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SAE ITC Launches Data Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

Group to prepare rigorous material and process specifications for aerospace design community — especially those that are certified under the FAA, EASA, U.S. Air Force or other aviation regulatory agencies.

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Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTec

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

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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.
#polymer #prototyping #sustainability

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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.
#composites #polymer #largeformat

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The Cool Parts Show Live Jan. 12 to Feature Ceramic Brake Rotor

Join us January 12 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a live episode featuring a 3D printed ceramic matrix composite brake disc rotor for high-performance vehicles. Add the session to your MySpark planner. 
#composites #coolparts #ceramic

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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.
#polymer #sustainability

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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.
#polymer

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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.
#polymer

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Ceramic Manufacturing Module Successfully Operates in Orbit

Made In Space, a subsidiary of Redwire, demonstrates first successful ceramic additive manufacturing in space.
#ceramic

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Look Again: This 3D Printed Part Isn't Plastic

This radiator cover is comparable in strength to an injection molded part, and was made at lower cost than 3D printed polymer.
#largeformat #casting #sand

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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.
#polymer #prototyping

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Materials and Measurement Will Bring the Full Promise of AM — Implants Show This

Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.
#implants

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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.
#polymer

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Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

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

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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.
#polymer #prototyping

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Alloyed Formalizes Company Name Change

New corporation brings together the technology of Alloys-By-Design, Betatype and Alloyed Digital Manufacture to provide solutions for optimizing advanced digital metal manufacturing applications.
#metal

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