German 3D printer manufacturer Rapid Shape and consumer-products and specialty-chemicals conglomerate Henkel have announced a new partnership. Both companies will be cooperating to create new 3D printing applications for a variety of industries. The companies will test and evaluate new materials on Rapid Shape’s 3D printers, most prominently the 130+ DLP printer. The collaboration will allow Rapid […]
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A new report from Acumen Research and Consulting forecasts the global 3D printing market to reach $41 billion by 2026. That represents a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 20%, an astoundingly high rate for a six-year period. These reports are helpful because they put numbers to the claims that we regularly make about the […]
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Lighting company Signify recently unveiled a new venture for printing tailor-made lighting products. Their new service allows users to customize and print their own light shades and fittings, mostly developed using recyclable materials. Among these items, Signify have showcased the ability to produce appliances like table lamps from recycled CDs. The company’s model proposes a sustainable […]
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High-tech polymer materials provider Covestro will unveil a new type of printhead at Formnext. The new head offers a film extrusion additive manufacturing technology rather than relying on filaments. Covestro states that such a method provides a “far more efficient” means of processing plastics in terms of cost and throughput. Covestro’s latest device is also interesting in that […]
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