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This Channel aims to give technical solutions to optimize your cost and the efficiency of your Rapid Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping solutions. Rapid prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing processes include selective laser sintering (SLS), stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), 3-dimensional printing (3DP), and laminated object manufacturing (LOM). Compared to other rapid manufacturing methods, Selective Laser Sintering can produce parts from a relatively wide range of commercially available powder materials, including polymers (nylon, also glass-filled or with other fillers, and polystyrene). While it began as a way to build prototype parts early in the design cycle, Selective Laser Sintering is increasingly being used in limited run manufacturing to produce end-use parts (rapid manufacturing). 

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May 25, 2017 | Industry News

European Space Agency Begins Testing 3D Printed PEEK CubeSat Structures

European Space Agency has 3D printed PEEK CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. With a melting point up around 370ºC and comparable to metals printable PEEK is made...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Plastic Polypropylene Filament

Leapfrog 3D Printers together with Verbatim have succeeded in printing polypropylene on the Bolt. Common uses of PP are in automotive, medical, packaging and household goods. Verbatim filament...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

New High-performance Filaments for 3D Printing Supports SABIC’s Global Expansion

SABIC unveiled at RAPID + TCT 2017 a new portfolio of high-performance filament for fused deposition modeling. The new products address growing global demand for greater material choices in the...

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May 5, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys Advances Custom Foot Orthotics with Large-scale 3D Printing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has collaborated with Peacocks Medical Group to maximize 3D printing for large-scale production of custom foot orthotics. Stratasys Direct is giving millions of new...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printed Self-expandable Polymer Stents with Biodegradation Capacity

A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Brings Polyurethane & Polycarbonate Options for Industrial 3D Printing

Covestro is bringing new material options to the 3D printing industry based on its polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistries. New product technologies will be ideal for medical, electrical and...

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May 19, 2017 | Article

How Plastics Can Boost 3D Printing of Medical Devices

By Vishal Parekh

In the recent years, 3D printing technology has gained phenomenal traction in the medical and healthcare industry. The medical industry is seeing mushrooming applications of 3D printing, such as...

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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Partners with Essentium to Propel Making of More Robust 3D Printed Parts

As plastic 3D printing continues to struggle with moving beyond prototype phase due to a lack of durability and strength of printed parts, BASF and Essentium have teamed up to enable the creation of...

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May 4, 2017 | Industry News

Reduction in Lead Times & Cost for Final Tram Parts with Stratasys’ 3D Printing

Stratasys has recently announced that the Mobility Division of Siemens has used Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology to produce customized final production parts. Using Stratasys’ printer Siemens...

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