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Antero PEKK 3D Printing Qualified for Boeing: An Interview with Stratasys

Recently, Stratasys reported that its Antero 800NA material, a form of polyether ketone ketone (PEKK), has been qualified by Boeing. Boeing qualified the material under the spec: BMS8-444. Potentially this…

Pearce’s Latest Open Source 3D Printer Handles PEKK, PEI for Less than $1,000

In an effort to address, among other things, the need to sterilize 3D-printed personal protection equipment made to fight COVID-19, the lab of Michigan Technological University’s Professor Joshua Pearce has…

3D Printing Chemistry 101: The Molecular Makeup of PAEK, PEKK and PEEK Plastic

If you’re anything like this author, you got a C- in high school chemistry and never looked back. With a newfound interest in the topic, I’m hoping to revisit the…

Roboze Starts Distributed Manufacturing Service

Italian OEM Roboze makes high-temperature FDM machines that can print PEEK, PEI, and PA parts. Through enabling high-performance polymers high-temperature printers let people access parts for use in aerospace, automobiles…

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AON3D Launches the AON-M2 2020: Large Volume 3D Printer Built for High-Performance Thermoplastics

AON3D announces the launch of their AON-M2 2020, the latest industrial 3D printer in their flagship product line. The AON-M2 2020 has been designed to print a continuously expanding array…

Sabic’s Keith Cox “the next step is the identification of additional industries not using additive now”

Sabic has been involved in 3D printing for a long time supplying materials such as their Ultem PEI material that is used extensively in aerospace. Lately, the company has also…

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Formnext 2019, ROBOZE Innovations are Ready to Revolutionise the Additive Manufacturing World

ROBOZE, an international player that designs and produces the most precise 3D printers in the world for industrial applications, is getting ready to amaze Formnext 2019’s visitors with its new…

Interview with Scott Sevcik, VP Aerospace Stratasys, on 3D Printing for Aviation and Space

Out of all the possible industries that are deploying more 3D printers, aerospace is probably the most exciting. By reducing the weight of aircraft components, by iterating more, by integrating…

Interview with Hexcel on PEKK for 3D Printing

PEKK is one of my favorite 3D printing materials. With very high service temperatures, high strength, and chemical resistance it is a high-performance polymer that has applications in very demanding…

PEEK, PEKK and ULTEM May Just be the 3D Printing Thermoplastics You Need in Your Life

There was definitely life before plastics, but today we can’t imagine living without them. Before they were even invented (the first synthetic polymer was developed in 1869 by John Wesley…

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Roboze Argo 500 Sets the Standard for the Production of Large Scale Finished Components with High Temperature and Composite Polymers

Bari, Italy With its new Argo 500, Roboze aims to become the leader in the large-scale 3D printing industry with high performance plastics. The Argo 500 is the result of constant…

Boom Supersonic Partners with Stratasys to Bring 3D Printed Parts to the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator

Boom Supersonic is a company with an out-sized and incredibly ambitious dream: to make supersonic air travel a reality. Boom wants to make a passenger aircraft capable of going at…

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INTAMSYS FUNMAT PRO 410 Showcased during RAPID+TCT 2019

INTAMSYS attended the Rapid+TCT show in Detroit, US, where many professionals and 3D printing enthusiasts discovered the latest 3D printing innovations. Among those, the now available FUNMAT PRO 410 from…

Industry Experts Interviews with Alessio Lorusso of Roboze

This is an indepth interview with Alessio Lorusso. He is the CEO and founder of Roboze. He has great insight on his organization as well as the additive manufacturing space as a whole.

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ROBOZE XTREME SERIES LANDS IN USA FOR RAPID+TCT IN DETROIT

The new Xtreme series will be shown for the very first time in USA from 20th to 23rd of May during the most important event in North America for 3D…

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INTAMSYS Launches its Customer Applications Enabling Program

In order to better meet the market and the customer’s needs, INTAMSYS, a Shanghai-based leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer, is launching its Customer Applications Enabling Program. Current issues: 1. Customers…

Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS

Space manufacturing start-up Tethers Unlimited has had a tumultuous time of late. The firm which aims to develop in space manufacturing technologies and has successfully seen its Refabricator put in use…

Interview with Mike Valentine on How BuildTak Was Invented

One of the biggest issues with desktop FDM 3D printers is layer adhesion. First layers are often deposited incorrectly and then the build fails. The part could deform, warp, fall…

INTAMSYS Releases Its FUNMAT PRO 410 to Provide Smart Multiple Functional Materials 3D Printing All-in-one Solutions

Today, during formnext 2018 in Frankfurt in Germany, INTAMSYS has released their FUNMAT PRO 410 3D printer. This printer features smarter design and is multiple functional materials 3D printing all-in-one…

Minifactory Releases the Minifactory Ultra High Temperature 3D Printer for PEEK and PEI at the TCT Show

Fins have this concept called Sisu. Sisu is a kind of hail mary pass, fatalistic almost, belief in one’s own toughness, resilience and survivability in the face of adversity. It’s…

Polish 3D Printing Company UBOT3D Launches High Temperature Printer

There are a surprising number of 3D printing companies coming out of Poland. Vshaper and 3DGence are two emerging firms that both make high temperature printers. These are now joined…

Industrial 3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Industrial 3D printers are used for manufacturing. Reliability, uptime and repeatability are very important to these systems. The availability of the printer and the throughput are key considerations on whether…

Cal Poly Students 3D Print a Steering Wheel for Shell Eco-marathon Race Car

Typically, when 3D printing is put to work on the race track, it’s used to increase performance and make the cars go faster. But when it comes to the annual…

SABIC Sees Unique Materials Driving Growth in 3D Printing

As hardware and software continue to develop apace in additive manufacturing, some of the greatest potential for the future of 3D printing technologies can be seen a step back in…