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NIST Method Measures Polymer Material Properties During 3D Printing

The light-based atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique offers insights into the stereolithography process.

Boeing Partners with Thermwood on 3D-Printed Tool for 777X

The tool was printed as a single piece from 20 percent carbon fiber-reinforced ABS using the Vertical Layer Print system.

Global Alliance Partners Introduce Materials for Ultimaker

Ultimaker global material alliance partners DSM and Owens Corning are both introducing high-performance filaments for the 5S 3D printer.

PADT Patents Apparatus for Removing 3D Printing Support Materials

The Support Cleaning Apparatus (SCA) removes support structures from parts 3D-printed using Soluble Support Technology (SST) material.

Carbon Expands Network of Production Partners

The company has announced the addition of eight manufacturers to its Carbon Production Network (CPN).

Stratasys Reflects on Where 3D Printing Is in 2018

Two years ago, Stratasys was looking forward to where 3D printing might be going. Now, it’s worth evaluating the current state of additive manufacturing with polymers.

Magnetic 3D Printing with Fiber Reinforcement Fills Tooling Gap

Fortify’s Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform pairs high-performance resins with fiber reinforcement that can be controlled at the voxel level. The process promises a faster route to durable injection mold tooling.

Evolve Additive Solutions Ships First STEP System

The first 3D printer for Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) has been shipped to an Alpha partner, who will help Evolve further develop the technology.

LEGO and Stanley Black & Decker Invest in Evolve Additive Solutions

The $19 million equity investment and consortium of strategic partners will help advance the company's STEP additive manufacturing technology toward commercialization.

Large-Scale 3D Printing Supports Innovation in Construction

Branch Technology’s robot-based Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab) 3D printing technology builds open matrices in high-performance polymers. These structures could be the framework for better, more sustainable building practices.

The Technology House Steps into 3D Printing for Production

The Technology House was founded on stereolithography for prototyping, but each step forward has been a move toward production. The company is now 3D printing end-use parts, enabled by Carbon’s SpeedCell line and durable materials.

Solvay Offers Specialty Polymer Filaments

Designed specifically for 3D printing, the three high-performance polymer filaments are designed to encourage layer adhesion.