Additive Manufacturing via Material Extrusion

Material extrusion was the second process to be successfully commercialized. After three decades of material advancements and a diverse array of start-ups and applications, the use cases for this technology are still going strong.

3D Systems Resin Produces Durable, Flexible Parts

3D Systems’ latest addition to its materials portfolio, FabPro Flexible BLK, produces tough 3D printed parts with the look and feel of molded polypropylene.

Video: Survey of AM Users Finds Machine Shops Employing 3D Printing for Plastic Part Production

Additive manufacturing provides an option for low-quantity production in polymer. One implication is that machine shops are liable to be less strictly metalworking businesses.

Are Crystals the Key to 3D Printing with Silicon Carbide?

If SiC was easier and cheaper to apply, we would find many more uses for this hard, lightweight ceramic. Researchers have found a promising additive manufacturing approach, with crystal growth as the bonding mechanism.

Evonik, Evolve Additive Solutions Partner to Broaden STEP Material Range

Evonik Corporation and Evolve Additive Solutions have partnered to formulate thermoplastic materials for use in selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process (STEP) additive manufacturing solutions.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

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

3D Printing Fills Gap for Biocompatible Materials

With the Arburg Freeformer, the Aesculap division of medical company B. Braun has recently ramped up its high-volume AM production activities. This is because, particularly in medical technology, the main focus is on options such as the processing of biocompatible materials.

Cool Stuff We Discovered at Rapid + TCT 2019 (See Our Video Collection)

AI for process improvement, 3D printing with metal paste, droids for build change—here are six innovations we wanted to share with you straight from the show floor.

Solvay, Stratasys Partner on AM Aerospace-Grade 3D Printing Polymer

The companies will develop an aerospace-grade polymer for use with Stratasys’ 3D printers.

Markforged Launches Flame-Retardant Material for 3D printing

Markforged, manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has released Onyx FR, a V-0 rated flame-retardant material designed for industries such as aerospace, automotive and defense.

Large-Format Additive Manufacturing: Viable for Autoclave Tooling?

SABIC and the University of Dayton Research Institute explore the potential of using large-format additive manufacturing (LFAM) technology for creating autoclave tooling used in manufacturing aerospace composite parts.

NSL Material Testing Services Improve Print Outcomes

Rapid 2019: NSL Analytical Services offers characterization and materials testing services to confirm the quality of the materials used to print products and ensure successful outcomes.