Materials

Is There a Larger Role for Additives in Additive Manufacturing?

Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.

Sandvik Joins GE Additive’s Binder Jet Beta Partner Program

Sandvik will work closely with GE Additive to become a certified powder supplier for a range of Osprey alloys that complement GE Additive’s materials portfolio.

3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.

Essentium’s DryBox Stores, Protects 3D Materials

Storage system maintains optimum environment for materials to extend shelf life, yield more consistent prints and produce better part quality.

Made In Space Sends Ceramic Manufacturing Module to International Space Station

Commercial in-space manufacturing device is designed to demonstrate proof-of-principle, single-piece ceramic turbine blisk manufacturing in microgravity for terrestrial use.

ALM’s Polypropylene Powder Offers Higher Elongation at Break

PP 400 polypropylene powder for selective laser sintering provides better impact resistance for use in dynamic environments.

DSM, Nexa3D Collaborate to Fast Track Laser Sintering Materials

Nexa3D to include DSM’s PBT laser sintering material in its Quantum Laser Sintering QLS 350 starter kit beginning in early 2021.

3D Printing with Renewable Materials, Frugally Applied (Video #1)

Part of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series, this video explores the ways that AM supports more sustainable material choices. 

Authentise 3D Material Tracking Reduces Waste

Digital thread for 3D material can improve processes to reduce waste and total cost while increasing reliability and transparency.

Sandvik Titanium Powder Plant Achieves ISO 13485 Medical Certification

Plant in Sweden produces Osprey titanium powders for use in the additive manufacturing of medical applications.

Armor Group Begins 3D Production in U.S.

Company starts 3D materials production in U.S. through its Kimya subsidiary, located in Hebron, Kentucky.

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.

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