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Polymaker and Covestro Team Up to Introduce New Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Polymaker and Covestro Team Up to Introduce New Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops and manufactures engineering-grade 3D printing materials, launched its Polymaker Industrial product family at the TCT Asia show this spring, the same week that advanced polymer developer Covestro introduced its new polyurethane materials at RAPID 2017. The two materials companies teamed up two years ago to co-create a new line of polycarbonate 3D printing […]

Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops and manufactures engineering-grade 3D printing materials, launched its Polymaker Industrial product family at the TCT Asia show this spring, the same week that advanced polymer developer Covestro introduced its new polyurethane...
formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing world, and BASF has been busily setting up partnerships all across the industry […]

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing...
Chinese Sportswear Brand Peak Sport Releases 3D Printed Athletic “Future” Sneakers in Beijing

Chinese Sportswear Brand Peak Sport Releases 3D Printed Athletic “Future” Sneakers in Beijing

I feel like every other day we’re seeing the launch of another 3D printed pair of shoes, and now that the majority of these seem to be more functional than decorative, I’m totally on board. Several athletic gear companies have started to produce 3D printed athletic shoes, from Adidas and New Balance to Nike and Reebok; we’ve […]

I feel like every other day we’re seeing the launch of another 3D printed pair of shoes, and now that the majority of these seem to be more functional than decorative, I’m totally on board. Several athletic gear companies have started to produce 3D printed...
Voodoo Manufacturing Begins 3D Printing With Rubbery TPU Materials

Voodoo Manufacturing Begins 3D Printing With Rubbery TPU Materials

Last year, a group of former MakerBot employees decided to venture out into the confines of Brooklyn, New York, looking to start their own 3D printing service bureau, which they’ve called Voodoo Manufacturing. Thus far, Voodoo seems like a promising venture, having already collaborated with the Syfy channel to 3D print characters and gadgets from […]

Last year, a group of former MakerBot employees decided to venture out into the confines of Brooklyn, New York, looking to start their own 3D printing service bureau, which they’ve called Voodoo Manufacturing. Thus far, Voodoo seems like a promising venture, having...
Sculpteo Introduces Their New Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane Material

Sculpteo Introduces Their New Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane Material

French 3D printing services provider Sculpteo has added yet another 3D printing material to its already impressive catalog of almost fifty materials and finishes. Their new flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material was developed exclusively for their selective laser sintering (SLS) process and is made from an extremely fine polyurethane granular powder. Sculpteo says that it […]

French 3D printing services provider Sculpteo has added yet another 3D printing material to its already impressive catalog of almost fifty materials and finishes. Their new flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material was developed exclusively for their...
3D Printing Fabric with Thermoplastic Polyurethane

3D Printing Fabric with Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Israeli architect David Mussaffi is more than just a 3D print enthusiast, he’s a dedicated 3D print designer with an expert eye for fashion. Last year, he won second place in the Thingiverse #TrexRemix Challenge for his T-Rex High Heel which has the wearer placing her foot in the gaping maw of the carnivore as […]

Israeli architect David Mussaffi is more than just a 3D print enthusiast, he’s a dedicated 3D print designer with an expert eye for fashion. Last year, he won second place in the Thingiverse #TrexRemix Challenge for his T-Rex High Heel which has the wearer...
Rubber3DPrinting’s Conductive TPU Filament Has Incredible Potential for Robotics, Prostheses, & More

Rubber3DPrinting’s Conductive TPU Filament Has Incredible Potential for Robotics, Prostheses, & More

Material choices continue to expand within the 3D printing space. We now have metal-like filaments, wood-like filaments, filaments with carbon fiber in them, and more. One filament option which is not all that common, due to the difficulty that companies have in manufacturing it, is thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). TPU, however, is really being used more […]

Material choices continue to expand within the 3D printing space. We now have metal-like filaments, wood-like filaments, filaments with carbon fiber in them, and more. One filament option which is not all that common, due to the difficulty that companies have in...
BMW Uses 3D Printing to Give Employees a Thumbs Up

BMW Uses 3D Printing to Give Employees a Thumbs Up

BMW has long recognized that the people in its workforce are key to efficient production. As such, they have undertaken a number of efforts to create the best possible supports for their employees. The Munich BMW Vehicle Assembly plant workers are getting bespoke thumb splints, created with additive manufacturing techniques, in order to reduce the […]

BMW has long recognized that the people in its workforce are key to efficient production. As such, they have undertaken a number of efforts to create the best possible supports for their employees. The Munich BMW Vehicle Assembly plant workers are getting bespoke...
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