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.
RIZIUM Glass Fiber For Full-Color, Sustainable 3D Printing
Forward AM has acquired Owens Cornings’ XSTRAND business line, expanding its portfolio of advanced 3D printing materials.
The question of measuring an amount of 3D printer filament seems straightforward, but there’s more to the story.
BCN3D has announced a new funding round that should have interesting implications on future innovations for the desktop 3D printing company.
On the heels of Jabil’s recently announced collaboration with Fictiv, we catch up directly with the digital manufacturing company for a look at their latest 3D printing strategies.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech have developed an unusual method that allows latex to be 3D printed.
Two major new additive manufacturing-focused technology centers have recently opened, signalling the seriousness of 3D printing as strategic focus.
This week’s question examines the pricing of 3D printer filament.
UK’s Hexr introduces £299 helmet made from castor bean oil.
Henkel is adding to its Additive Manufacturing Services.
Executives from RIZE connect the dots in the company’s newly announced 3D printer, depth of the RIZIUM Alliance, and what we can expect to see coming next.
Large chemical companies’ participation in the 3D printing materials space is shaking up a little with a portfolio shift.
Michael Weinberg is seeking information from the public on 3D printers that employ various mechanisms to ensure the use of proprietary materials.
Emerging at the forefront of green materials being used to 3D print is hemp.
The 3D printing industry has been a beacon of manufacturing hope during the pandemic outbreak — thanks in large part to materials that have proven up to the task.
HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing is introducing a new material along with several other 3D printing announcements today.
Researchers have developed a way to expand 3D printed objects 40x using foam.
This week’s selection is the eBook “Advanced Materials” by 3dpbm.
Where did the two 3D printer filament diameters come from and what is the difference? Which one is better?
Nexa3D has announced a materials partnership with Henkel.
Fortify recently introduced its new Continuous Kinetic Mixing (CKM) module; now, the company’s CEO fills us in on its importance and on plans for the future.
Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers examine steel mini mills and more economical metal 3D printing.
Fortify has introduced its Continuous Kinetic Mixing (CKM) system for enhanced photopolymer functionality.
Royal DSM has partnered with another 3D printer manufacturer, JuggerBot 3D, to develop pellet 3D printers.
A reader asks about the type of resins required for a specific 3D printer, and we uncovered a solution.
Stratasys launched an unusual marketing campaign that for the first time targets users of low-cost alternative 3D printing equipment. Why did they do this?
The debate over use of proprietary or open materials ecosystems is becoming a big topic in 3D printing.
New research could result in the availability of UV-resistant biopolymers.
Cubicure has developed an unusual 3D printing process they call Hot Lithography. We review how it works.
I’ve noticed there are now three main approaches to dealing with 3D printer materials. There’s more than just open and closed options.
Two 3D printer companies have made an arrangement for use of materials: certain Sindoh equipment will be able to make use of RIZE materials.
Vancouver-based 3D printing company NewPro3D has entered a collaborative partnership with chemical company Henkel.
Megan has some thoughts about the use of composite materials in 3D printing.
Clariant’s production plant is now running on entirely green energy, making it possible for them to boast of green products. Is this a PR move, or a real trend?
We had a close look at an electric Superbike, the Saroléa N60, which can accelerate at unearthly rates, and prototyped using Polymaker materials.
RePLAy 3D contacted us to explain more details about the nature of their unusual 3D printer filament recycling service.
Prodways Group announced sales of 3D printers, but not to “normal” customers: Instead they sold them to chemical companies, and we know why.
It seems that RIZE is placing a bet on a future 3D printing world with increased emphasis on safety. We found out some details.
Additive Industries announced a series of interesting technical and corporate moves that should power their expansion. We speculate on what they could mean for the 3D printing industry.
PrintDry released an updated version of their popular desktop 3D printer filament dryer, which can dramatically increase the quality of hydroscopic 3D printer materials such as nylon.
3D print service Sculpteo is to be acquired by BASF, but why is a chemical company buying a service company, something they’ve never done before? We found out why.
Formnext 2019 was the largest 3D printing event ever held in history. We list the top trends seen at the growing trade show.
Mitsubishi, a global chemical giant, has partnered with 3D printer manufacturer atum 3D to develop new 3D printing resins and materials.
ROBOZE announced an interesting deal for advanced 3D printing materials with SOLVAY to provide access to high temperature PEEK and carbon fiber filaments.
There are many kinds of equipment resellers, but some are not appropriate for 3D printing [Source: Fabbaloo]
Formlabs announced a series of bold moves to secure their place at the top of the dental 3D printing industry, including a new business unit, new dental 3D printing materials and a new dental 3D printer, the Form 3B.
What options are available for 3D print materials containing long reinforcing fibers?
Stratasys’ new J850 3D printer is the next generation for full-color PolyJet 3D printing.
3D Systems seems to be finally shutting down sales of materials for their now long-expired CubePro 3D printer.
A new rigid polyurethane material from Carbon proves interesting for both its performance properties and the story of its development.
Is it really possible to produce your own 3D printer filaments? 3devo seems to have figured out not only the hardware to do so, but also the process.
Photocentric’s growth strategy includes working directly with manufacturing clients to obtain feedback on their engineering resins.
Stratasys is unveiling a new Digital Anatomy portfolio to offer targeted functionality in healthcare 3D printing.
The latest materials for 3D Systems’ Figure 4 system highlight one very important thing for 3D printing: it’s ready for production.
What is a light-stabilized material? Could it be used in 3D printing? If so, what could you make?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss ensuring tax credits for companies working with three primary components of 3D printing: hardware, software, and materials.
A new investment is deepening Mitsubishi Chemical’s relationship with Freeform Injection Molding.
Can 3D prints change shape and maintain the new shape? New research seems to show this is possible, but what could this research lead to?
What is the key factor for buying 3D printer filament? It is not cost and we tell you why.
ProtoArt sells a universal cartridge for Form 2 resin 3D printers, allowing third party resins. But should you really use this product?
Carbon is set to expand its Digital Light Synthesis technology with Protolabs and Dentsply Sirona.
What happens when the big guys move into 3D print materials? The smaller players must pivot; Rigid.ink is no longer selling filament!