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INTAMSYS’ Complete Line of High Temperature 3D Printers for Manufacturing Real Parts

The hidden AM-market: high temperature plastics With over 1,500 high temperature capable 3D printers installed, INTAMSYS is leading the AM-market for high performance materials such as PEEK, PEKK, PAEK and…

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ESA and Zortrax 3D Print PEEK Composites for Built-in Electronics

Polish 3D printing solutions provider Zortrax has been working with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the last year to figure out how to use 3D printing to fabricate high-performance…

3DPOD Episode 39: Roboze Founder Alessio Lorusso and High-Temperature 3D Printing

Alessio Lorusso built his first 3D printer at 17 and went on to bootstrap his company Roboze. His enthusiasm and drive really shine through in this episode of the 3DPod….

3D Printing Chemistry 101: The Molecular Makeup of PAEK, PEKK and PEEK Plastic

If you’re anything like this author, you got a C- in high school chemistry and never looked back. With a newfound interest in the topic, I’m hoping to revisit the…

INTAMSYS: First Distributor of New PAEK 3D Printing Filament from Victrex

The world of 3D printing materials alone is vast, wondrous, and inspiring—and it continues to expand in parallel with the exploration and innovation of users who often refuse to accept…

Interview with Kumovis: “We Expect Our 3D Printing System… in Many Hospitals in a Few Years”

The potential of 3D printing in the medical industry is still immeasurable. Even though, today, 3D printing for medical devices, personalized implants, and rapid medical prototyping is still in the…

Roboze Starts Distributed Manufacturing Service

Italian OEM Roboze makes high-temperature FDM machines that can print PEEK, PEI, and PA parts. Through enabling high-performance polymers high-temperature printers let people access parts for use in aerospace, automobiles…

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…

Analyzing FFF 3D Printing with High-Performance Thermoplastics

Shahriar Bakrani Balani recently presented a thesis, ‘Additive manufacturing of the high-performance thermoplastics: Experimental study and numerical simulation of the Fused Filament Fabrication,’ to Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse. Delving…

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AON3D Launches the AON-M2 2020: Large Volume 3D Printer Built for High-Performance Thermoplastics

AON3D announces the launch of their AON-M2 2020, the latest industrial 3D printer in their flagship product line. The AON-M2 2020 has been designed to print a continuously expanding array…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Four

In parts one, two and three of this series, we’ve discussed the variety of technological developments taking place in the 3D printing of composites but have not yet covered the…

3D Printing PEEK Disks Coated with Antibacterial Agents

In the recently published ‘Preparation and Characterization for Antibacterial Activities of 3D Printing Polyetheretherketone Disks Coated with Various Ratios of Ampicillin and Vancomycin Salts,’ Taiwanese researchers are experimenting with innovative…

Ron Faruqui of 3DGence “We’re not trying to sell 3D Printers”

Ron Faruqui is the Americas President of Polish high-temperature FDM 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence. 3DGence came out of nowhere a few years ago with a capable high-temperature machine. Further refinements…

2019 Year in Review: Desktop 3D Printing

In 2019 desktop 3D printing continued its onward march towards greater adoption. And, by now, it doesn’t look all that different from the industrial space, in may ways. New Products…

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Formnext 2019, ROBOZE Innovations are Ready to Revolutionise the Additive Manufacturing World

ROBOZE, an international player that designs and produces the most precise 3D printers in the world for industrial applications, is getting ready to amaze Formnext 2019’s visitors with its new…

Arevo to Supply Aqua 3D Printing Platform & Composites to Japan’s AGC, Inc.

Silicon Valley’s AREVO and AGC, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, have recently announced a dynamic partnership, benefitting both companies in manufacturing endeavors. AGC will be the first company to install AREVO’s industrial…

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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…

WASP Bringing PEEK Pellet 3D Printer, and Others, to formnext 2019

Italian company WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) always manages to surprise me with the multitude of unique 3D printers it develops. At last year’s formnext event, the company introduced its…

Romania: Comparing Additively and Conventionally Manufactured Patient-Specific Cranial Implants

A trio of researchers from Bucharest, Romania completed a multi-centre cohort study, entitled “3D patient specific implants for cranioplasty,” about 50 patients from 10 hospitals with a variety of cranial…

Chinese Startup Meditool Gets Investment From Evonik

Last year Evonik opened a new production line for specialty PA [polyamide] powders at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany, increasing the company’s annual capacities by 50%. It also released a…

Kumovis R1 Production 3D Printer with Clean Room Integration Now Available

Munich-based startup Kumovis GmbH is focused on making 3D printers that can fabricate individualized medical performance from high-performance plastics, such as PEEK. It launched a medical high-temperature FDM 3D printer last…

Interview with Hexcel on PEKK for 3D Printing

PEKK is one of my favorite 3D printing materials. With very high service temperatures, high strength, and chemical resistance it is a high-performance polymer that has applications in very demanding…

Tunisia: Researchers 3D Print Optimized Car Leaf Spring out of Carbon PEEK

Authors Amir Kessentini, Gulam Mohammed Sayeed Ahmed, and Jamel Madiouli have performed research and analysis after 3D printing a car part, with their findings outlined and recently published in ‘Design…

PEEK, PEKK and ULTEM May Just be the 3D Printing Thermoplastics You Need in Your Life

There was definitely life before plastics, but today we can’t imagine living without them. Before they were even invented (the first synthetic polymer was developed in 1869 by John Wesley…