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Design

Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

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

Automotive

GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

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

Production

Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTec

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

Production

Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

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.

Production

Titan, Jabil Customize Formulations for Pellet Extrusion 3D Printing

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

Production

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

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

Titan Robotics Launches Large-Format Atlas 3D Printer

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

Materials

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

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.

Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer Offers Seamless Digital Workflow

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.

Materials

Stratasys Aquisition Brings New AM Platform to Polymer Production

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

Materials

Collaboration Accelerates Material Development for Plastic Laser Sintering

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.

Production

3D Automatic Unpacking System Enables Continuous Workflow

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.

Production

Oqton FactoryOS Integrates EOS Software for Seamless Workflows

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

Tooling

Airtech Opens Luxembourg Facility for Large-Scale 3D Printing

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

Materials

Henkel, Nexa3D Launch Ultrafast Photopolymer for Rapid Prototyping

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.

Materials

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

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

Materials

Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.

Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.

AM Solutions Updates S1 Postprocessing for Depowdering

System ensures postprocessing tasks are handled more efficiently, safer and more consistently.

PostProcess’ Demi 4000 Optimizes Automated SLA Resin Removal

Demi 4000 utilizes PostProcess’ submersible technology for consistent, hands-free resin removal on large part sizes or large builds with many smaller sized stereolithography parts.

Aerospace

EOS, Texas A&M Partner on AM Professional Development Program

Successful pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.

Production

Henkel Expands Partnership with Carbon

Companies combine materials and printing expertise for high-performance additive manufacturing to further develop industrial 3D printing market.

Nexa3D’s xCure Provides Optimal Curing of Photoplastics

Intelligent postprocessing system is designed to enable consistent part performance at production scale.

Formnext Connect Preview and a Conversation About 2020 Changes to Major AM Shows

Additive manufacturing is a disruptive and rapidly changing technology, making it vital to remain engaged through industry communication platforms despite the pandemic. A conversation among leaders of Formnext and IMTS.

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