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Korea: 3D Printing Protective Gear with Porous Thermoplastic Polyurethane

In the recently published ‘Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of Porous Thermoplastic Polyurethane Obtained by 3D Printing for Protective Gear’ Korean researchers Hyojeong Lee, Ran-i Eom, and Yejin Lee explore…

Korea: 3D Printed Protection Suits for Senior Citizens

In the recently published ‘Developing Fall-Impact Protection Pad with 3D Mesh Curved Surface Structure Using 3D Printing Technology,’ authors Jung Hyun Park and Jeong Ran Lee once again prove our…

Interview Davide Ardizzoia of 3ntr “Most of our customers are 3D printing 24/7”

3ntr is different from most in 3D printing in that it is a family-owned company that has been around for over 60 years. The firm used to make metal and…

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Advancements in Water-Soluble Materials for 3D Printing Support Filament

A new material has been developed that is ideal for use as a general-purpose water-soluble support for additive manufacturing (3D printing). Its thermal stability and robust adhesion characteristics make it…

Huntsman Introduces IROPRINT 3D Printing Materials for FDM, SLS and SLA

In July, the Preview Press Conference for the ongoing K 2019 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber was held, and the Huntsman Corporation took advantage of the preview to…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2019

We’ve got lots of material news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a Material Development Kit from RPS. Polymaker and Covestro are releasing three new materials…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 27, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, colorFabb has announced a new flexible filament, and All Axis Robotics is using MakerBot technology to make custom tooling parts. Additionally, a strategic partnership…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 11, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about plenty of new things, from workflows to materials. Carbon and Dentsply Sirona have launched a workflow for the digital printing of…

Improving Adhesion Issues with ABS/TPU Blends in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Materials with enhanced adhesive properties based onacrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends for fused filament fabrication (FFF),’ authors A.S. de Leon, A. Dominguez-Calvo, and I. Molina outline…

Researchers 3D Printing Artificial Blood Vessels to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

In their recently published paper, ‘An artificial blood vessel fabricated by 3D printing for pharmaceutical application,’ researchers discuss not only the dangers of cardiovascular diseases as the number one cause…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2019

We’ve got business news and materials news for your weekend, just ahead of next week’s massive RAPID + TCT show. 3D Hubs and AM Ventures are both opening new offices,…

HP: Announces Siemens Collaboration, Releases Jet Fusion 5200 Series, Plus New Software and Materials

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is one of the most transformative forces in our lifetime. New technology innovations will be required, new partnership models will emerge, and new modes of doing…

Seoul National University: Researchers Use FDM 3D Printing to Explore Limitations in Creating Fashion

While 3D printing is certainly playing a noble role in numerous industries today—from the creation of medical devices that help babies survive to rocket engines nozzles built by NASA—most of…

Jabil to Enter 3D Printing Materials Market & Develop Custom Materials “Open Systems are the Future of 3D Printing”

Jabil is one of the largest contract manufacturing and engineering companies worldwide. They’ve been very serious about 3D Printing for a number of years as well. The company has made…

Researchers Develop Tough Hydrogels for 3D Printing Applications in Repairing Load-Bearing Soft Tissues

The water-swollen polymer networks we know as hydrogels have many applications in the biomedical industry, but in order to use them to repair and regenerate load-bearing soft tissues, such as cartilage, blood…

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Sinterit is Going White

Is it possible to achieve white color on a small SLS 3D printer? This question was asked a hundred times. Somehow clients love white materials, but in selective laser sintering…

LEHVOSS Group Reveals New 3D Printing Plastics to be Showcased at formnext and Fakuma

The LEHVOSS Group, which operates under the management of parent company Lehmann&Voss&Co., is comprised of several chemical companies that develop, make, and market special materials for a variety of industrial…

Designer Julia Daviy Stuns at New York Fashion Week with Functional 3D Printed Fashion Collection

Clothing is one of the many tools with which we use to express ourselves. I am generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, but many of my shirts have…

Interview with Stephen Heston and Austin Reid of Diabase and the Flexion Extruder

We told you a few days ago about Diabase Engineering’s new 3D printer. Intrigued by the 3D printer and the team behind it we did an interview with Stephen Heston…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…