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Glass From a 3D Printer

Glass From a 3D Printer

3D Printing Progress
Nov 14, 2019
Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 28, 2019
3D Printed Chocolate Without Temperature Control

3D Printed Chocolate Without Temperature Control

An approach to the 3D printing of chocolate using cold extrusion instead of the conventional hot-melt extrusion method, eliminates the need for stringent temperature controls, offering wider potential for the 3D printing of temperature-sensitive food.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 6, 2019
Digital Metal launches two superalloys for extreme applications

Digital Metal launches two superalloys for extreme applications

Due to rising demand for 3D-printable superalloy materials from companies in the aerospace, automotive and industrial segments, Digital Metal now launches two superalloy grades for use in extreme environments.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 12, 2019
Urban green habitat 3D-printed with multiple recycled filaments

Urban green habitat 3D-printed with multiple recycled filaments

Addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges such as plastic waste, overconsumption of energy and other resources, rapidly deteriorating biodiversity and urbanization, the installation is a groundbreaking prototype in urban architecture and an industry-first showcase in Additive Manufacturing of a scalable, city-developing circular economy.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 9, 2019
3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 5, 2019
3D printable 2D materials show promise to improve energy storage

3D printable 2D materials show promise to improve energy storage

For the first time, a team of researchers have formulated inks using the 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2019
Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why So Slow?

Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why So Slow?

Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult. One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals towards a biobased feedstock to make plastics, but how realistic is this proposal? IDTechEx uncovers the factors influencing adoption of biobased polymers in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".\r\n
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BASF Ultrafuse 316L - Metal filament for industrial 3D printing

BASF Ultrafuse 316L - Metal filament for industrial 3D printing

With Ultrafuse 316L, BASF 3D Printing Solutions launches an innovative metal-polymer composite for Fused Filament Fabrication into the market. It enables the safe, simple, and cost-efficient production of fully metal parts for prototypes, metal tooling, and functional metal parts in the simplest 3D printing process.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 8, 2019
3D printing with a wood-based ink

3D printing with a wood-based ink

Researchers have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique 'ultrastructure' of wood. Their research could revolutionise the manufacturing of green products.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 14, 2019
Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 6, 2019
Digital Metal launches two superalloys for extreme applications

Digital Metal launches two superalloys for extreme applications

Due to rising demand for 3D-printable superalloy materials from companies in the aerospace, automotive and industrial segments, Digital Metal now launches two superalloy grades for use in extreme environments.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 9, 2019
3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2019
Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why So Slow?

Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why So Slow?

Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult. One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals towards a biobased feedstock to make plastics, but how realistic is this proposal? IDTechEx uncovers the factors influencing adoption of biobased polymers in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Jul 8, 2019
3D printing with a wood-based ink

3D printing with a wood-based ink

Researchers have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique 'ultrastructure' of wood. Their research could revolutionise the manufacturing of green products.
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