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The New Technology Improving the Efficiency and Stability of Dual FFF 3D Printing.

The technology behind dual nozzle desktop FFF printers has been developing over the last few years, with clear pros and cons. Though the advantages are certain, equally as present are…

Can Your 3D Printer Become a Bioprinter with ViscoTec’s New Nozzle?

German firm ViscoTec makes all manner of dispensing nozzles. For years they’ve been used in 3D printing to print silicone on standard material extrusion machines adapted to work with their…

PEEK Ceramic 3D Printing Filament Unveiled by Roboze

Upon receiving a multi-million-dollar investment, Roboze has unveiled its first new 3D printing material of the year. The Italian firm’s new high-performance filament called Helios PEEK 2005, a composite of…

FDM 3D Printing Support Removal Times Cut in Half with VORSA 500

PostProcess Technologies has released its latest in its line for automated support removal for fused deposition modeling (FDM) parts. The machine is called the VORSA 500 and the company suggests…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 1st, 2022: CES 2022, Standards, Business, & More

Happy New Year! We’re starting with this week’s CES 2022 in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new AM standard and business news from Roboze and…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 9, 2021: Business, Materials, & Research

A partnership between Prima Additive and Materialise is first up in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by news on a headquarters expansion from PrinterPrezz. Service bureaus in Japan are…

CORE Industrial Partners Acquires Three More 3D Printing Companies

Chicago private equity firm CORE Industrial Partners LLC (CORE) has $700 million of capital commitments, investing in lower middle-market industrial technology, service, and manufacturing businesses in North America. The firm…

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One 3D Printing Nozzle, Many Diameters: New from Sculpman

In material extrusion, you’ve traditionally been tied to one nozzle geometry and size. Ideally, you may want to have a larger nozzle to make large interior areas and a finer…

Interview: Large, Foam-Based 3D Printed Parts Now Possible with ColorFabb and Colossus

The large-scale 3D printing space is heating up in both polymers and concrete. Medium-format systems are also finding more applications. In uses such as formwork, molds, large-scale tooling and even…

New Pro3 3D Printer Series Released by Raise3D

Raise3D had a very impactful launch with a printer that was to raise the bar in 3D printing. With a nice UI and a well-finished product, the company hoped to…

3D Printing a Pedalution, Part Six: Relevant 3D Printing Technologies for Bike Production

We’ve now seen how 3D printing can be used in bicycles, and in components. We’ve had a look at the most likely scenarios for 3D printing adoption and the preconditions…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Pro Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re continuing a helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM,…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Mid-Market Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re continuing our helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM,…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Low-Cost Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re going to take a helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition…

Evonik Launches FDM PEEK Filament for Implants

PEEK polyether ether ketone is a high-performance thermoplastic with high continuous service temperatures, strength, and low flame smoke and toxicity. Due to this, it is an oft sought material by…

Embedded Sensors for Monitoring Temperature & Strain of 3D Printed Polymeric Parts  

Researchers from Portugal are examining three issues concerning material extrusion (MEX) additive manufacturing (AM) of thermoplastic composites. Their findings are released in the recently published ‘Embedded Fiber Sensors to Monitor…

US Researchers Create 3D Printing Filament from Recycled Cellulose Polypropylene

In this recently published study, ‘Recycled Cellulose Polypropylene Composite Feedstocks for Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing,’ researchers from the US explain their findings in using not only composites but those made…

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3D Printing Metal End-use Part Applications

This article describes the ideal use-cases for each process & comparison with other solutions to help you identify opportunities using 3D Hubs in your organization for metal 3d printing service….

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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,…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

BigRep Formally Introduced the STUDIO G2 3D Printer at RAPID 2019

The annual RAPID + TCT event, the largest AM conference and trade show in North America and held this year in Detroit, is typically a time of big announcements about partnerships,…

Rapid 2019: Interview with John Dulchinos VP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at Jabil

Jabil is a huge contract manufacturing firm that makes and develops products for the brands that you know. With over 100 factories and $22 billion in revenue and over a…

Desktop Metal Raises $438 Million Total With Additional $160 Million Round – What Does It Mean?

Desktop Metal is becoming quite the VC darling. The Massachusetts based metal printing firm has now raised a total of $438 million by virtue of its latest funding round of…

Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers…