German 3D printed plastics manufacturer Igus has officially forayed into the world of 3D food printing. The Cologne-based company has just announced the official certification of their iglidur I150 Tribo filament for use in the food industry, according…
LPW Technology, a UK-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of metal powders, recently conducted an investigation into a cracked 3D printed part and found that the defect was caused by powder contamination. The case study, said LPW, shows the “complexity of the AM process” and the importance of following strict procedures for powder maintenance.
Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used direct ink writing (DIW) to 3D print silicone metamaterials with tuned behavioral properties. The materials have shown promise thanks to their shape memory behavior.
Made In Space has begun using a PEI/PC 3D printing material on the International Space Station’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) 3D printer. The material, frequently used in aerospace applications, is strong and resistant to heat.
Californian multi-material 3D printing company Airwolf 3D has conducted a series of improvised strength tests on three of its most popular 3D printing filaments. The tests involved 3D printing hooks made from the three materials, before using each hook…
Cannabis industry experts Ashley Herr and Paige Colen have created “Potent Rope,” an edible cannabis 3D printing filament that combines a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer with different cannabinoids and terpenes tailored to the user’s needs.
EnvisionTEC, a 3D printer manufacturer with expertise in dental 3D printing technologies, has received FDA approval for its E-Denture 3D printing material. The new material was developed for the production of realistic removable dentures.
Researchers at Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have improved the physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of 3D printable superalloys using titanium diboride nanoparticles.
A 3D printed graphene aerogel developed by three materials engineers has been named the “least dense 3D printed structure” by Guinness World Records. The structure is so light it can be placed on top of a cotton ball or flower petals without falling.
A research team from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh have received $449,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in order to develop next-generation 3D printing metals, including a new type of steel which…