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Nottingham’s Chris Tuck Talks Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

Professor Christopher Tuck works at Nottingham University’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing. Unlike many researchers who focus on a single technology or specialize in mechanical engineering, Chris’s research is very diverse….

Replique’s Material Hub: Transforming 3D Printing with One Click

BASF-incubated spare parts service Replique is opening its 3D Printing Material Hub. This hub is accessible by confirming your email and includes 400 polymers from 25 different manufacturers. Users can…

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Fine Detail Resolution: A New Level of Precision and Durability Beyond Traditional Polymer 3D Printing

Fine detail resolution (FDR) is a technology that enables balance in polymer additive manufacturing (AM). This technology allows for the creation of robust parts with a high level of detail…

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The AM Future is Big, and Robotic—Here’s Why

The past two years have seen a growing presence of robotics and large format solutions taking center stage in the AM industry. This “trend” seems to be set to stay…

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Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing: A Deep Dive into Hybrid and Multi-Material Printing with PAEKs

The landscape of additive manufacturing is undergoing a profound transformation with the integration of PolyArylEtherKetone (PAEK) polymers. In this article, we explore the exciting possibilities, practical applications, and challenges associated…

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Experience STEP Technology – A New Additive Entrant

Founded in 2017, Evolve Additive Solutions (Evolve) is a spinout of Stratasys and was awarded an initial $19 million of seed capital from Stanley Black & Decker and The LEGO…

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From F1 to Supercars. The Same Innovations, the Same Excellence

Used in the supply of engineering solutions for F1 – Windform materials are now widely employed for the additive manufacturing of functional components at the service of the most iconic…

M. Holland Leads Legacy Injection Molding Users to 3D Printing Technology

Founded in 1950 in the Chicago, Illinois area, M. Holland has grown to become a large North American distributor of thermoplastic resin selling billions of pounds of materials in its…

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3D Printed Plastic Parts on Track for $26B in Revenues by 2030

SmarTech Analysis has released its first report dedicated to the plastic 3D printing sector. Its flagship Polymer Parts Produced: AM Applications Market Analysis estimates the production volumes and resulting estimated market…

Swiss EMS Group Picks 3D Systems for New Nylon 3D Printing Material

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has announced a partnership with EMS-GRILTECH (SIX:EMSN) to develop new 3D printing materials. Leveraging the polyamide manufacturing expertise of EMG-GRILTECH, a business unit of Swiss chemical company…

Interior Furnishings 3D Printed from Old Drink Cartons Displayed at Milan Design Week

Dutch additive design firm Aectual uses 3D printing to create sustainable, customizable architecture products, like flooring, sound diffusion panels and room divider screens, canopies and pavilions, clothes hangers, and more. The…

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XYZprinting and BASF Forward AM Extends Industrial Partnership to Enrich 3D Printing Industry

Earlier in the year, XYZprinting and BASF Forward AM established a successful partnership, now the cooperation is realized across all 3D printing portfolios. “The strengthened collaboration between XYZprinting and BASF…

Each Part a Material: 3D Printing to Modify Material Properties

I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I think that the point is important enough to devote an entire post to it. With 3D printing, we can control, to a…

3DPOD Episode 51: 3D Printing Materials Deep Dive with 3Degrees Founder Mike Vasquez

After studying at Loughborough and MIT he worked on making snowboard components for Burton, Mike Vasquez started 3Degrees. There, he’s not only a 3D printing consultant but also has his…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 11, 2020

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and virtual events coming your way! Read on to learn more about what’s available this week. Science in the Age of Experience Over…

Live Entrepreneurship & 3D Value Networks: Sustainability in Food packaging

Sustainability is on everybody’s lips and single use plastics does not have a good reputation. When the public perception is that plastic is all bad, it is hard to remind…

Lazy Manufacturing: Making Things Using Less Energy

A friend took a broken part of his old boat out of his pocket.  “Can you fix this?” he asked me. It was a complicated aluminium die-casting from the cold…

Solvay’s Christophe Schramm “We Want to be the Leading Supplier of AM Ready Solutions”

The altogether too youthful Christophe Schramm has headed up Solvay’s 3D printing efforts for the past several years. He’s presided over Solvay’s market entry release of PVDF filament, as well…

Polymers As A Service: More Profits, More Planet?

Plastics are a victim of their success. Easy and inexpensive to make, they have become ubiquitous. Facile to turn into new compounds, to extend through additives or blends, they are…

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Innovative Partnerships Drive 3D Printing Materials Development

Successful adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in mass manufacturing requires close partnerships across hardware, software and materials technologies. In order to unlock 3D printing’s full potential and bring the technology…

Marco Valenzuela of Additive Design Studio Makes an Innovative 3D Printed Pipette

Marco Valenzuela is a designer who specializes in crafting innovative and new 3D printed products. Originally coming from the gaming world, his Additive Design Studio now is focused on using Additive…

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New Polypropylene Powder with Superior Processing and Part Characteristics for Laser Sintering Process

AM Polymer Research GmbH presents its third series material, a polypropylene powder from the ROLASERIT® family. The developed ROLASERIT® PP01OF1 thus makes this important standard plastic available for laser sintering….

3D Printing News Briefs: November 23, 2018

We’re starting with a little business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Intech confirmed its first order for Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 3D printer, and Roboze CEO Alessio Lorusso has won…

CIPRES Introducing New Industrial Dyeing Machine for 3D Printed Parts at formnext

In 2004, coloring process service provider CIPRES Technology Systems was founded by Carlos Prestien; two short years later, the German company branched out and began offering serial production of SLS 3D printed…