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Brazilian Chemical Giant Braskem Shuts Down 3D Printing Line Xtellar

Braskem is a large Brazilian petrochemicals company. The $14 billion revenue firm makes PVC, PP, and polyethylene. In 2023, it bought filament supplier Taulman. Later in 2023, Braskem spun out…

Nylon 3D Printed Parts Made More Functional with Coatings & Colors

Parts 3D printed from polyamide (PA, Nylon) 12 using powder bed fusion (PBF) are a mainstay in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. While post-finishing processes have improved the porosity of…

Evonik’s New Nylon 12 3D Printing Material Made from Waste Cooking Oil

Evonik has announced the release of a sustainable PA 12 powder bed fusion (PBF) material, which uses waste cooking oil instead of petroleum as its feedstock. This significant development is…

Cargo Bikes Gets a Lightweight Lift with 3D Printing

The 3D printing industry is buzzing with interest in bike components, and the scene is exploding. Companies are manufacturing everything from bike seats to frames. Now, Evonik is stepping into…

3D Printing Webinar & Event Roundup: April 9, 2023

In this week’s roundup, ASTM International is offering a professional certificate course, Siemens is holding an in-person event on manufacturing in the U.S., and Sandvik will launch its Osprey Online…

Formnext 2022: 3D Printing Materials Roundup

While additive construction is being deployed at this very moment to aid in a military conflict between India and China, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is focused on Germany. We’ll…

Evonik Reduces CO2 in its 3D Printing Materials

For years, Germany’s Evonik has been one of the largest suppliers of materials for additive manufacturing (AM), reigning supreme in polymers for powder bed fusion (PBF). Among them is its…

MakerBot Adds 3D Printing Filaments from LEHVOSS to METHOD 3D Printers

I’m a huge LEHVOSS fan. The materials company is big enough to bring polymer resources and expertise to bear, yet nimble enough to deliver new products to a rapidly changing…

Custom 3D Printed Prosthesis Can Brave the Seven Seas

Worldwide demand for prosthetic specialists is rising, and for good reason: each year in the US, over 150,000 people undergo lower limb amputations, and while that number is considerably lower…

3D Printed Chain Mail Flexes and Stiffens on Demand

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers have created a polyamide chain mail which is flexible but can harden when needed. Made out of…

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Arkema Buys 10% Stake in Serial 3D Printing Firm ERPRO 3D FACTORY

Investment activity in 3D printing companies is at an all time high. One family of strategic investors that are funding across the 3D printing market are polymer companies. Covestro (DSM),…

Daimler Buses Rolls out Mobile Facility for 3D Printing Spares

We’re slowly starting to see the roll out of 3D printing for spare parts in the transportation industry. A variety of train and bus companies are implementing pilot programs to…

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3D Printing Chemistry 101: Nylon

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…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 24, 2020: Intech Additive, Titomic, PrintLab, LEHVOSS Group

We’re talking about business, education, and materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Intech Additive Solutions is introducing a new executive, while Titomic says goodbye to its chairman and hello…

3D Printing Isogrid Structures with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polyamide

Because they feature high-performance qualities like the ability to withstand high temperatures, composite materials are often used in the aerospace industry. Structures like propellant tanks could suffer premature failure because…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 26, 2020

In our 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got a workshop and a partnership, along with student discounts for 3D modeling and students 3D printing parts for an electric vehicle….

Evonik’s Sylvia Monsheimer “We Know the Right Buttons to Adjust Materials & Process to a Series Capable Solution”

Evonik has long had a light footprint but an outsized influence and revenue in 3D printing. The German $14 billion revenue group makes a significant portion of the sintering powders…

DSM’s Hugo da Silva: “I Don’t Think That Anyone Should Own the Ecosystem”

Hugo da Silva has been running DSM’s 3D printing unit now for over two and a half years. During that time the firm has shown itself a determined force in…

Solvay: Updated Sinterline Technyl PA6 Powders and HUB Platform at formnext

As we get ever closer to this year’s formnext event, taking place in Frankfurt from November 19-22, more and more 3D printing industry companies are making announcements ahead of the…

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AM POLYMERS GmbH: New Polypropylene ROLASERIT PP03O for Laser Sintering with 200 % Elongation at Break and Other New Materials

AM POLYMERS GmbH expands its powder portfolio for laser sintering with a new polypropylene powder. In contrast to most of the materials on the market, the material has exceptionally high…

Lithuanian Startup Dear Deer Eyewear Offers Bespoke 3D Printed Eyeglasses Online

Because I was really into Barbies at age 6 when I first got prescription lenses, my very first pair of eyeglasses were huge and bright pink…I shudder to look at…

Combining Over-3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Stamp Forming Organo-sheet Substrates

Because continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite materials have such high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance, in addition to noise suppression and impact energy absorption qualities, a lot of people are…

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ROBOZE XTREME SERIES LANDS IN USA FOR RAPID+TCT IN DETROIT

The new Xtreme series will be shown for the very first time in USA from 20th to 23rd of May during the most important event in North America for 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 24, 2019

We’re starting out with some business news today, and then moving on to education, before highlighting a heartwarming story with a 3D printing element. First, CRP Technology is adding a…