#POLYMER

Siemens Automation Supports CEAD, Belotti Large-Format Hybrid Machine

By: AM Staff

The machines will be equipped with Siemens Sinumerik CNC for precise printing and milling.
#hybrid #polymer #largeformat

Automotive

3D Printed Battery Electrodes Could Drive Electric Vehicles Forward

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Precise control of battery electrode architecture through photopolymerization opens the door to new cell geometries and lighter battery packs for EVs and more, Photocentric says.
#polymer #sustainability

Production

3D Printed Speaker Cabinet Delivers Big Sound in a Small Footprint

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Node Audio’s Hylixa high-fidelity speaker takes advantage of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to achieve a compact construction with an uncompromised sound range.
#composites #polymer

Production

How 3D Printing Answers Supply Chain Disruptions

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Essentium CEO: Production-speed additive manufacturing is “a time machine and an insurance policy.” It addresses lead time demands while providing buffer against volatility. Look for 3D printing to support injection molding in this way.
#supplychain #polymer

Collaboration Results in 3D Postprocessing Productivity Boost

By: AM Staff

Additive Manufacturing Technologies teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to develop an integrated automation solution for its PostPro 3D chemical vapor smoothing machine.
#postprocessing #polymer

Purdue University to Establish Thermwood LSAM Research Laboratory

By: AM Staff

Collaborative efforts like this can bring together diverse organizations that specialize in different aspects of an emerging technology and often produce results that none of the participants could possibly achieve on their own.
#composites #polymer #largeformat

Photopolymer Printers, Open Access Software Enable New Applications

By: AM Staff

The company’s printer versions are tailored for specific-use cases, giving users the power to develop new advanced materials.
#polymer

Materials

3D Printed Snakes Reveal Unseen Desert Wildlife (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

At the University of Texas El Paso, a biology researcher teams up with a manufacturing technology instructor to produce rattlesnake models realistic enough to draw predators.
#polymer

Automotive

Farsoon's 403P System Lowers Mann+Hummel's Prototyping Costs

By: Evan Doran

Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.
#polymer #prototyping

Gardner Business Media Unveils New Trade Show for Plastics Market

By: AM Staff

The Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO) to launch in greater Chicago in March 2022, filling a void with an event in a vital market for plastics.
#polymer

Production

Essentium Printer Features Independent Dual Extrusion System

By: AM Staff

The company is also introducing Essentium PP-CF, a new high-performance material for chemically resistant and low surface energy AM parts.
#polymer

Consumer Goods

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

Würth Additive Group to Sell Arburg’s Freeformer Systems in U.S., Canada

By: AM Staff

Freeformer is an open system with an extensive materials database that enables customers to utilize their current production materials to create prototypes or move straight to small series production with additive manufacturing.
#polymer

Automotive

3D Printing Allows Special Version of Aston Martin Vanquish

By: Gary S. Vasilash, Transportation Editor

The man who designed the sportscar is making a special limited-edition reimagining of it. 3D printing is playing a role.
#polymer

Tooling

Stratasys, nTopology’s Fixture Software Simplifies AM Modeling, Design

By: AM Staff

FDM Assembly Fixture Generator automates design of jigs and fixtures, enabling engineers to quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop function.
#polymer

Medical & Dental

EOS System Installed in Orthopedic Hospital for Point-of-Care Printing

By: AM Staff

Hospital for Special Surgery and LimaCorporate open first provider-based 3D design and printing center for complex joint reconstruction surgery.
#implants #polymer

Materials

Is There a Larger Role for Additives in Additive Manufacturing?

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.
#polymer #composites

Medical & Dental

Desktop Metal Launches Desktop Health for Patient-Specific Solutions

By: AM Staff

Health care business leverages Desktop Metal’s portfolio of AM solutions for current and future applications spanning dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, and printed regenerative tissues and grafts.
#metal #polymer

3D Printing Tech Acquires Voodoo Manufacturing

By: AM Staff

The acquisition is a step toward operating one of the largest fused deposition modeling print farms in the U.S.
#polymer

Realizing Efficiency and Sustainability Through Automated Postprocessing of Resin 3D Printed Parts

Workflow efficiencies and sustainability goals can be achieved together. An automated cleaning system and longer-lasting detergent allowed one manufacturer to reduce hazards, costs and time in its resin removal process.  
#postprocessing #polymer #sustainability