Materials

Carpenter Announces Acquisition of LPW Technology

The acquisition add metal powder lifecycle management technology to Carpenter's portfolio for metal additive manufacturing.

Freemelt Offers an Open-Source Toolbox for Material Development

Swedish startup Freemelt believes collaboration will be a way forward for metal additive manufacturing. Its Freemelt One electron beam melting system for R&D supports this open-source philosophy.

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.