Polymer AM

Evonik Develops Implant-Quality PEEK Filament for 3D Printing

Based on its Vestakeep i4 G, Evonik's 3D printing material offers biocompatibility, biostability and X-ray transparency.

Solvay Introduces Filaments for Use in the Medical Industry

Solvay has added three medical grade filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) in the healthcare industry.

Video: In Additive Manufacturing, Material Engineering Is Also Needed for Supports

The sacrificial material affects the quality of 3D printing and the efficiency of the process. That's why material developers direct attention toward the material that gets thrown away.

Zortrax Smart Vapor Smoothing Device Removes Layering

The Apoller smart vapor smoothing (SVS) removes layer lines from FDM 3D-printed parts.

3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 IC Intended for Investment Casting Wax Patterns

Designed for use by foundries, the 3D printer manufactures wax patterns, eliminating the cost and time of tooling and storage.

Arburg Freeformer 300-3X 3D Printer Expands Build Chamber

The 3D printer offers a larger build volume than the previous model and is compatible with a range of materials.

Sinterit Introduces PA11 Powder for Its Desktop SLS 3D Printers

The impact- and chemical-resistance material is suitable for functional moving parts and other durable applications.

Rize Introduces Full-Color XRize Desktop 3D Printer

The XRize uses the company's Augmented Deposition 3D printing technology in combination with CMYK inks.

Ultimaker Introduces Material Profiles in Partnership with Suppliers

Material profiles from BASF, Clariant, DSM, DuPont and Owens Corning are now available in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.

DSM Introduces Novamid ID1030 CF10 Carbon Fiber Filament

The 10 percent carbon fiber-filled filament is compatible with open fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers.

Thermwood Introduces Vertical Layer Printing

By orienting the layers perpendicular to the build platform, the vertical printing strategy grows large parts along the length of the machine.

Tribologically Optimized Filament Delivers Maintenance-Free 3D-Printed Robot Grippers

A Germany-based cosmetics company saved 85 percent in the cost of its robot grippers by switching from aluminum to 3D-printed polymer.