Category Archives: materials

Brightlands Materials Center launches collaborative project to progress new materials for 3D & 4D printing.

Exploring the possibilities for novel materials Brightlands Materials Center, a Netherlands-based R&D facility, has commenced a four-year collaborative project to develop new polymeric materials for use in 4D and 3D printing. 4D printing is a term increasingly popular with enterprises seeking to describe how a 3D print can change its form over time. This project will […]

Metalysis welcomes Australian Mines to scandium additive manufacturing powder production

UK metal powder producer Metalysis has given an update on the progress of its ongoing aluminum-scandium alloy R&D program. Launched to fulfill material demand in core value scandium sectors, such as advanced and additive manufacturing, the project is now in its second year. According to the official program update, the past 12 months have “affirmed the […]

3D Printing News Sliced, Voodoo Manufacturing, Create O&P, German RepRap, NewPro 3D and the MTC

3D printing news to be Sliced this week includes Create O&P, German RepRap, Humanetics, the Manufacturing Technology Center, NewPro 3D and many more. A space for additive manufacturing Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a leading independent Research & Technology Organisation behind the additive manufacturing skills framework, has been selected by the leading global standards organisation, […]

Equispheres metal powders gets $5m boost from Lockheed Martin

American global aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in Canadian materials manufacturer Equispheres. The funds will enable the company to expand its powder products for additive manufacturing and cold spray processes, it also serves as an investment by Lockheed into Canada’s industrial technology sphere. Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Canada, […]

CMU expert algorithm can predict biomaterial 3D printing parameters

At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), researchers may have found a solution that makes the characterization of new 3D printer materials a breeze. An algorithm, developed by a team at CMU’s College of Engineering, is capable of sorting through possible parameters for soft-material 3D printing to identify the perfect settings for success. Termed the Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method, the […]

Perstorp AB creates 3D printer materials venture with 3D4Makers

Perstorp AB, a world leading specialty chemicals company, and 3D printing filament producer 3D4Makers have joined forces to create Netherlands based company ‘ElogioAM’ a new material production venture. Combining the knowledge of chemicals and polymers, ElogioAM is introducing Facilan, a strong and compostable filament for FDM/FFF 3D printing.  Stamping out common 3D printing issues User reported issues detail problems […]

Praxair grants support metal additive manufacturing academic research

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), producers of metal powder for additive manufacturing, has awarded their TruForm™ AMbition Grant to six universities. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, Praxair is a leading industrial gas company and reported 2017 sales of $11 billion. The company has a current market capitalization in the region of $40 billion. The additive manufacturing research […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]