Polymer AM

Thermwood Offers Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) Line

Rapid 2018: The systems can 3D print and trim large, near-net-shape reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. 

Applying Material Like Toner Promises AM at Speeds Like Injection Molding

The Stratasys-founded company Evolve debuts its STEP technology for production-scale additive processing.

UnionTech Offers Large-Frame RSPro 1400

Rapid 2018: The stereolithography 3D printer supports dual-laser printing. 

AMUG Conference Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Record Attendance

Photos capture some of what I saw at the event this year. As this event continues to grow, it will need to adapt in order to continue to fulfill its valuable and long-standing role of serving AM’s users.

Multi-Orifice Nozzle Improves Polymer 3D Printing Throughput

Rapid 2018: Manufactured by Strangpresse, the nozzle adjusts during printing to the desired bead size. 

Europe Seeks to Develop the Jack-Of-All-Trades of Additive Manufacturing

Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, the Kraken project team aims to develop an AM machine that can process large functional components ranging to 20 meters in length, made of plastics, metal or both.

3D-Printed Windform SP Part Helps Team Set New Speed Record

With no time left to make a NACA duct out of fiberglass using a mold and layup tooling, CRP USA 3D printed it from Windform SP to withstand the conditions of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Stratasys Launches Evolve Additive Solutions

The spin-off company will focus on a 3D printing technology known as Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP).

Hybrid's Ambit PE-1 Enables Polymer 3D Printing on Machine Tools

Rapid 2018: The polymer extrusion head supports the manufacture of near-net parts, tooling, jigs and fixtures. 

Plural AM's Material Management System Reduces Humidity

Rapid 2018: The system’s low-humidity, UV-free space is designed to increase material performance and shelf life.

Arburg Freeformer Enables Users to Qualify Materials

Rapid 2018: Arburg’s Freeformer saves and analyzes process data, and can optimize designs to quickly produce cost-effective prototypes and functional parts.

UnionTech PolyDevs Software Prepares 3D Printing Data

The software is intended for use with UnionTech's Pilot series stereolithography 3D printers.