Materials

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.

Formnext 2019 Emphasizes Complete Additive Manufacturing Process Chain — Well Beyond 3D Printing

The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.

Igus High Performance Polymers Ensure Wear Resistance

Formnext 2019: Igus’ offered material range includes special filaments for 3D printing with the fused deposition modeling/fused filament fabrication method (FDM/FFF) and polymers for selective laser sintering (SLS).

Essentium Debuts High Temperature Materials on High Speed Extrusion Platform

Formnext 2019: Essentium’s new high temperature materials deliver extreme heat resistance, chemical resistance and high strength removing barriers to industrial scale additive manufacturing.

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?

The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.

Large-Scale Thermoset Composite AM System Launched

The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins. 

Material Jetting - It's Like Printing, Just in 3D!

Recent advances in materials processing capabilities have renewed interest in material jetting, the additive process that allows 3D objects to be built by placing different combinations of material drop-by-drop.

Ultem, PEEK or PEKK? Choosing Between High-Temperature Plastics

How do you choose between these high-performance materials? A conversation with Arkema and Plural AM sheds light on 3D printing with these polymers. 

CAMX Additive Manufacturing Workshop Speaker: Ingersoll Machine Tools

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites at CAMX will take place on September 25 and will explore the evolution of 3D printing technology and fiber reinforcement. 

Jabil’s Additive Materials Innovation Center: First Look

Additive Manufacturing Media was the first press to tour the Chaska, Minnesota, facility originally intended to be a clandestine additive manufacturing (AM) materials lab. What this capacity means for Jabil and 3D printing users.

As 3D Printing for Production Becomes Practical, the Attention in Materials Shifts to Practical Concerns

Recent posts relate to ensuring sufficient materials supply for production, certifying processes for AM materials, and even whether the properties of polymer AM include the ability to hold a screw.

CAMX Additive Manufacturing Workshop Speaker: CompForte LLC

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites at CAMX will take place on September 25 in Anaheim, California and will explore the evolution of 3D printing technology and fiber reinforcement. 

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