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BASF Stainless Steel Filament Now Qualified for MakerBot METHOD 3D Printers

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has announced that BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel material is qualified for use with the MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder1 for the MakerBot METHOD…

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Fabrisonic Merges Metal Powder Bed Fusion with Ultrasonic 3D Printing for Large, Complex Part

Ohio-based company Fabrisonic developed a unique Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process, which uses ultrasonic sound waves to merge layers of metal foil together in a solid-state. Its hybrid 3D printing process…

Addressing an AM Imperative: Learning How to Recycle Powders and Maintain Print Quality in 3D Printing

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is still debating how best to specify virgin powders for printing and robustly assess the impact of recycling, a commercial imperative. Ideally, analysis alone should…

Sandia Using Markforged Technology to 3D Print Diesel Fuel Injector Adapter

Funded through the US Department of Energy (DoE), national science laboratory Sandia National Labs has been working with 3D printing for some time now, creating solutions for applications in the…

Metal 3D Printing: Enhancing Magnetic Floating Device Systems

Seeking solutions for ‘buckling’ in wall structures and failure in parts, Chalmers University of Technology PhD researcher Bharet Mehta turned to additive manufacturing processes for improved performance in production. Mehta recently…

Investigating Properties of Virgin, Sieved, and Waste 316L Metallic Powder for SLM 3D Printing

We often see metal 3D printing used to make steel parts, so plenty of research is being done regarding the material properties. Researchers from VSB – Technical University of Ostrava…

Texas A&M: A Method for 3D Printing Porosity Free Martensitic Steels

While seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels in 1912, British researcher Harry Brearley, who is commonly regarded as the inventor of stainless steel, discovered a martensitic stainless steel alloy….

3D Printing and COVID-19: Reusable Metal Filters Being Tested by ExOne

There is a flurry of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) activity in response to the medical supply shortages caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, with some work being directed toward what may…

China: Analysis of 3D Printed Bolts

Chinese researchers have been investigating more precise ways to create bolts, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Characterization of 3D printed bolts based on digital image correlation and infrared…

Aerosint Achieves Multi-Metal Powder Bed Fusion

After several years of research and a genius idea, Belgian startup Aerosint has accomplished its goal of multi-metal powder bed fusion (PBF). The company shared the news that, after printing…

Generative Design, Digital Twin, WAAM 3D Printing Used to Optimize Industrial Robot Arm

3D printing specialist MX3D has been working on a metal AM technology to create large items, such as bicycles and bridges, using robots. Now, the Dutch startup has partnered up…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 18, 2019

The stories we’re sharing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs run the gamut from materials to new printers. Altair has launched its new industrial design solution, and Remet opened a…

BASF Commercializing Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF that’s focused entirely on 3D printing, has been working to build up its materials inventory over the past two years. In 2017,…

3D Printed Snakeskin Shows Potential for Industrial Use in Mechanical Traction

In ‘Exploring Convergence of Snake-Skin-Inspired Texture Designs and Additive Manufacturing for Mechanical Traction,’ US researchers outline their findings in a study where they made an interesting choice for experimenting with…

3D Printed Stainless Steel Microreactor

International researchers are exploring the creation of microreactors in ‘Simple 3D printed stainless steel microreactors for online mass spectrometric analysis.’ In this study, they analyze the functionality of a stainless…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 2nd, 2019

We’re talking partnerships and materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. The Alfa Romeo F1 team and Additive Industries are strengthening their technology partnership, while Beam-IT and SLM Solutions are…

Researchers Study the Dynamics of Powder Spreading in 3D Printing

Many things affect the quality of a finished 3D printed part, and in powder-based 3D printing, the spreading of the powder is a key step in determining how well the…

Xjet Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Gives Details on Nanoparticle Jetting 3D Printing We Interview CEO Hanan Gothait

A number of journalists and partners have been taken on a whirlwind tour of Israel by Xjet. The ceramics and metal printing company wanted to show us their homeland as…

Two French Companies Collaborate to Make the Country’s First 3D Printed Mechanical Metal Watch

While there are those who have used 3D printing to make their own watch cases, watch bands, and watch chargers, others have taken the next step and actually made 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2018

We’ve got some 3D printing event news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some business news and a story about a cool 3D printed…

Microstructure of Powder Bed Fusion 316 L Stainless Steel: Colonies of Cells

A great deal of work is involved in optimizing materials for additive manufacturing. Porosity is a consistent problem in metal 3D printing, and scientists spend a lot of time studying…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked with…

Better Marine Grade Stainless Steel Through 3D Printing

It takes a special kind of material to be able to hold up in a marine setting, with its harsh conditions and corrosive environment. So-called marine grade stainless steel is…