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The 3D Printing Service Bureau is Dead, Long Live the 3D Printing Service Bureau

The high-touch, high-quality 3D printing service is under threat. With OEMs starting huge services, polymer companies getting into the service game, and giant manufacturing firms looking to be the biggest…

WeMatter Atmosphere Module Improves SLS 3D Printing

WeMatter is a Swedish startup trying to make low-cost powder bed fusion (PBF) a reality. The company now has launched the Atmosphere module. This connects to their Gravity printer and…

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Why it is important to have a broad SLS powder range?

Expectations of 3D printers are growing. Especially in the field of prototyping. To do it right, you need not only a reliable 3D printer but a wide range of materials…

3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion, Part 2

This is the second part of a Market Outlook for 2021 for both the Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion technologies. The first part can be found here. The…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Desktop Vat Polymerization (SLA, DLP)

Vat polymerization (SLA, DLP) has unexpectedly become a hot spot over the past year due to the effects of material companies and new startups entering the market. In this series,…

Connecting at Formnext Connect, Part Two: Cellulose, QA, and DLP for PBF 3D Printing

The industry’s biggest trade show made the crucial decision to take its world-renowned event and host it online, potentially disrupting countless networking opportunities and business deals. Given the fact that…

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XYZprinting Case Study: TrySight Realized 90 Days Return on Investment of MfgPro230 xS SLS

TrySight is the leading Canadian manufacturer of magnification and reading systems for those with sight loss, developing various hardware and software solutions to help those with low vision and blindness….

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XYZprinting’s SLS Technology Helps Validate Prototypes Faster

XYZprinting Inc. now offers highly competitive print-for-pay solutions from its California offices for customers looking for one to 1,000 selective laser sintering (SLS) PA-12 nylon parts. When global industrial engineering…

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…

3DPOD Episode 20: Ty Pollak, Open Additive

Today Max and I have a special guest, Ty Pollak of Open Additive. We’re really proud of this episode and we enjoyed the discussion and all that we learned from…

CRP Unveils Flame-Retardant Composite SLS Material

CRP Technology has introduced the latest in its line of specialty polymers for selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing. Windform FR2 is the most recent material from the company’s TOP-LINE…

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3D Printing in Healthcare: The Future is Here

Additive manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing a variety of industries, and healthcare is ripe for transformation. According to SME, the 3D printed medical devices market is expected to near $26 billion…

Carl Deckard Passes Away

It is with sadness that we learned this weekend that Carl Deckard has passed away. Carl was a true industry pioneer in 3D printing. Starting under UT professor Bob Beaman,…

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Which 3D printer is a solution for both prototyping and research?

Looking for a 3D printer for prototyping or research, it may seem that there are many solutions on the market. However, when we narrow down our searches to more precise…

3D Printing Stalwarts: EOS

EOS was an early pioneer in laser powder bed fusion (PBF) technology and currently stands as a leader in the space, though there are an increasing number of entrants. The…

3D Printing Unicorns, Part 1: Formlabs

When a privately held startup hits $1 billion in value, it magically transforms from an ugly mare into a beautiful unicorn (or so the legend goes). In the 3D printing…

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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…

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SLS 3D Printing Solution from Sinterit Now Available in the US

Sinterit, a European based manufacturer of the most attainable professional SLS 3D Printing Solutions, is officially entering the US market. Thanks to cooperation with 3D Herndon, the Polish producer will…

The Benefits of 3D Printed SLS Parts For Alfa Romeo Formula One

Twelve races down for the first half of the 2019 season, and Alfa Romeo’s Sauber Formula One (F1) team is good to go for the remaining nine races of the…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Additive Manufacturing

The best-use cases for 3D printing aren’t always obvious. When designing an object for additive manufacturing, it’s important to keep the limits and benefits of the process in mind. These…

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Video Series: Comparing 3D Printing Processes with Xometry’s X-Tiles 

Overchoice is a real thing; when there are dozens of 3D printing materials to choose from it can become a challenge to know which material to choose, let alone what…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 4

This is a part of a series; Part one is here, two here, and three here. The results for small, positive features are shown in Figure 11 and Table 4….

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SLS 3D Printing Problems and Solutions

JawsTec operates with several cutting edge types of industrial nylon 3D printers. Two HP MJF 4210, an EOS P 396, and two EOS P 400’s. In this article problems and…

Interview With Steve Moran of Stereolithography Company RPS Limited

When I first heard from an F1 team that they were using an SLA machine made in the UK I was a bit confused. What was this mysterious RPS company? …