Category Archives: 3D Printing Applications

BASF and Essentium create extra-strong 3D printed plastic/carbon fiber prosthetic leg

We reported last year on a major collaboration between chemicals giant BASF and 3D printing materials company Essentium, intended to develop a range of new materials solutions for 3D printing and other applications. A major breakthrough has recently been achieved by the partners, with Essentium’s subsidiary brand TriFusion Devices leveraging one of BASF’s advanced materials to develop an important new prosthetic device. The new prosthetic is the strongest 3D printed thermoplastic/carbon fiber definitive prosthetic leg socket available on the market.

News Roundup: Aeromet new AM aluminium powder, UPM launches biocomposite material, DSM, 3Dmouthguard, V&A museum, EDEM, Barnes Group

In case the speed of 3D printing developments is getting a little too much for you, we’ve got another news round-up to stop you from falling behind. The latest stories you might have missed out on include a new aluminium powder for AM developed by Aeromet International and partners, a new biocomposite from UPM, and many more besides.