a 3D printing handbook, a little bioprinting news and some new facilities, and ending with some 3D printing business news. Stratasys has opened its 2018 Extreme Redesign Challenge, while Skriware […]

We’re starting with the kick-off of a popular 3D printing challenge in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new 3D printer, a 3D printing handbook, a little bioprinting news and some new facilities, and ending with some 3D printing business...
Fraunhofer ILT Debuting New Process That Combines Welding, 3D Printing, and Robotics

Fraunhofer ILT Debuting New Process That Combines Welding, 3D Printing, and Robotics

How often do you combine welding, 3D printing, and robotics? We typically see variations of two of these three things paired together, but not often all three in the same project. This November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting at the electronics development and production productronica trade fair in Munich, showcasing its […]

How often do you combine welding, 3D printing, and robotics? We typically see variations of two of these three things paired together, but not often all three in the same project. This November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting at...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder bed fusion 3D printing processes, is meant to optimize metal 3D printing as a scalable process […]

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder...
Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Earlier this year, German industrial company thyssenkrupp announced its intention to open a new facility dedicated entirely to 3D printing. The announcement was made in April, and the company stated that the new center would be open by September. This past week, the center officially opened, right on schedule. The TechCenter Additive Manufacturing is located in […]

Earlier this year, German industrial company thyssenkrupp announced its intention to open a new facility dedicated entirely to 3D printing. The announcement was made in April, and the company stated that the new center would be open by September. This past week, the...
Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers have many applications today, from laser surgery and laser engraving to laser light shows. There are also multiple 3D printing processes that use […]

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers have many applications today, from laser surgery and laser...
ACEO Officially Launches Open Print Lab: Gain Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of ACEO's Silicone 3D Printing Technology

ACEO Officially Launches Open Print Lab: Gain Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of ACEO's Silicone 3D Printing Technology

Back in 2015, German chemical manufacturing company WACKER CHEMIE AG announced that the ACEO team from its WACKER SILICONES division had developed technology that made it possible to use silicone materials with 3D printing technology. The silicone 3D printing technology was introduced to the North American market at IDTechEx this fall, and ACEO, a brand of […]

Back in 2015, German chemical manufacturing company WACKER CHEMIE AG announced that the ACEO team from its WACKER SILICONES division had developed technology that made it possible to use silicone materials with 3D printing technology. The silicone 3D printing...
German RepRap Introduces New Polyurethane Material, Developed with ebalta Kunststoff for Liquid Additive Manufacturing Process

German RepRap Introduces New Polyurethane Material, Developed with ebalta Kunststoff for Liquid Additive Manufacturing Process

Typically when we hear about polyurethane (PU) material, it’s being utilized as a foam for things like mattresses, upholstery, insulation, or even mixed with shaving cream to 3D print a statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. But this week, top German FFF 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap and ebalta Kunststoff, which manufactures polyurethane and epoxy resins, […]

Typically when we hear about polyurethane (PU) material, it’s being utilized as a foam for things like mattresses, upholstery, insulation, or even mixed with shaving cream to 3D print a statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. But this week, top German FFF 3D printer...
Chemical Giant Increases Focus on Additive Manufacturing with Creation of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Chemical Giant Increases Focus on Additive Manufacturing with Creation of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Global chemical giant BASF isn’t new to 3D printing. The company has been increasingly involved in high-profile partnerships in additive manufacturing, including significant work with HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology and Essentium Materials’ new FlashFuse technology. BASF has expanded on these partnerships, telling us more about their rising commitment to the materials at play in […]

Global chemical giant BASF isn’t new to 3D printing. The company has been increasingly involved in high-profile partnerships in additive manufacturing, including significant work with HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology and Essentium Materials’ new...
3D Printing Keeps German Shoe Company a Step Ahead with Shoe Lasts 3D Printed In-House

3D Printing Keeps German Shoe Company a Step Ahead with Shoe Lasts 3D Printed In-House

The savings in terms of cost and time that 3D printing provides can provide lasting benefits, as one German shoe company is seeing through in-house 3D printing of shoe lasts. Oberle – Gesunde Schuhe, which traces its history back 158 years in shoe manufacture, has turned to 3D printing not just in an effort to keep […]

The savings in terms of cost and time that 3D printing provides can provide lasting benefits, as one German shoe company is seeing through in-house 3D printing of shoe lasts. Oberle – Gesunde Schuhe, which traces its history back 158 years in shoe manufacture, has...
toolcraft and IFW Turn to Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology to Create a Better Bone Drill

toolcraft and IFW Turn to Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology to Create a Better Bone Drill

By now, we all know that 3D printing technology has many applications in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices and prosthetics to printing patient-specific organ models and conducting valuable training and research. Recently, the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, which focuses on all aspects of machining, […]

By now, we all know that 3D printing technology has many applications in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices and prosthetics to printing patient-specific organ models and conducting valuable training and research. Recently, the Institute of...
3D Pioneers Challenge Winners from Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. Announced

3D Pioneers Challenge Winners from Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. Announced

The Rapid.Tech trade show and conference, recently held at Messe Erfurt in Germany, was pretty busy – CRP Technology discussed the construction of the prototype for a 3D printed Parrot Bebop 2 drone, and there was a demonstration of a German RepRap X1000 3D printing a sailboat prototype, while Additive Industries announced a new technology partnership […]

The Rapid.Tech trade show and conference, recently held at Messe Erfurt in Germany, was pretty busy – CRP Technology discussed the construction of the prototype for a 3D printed Parrot Bebop 2 drone, and there was a demonstration of a German RepRap X1000 3D...
Recreating Ancient Heritage Through 3D Printing

Recreating Ancient Heritage Through 3D Printing

In the 19th century, an Austrian mine operator named Johann Georg Ramsauer working near Hallstatt, Austria encountered a sizable prehistoric cemetery containing more than 1,000 burial sites. The graves were of men, women, and children who had lived and died in this area between 800 and 500 BCE during what has come to be known as […]

In the 19th century, an Austrian mine operator named Johann Georg Ramsauer working near Hallstatt, Austria encountered a sizable prehistoric cemetery containing more than 1,000 burial sites. The graves were of men, women, and children who had lived and died in this...
Additive Elements Shares Details on New Eco-Friendly, High-Speed, Low-Cost 3D Printing Polymerization Process

Additive Elements Shares Details on New Eco-Friendly, High-Speed, Low-Cost 3D Printing Polymerization Process

Munich-based Additive Elements has been working on their 3D printing material system for some time now and, following two and a half years of intensive research and development, is now announcing that their highly anticipated AE12 is ready for market. AE12, a PMMA-based material for industrial binder jetting processes, promises an eco-friendly 3D printing experience — […]

Munich-based Additive Elements has been working on their 3D printing material system for some time now and, following two and a half years of intensive research and development, is now announcing that their highly anticipated AE12 is ready for market. AE12, a...
3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help TAKATA PlasTec get automotive parts to market faster, and recently […]

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP Technology will be attending the Rapid.Tech 2017 trade show later this month, and 3Dexter will collaborate with Sightline […]

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP...
German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture; in the same vein, there are multiple ways […]

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture;...
Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Dynamic: EOS' Glynn Fletcher Talks Metal 3D Printing Solutions

Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Dynamic: EOS' Glynn Fletcher Talks Metal 3D Printing Solutions

EOS may have stood out this week at RAPID + TCT due to its volume of announcements during an announcement-heavy show: it didn’t have anything new to highlight. The company is instead, Glynn Fletcher, President, EOS of North America, told me, bearing close witness to the maturation of the additive manufacturing industry and ensuring that […]

EOS may have stood out this week at RAPID + TCT due to its volume of announcements during an announcement-heavy show: it didn’t have anything new to highlight. The company is instead, Glynn Fletcher, President, EOS of North America, told me, bearing close...
DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and angel investor back in 2015. The company, also known for its unique post-processing technology for SLS 3D printed […]

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and...