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3D Printing


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.

This channel contains the recent advances in a new method and machine development, process optimization and product development (Filaments, 3D Printable Resins and Polymer Powders, and Sustainable Polymers apt for 3D printing). You may also find the breakthrough research projects that are developing plastic parts with challenging designs and materials.

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Nov 5, 2020 | Industry News

Scientist Develops New Tulle-like Textile Using Common 3D Printing Defect

Scientist from the MIT Media Lab introduces DefeXtiles, a tulle-like textile developed by controlling a common 3D printing defect — the under-extrusion of thermoplastic polymer filament...

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Nov 3, 2020 | Product News

DSM Introduces Fast-printing Acrylate Resin for DLP and LCD 3DP

Royal DSM introduces Somos® QuickGen 500, a game-changing, fast-printing, general purpose engineered acrylate resin for digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D printing...

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Nov 3, 2020 | Product News

Formlabs Launches 3D Printing Resins for Manufacturing & Engineering

Formlabs announces two new proprietary materials, Rigid 10K Resin and a reformulation of Draft Resin, to expand design capabilities for users and enhance what’s possible with 3D printing. The new...

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Nov 2, 2020 | Industry News

Arkema Invests in Adaptive3D to Scale-up Photoresin Production

Adaptive3D will be scaling production and distribution to deliver shelf-stable, print-stable, one-part photoresins that yield superior, manufactured end parts using the Series B financing from a...

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Oct 30, 2020 | Product News

Evonik & HP Co-launch TPA Elastomer for Flexible 3D Printed Parts

Evonik and HP’s new co-branded elastomer is a flexible high-performance specialty powder based on a thermoplastic amide grade (TPA) for 3D printing. The new ready-to-use material has been developed...

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Oct 29, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Replicate Human Tongue Surface Using Printed Synthetic Silicone

UK scientists led by the University of Leeds in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh have replicated the highly sophisticated surface design of a human tongue and demonstrated that their...

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Oct 28, 2020 | Industry News

Arburg to Present 3D Printer for Medical Implants Processing at formnext connect

Arburg to present the capabilities of the Freeformer, an industrial 3D printer. The Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) process with the Freeformer is predestined for medical technology, the processing...

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Oct 27, 2020 | Product News

Braskem Introduces PP-based Products for Additive Manufacturing

Braskem launches a portfolio of exclusive products for the additive manufacturing segment, popularly known as 3D printing, which is experiencing robust growth in Brazil...

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Oct 26, 2020 | Article

3D Printing Material and Process Technologies to Watch!

By Donald Rosato

Explore how potential developments utilizing 3D printing material & process technologies are emerging as routes for many end-use applications, thereby bringing the resin and 3D equipment suppliers...

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Oct 23, 2020 | Industry News

How Plastic Industry is Fighting Against COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, plastic industry has come together as one and is fighting back with innovative product development and new technologies. Major OEMs are coming up with protective...

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