Solving a Materials Challenge in Soft Robotics

A team from the University of Minnesota and the Army Research Lab has developed processes for fully 3D printing soft dielectric elastomer actuators without postprocessing steps.


Orion Gets a Lift from Electro-Static Dissipative (ESD) Material

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will include parts 3D-printed from electro-static dissipative Antero 800NA from Stratasys. Developing this material was an exercise in working within constraints.

Metal AM

Elcan Industries Hi-Sifter Reclaims Dense Metal Powders

Designed specifically to handle dense metal powders, the system is capable of making fine separations to remove oversize splatter and maximize yield. 


Azoth and Rize Partner to Deliver "Additive Indirect Supplies Crib"

Through the partnership, Azoth will manufacture tooling with Rize's 3D printing technology to offer reduced cost and lead times. 


Materials Are the Most Important Component in AM

You will see a lot of additive machines at IMTS. Success with those machines is determined by an underappreciated ingredient. Read our collection of recently published articles focused on materials.


GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network

The first three partners to join the network are Burloak Technologies, Carpenter Technology and Protolabs Inc. 

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Coherent Acquires O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH

The acquisition adds O.R. Laser's direct metal deposition (DMD) and selective layer melting (SLM) additive manufacturing technologies to Coherent's offerings.


Local Motors Launches LM Industries

LM Industries leverages a co-creation network, technologies such as 3D printing and agile microfactories to deploy mobility solutions. 

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Additive Manufacturing Moves Toward Tailored Materials

A conversation with Carpenter Technology suggests that AM is moving past existing materials toward specialized and eventually fully custom options. The company’s CarTech Puris 5+ titanium powder is one illustration. 

Polymer AM

The Third Bucket and the Conversion of Production: A Perspective on Polymer Development for AM

Sabic sees 3D printing taking plastics where they have not gone before, but end-user needs will push the capabilities of 3D printers.


Xometry Acquires MakeTime

The combined company brings together two on-demand manufacturing network platforms and will operate under the Xometry brand name.


Raise3D Launches Flexible Pro2 3D Printer

The 3D printer is designed to make short runs easy to manage, as well as reduce and stabilize costs.