Polymer AM

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.

3D Printers Suit High-Temperature Thermoplastics Applications

IMTS 2018: Updates to the A2V4 and A4V4 3D printers, designed by 3ntr and distributed by Plural Additive Manufacturing, include print beds that withstand temperatures as high as 160°C and build chambers as high as 90°C.

Industrial-Scale 3D Printer Facilitates Cost-Effective Production

IMTS 2018: EOS North America’s EOS P 500 3D printer is designed to produce laser-sintered polymer partson an industrial scale.

3D Printer Supports High-Grade Engineering Materials

IMTS 2018: Roboze, designer and manufacturer of AM systems for the aeronautics, defense, space and manufacturing sectors, showcases its FFF 3D printers. 

The Third Bucket and the Conversion of Production: A Perspective on Polymer Development for AM

Sabic sees 3D printing taking plastics where they have not gone before, but end-user needs will push the capabilities of 3D printers.

AM Machine Approach Replaces Conventional Manufacturing

IMTS 2018: Impossible Objects’ Model One 3D printer works with composite materials using a process specifically designed for volume production of functional parts at scale. 

Fusion3 F410 3D Printer Produces Engineering-Grade Parts

Fusion3’s F410 3D printer has three interchangeable print heads for engineering-grade materials: 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm. 

One-Piece Robot Gripper Actuated by Shop Air

The pneumatic gripper 3D-printed as a complete working unit has demonstrated its effectiveness for continuous operation over time. It is one illustration of the role additive is liable to play in making robotic automation easier.

Overcoming Obstacles to Bring AM into the Supply Chain

A conversation with Jabil’s John Dulchinos and HP’s Stephen Nigro illustrates some of the challenges in integrating additive manufacturing into a supply chain for production parts.

3D Systems ProX SLS 6100 Scales to Production

3D Systems’ printing platform provides 3D printing solutions to increase speed and performance across a range of applications.

Video: 3D Printing’s Role in the Plastics Industry

This interview from NPE2018 highlights uses of 3D printing technology for the plastics industry, from prototyping through volume production.

Essentium HSE Platform Combines Fast Production of Strong Parts

The Essentium high-speed extrusion (HSE) 3D printer is said to provide parts with strength comparable to injection molding.