Chemicals company SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament, an FDM material offering high performance and low-temperature ductility. SABIC is also releasing other FDM materials and eight new reinforced compounds for large-form…
The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest chemical companies DowDuPont, has announced its entry into the 3D printing industry with the launch of its EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials.
A man from Western Australia has taken it upon himself to launch a plastic recycling plant in Perth which will turn plastic PET waste into 3D printing filaments. The project is going by the name of Greenbatch.
Researchers at Montana State University (MSU) are investigating an unlikely source for new 3D printer material: the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park. Recently awarded $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ‒ in addition to a hefty $6 million secured back in August ‒ the innovative research project will study the little-understood methane-producing microbes that live deep underground Yellowstone, and aim to leverage these microorganisms in the production of plastics and other commercial materials.
Researchers at Switzerland’s Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel have developed a new way to extract tannins from native tree bark in order to produce adhesives, composites, and 3D printing materials. Tannin foams are highly fire-resistant, making them suitable for light construction.
3D printing company Formlabs has released a new 3D printing material for the dental industry. The material, called Dental LT Clear, is being heralded as the first long-term biocompatible resin for 3D printed orthodontic applications and devices.
Freshmade 3D, an Ohio-based 3D printing startup, has developed a new 3D printing material that is strong enough to be made into bowling balls. The material, AMClad, is an isotropic Engineered Sand Composite that is ideal for 3D printing “large, functional, and strong objects.”
Stratasys has introduced a new eyewear 3D printing solution. The VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear Solution can be used to greatly reduce the time-to-market of eyewear—from up to 15 months to as little as eight weeks.
3D printing company Carbon will be slashing the cost of its polymer 3D printing resins through a new materials program that will offer bulk packaging for the materials at a much lower cost than before (up to 40 per cent less).
Dutch 3D printing filament specialist colorFABB has launched nGen_LUX, a co-polyester filament with an extraordinary finish. Diffuse reflection means light shining on an nGen_LUX 3D printed part will scatter in many directions, producing an appearance …