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BASF Continues Momentum in 3D Printing with BigRep and Farsoon Partnerships, Expansion into Asia Pacific

BASF Continues Momentum in 3D Printing with BigRep and Farsoon Partnerships, Expansion into Asia Pacific

Global chemical company BASF, headquartered in Germany, knows that setting up partnerships with other innovative companies is key to getting ahead in the 3D printing industry. In November, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH dedicated to additive manufacturing, announced that it was entering into a strategic alliance with German technology startup BigRep for developing industrial […]

Global chemical company BASF, headquartered in Germany, knows that setting up partnerships with other innovative companies is key to getting ahead in the 3D printing industry. In November, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF New Business...
Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of the industry, and metal additive manufacturing had a great deal to show for […]

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of...
What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) – Superman We compared ABS with Superman because they both are strong, […]

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene...
Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know how the best utilize the materials we already have at our […]

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know...
The Virtual Foundry Releases Filamet 3D Printing Filament That Turns FDM 3D Printers into Metal 3D Printers

The Virtual Foundry Releases Filamet 3D Printing Filament That Turns FDM 3D Printers into Metal 3D Printers

More industries than ever before are purchasing metal 3D printers and using them to manufacture high-quality prototypes, test parts and end-run parts with geometries that could only be manufactured using a 3D printer. The average cost of a metal 3D printer will typically range from several hundred thousand dollars to more than a million dollars, pricing […]

More industries than ever before are purchasing metal 3D printers and using them to manufacture high-quality prototypes, test parts and end-run parts with geometries that could only be manufactured using a 3D printer. The average cost of a metal 3D printer will...
LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by layer, or to eliminate threads and material remnants. With most materials a quick clean with a firm bristled-brush will do a pretty good job of […]

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by layer, or to eliminate threads and material remnants. With most materials a quick clean with a firm...
Mysterious Wire-Feed, Powderless Metal 3D Printer to Be Unveiled Sometime This Year

Mysterious Wire-Feed, Powderless Metal 3D Printer to Be Unveiled Sometime This Year

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all, you’re probably pretty familiar with metal 3D printing by now. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry; just about every major 3D printer manufacturer is scrambling to keep up with the rapidly developing metal technology. Not only is it becoming less expensive […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all, you’re probably pretty familiar with metal 3D printing by now. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry; just about every major 3D printer manufacturer is scrambling to keep up...
RepRapper Tech Offering Aluminum PLA 3D Printing Filament

RepRapper Tech Offering Aluminum PLA 3D Printing Filament

Materials innovations for 3D printing are coming hot and heavy lately. From exotic metal powders to a host of formulations from PEEK to copper, getting the look, strength, and surface finish required of a 3D printed object gets less complex every day. Now RepRapper Tech Co. Ltd. has launched a new metal blend for common 3D consumables […]

Materials innovations for 3D printing are coming hot and heavy lately. From exotic metal powders to a host of formulations from PEEK to copper, getting the look, strength, and surface finish required of a 3D printed object gets less complex every day. Now RepRapper...
Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way -- Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way -- Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Sinterhard team, based in Massachusetts, is a mid-sized group of engineers of nearly every type, from software engineers to electrical engineers. Headed up by Bill Novacs, who holds a multitude of advanced degrees (including engineering), and considers himself a ‘maker,’ this group is on a clear path to transform not only the manufacturing of […]

The Sinterhard team, based in Massachusetts, is a mid-sized group of engineers of nearly every type, from software engineers to electrical engineers. Headed up by Bill Novacs, who holds a multitude of advanced degrees (including engineering), and considers himself a...
The Virtual Foundry Launches Filamet, Metal Composite ABS and PLA 3D Printer Filaments

The Virtual Foundry Launches Filamet, Metal Composite ABS and PLA 3D Printer Filaments

As we have stated time and time again, and recently backed up by a research report presented by SmarTech, the materials portion of the 3D printing industry is just as important as, if not more important than, that of the hardware and software side of things. Because of this, material scientists are working for some […]

As we have stated time and time again, and recently backed up by a research report presented by SmarTech, the materials portion of the 3D printing industry is just as important as, if not more important than, that of the hardware and software side of things. Because...
ColorFabb Unveils New brassFill 3D Printing Filament: When polished it looks like gold!

ColorFabb Unveils New brassFill 3D Printing Filament: When polished it looks like gold!

This year, we saw two new very unique metal-like filament options released by 3D printer filament manufacturer, ColorFabb. These filaments, bronzeFill and copperFill, provide a metal looking finish and a heavier feel than more traditional plastic filament options. While they are still PLA based, once polished and post processed correctly, they can be utilized to […]

This year, we saw two new very unique metal-like filament options released by 3D printer filament manufacturer, ColorFabb. These filaments, bronzeFill and copperFill, provide a metal looking finish and a heavier feel than more traditional plastic filament options....
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