#POLYMER

Design

Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Stratasys’ GrabCAD Software Development Kit gives customers the ability to integrate, manage and support additive manufacturing for production of end-use parts.
#enterprise #polymer

Automotive

GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

Production

Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTec

By: AM Staff

Acquisition expands Desktop Metal’s product portfolio across metals, composites and polymers.
#polymer

Consumer Goods

Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer

Production

Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

By: AM Staff

Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
#polymer #prototyping #sustainability

Materials

Titan, Jabil Customize Formulations for Pellet Extrusion 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Partnership qualifies and integrates customized materials for use on Titan’s pellet-based Atlas 3D printers to produce stronger, lighter and more flexible parts.
#composites #polymer #largeformat

Production

Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.
#polymer

Titan Robotics Launches Large-Format Atlas 3D Printer

By: AM Staff

Industrial printer features extrusion technology and an actively heated enclosure, enabling customers to print large parts using high-performance materials.
#polymer #largeformat

Materials

3D Printing Helps Close the Loop for Armor’s Circular Economy

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.
#polymer #sustainability

Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer Offers Seamless Digital Workflow

By: AM Staff

Machine enables small enterprises to achieve over 80% time and cost savings (compared to outsourcing) by printing prototypes with a wide choice of inexpensive materials.
#polymer #prototyping

Materials

Stratasys Aquisition Brings New AM Platform to Polymer Production

By: AM Staff

Origin’s resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) technology expands Stratasys product range in the fast-growing market for 3D printed mass production parts.
#polymer

Materials

Collaboration Accelerates Material Development for Plastic Laser Sintering

By: AM Staff

Farsoon and Tiger collaborated on thermoset powders which are optimized for performance, heat-resistance and flame-retardant properties — all major requirements for enabling innovative, functional applications.
#polymer

Production

3D Automatic Unpacking System Enables Continuous Workflow

By: AM Staff

HP and AM Solutions collaborate on the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Automatic Unpacking Station, which offers consistent, repeatable unpacking and a high powder reclaim rate.
#postprocessing #polymer

Production

Oqton FactoryOS Integrates EOS Software for Seamless Workflows

By: AM Staff

Deep software integration enables a tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware that supports efficient, end-to-end production workflows on EOS systems.  
#metal #polymer

Production

Jabil, Fictiv Partnership Addresses Capacity Challenge of Distributed Manufacturing via 3D Printing

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

With additive manufacturing, production can be relocated quickly and performed at whatever site is ideal. But what about the capacity waiting for this shift? Relationship gives global producer access to “transactional” 3D printing.
#supplychain #polymer

Tooling

Airtech Opens Luxembourg Facility for Large-Scale 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Airtech Advanced Materials Group’s capabilities can take tooling from conception to the shop floor significantly faster than conventional methods.
#polymer #largeformat

Materials

Henkel, Nexa3D Launch Ultrafast Photopolymer for Rapid Prototyping

By: AM Staff

The xPRO410 material for general purpose prototyping has a formulation based on Henkel’s Loctite PRO410 polymer and optimized for the Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer.
#polymer #prototyping

Materials

Boeing Qualifies Stratasys’ Antero 800NA for 3D Printed Flight Parts

By: AM Staff

Enhanced chemical resistance and fatigue performance of the PEKK-based material provide Boeing with a new, high-performance option for polymer flight parts.
#polymer

Design

3 Design Techniques for High Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

Simple design changes can reduce build time and improve part quality in this production-speed polymer AM process.
#polymer

Materials

Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.
#polymer