voxeljet enhances HSS to 3D print single parts with multi-material properties

German 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet has detailed a new technology development for its High Speed Sintering (HSS) process.   Known as “greyscale 3D printing,” the method allows for the creation of singular parts with variable material properties, from mechanical strength and elasticity to material density, weight and center of gravity. These properties can be individually influenced […]

RMIT proves 3D printed titanium alloys can be enhanced by addition of copper

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia have trialled a new material for metal 3D printing that combines titanium alloy with copper.  Developed by RMIT’s School of Engineering, titanium-copper alloys were created in a bid to prevent cracking and distortion that can affect titanium when 3D printing. RMIT states that the material […]

SLM Solutions and Honeywell to qualify 3D printing parameters for thicker layers

German metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions and multinational manufacturing conglomerate Honeywell are collaborating to qualify new additive manufacturing parameters that enable printing at increased thicknesses.  SLM Solutions will be providing the hardware and materials, whereas Honeywell will be responsible for carrying out the qualification process. Through the partnership, both companies aim to reduce their […]

Cooksongold and 3D LAB bring compact precious metal powder atomizer to market

After an exhibition season that has seen Cooksongold increase its presence in the 3D printing industry, the UK’s largest jewelry maker and precious metals processor has announced a new collaboration. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, 3D LAB is an official 3D Systems reseller, service bureau and manufacturer of atomization technology. Cooksongold is partnering with 3D LAB […]

RadTech publishes material handling health & safety poster for 3D printer resins

When considering safety in the operation of resin-based 3D printers it is important to note that the primary risk comes from exposure to uncured residues/materials. In keeping with good housekeeping procedures a major recommendation for 3D printing users is that 3D printers and the handling of uncured resins should be done in a well-ventilated area. […]

Additive Manufacturing Technologies unveils integrated post-processing Digital Manufacturing System at Formnext 2019

UK-based post-processing specialist Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has launched its new Digital Manufacturing System (DMS) at Formnext 2019. Described as a comprehensive post-processing system, the DMS uses AMT’s proprietary technology to provide an automated and digital solution for the entire manufacturing workflow. Namely, the system was designed to address the manual stages between 3D printers […]

ExOne forms multiple partnerships to simplify sintering for metal binder jet 3D printing

Leading binder jet 3D printer manufacturer ExOne has announced two partnerships during Formnext 2019 aimed at developing the sintering stage of its metal binder jet 3D printing process. The company is collaborating with engineering simulation company ANSYS to develop software for predicting the sintering behavior of metal parts 3D printed via binder jetting. ExOne has […]

MakerBot establishes METHOD Materials Program to expand 3D printing filament range

MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer of the METHOD 3D printer, has launched the METHOD Materials Development Program and MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder to extend the range of filaments used within its systems. As initial partners, Jabil, KIMYA, Polymaker, and Mitsubishi Chemical are working to qualify filaments for use in the METHOD platforms. Moreover, the MakerBot LABS […]

EnvisionTEC and Sartomer develop water-soluble resin for cDLM 3D printers

EnvisionTEC, a global 3D printer and materials manufacturer, and Sartomer, a subsidiary of French advanced materials company Arkema, have collaborated to develop a water-soluble resin known as E-Aquasol.  Designed for use on EnvisionTEC’s proprietary Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) 3D printing platform, the resin incorporates Sartomer’s UV-curable resin technology. “We are excited to collaborate with […]

Covestro launches Addigy 3D printing brand at Formnext 2019

Covestro, a German manufacturer of high-performance polymers, has launched a new custom 3D printing brand named Addigy®. Debuting at Formnext 2019, Addigy® will focus on providing material solutions used in industrial 3D printing production. This includes polycarbonates, thermoplastic polyurethanes as well as polyurethane-based resins.  Such materials enable personalized properties and specific performances, such as toughness, […]