Rapid 2019: Interview With Christophe Paulo of DuPont “bulk of the Material Extrusion market will be in pellet to parts”

DowDuPont is one of the largest chemicals companies in the world. The firm entered the 3D printing market cautiously and later than most through a partnership with Taulman. Making far…

Cutting 3D Printing Costs with an Open Source Material Pelletizer

Good filament can be pricey, although the polymers the filament is made from aren’t that expensive. That’s the opening observation of a paper entitled “3-D Printable Polymer Pelletizer Chopper for…

New Zealand Researchers Develop and Characterize Micro Pellet Extruder and 3D Printing System

Filament-based extrusion is a very common practice in the 3D printing community, but it’s not necessary for extrusion to only work with filament, at least as far as FFF 3D…

INL Researchers Use Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process to Make Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Reactors

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the DOE‘s complex of national laboratories and the top laboratory in the US for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment, has been involved…

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded…

In a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement, Momentum Technologies Will Commercialize ORNL’s 3D Printed Magnet Technology

In October of 2016, researchers from TU Wien announced that they had used 3D printing to create strong permanent magnets. About a month later, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which…

3D Printed Decor Makes This the First Fully 3D Printed Home…for Fish

I often romanticize 3D printing and our industry’s hope that we can completely customize our lives with it. To some extent, 3D printing can give us incredibly customized lives, even…

Sculptify Releases New Details on ‘David’ the 3D Printer That Prints Using Pellets

Last month, we reported on a new 3D printer from a company called Sculptify, which instead of printing from spools of filament, will print using pellets of material. The 3D…

Sculptify Announces ‘David’, Their New 3D Printer, Capable of Printing With Pellets of Filament

One of the most expensive aspects of running a 3D printer, day-in and day-out, is the cost of printing materials. Spools of filament run between $20 and $50 per kilogram,…


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