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).

Formlabs Elastic Resin Provides 50A Shore Durometer

Rapid 2019: Formlabs has started shipping elastic resin, the latest addition to its family of engineering resins for the Form 2 stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer.

Metal Powder Industries Releases Publication on Metal AM Powder Standards

The Metal Powder Industries Foundation’s new publication describes and explains nine MPIF standard test methods for metal AM.

Density Parameters in AM: Measurement and Relevance

For powder material used in additive manufacturing, “density” has various meanings. The different density definitions are useful in different ways.

Markforged Launches H13 Tool Steel for Metal X 3D Printer

Markforged has launched H13 tool steel to be used in its Metal X 3D printer, offering manufacturing professionals a lower-cost option for metal 3D printing.