Materials

Global Alliance Partners Introduce Materials for Ultimaker

Ultimaker global material alliance partners DSM and Owens Corning are both introducing high-performance filaments for the 5S 3D printer.

Thermo Scientific Explorer 4 Characterizes Metal Powders

The Explorer 4 system uses scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to measure and characterize metal powders for 3D printing.

NanoSteel Spins Out Formetrix Inc. for Metal AM

The new business unit aims to commercialize Formetrix's steel alloys for 3D printing processes.

Solvay Offers Specialty Polymer Filaments

Designed specifically for 3D printing, the three high-performance polymer filaments are designed to encourage layer adhesion.

Stratasys Offers PEKK-Based Antero 800NA for High Performance

The filament is suitable for applications in aerospace and high-performance vehicles, among others.

Carbon Releases MPU 100 Material for Medical Applications

Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU) offers mechanical strength, biocompatibility and sterilizability for skin-contact devices and other medical applications.

Höganäs Acquisition of H.C. Starck Division Advances AM Offerings

In a deal that closed earlier this year, Höganäs acquired a division of H.C. Starck that will advance its presence in surface coating and additive manufacturing.

Materials Are the Ingredients that Enable Additive

The July issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine examines developments in metal alloys, polymers, ceramics and active materials.

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.

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.

Aluminum Alloy for 3D Printing Combines Benefits with Familiarity

IMTS 2018: Elementum 3D’s AL6061-RAM2% product is an aluminum 6061 material that achieves properties comparable to wrought 6061-T6 on existing laser powder-bed fusion equipment.