Materials

Why “Recycled” Doesn’t Mean Inferior for 3D Printing Filament

GreenGate3D’s PET-G filament is made from recycled plastic, but that doesn’t diminish its quality. How a recycler found a new business opportunity in 3D printing, and how this success might point the way to a more effective recycling ecosystem. 

Can 3D Printed Metal Hold a Vacuum…for Quantum Physics Research?

A feasibility study shows that laser sintered AlSi10Mg can build an ultrahigh vacuum chamber capable of holding a cloud of rubidium atoms. The promise? Lighter, more portable designs to bring research out of the lab.

The Foot Measurement System That Allows for Mass Customized Insoles

Aetrex’s Albert scanner is an example of how advances in measurement technology aid 3D printing in realizing its promise.

New Opportunities for Quantum Physics: The Cool Parts Show S2E5

What does 3D printing have to do with quantum physics? We'll look at how the technology is enabling quantum physics research in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

Additive Manufacturing and Measurement Interconnect — Each Enables the Other to Advance

Measurement aids AM and AM aids measurement. Recently posted articles describe how sensing and measurement make AM more capable, while AM delivers devices that are smarter because of sensing.

Essentium Materials Unlock Industrial AM Applications

RAPID 2020: Essentium’s Ultem 9085 and ABS high-performance materials offer excellent resistance to heat and chemicals, while providing high strength making them ideal for industrial applications such as machine parts, tools, jigs and fixtures.

Is Recycled Metal Scrap the Future Feedstock of Choice for Metal 3D Printing?

MolyWorks is future-proofing the circular economy for metals with small-footprint atomization technology that converts metal scrap into additive manufacturing powder on the spot. But that's not the end of the story.

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.

Production 3D Printing With Roots in Materials Development: The Origin Story

Production-oriented polymer AM machine uses the same platform with the same range of controls originally conceived for material development.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

6K's Onyx In718 Metal Powder Created from Sustainable Sources

6K’s Onyx In718 premium nickel alloy metal powder is said to be derived from certified chemistry sustainable sources.

Desktop Metal Expands Metal Portfolio with Chromoly Steel

Desktop Metal expands its metal portfolio with the launch of 4140 Chromoly steel for industrial applications. Studio System users will now be able to 3D print couplings, connecting rods, pump shafts, pinions, worm gears and more.

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