3D Printing Materials

Markforged Launches Flame-Retardant Material for 3D printing

Markforged, manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has released Onyx FR, a V-0 rated flame-retardant material designed for industries such as aerospace, automotive and defense.

Large-Format Additive Manufacturing: Viable for Autoclave Tooling?

SABIC and the University of Dayton Research Institute explore the potential of using large-format additive manufacturing (LFAM) technology for creating autoclave tooling used in manufacturing aerospace composite parts.

NSL Material Testing Services Improve Print Outcomes

Rapid 2019: NSL Analytical Services offers characterization and materials testing services to confirm the quality of the materials used to print products and ensure successful outcomes.

Desktop Metal Releases Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel

Desktop Metal’s 316L stainless steel, developed for the Studio System metal 3D printing system, offers corrosion resistance at extreme temperatures.

Met-L-Flo Reinforced Plastics Offer Low Weight-to-Strength Ratio

Rapid 2019: Met-L-Flo has announced the addition of fiber-reinforced plastics to its services offered.

How a Solid-State Process Stood Firm Until Additive’s Moment

Early on, this company saw the promise of friction stir welding for building forms in layers. Few understood at the time. They understand now, in part because this process offers benefits such as blended materials and freedom from stress that other metal AM approaches can’t match.

Fortify, DSM Partner to Enhance 3D Printing Material Properties

Fortify and DSM are collaborating on composite materials for 3D printing structural parts.

Gas: The Silent Enabler of Additive Manufacturing

High-end metal additive manufacturing relies on the perfect gas composition to create products that meet the required material properties. But gas such as argon is also key to metal powder production, storage and postprocessing.

Kuraray's Mowiflex Filament Enables Biodegradable Supports

Rapid 2019: The new filament is certified for cold-water solubility.

Edro Introduces Bӧhler AMPO Metal Powders

Rapid 2019: Edro offers Bӧhler AMPO's standard program of six powder types for metal additive manufacturing.

Solvay Partners for Simulation of High-Performance Polymers

Solvay is integrating its high-performance polymers for 3D printing into e-Xstream Engineering's Digimat-AM for simulation.

Dow, ECCO, Dassault Design 3D-Printed, Customizable Midsoles

Dow, ECCO and Dassault Systèmes have collaborated on a footwear customization project called Quant-U, that combines the customer’s individual biomechanical data, Silastic 3D 3335 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) from Dow and additive manufacturing (AM).