Category Archives: materials

Origin and DSM announce partnership to develop new open additive materials

Global science company and material manufacturer Royal DSM, has partnered with San Francisco-based 3D printing startup Origin. The goal of this collaboration is to develop new materials for additive manufacturing, and marks another boost for Origin’s Open Additive Production platform. Specifically the two entities will focus on the optimization of Royal DSM photopolymer materials for […]

DSM and CEAD to develop new materials and applications for pelletized 3D printing

Global science-based company and material producer DSM is to partner with large-scale 3D printer supplier CEAD. Focusing on Fused Granulate Fabrication (FGF), a type of material extrusion, the two entities will pursue the development of new feedstock, tooling and end-use applications. According to Patrick Duis, Segment Leader Transportation at DSM Additive Manufacturing, comments, “By expanding our […]

Carpenter Technology launches 3D printer materials unit Carpenter Additive

U.S. metal alloy manufacturer Carpenter Technology has officially formed 3D printer materials business Carpenter Additive. Controlling all of the company’s  specially made powders for metal additive manufacturing, as well as R&D and production services, the new unit has been created to help build the company’s position as an influential leader in the 3D printing market. […]

Henkel strengthens additive manufacturing materials offering with purchase of Molecule Corp

German chemical manufacturing giant Henkel has acquired American 3D printing and industrial inkjet company Molecule Corp. Illustrative of a strengthening in its additive manufacturing materials portfolio, the new purchase is a step toward Henkel’s aim of becoming a leading brand within the sector. Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel said, “Molecule’s strong 3D […]

Evonik closes Witten plant to focus on 3D printing material facility at Marl Chemical Park

Evonik Industries, a major chemical company and manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has closed down its Witten site. The company produced polyphthalamide (PPA), synthetic nylon used in high-temperature applications at the German facility. The reason behind the decision is to focus on Evonik’s new plant currently under construction at the Marl Chemical Park in North Rhine-Westphalia. […]

BASF and Innofil3D expand Ultrafuse range of filaments with ESD safe and flexible materials

Innofil3D, a Dutch 3D materials manufacturer acquired by BASF in 2017, has launched two new filaments for FFF 3D printers. One of these materials, Ultrafuse Z PCTG, is the first electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe filament made by chemical giant BASF. The second, Ultrafuse TPU 80A LF, is a tough and flexible material made for both bowden and […]

Markforged releases flame-retardant 3D printing material Onyx FR

Multi award winning 3D printer OEM Markforged has announced the availability of its new Onyx FR 3D printing nylon, a flame-retardant composite material designed to be used in the aerospace, automotive, and defense industries. The key property of the Onyx FR lies in its self-extinguishing capabilities, allowing it prevent itself from burning, which sets it […]

Additive Manufacturing Technologies to debut two new systems at RAPID + TCT 2019

Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an award-winning UK-based post-processing systems manufacturer, will unveil two new machines at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, next month. On May 20-23rd, the PostPro3DColor and PostPro3DMini will be showcased with the company’s PostPro3D system which was launched late last year. This machine is designed to smooth thermoplastic 3D printed […]

WORLD FIRST: HRL Laboratories registered new 3D printed aluminum alloy

HRL Laboratories, a research center owned jointly by General Motors and Boeing, has announced the registration of its high-strength aluminum alloy, paving the way for commercialization of the material.   HRL’s 3D printable alloy, the only one of its kind incorporating non-weldable aluminum alloys Al7075 and AL6061, will be the first to register with the new Aluminum Associations additive alloy registration system. The […]