Our post describing a new approach for multimaterial powder recoating generated some discussion.
One of the most interesting technologies we observed at Formnext 2022 was a new way to 3D print multiple materials in powder.
Plasmics launched a hot end with an entirely new heating concept: induction.
Researchers have developed a unique and very powerful FFF extrusion technology they call “MF3”.
Grid Logic has developed a unique process that can 3D print metal and ceramic in the same job.
You likely haven’t heard of nano3Dprint’s A2200 3D Multimaterials electronic printer.
A German-Ukrainian startup has developed a new system for not only 3D printing, but multifunction manufacturing.
Aerosint proposed an astonishing TEN material powder 3D printing concept.
Prusa Research dropped the latest version of their popular 3D print slicing software, PrusaSlicer 2.4, and it has an astounding number of amazing new features.
In a major multi-material 3D printing move, Desktop Metal has acquired Aerosint.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have made a breakthrough in healthcare 3D printing.
Stratasys announced the J5 MediJet 3D printer, targeted at the healthcare market.
In discussions with Mosaic Manufacturing I learned more about their revolutionary “Array” 3D printing factory.
Stratasys announced the J5 DentaJet 3D printer, a multi-material device for the dental industry.
ACEO announced a new multi-material capability for their silicone 3D printers.
Inkbit announced a new additive manufacturing system, the Vista.
The newest addition to the J8 lineup of PolyJet 3D printers is the enterprise-class J850 Pro.
A new Kickstarter project offers a different kind of 3D printer multi-material upgrade.
It’s easy to miss, but apparently Prusa Research is to develop a new 3D printer equipped with a “tool changer”.
A new small-footprint full-color 3D printer has emerged from Stratasys.
Additive Flow has unveiled a new generative design tool for additive manufacturing that has the unique ability to handle solutions for materials and mechanical design simultaneously.
There are several ways to perform multi-material 3D printing using filaments. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 3 deals with troubleshooting and eventual success.
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 2 deals with assembly and initial testing.
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 1 deals with concepts and assembly.
Researchers at Harvard and the Wyss Institute have developed a new form of extrusion-based 3D printing they call “MM3D”. We review the constraints that make it impractical for many applications.
3D printing is severely constrained today, but a new initiative called OpenFab hopes to break processing barriers to allow very complex multi-material 3D prints in the future.
In some ways, true multi-material 3D printing has been the dream of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time.
Aerosint’s unique multi-material powder bed 3D printing process is bringing new possibilities not only to additive manufacturing, but to its security as well.
Have you heard of Lake3D? They are developing a powerful new dental 3D printer that uses multi-material jetting to produce highly realistic artificial teeth.
We had a chat with E3D-Online about their revolutionary tool-changing multi-material 3D printer.
XJet’s CEO shares a look into operations and applications in metal and ceramic 3D printing.
XJet has accomplished something we’ve never seen before: a combination metal and ceramic 3D print.
It may soon be possible to 3D print resin objects in more than one material.
A recent partnership announcement shows how the business of 3D printing can be as fast-moving as the technology.
Aerosint and Aconity are collaborating toward a multi-metal future for 3D printing.
E3D-Online has nearly completed its beta test of an unusual tool-changing 3D printer.
The Make it Real challenge from GrabCAD is open: knick-knacks need not apply.
3D printing medical models offers benefits to patients and those providing their care with highly accurate patient-specific anatomies able to be held, examined, and practiced on.
A new Kickstarter project offers a means of 3D printing in multiple colors.
Prusa Printers finally released their long-awaited second version of their multmaterial upgrade.
Mosaic Manufacturing announced their latest 3D printing product, the Palette 2.
Josef Prusa provided an update on his company’s progress on building, improving and shipping their new MK3 3D printers, but also announced a big change.
An interesting announcement today reveals more about Stratasys’ strategies.
Hackaday contributor rolmie has developed multi-extruder tool switcher concept that could prove quite interesting.
HP’s 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab, is a 3,500 square-foot space where 3D materials partners can jumpstart product development, test new materials and get real-time feedback from engineers.
3D printers will eventually have a major challenge to overcome: printing a huge number of multiple materials.
Canada-based Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new version of their Palette multimaterial accessory, the Palette+.
BCN3D is a Barcelona-based 3D printer manufacturer that’s produced several generations of desktop 3D printers.
Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS.
Multi-color – or indeed multi-material – 3D printing just got a little bit easier with a new deal between Type A Machines and Mosaic Manufacturing.
Canada-based DisTech Automation announced the impending arrival of their new Prometheus dual-extrusion solution.
Earlier today Stratasys announced their most advanced 3D printer, the J750. But what’s inside this machine that makes it so powerful? We have the story.
Today Stratasys announced perhaps the most important 3D printer in the company’s history: the J750.
A new 3D print head is able to print not two, not three, but up to SEVEN different filaments at a time.
US Patent Application 20150093465 recently filed by Autodesk describes a very strange 3D printing approach.
ZMorph takes a very big step by commencing distribution in the USA.
We’re looking today at a new offering from Mexico-based MakerMex, the MM1 3D Printing System.
There’s a reason for the name “ZMorph” on this unusual and transformative personal 3D printer.
Stratasys made a big splash earlier this year with their new tricolor Objet500 technology. Now they’re expanding the technology to two new 3D printers.
Researchers are attempting to develop a machine that can produce arbitrary organic molecules – on demand.
Airwolf just announced a new dual hot end 3D printer, which solves a problem experienced by most dual extrusion machines.
Last fall we reported on an unusual 3D printer that included an astonishing five separate extruders. Now they’re working on a new version, but it does not have a name.
As anticipated, new startup company Structur3D has launched their “universal paste extruder”, named “Discov3ry”.
The buzz today comes from a new MakerBot patent that claims an ability to change filament on the fly – within a single extruder.
3D Systems offers a very large suite of 3D printers, from personal to industrial, but none offered before has the capability of their new ProJet 5500x. What’s so different about it? The ProJet 5500x can print in multiple materials. To put that in perspective, the only other manufacturer that’s offered such a capability… Continue reading 3D Systems Steps Into Multi-Material 3D Printing
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method that is capable of 3D printing an entire, working audio speaker. The process involves two different 3D printers: one prints the basic structure in plastic, while the other prints the electronic parts within the plastic structure. It’s a two-stage operation, to be sure, but it… Continue reading Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering led by Professor Yong Chen have demonstrated a new method of 3D printing multiple materials. By “multiple” we mean two materials that can be combined in different ratios. For example, the process can print an object that has both hard and soft portions – in different degrees… Continue reading USC Investigating Multi-Material 3D Printing
Perhaps the most significant technology barrier in 3D printing today is the limitation of materials. Most 3D printers can produce only a single material at a time. Some manufacturers have short-circuited this problem slightly by adding additional print heads to enable more than one material, and only one (Stratasys) has the technology to mix… Continue reading TTP’s Multimaterial 3D Print Head