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Voodoo Manufacturing and ACEO Introduce New Functional 3D Printing Materials

Voodoo Manufacturing and ACEO Introduce New Functional 3D Printing Materials

Voodoo Manufacturing is one of the more progressive 3D printing service bureaus out there, with its automated 3D printing factory and large format services, just to name a few of the offerings that set it apart from others. The platform did have one limitation, however – it offered almost exclusively PLA, meaning that customers with […]

Voodoo Manufacturing is one of the more progressive 3D printing service bureaus out there, with its automated 3D printing factory and large format services, just to name a few of the offerings that set it apart from others. The platform did have one limitation,...
3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world, but has been focused lately on the materials side of things. The company recently announced a materials partnership with BASF, and this week released the […]

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world, but has been focused lately on the materials side of...
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...
BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420 x 297 x 210 mm. At the same time, BCN3D announced that it […]

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420...
Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

Flexible 3D printed materials have a lot to offer us. Rather than just make rigid things, flexible materials can let us make wearables, shoe soles, clothing and other things such as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have been used. Most popular on the desktop are TPUs (Thermoplastic polyurethane, which may […]

Flexible 3D printed materials have a lot to offer us. Rather than just make rigid things, flexible materials can let us make wearables, shoe soles, clothing and other things such as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have...
Applications of Functional Materials From INTAMSYS at TCT Show

Applications of Functional Materials From INTAMSYS at TCT Show

INTAMSYS Technology Co. Ltd. brings its latest FUNMAT HT and FUNMAT PRO to the TCT Show this year. The latest FUNMAT HT received significant upgrades on both the extruder and chamber temperatures. Temperature of extruder of FUNMAT HT is now increased to 450°C, up from 400°C three months ago. Similarly, FUNMAT HT’s constant temperature chamber […]

INTAMSYS Technology Co. Ltd. brings its latest FUNMAT HT and FUNMAT PRO to the TCT Show this year. The latest FUNMAT HT received significant upgrades on both the extruder and chamber temperatures. Temperature of extruder of FUNMAT HT is now increased to 450°C, up from...
Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn on the skin need to be able to move and stretch with the skin, […]

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible materials and a Kickstarter campaign has launched for the first-ever dual-nozzle 3D printing pen. Medicrea receives FDA clearance for its data-driven […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible...
Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but unlike most trends, this one isn’t likely to fade anytime soon. 3D printing […]

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but...
New “Crackers” Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

New “Crackers” Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing plants that produce plastic. Since 2010, over $150bn has been invested in US chemical […]

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing...
3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and manufacture products that can compete in our ever-changing world, and the team of 3Dwalla experts help enthusiasts, […]

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and...
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...
Industrial Designer Creates Striking, Entirely 3D Printed Shoes

Industrial Designer Creates Striking, Entirely 3D Printed Shoes

We’ve written quite a bit about 3D printed shoes lately. Yesterday, we learned that Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was the first player to wear partially 3D printed cleats in a major league baseball game, and Wiivv recently launched a Kickstarter campaign (which is steadily approaching its fundraising goal) for custom 3D printed sandals. Around […]

We’ve written quite a bit about 3D printed shoes lately. Yesterday, we learned that Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was the first player to wear partially 3D printed cleats in a major league baseball game, and Wiivv recently launched a Kickstarter...
Graphene 3D Lab Introduces New Conductive Flexible TPU Filament for 3D Printed Wearable Electronics, Medical Devices and More

Graphene 3D Lab Introduces New Conductive Flexible TPU Filament for 3D Printed Wearable Electronics, Medical Devices and More

Graphene 3D Lab‘s business is pretty obvious just from their name: they manufacture and sell graphene 3D printing materials. As graphene is the wonder material of the moment, that’s not a bad thing to be known for – but Graphene 3D Lab does a lot more than just develop graphene materials. They also produce what […]

Graphene 3D Lab‘s business is pretty obvious just from their name: they manufacture and sell graphene 3D printing materials. As graphene is the wonder material of the moment, that’s not a bad thing to be known for – but Graphene 3D Lab does a lot...
Flexion Extruder: Take a Lower-Performing 3D Printer to the Industrial Level

Flexion Extruder: Take a Lower-Performing 3D Printer to the Industrial Level

Like many other 3D printing enthusiasts, you may have experienced challenges in using flexible 3D printing filament. Numerous filaments on the market promise strength and flexibility but at the same time present difficulty in making complex parts, causing issues with temperature, clogging, adhesion, and more. We’ve covered the pros and cons you may run into […]

Like many other 3D printing enthusiasts, you may have experienced challenges in using flexible 3D printing filament. Numerous filaments on the market promise strength and flexibility but at the same time present difficulty in making complex parts, causing issues with...
MakeShaper Develops Unique Flexible Filament & Adaptors

MakeShaper Develops Unique Flexible Filament & Adaptors

Printing with flexible filament can open up countless possibilities and opportunities for creative and functional manufacturing. Harnessing these capabilities does not come without effort. However, MakeShaper, a filament manufacturer in Sanford, North Carolina, has cracked the code for a premium, FDA-compliant, flexible filament that is also easy to use. “We were approached by a business […]

Printing with flexible filament can open up countless possibilities and opportunities for creative and functional manufacturing. Harnessing these capabilities does not come without effort. However, MakeShaper, a filament manufacturer in Sanford, North Carolina, has...
3D Matter Releases In-Depth Study Detailing the Properties of 3D Printing Polymers

3D Matter Releases In-Depth Study Detailing the Properties of 3D Printing Polymers

Back in April, at the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo, we had the chance to cover the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, an exciting competition between the newest and most innovative 3D printing startups from all around the world. One of the seven young companies participating in the competition was New York City-based 3D Matter, […]

Back in April, at the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo, we had the chance to cover the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, an exciting competition between the newest and most innovative 3D printing startups from all around the world. One of the seven young...
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...
A World of Polymers: Covestro Covers All the Material Bases for 3D Printing

A World of Polymers: Covestro Covers All the Material Bases for 3D Printing

Covestro is in the business of improving products–and processes–in industries around the globe. As one of the leading developers of high-tech polymers, their focus in bringing those materials to the world is not only to provide further accessibility with 3D printing and materials but to see that the manufacturers and makers of today are able to […]

Covestro is in the business of improving products–and processes–in industries around the globe. As one of the leading developers of high-tech polymers, their focus in bringing those materials to the world is not only to provide further accessibility with...
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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