In a surprise announcement, Nexa3D revealed they have acquired XYZprinting’s SLS 3D print business.
New AM Materials Round Up, March 17, 2023
Several new AM materials were announced in past weeks.
AM Lasers Will Never Be The Same
3DM’s unique approach to polymer L-PBF 3D printing enables users to adapt the laser’s frequency to each and every material, promising faster, higher quality parts.
Learn How Tecnica’s HDLS 3D Printing System Delivers IT Grade 13 Accuracy
We’ve learned more about Tecnica’s upcoming powder-sintering 3D printer that is very different from existing SLS technology.
What To Make of Wematter’s Big Deal With 3D Systems
I spoke with Wematter representatives about several things happening with the company recently.
What is the ColdMetalFusion Alliance?
A new industry group seems to have been formed earlier this year, the ColdMetalFusion Alliance.
Raplas Offers a Wide Selection of Production 3D Printers
Raplas has a broad product set including both resin and powder-based 3D printers.
Voxeldance Additive 4.0 Includes Many New Features
Voxeldance Additive now reaches version 4.0, along with a number of new features.
A Different Environment: 3D Printing Underwater Parts
A new research project has made extensive use of 3D printing — underwater. Most 3D printed parts are used in mechanical settings, and they must be made from materials that withstand the environmental conditions expected during deployment. Sometimes those conditions are quite easy to match, such as for tabletop or decorative use. Other times mechanical… Continue reading A Different Environment: 3D Printing Underwater Parts
Getting into 3D Printing? Here’s What to Know About Choosing the Right Materials
There are some common pitfalls to consider when selecting 3D printing materials.
Formlabs Announces Advanced SLS 3D Printer
Formlabs announced the Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D printer.
New AM Materials Round Up, July 1, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
Nexa3D’s Several Production Solutions
Nexa3D has more 3D printing solutions than you might think.
The Transition From Injection Molding To 3D Printing Is Underway
There’s always been a divide between the world of part production and the world of prototyping, but in recent times the gap between them is closing.
Formlabs’ Curious 3D Printer Survey
Formlabs is running a very unusual online survey.
Sindoh Makes The Change
I spoke with Sindoh and learned they’re undergoing a major transformation.
IKEA Now Offering Custom 3D Printed Decorations
IKEA has quietly introduced a pair of 3D printed designs in their online store.
Production 3D Printing Implies New Software Features
With the shift towards production from prototyping, 3D print software needs to follow a similar trajectory.
A Basketful of Product Announcements From 3D Systems
Industry leader 3D Systems announced a number of new products, services and partnerships to beef up their industrial capabilities.
Sinterit’s New Compact Lisa X SLS 3D Printer
Sinterit announced a new SLS 3D printer, the Lisa X.
Formlabs Expands Dental Offerings To SLS
Formlabs announced a series of dental 3D printing products, including one involving SLS.
Inside the NILS 480 SLS 3D Printer
Sinterit has revealed more details about their upcoming NILS 480 SLS 3D printer, which could shake up the SLS market.
The Standard Evolution of 3D Printing Companies, Courtesy of Sinterit
A new 3D printer announcement this week demonstrates once again how similar the paths many 3D printer manufacturers take.
Looking at Tecnica’s Unusual SLS Optical System
Tecnica provided an interesting explanation of a common issue in SLS 3D printers, and their unique solution.
Personalized Bike Helmets With HEXR’s 3D Printed Solution
HEXR could be the example of how to use 3D print technology for personalized products.
3D Printing Pills With SLS?
3D printed pills are under development, but could this be done with SLS technology?
100% Reusable Bluesint PA12 Powder Service Now Available
Materialise announced the broad availability of their 100% reusable powder 3D printing service, Bluesint PA12.
Wematter Announces Unusual SLS Post-Processing Device
Wematter announced the Density Gen II post-processing unit, and it uses an unusual two-step process for cleaning SLS 3D prints.
CRP Technology Announces Unusual Windform SLS Material
Windform RS is a new SLS material that will certainly be used in specific 3D printing applications.
Evonik Partners With Farsoon For High Performance 3D Print Materials
Farsoon announced the first results of a collobartion with chemical company Evonik.
The Case For Low-Cost SLS 3D Printing
A manufacturer has discovered the possibilities enabled by low-cost SLS 3D printing.
BLUE CARE 3D Printing Powder Is Definitely The Right Color
A new material from FABULOUS has a very interesting property: its blue color.
Updates From Sinterit On Materials And Software
Sinterit has updated their 3D print job preparation software with a powerful feature.
A Close Look At The Formlabs Fuse 1 SLS 3D Printer
Recently I had the opportunity to take a closer look at Formlabs’ recently released FUSE 1 SLS 3D printer.
Sinterit Introduces Polypropylene SLS Material
Sinterit announced the availability of a new polypropylene material for their low-cost, compact SLS 3D printers.
Wematter Scores Huge Investment
Wematter announced they’ve raised a large amount of investment that should enable them to grow significantly.
The Route To Additive Manufacturing Production Is Not Always Direct
I’m reading a case study from Farsoon and it showed a not-so-direct route leading to additive manufacturing for production applications.
Question of the Week: 3D Printed Beads
This week’s question is about the possibility of 3D printing beads.
3D Printing Gets The Celebrity Treatment
A strange thing happened this week with Oprah Winfrey that relates to 3D printing.
SABIC And Additive Manufacturing
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider SABIC’s contributions to industrial 3D printing.
Wematter’s New Atmosphere System Increases SLS Part Quality
Wematter announced a new system that increases 3D printed part quality significantly.
Formlabs Finally Releases The Fuse 1 SLS 3D Printer
At long last, Formlabs has released the Fuse 1, their production SLS 3D printer.
Another SLS And MJF Finishing Option: AMuCoat
SLS and MJF 3D printed parts have new options for finish and color.
Sinterit Launches Powder Handling Station
Sinterit announced a new powder handling station (PHS) to accompany their popular desktop SLS 3D printer, the Lisa PRO.
SLS 3D Printing Helps IndyCar Brakes Keep Their Cool And Race To Victory
When it comes to racing, most of the focus is on speed — but work with SLS 3D printing is also helping critical braking components keep their cool for a winning IndyCar team.
3D Printing With 100% Recycled Powder
Materialise has introduced Bluesint PA12, enabling 3D printing with 100% recycled powder.
SLS 3D Printing For Robotic End-Of-Arm Applications
When improving a 3D printed part, sometimes a different 3D printing technology is the best route as contract manufacturer HARBEC recently found.
Sinterit Introduces Comprehensive SLS Toolkit
Sinterit announced the availability of a new “comprehensive set of powder tools”, which aims to change the game when acquiring an SLS 3D printer.
Nexa3D Makes Three Big Announcements
Nexa3D made multiple announcements this week, each strengthening their position in the market.
How Long Does It Take For Industrial 3D Printer ROI?
When investing in new industrial 3D printing equipment, a common concern is ROI — it turns out that return on investment can be as fast as 90 days.
Plasmonic Seasoning Adds Color To SLS 3D Printing
Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen have developed a way to generate colors during SLS 3D printing processes.
Azoth’s Unique Digital Inventory Approach Using XYZprinting’s SLS System
XYZprinting’s MfgPro230 xS SLS 3D printer is enabling a company to provide an unusual digital inventory service.
Inverted Powder 3D Printing
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a unique form of powder 3D printing that is inverted.
Sinterit Lowers SLS Powder Refresh Ratio
SLS 3D printing becomes more cost efficient as more powder can be reused.
Wematter Updates 3D Print Software
Wematter released version 2.0 of their 3D print management software, which includes a number of user interface improvements.
Multicolor SLS 3D Printing Coming?
New research has demonstrated an inexpensive method of reliably producing different color shades during SLS 3D printing, but will it replace dyeing?
Sonda SYS Lands In North America
Sonda SYS has made arrangements to open up sales of their line of 3D printers in North America, gaining a new audience for their unusual SL02 dual-size machine.
Sinterit Cleans Up SLS 3D Printing Operation With 3 New Devices
SLS 3D printing can be a messy endeavor.
EOS’ INTEGRA P 450 Builds Up Industrial Polymer 3D Printing
EOS North America has released its newest industrial 3D printer: the INTEGRA P 450.
Sinterit Positions For Huge Growth With New Massive Factory
Sinterit has just opened a massive new facility that will dramatically increase their production capability. What will they do with it?
Formlabs Does Everyone A Favor With Some New Videos
Formlabs just issued three new videos for beginners to 3D printing, and the result was quite surprising.
The Two Sides of the Sonda SYS SL02 3D Printer
Sonda SYS manufactures an industrial 3D printer with an interesting feature twist.
Exploring Ricoh’s3D Print Instant Quote System
We gave Ricoh’s new instant quote option for their 3D print services a test and were quite surprised with the result.
Tecnica’s Lens-Free SLS 3D Printing System
Technica has invented a very interesting new concept for SLS 3D printing light engines that could dramatically lower the price of equipment.
Another 3D Printing Pioneer Lost
Another 3D printing pioneer has been lost. Carl Deckard, inventor of SLS, has passed away.
3D Printed Metal Scavenger Filters
New research seems to have developed an incredibly effective method of 3D printing speciality filters to extract specific metals from waste material.
Is It Possible To 3D Print Spacecraft?
It has now been demonstrated it’s possible to 3D print spacecraft parts in thermoplastic thanks to an experiment by CRP Technology.
Sinterit Enters US Market With Low-Cost SLS Solution
Poland-based Sinterit now offers their low-cost nylon SLS 3D printer directly to clients in the US, including regional service and training.
TPU Parts With SLS Printing
How useful is TPU when 3D printing? What are the best 3D printing processes for printing flexible TPU parts?
Quill Vogue’s Post-Processing Gear Covers Most 3D Printing Processes
Quill Vogue offers a comprehensive line of 3D print post-processing solutions for FDM, SLS, SLM, PolyJet and ProJet additive manufacturing processes.
Stratasys Invests Big Time in Xaar, But Why?
Why would Stratasys invest so much in Xaar? Our thoughts lead directly to Stratasys’ new product strategy, and it’s not like their previous products at all.
Choose SLS, SLA or SLM 3D Printers From SondaSys
Need a 3D printer manufacturer providing multiple additive manufacturing processes? One option is SondaSys, which provides six machines using three different processes.
Breakthrough: Thermoset Powders For SLS 3D Printers Invented By Tiger Coatings
Can you use thermoset materials in an SLS 3D printer? Not until just now: researchers from Tiger Coatings have developed a thermoset powder that makes much stronger objects.
NXT Factory’s Intelligent SLS 3D Printing
We vistied NXT Factory in Ventura, California for a look inside their new high-speed, high-temperature automated SLS 3D printing systems.
Students Using Advanced 3D Print Technology Could Lead to Job Offers
What kind of 3D print technology should be used by students? Here we explain the advantages of using advanced technology to simulate real-life engineering environments.
Choosing The Best 3D Printing Process
Need to select a 3D printing process for an additive manufacturing project? These videos explain the major differences between SLS, FDM, SLA, MJF and more.
How Advanced Can 3D Printed Colors Be?
I spoke with DyeMansion’s Chief Customer Officer, Kai Witter, about the company’s new advanced 3D print color systems.
TPU Elastomers From Powder
I’m watching another of Sinterit’s amusing videos, this time about TPU elastomers.
Sintratec S2 SLS 3D Printing System Ready For Its US Debut At RAPID + TCT
Sintratec is gearing up for RAPID + TCT next week to showcase the capabilities of SLS 3D printing beyond prototyping.
Smooth Or Rough Materials?
I’m watching some interesting videos from Sinterit about their materials.
DSM Advances in SLA, SLS, Sustainability
DSM continues to look ahead in 3D printing with a new partnership, new SLS powder, and commitment to sustainable industry.
PEEK SLS 3D Printing In The Works
A partnership between Solvay and Aerosint could lead to high-temperature SLS 3D printing.
Setback For CRP Group?
We received a press release from CRP group describing a catastrophe for one of their partners.
Sinterit Tunes Up 3D Printing Operating Software
Sinterit announced a number of changes for their operating software.
Texas Instruments Aims to Evolve SLS with New DLP Chip
Stereolithography introduced to the world the possibility of turning digital CAD models into physical reality
Should SLS Instead Be PLS?
An interesting thought: is the term “SLS” wrong?
Haute Fabrication’s New 3D Printing Tech
We had a chat with Kevin Friesth, Chief Science Officer/Inventor at Haute Fabrication, regarding their upcoming 3D printers.
Successful Premiere of the First Fully Integrated SLS System
Sintratec looks back at a successful Formnext 2018.
Formlabs’ Fuse 1 Delayed?
We learned that Formlabs has delayed the release of their highly anticipated Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer.
Sinterit Introduces Flexa White, But How?
Sinterit announced a new material they call, “Flexa White”.
Sinterit Flexes SLS with Soft TPU
Sinterit’s newest material explores the softer side of SLS.
Sinterit Introduces PA11 Material
Sinterit announced a new PA11-based powder material for their SLS equipment.
Farsoon’s Production Vision Starts with the HT1001P CAMS 3D Printer
Farsoon has released a new polymer 3D printer, the HT1001P CAMS system.
11,500 Unique 3D Printed Figurines
This is a bit old now, but I just noticed it this week: a company 3D printed thousands of 3D models for their conference attendees.
Whitening Those SLS Prints: New Technique Opens New Possibilities
Researchers at The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology have developed a method that may lead to full color SLS 3D printing.