Category Archives: materials

Prodways launches e-commerce site for high-performance 3D printing materials

Prodways Materials, a subsidiary of French 3D printing specialist Prodways Group, has launched an e-commerce website, prodwaysmaterials.com, for additive manufacturing materials. “The launch of this ecommerce site is another strategic step forward for Prodways Materials,” said Emanuel Mesaric, CEO at Prodways Materials. “Thanks to its expertise in machines, its own team dedicated to the development of additive […]

DSM and FormFutura ink 3D printer filament distribution deal

Global health, nutrition and materials company Royal DSM has entered into a 3D printer filament distrubtion agreement with Dutch supplier FormFutura. According to Jill Cohen, Global Director Marketing & Sales for DSM Additive Manufacturing, “At DSM, we believe that partnerships across the additive manufacturing ecosystem are critical to unlock the full potential of this new […]

VTT Finland and Carbodeon develop nanodiamond-reinforced PLA for 3D printers

Finnish nanodiamond materials developer Carbodeon has released the uDiamond filament for FFF 3D printers made with the help of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland  A patented material, uDiamond filament combines standard PLA plastic with nanodiamond particles for reinforcement, reportedly providing stronger 3D prints and faster deposition rates. “This is the first product of a family that […]

Interview: Carbon releases first medical-grade material for DLS, partners with Fast Radius

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based company behind Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has unveiled its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). “The life sciences and medical device industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation materials in this […]

Interview: Carbon releases first medical-grade material for DLS, partners with Fast Radius

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based company behind Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has unveiled its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). “The life sciences and medical device industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation materials in this […]

Metalysis enters commercial production of metal powders for additive manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing materials producer Metalysis, headquartered in South Yorkshire, UK, has entered into industrial scale production of its metal powders. Now at Generation 4 of development, this latest stage means that the company’s plant will be capable of producing in the region of 10,000 – 100,000 kg+ (10s to 100s of tonnes) of metal powders […]

NIB’s SKILCRAFT debuts 3D printing filament range for the U.S. Government

SKILCRAFT, the trade name of the U.S. National Industries for the Blind (NIB), has unveiled the SKILCRAFT 3D business model which will deliver specially selected 3D printing filaments to support the growing use of additive manufacturing within all branches of the federal government. SKILCRAFT products are primarily made by the visually impaired. Soft-launched last month […]

Harvard researchers develop method for 3D printing with soundwaves

Researchers from Harvard University’s John A Paulsen School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in Massachusetts, have created an acoustophoretic 3D printing technique which uses sound waves to form drops of a wide range of viscous fluids into additively manufactured structures. According to the study published in the latest edition of Science Advances, this new […]

Apium partners with Purpose AM to create new filament dryer

High performance 3D printing materials specialist, Apium Additive Technologies, has partnered with extrusion technology firm, Purpose AM Systems, to launch the Apium Filament Dryer. The dryer is designed to reduce unwanted moisture in filaments, which can cause poor print quality and significantly affect the 3D printing process. Pinar Karakas, Head of Marketing and Quality Management […]

U.S. Army lab explores materials at nano-level using 3D atom probe for future military body armor

Material scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, are analyzing metal and ceramic specimens at the atomic level using 3D imaging atom probe technology. This analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of materials used for body armor on future army soldiers. The work includes studying metal alloys that have […]