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Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2020
High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

Nexa3D and Henkel announced commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material that is ideal for manufacturing a variety of biocompatible, medical and wearable devices.
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Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

In the 3D printing industry, tradition ties companies to the technology they have always used, to the best practices defined decades ago and to the design practices tuned for legacy manufacturing processes.
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Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing has been on the rise for many years. Predominantly led by the adoption in high value applications like aerospace & defence and medical. The majority of printer processes use a powder feedstock. This is mainly for powder bed fusion but material jetting and binder jetting are also gaining traction (each with different material requirements and economics).
3D Printing Progress
Apr 3, 2020
Printing Complex Cellulose Based Objects

Printing Complex Cellulose Based Objects

Researchers have set a new world record: they 3D printed complex objects with higher cellulose content than that of any other additively manufactured cellulose-​based parts. To achieve this, they used a clever trick.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 16, 2020
New Universal Carrier Ink for 3D Printing

New Universal Carrier Ink for 3D Printing

Researchers have produced a gel from cellulose fibres and biodegradable nanoparticles that liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape. Their invention paves the way for personalised biomaterial implants.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 12, 2020
Multi Material Metal 3D Printer

Multi Material Metal 3D Printer

Multi-metal printing gives designers and engineers the ultimate degree of freedom to make better parts. Multi-metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion creates a range of new use cases and applications.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 26, 2020
McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin

McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin

Researchers have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil - from the deep fryers of a local McDonald's - into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2020
Albright Silicone Launches its 3D Printing Silicone Capability

Albright Silicone Launches its 3D Printing Silicone Capability

Albright has added a 3D printing capability and developed a special 3D silicone molding process for relatively low cost rapid turnaround prototyping. Customers that need a small number of parts for initial testing but are not ready for metal tooling can benefit from working with a silicone molder that is able to provide LSR molding with 3D printed tooling.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 13, 2020
Ultrasound Can Make Stronger 3d-Printed Alloys

Ultrasound Can Make Stronger 3d-Printed Alloys

Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2020
High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

Nexa3D and Henkel announced commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material that is ideal for manufacturing a variety of biocompatible, medical and wearable devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing has been on the rise for many years. Predominantly led by the adoption in high value applications like aerospace & defence and medical. The majority of printer processes use a powder feedstock. This is mainly for powder bed fusion but material jetting and binder jetting are also gaining traction (each with different material requirements and economics).
3D Printing Progress
Mar 16, 2020
New Universal Carrier Ink for 3D Printing

New Universal Carrier Ink for 3D Printing

Researchers have produced a gel from cellulose fibres and biodegradable nanoparticles that liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape. Their invention paves the way for personalised biomaterial implants.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 26, 2020
McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin

McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin

Researchers have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil - from the deep fryers of a local McDonald's - into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 13, 2020
Ultrasound Can Make Stronger 3d-Printed Alloys

Ultrasound Can Make Stronger 3d-Printed Alloys

Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
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