MATERIALS

Materials

Kennametal Develops First Stellite Powder for 3D Printing

Stellite 21 AM powder enables customers to achieve similar wear and corrosion resistance properties in additively manufactured parts.
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Essentium Printer Features Independent Dual Extrusion System

The company is also introducing Essentium PP-CF, a new high-performance material for chemically resistant and low surface energy AM parts.
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Elementum 3D, SLM Solutions Collaborate on Metal Powder Development

Unified approach enables more powder choices for additive manufacturing users.
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Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
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Additive Manufacturing Is Now Realizing the Promise of Materials

Possibilities that were speculative a few years ago are coming true today. Applications of metal matrix composite provide an example. Recent articles explore the ongoing advance of 3D printed materials.

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NeuBeam 3D Printing Process Is an Update for Electron Beam Melting

The recently introduced Calibur3 system from Wayland Additive overcomes challenges to bring new materials and capabilities to EBM metal 3D printing.
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Reusable, 3D Printed Copper Filter: The Cool Parts Show #28

In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
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Is There a Larger Role for Additives in Additive Manufacturing?

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.
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3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.
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Desktop Metal, Uniformity Labs Develop Fully Dense, Sinterable Aluminum

Uniformity 6061 aluminum will be available exclusively to Desktop Metal customers as part of its ongoing partnership with Uniformity Labs.
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Lighter, Better-Performing Brake Rotor From 3D Printing: The Cool Parts Show #27

Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
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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.
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How 3D Printing Will Change Composites Manufacturing

A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld explores tooling, continuous fiber, hybrid processes, and the opportunities for smaller and more intricate composite parts.
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Digital Metal Adds Pure Copper to Metal Binder Jetting System

Thermal and conductive properties of pure copper open new 3D printing possibilities within many industries.
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EOS Introduces NickelAlloy IN939 for Turbine, Energy Applications

Material offers great tensile properties, validation, reliability and crack resistance, which opens industrial 3D printing options for turbines and other energy industry applications.
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Stratasys’ Carbon Fiber Material is Stronger, Stiffer ABS

Strong, lightweight, ABS-based material is specifically formulated for applications such as manufacturing tooling, jigs and fixtures.
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Trends in Parts Cleaning

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3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.