After speaking with Roboze representatives, it seems the company is going full-out on materials.
We had a look at Freemelt’s latest innovations in metal 3D printing.
Essentium released the 2022 edition of their annual additive manufacturing survey.
We just completed the epic Formnext exhibition and have some thoughts.
Hymer uses the Siemens Xcelerator software portfolio and BASF new materials to reimagine motor homes.
It’s gradually becoming the norm to have a sustainability program if you’re in the AM space.
This week’s selection is “A Guide to Additive Manufacturing” by editors Damir Godec, Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Axel Nordin, Eujin Pei and Julia Ureña Alcázar.
Essentium announced today a major materials partnership with Braskem that should provide new types of 3D print materials.
Roboze announced the opening of a new materials lab.
A 3D printer manufacturer is apparently giving away 3D printers, but there’s a catch.
Carbon fiber is a more frequently seen material in 3D printing, but should it be in all materials?
Stratasys made an extremely bold move by announcing they’ve acquired the additive manufacturing materials business of Covestro.
I took a look at Open Additive’s new Panda 2.0 metal 3D printer.
Another 3D print company announces significant price increases, perhaps with a secret agenda.
I’ve been wondering why PLA is still the most popular 3D printing material, and have some thoughts.
Stratasys announced a new “loyalty and discount” program for their service bureau clients.
“Direct Sound Printing”, “DSP”, is an entirely new way to 3D print solid objects.
What are some interesting ways that MakerBot and Ultimaker could fit together?
Replique announced a new partner network for authorized materials that is a bit different.
Azure Printed Homes will use plastics destined for landfill to print affordable living structures instead.
You just cracked open your new desktop FFF 3D printer. What filaments should you use?
Sinterit announced a partnership with Forward AM, the AM unit of BASF.
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
Researchers have identified a technique for 3D printing sand with great strength.
Researchers have developed a way to have 3D printed materials self heal.
Thought3D announced a very unusual in-line filament drying system they call “Drywise”.
Freemelt is a Swedish company offering an unusual electron beam metal 3D printing system.
Researchers have developed an incredible new technique for producing material for bioprinters, and it may revolutionize other forms of 3D printing.
Quantica announced the T1 Pro 3D printer, which uses a new technology to enable printing of materials previously impossible to achieve.
MIT might have substantially shortened the development cycle for new 3D printer materials.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi interview Dr. Daniel Slep of ChemCubed.
6K announced a huge US$51M investment raise, allow them to triple their capacity.
Researchers have developed a method of inexpensively 3D printing fully solid ceramic structures with complex geometries using FFF technology.
Renishaw has commenced testing of a new “flex” printer at DMC.
Humabiologics’ human-derived bioinks are now available for use on Allegro 3D bioprinters.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine examine the rise of both prices and interest in copper as the material continues to see more use in 3D printing.
This week’s selection is “Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing” by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.
This week’s selection is “Design for Sustainability” by S.M. Sapuan and Muhd Ridzuan Mansor.
TU Wien has developed a 3D printable material that mimics real ivory.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers where 3D printing sits in the future of furniture supply chain.
I’m reading yet another press release on 3D print service expansion and have some thoughts.
Covestro has completed its acquisition of DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials, including the Additive Manufacturing business.
Evonik announced a new material, and I had a thought while reading through their announcement.
New chemical recycling process preserves material performance without downgrading.
I encountered a 3D printer manufacturer I hadn’t heard from before, MINGDA.
Among the many enduring repercussions of last month’s disastrous winter storm in Texas is a plastics supply chain shortage that could impact filament raw suppliers.
There has been a significant shift towards more eco-friendly 3D printing recently, but there is a long way to go.
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
While attempts to develop a new material may not always pan out, a successful attempt in 2018 has led to ongoing research and new potentials.
ALTANA has completed its acquisition of TLS, focusing on the metal 3D printing powder market.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider SABIC’s contributions to industrial 3D printing.
I’ve been looking at several material announcements lately from 3D printer manufacturers and am noticing a trend.
Roboze announced a unique method of using their equipment: by subscription.
Researchers have identified a method of easily — and ecologically — disposing of PET thermoplastics.
Researchers have found a way to persuade cyanobacteria to produce larger quantities of a certain thermoplastic.
New research has uncovered previously unrecognized toxicity issues with certain biocompatible resins.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider a leading research university’s work in advancing 3D printing materials.
I’m reading an interesting case study from Teton Simulation that illustrates an often-ignored fact of 3D printing: everything must work.
Researchers have developed a unique and eco-friendly material for 3D printing: fungus!
What really makes a difference for safety in 3D printing is the materials science, says the CEO of RIZE.
The government of India is set to develop a new policy regarding 3D printing.
German chemical giant Evonik acquired a piece of UnionTech.
I had a discussion with the techs at 3DQue and discovered they have found a way to 3D print many different engineering materials at very low cost.
I’ve been doing some thinking about automation lately and realized there are several things that should be covered by 3D print automation solutions.
The latest LulzBot machine is the TAZ Pro S, and it sports a 1.75mm tool head, unlike the rest of the company’s lineup.
Copper is a relatively rare material in additive manufacturing operations, but that could change in the next few years.
Sculpteo has added several new materials to their portfolio as a result of their relationship with BASF.
This week’s selection is “Materials Selection In Mechancial Design” by Michael F. Ashby.
Titan Robotics beefed up their production 3D printing offerings with a new partnership with Jabil.
Prusa Research has released an extremely interesting and highly useful materials table.
After a chance call from a reader, I wondered about the apparent unavailability of carbon fiber reinforced 3D printer resin, and learned a great deal.
Many 3D print companies service the aerospace industry, but it appears that Essentium is doing things in quite a different way.
Slant3D has re-invented the ubiquitous 3D printer filament spool, but for some reason it’s not round.
GoProto announced a new service dedicated to flexible 3D prints, which they call “3DElastoPrint”.
Fusion3 has introduced a new and powerful slicing system for their 3D printers, REACTOR.
Two big names in 3D printing have announced an expanded relationship that’s paving the way for new engineering materials.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata discuss the importance of quality for metal 3D printing materials.
Fraunhofer IGD has developed a new type of software for 3D printing that enables use of gradient-style materials.
As additive manufacturing continues to work toward high-volume applications, major institutions have taken notice — not just in industry, but in government departments.
High-throughput 3D printing startup Azul 3D has announced an “exclusive development collaboration” with DuPont Electronics & Imaging.
News this week sees two companies offering different ways to acquire their 3D printer products.
Last week, a major deal was announced as Covestro is acquiring business units from DSM, including the additive manufacturing business. We go to the source for more information on what that means for our industry.
One of the biggest positives of 3D printing is that no tooling is required — but it might just be perfect for making parts including jigs, fixtures, end-use parts, and even tooling.
This week’s selection is “Mechanical Behavior of Materials” by Norman Dowling, Stephen Kampe, and Milo Kral.
In a blockbuster deal, DSM has agreed to sell their DSM Resins & Functional Materials line of business to Covestro.
Digital manufacturing offers a great many benefits, but only when all the pieces are in place — and that includes thorough materials traceability. As industry continues to ease into adoption of newer processes like additive manufacturing, certain questions still linger. Key among these is traceability: it’s imperative to know what is where and when. The… Continue reading Authentise Adds Material Management
I had a thought about why there are a number of new entrants to the AM metal powder market.
ARMOR Group announced the opening of new 3D printing materials manufacturing operations located near Cincinnati.
Nexa3D made multiple announcements this week, each strengthening their position in the market.
A start-up based in Berkeley, California, polySpectra, is attempting to make better materials for 3D printing.
Many Fabbaloo readers consume a lot of 3D printer materials, and that can be expensive. But there are ways to reduce costs.
Everyone knows 3D printer filament must be dry to function properly, but exactly how is this best done?
There’s a new industrial filament 3D printer in the works that could operate seven to nine times faster than conventional devices.
Charles R. Goulding considers the achievement of 3D printable porcelain.
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