Category Archives: materials

Fillamentum launches Flexfill Vertigo Grey and Pistachio Green for high quality finishes

Czech Republic headquartered 3D printer material brand Fillamentum has launched two new filament colors to meet customer demand. TPU-based Flexfill 98A is now available in Vertigo Grey, Fillamentum’s most popular color. It is joined by the new, vibrant Pistachio Green. Released this month, the materials have already received support from the brand’s fanbase. According to […]

Protolabs adopts high-performance metal alloys for aerospace-grade 3D printed parts

Protolabs, an award-winning on-demand manufacturing provider, has announced the addition of Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 to its collection of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing materials. With its high strength and corrosion resistant properties, such materials as Inconcel 718 will further enable the Minnesota-based company to create functional end-use 3D printed parts […]

Jabil to develop 3D printing materials, establishes AM Materials Innovation Center

Jabil, a global manufacturing services company, has established a Materials Innovation Center in Minnesota to develop polymer filaments and powders for additive manufacturing. This 50,000 sq ft facility will produce Jabil Engineered Materials specialized to meet customer requirements. 3D Printing Industry caught up with the Vice President of Digital Manufacturing at Jabil to learn more. […]

Metal Powder Industries Federation publishes standards for additive manufacturing

The worldwide Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing. A compilation of nine existing test methods relating to metallic powdered feedstock, the document is intended to help “clarify the technology as an aid in conducting business” for designers and manufacturers. Championing powder metallurgy for over 50 years  Founded […]

AP&C expands metal powder production capacity in Quebec

AP&C, the metal 3D printing powder production arm of GE Additive, is expanding its operations in Canada. With the acquisition of almost 40,000 m² in land, the company is planning to extend its production capacity at the Saint-Eustache site where it has been active since 2016. “Our firm is currently enjoying rapid growth and we need […]

Fillamentum launches ASA 3D printer filament made for more than just the outdoors

Popular 3D printer materials brand Fillamentum has launched three new shades of its ASA Extrafill filament for FFF/FDM. Noticing a rise in users switching from ABS to the higher resistance thermoplastic, the company states, “ASA is getting really popular among designers, and that happens for its properties. ASA is optimal for outside usage but its […]

UL introduces Blue Card for global recognition of 3D printing materials

Underwriters Laboratories, or UL, the company responsible for thorough studies into the safety of desktop 3D printing and various other certification documents, has launched a Blue Card for additive manufacturing materials. This card, also known as the Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program, has been introduced by UL to help materials manufacturers reach their potential customers. Materials […]

PyroGenesis signs exclusive additive manufacturing powder production deal with Aubert & Duval

Canadian plasma specialist PyroGenesis and French metal processing specialist Albert & Duval have agreed on terms to establish the production of powdered titanium 3D printer feedstock. In a multi-step strategy outlined by the two parties at the beginning of January 2019, the companies have reached a mutually exclusive deal aiming to impact the additive manufacturing market in […]

PyroGenesis signs exclusive additive manufacturing powder production deal with Aubert & Duval

Canadian plasma specialist PyroGenesis and French metal processing specialist Albert & Duval have agreed on terms to establish the production of powdered titanium 3D printer feedstock. In a multi-step strategy outlined by the two parties at the beginning of January 2019, the companies have reached a mutually exclusive deal aiming to impact the additive manufacturing market in […]

Formlabs launch resins for rapid prototyping and dental prosthetics at CES

Formlabs, a Boston-based manufacturer of SLA 3D printers, has introduced two new resin materials at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas, which commenced today. The first of the new resins, Elastic Resin, is designed for prototyping silicone parts and is said to be the softest of Formlabs’ Engineering Resins. The second, Digital Denture, […]