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3D printing has already proven its worth in the plastic industry and grows further in terms of innovative processes, use of tricky polymers and different temperature ranges. The new methods and material are helping in developing plastic parts or objects cost-efficiently and rapidly.

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Aug 6, 2021 | Industry News

Raise3D Unveils New 3D Printer Ideal for Carbon Fiber-based Parts

Raise3D reveals E2CF, its new 3D printer that is based on the award-winning E2 3D printer. The E2CF is engineered to print with fiber-reinforced materials and is optimized for carbon fiber. The E2CF...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Product News

Filamentive Launches 3D Printing Polymers for Critical Engineering Applications

Filamentive has launched Filamentive PRO – a specialized portfolio of high-performance 3D printing polymers for engineering applications. With hardware innovation enabling desktop FFF / FDM 3D...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Nexa3D and BASF Forward AM Launch Photoplastic Material for Dental Models

Nexa3D announces the immediate commercial availability of xMODEL 2505 dental material powered by BASF Forward AM. This rigid beige color material is ideal for the ultrafast production of additively...

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Jul 20, 2021 | Product News

Nexa3D and Henkel Launch Photo-elastic Material with Impressive Properties

Nexa3D and Henkel have announced the commercial availability of xFLEX 475, a soft rubber material that is ideal for the production of additively manufactured industrial and consumer products. Within...

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Jul 14, 2021 | Industry News

Roboze Introduces Heated Chamber-equipped 3D Printer for Exceptionally Large Parts

Roboze introduces Production Series solution, the ARGO 1000. The ARGO 1000 can radically transform the way industries like aerospace, energy, transportation, MedTech, and automotive can manufacture...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop 3DP Phase-change Material Composites for Temperature Regulation

Researchers at Texas A&M University have created novel 3D printable phase-change material (PCM) composites that can regulate ambient temperatures inside buildings using a simpler and cost-effective...

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Jul 8, 2021 | Industry News

AMR Predicts Global Personal 3D Printers Market to Reach USD 5.44 Bn by 2030

The global personal 3D printers market size was valued at $1.69 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $5.44 billion by 2030, to register a CAGR of 13.50% during the forecast period. North...

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Jun 29, 2021 | Product News

Nexeo Plastics and Covestro’s New PC/ABS 3DP Filament for Outdoor Applications

Nexeo Plastics has worked together with Covestro on the development and launch of the new Polycarbonate/ABS 3D printing filament Addigy® FPB 2684 3D. This filament is available via Nexeo Plastics’...

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Jun 24, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay and Partners Launch Additive Manufacturing Competition

Solvay is partnering with L’Oréal and Ultimaker to launch the third edition of its international Additive Manufacturing (AM) Cup competition. The contest gives students, engineers and manufacturers...

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Jun 24, 2021 | Article

How Vapor Smoothing Takes the Surface Quality of 3D Printed Parts to the Next Level

By SpecialChem

Take the quality of your 3D printed parts to match the surface finish achieved through injection molding. Watch the on-demand webinar to get in-depth view of vapor smoothing and discover real-life...

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