materials

6k additive

6K Additive Makes Some Big Moves

6K Additive has commissioned their first units and at the same time has landed a sustainable client.

abs

BigRep Releases Two New 3D Print Materials

BigRep announced the availability of two new materials for their large-format 3D printers, ABS and ASA, and this could open up many more new applications.

diameter

1.75 vs 2.85mm Filament Showdown

Where did the two 3D printer filament diameters come from and what is the difference? Which one is better?

fiberlogy

What’s With The Silk Filaments?

There’s increasing interest in “silk” 3D printer filaments, which are astonishingly shiny and now available from mainstream materials providers.

@formlabs

Formlabs’ New Tough Resin

Formlabs announced a new resin, Tough 1500 Resin, which has some interesting properties and could be used as a substitute for polypropylene.

conductive

The Metal X 3D Printer Gains Copper Metal

Markforged announced the availability of a new metal for their Metal X system: copper. We have the reasons why this is so important.

bellandtechnology

A Much Better Soluble Support Material

VXL’s 3D printing materials are finally becoming more well-known after they began marketing directly to the public, including their non-hygroscopic soluble support material.

engineering

MakerBot Fills In The Materials Gap

MakerBot has bridged their materials gap with a new program that partners with multiple 3D printing materials providers.

3d printlife

An Eco-Safe Water Soluble Support Material

Most 3D printer soluble support materials are not particularly eco-friendly, but 3D Printlife’s 3D-SOLVE is a very safe option for ABS and other engineering materials.

bigrep

BigRep’s New 3D Printing “Eco Focus”

BigRep has discovered something important for the future of 3D printing, and it could cause many more companies to take a big shift towards eco-friendly products.

aerospace

First Fire Safe 3D Printable Resin Produced

Henkel and Origin have developed the first 3D printable resin for SLA 3D printers that is fire resistant and meets industry certifications. Certain industries will find this of great interest.

fdm

TPU Parts With SLS Printing

How useful is TPU when 3D printing? What are the best 3D printing processes for printing flexible TPU parts?

@formlabs

EOS Announces Digital Foam Program

EOS has developed a new 3D printable material called “Digital Foam”, which is a digital product comprised of software, design, materials and process.

interview

A New Recycled Filament Option: RE PET 3D

Is 3D printer filament made from recycled material financially viable? Czech company RE PET 3D hopes to prove so, with their 100% recycled 3D printer filament products.

concept

3D Printed Cups Demonstrate An OJ Circular Economy

One of the phrases we’re hearing a lot right now is “circular economy” — and it turns out 3D printing with orange peel-based plastic is a good illustration of what that means.

$ASA Filament For 3D Printers

ASA 3D Printer Filament For The Masses

Have you ever used ASA 3D printer filament? A new offering from Prusa Research may provide a trigger for many 3D printer operators to begin using this powerful material.

@igo3d

BASF Launches Steel Filament: Ultrafuse 316L

Want to 3D print metal objects at lower cost? One answer could be to use BASF’s new Ultrafuse 316L stainless steel filament that works in many 3D printers.

$Large Flexible 3D Prints

3DGence Certifies Flexible Filament

Can flexible filament be used in the 3DGence F340? Indeed it can — it’s announced that Flexfill 98A flexible rubber filament has been certified for use in the F340.

$sindoh open materials

A Change Of Heart At Sindoh?

After a discussion with Sindoh representatives, it seems the company may be changing their strategy regarding materials.

$polymaker engineering materials

Polymaker’s New 3D Printing Materials

Polymaker announced a series of new materials, and offered some dramatic demonstrations of their capabilities.

$using tpu with sls

TPU Elastomers From Powder

I’m watching another of Sinterit’s amusing videos, this time about TPU elastomers.

adaptive3D

Royal DSM: Do You Know Them?

Charles Goulding and Ryan Donley of R&D Tax Savers present an overview of DSM’s recent involvement in the 3D printing industry.

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