Polymer AM

Thermwood 3D Prints Large Boat Hull Pattern

Thermwood’s large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) technology enabled the fabrication of a 3,000-lb plug for a boat hull mold. The project illustrates how 3D printing could help reduce fabrication costs for marine composites. 

Voxeljet VX200 Offers High-Speed Sintering for Functional Components

Rapid 2018: The High-Speed Sintering (HSS) process is said to combine the advantages of selective laser sintering and binder jetting.

Farsoon’s Entry-Level PLS System Produces Detailed Parts

New processing systems and specially developed control software help the eForm achieve the functionality and power of an industrial AM system. 

FDM Digital Invests in Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer from HP

The UK-based company will use the system to provide parts for the aerospace, automotive, F1 and consumer packaging sectors.

Kuraray Launches Water-Soluble Mowiflex Material

Rapid 2018: The support material offers cold-water solubility as well as high stiffness. 

Formlabs Process to Deliver Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds

A process that uses the Form 2 3D printer and Formlabs resin to produce custom silicone ear molds is part of the "year of mass customized earbuds."

Latécoère Cuts Lead Times with FDM 3D Printing

Latécoère is deploying Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) throughout its design and production process.

Video: Smith & Nephew on 3D Printing Patient-Specific Surgical Instruments

Using MRI and additive manufacturing to produce a cutting block customized to the patient aids the precision of the surgery.

Farsoon PLS AM System Combines Flexibility, Efficiency

The polymer laser sintering system combines an open platform with a high-efficiency roller system, removable powder cartridge system and temperature control system.

Video: 3D Printing at Local Motors

3D printing plays multiple roles at the company’s Knoxville microfactory, from prototyping to the production of parts for autonomous vehicles.

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

Under Armour, Adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.

EOS P 500 Intended for Polymer 3D Printing on Industrial Scale

The 3D printing system offers automation readiness and can process materials ranging to 300°C.