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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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Jan 21, 2021 | Industry News

New Project to Transform Soy Hulls into 3DP Natural Fiber Composites

Researchers at the University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Department of Mechanical Engineering are working to transform soy hulls left over from soybean processing...

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Jan 18, 2021 | Industry News

INEOS Styrolution Achieves 67% Energy Savings with 3D Printable Styrenics Polymer

INEOS Styrolution has announced the first results of the PolySLS project, which is focused on developing a new energy saving styrenics based material for additive manufacturing...

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Jan 11, 2021 | Industry News

New 3DP Light-sensing Smart Hydrogel for Flexible Displays and Military Camouflage

Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids. The smart gel becomes...

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Dec 29, 2020 | Industry News

New Method to Measure Rate of Resin Curing Under Light Exposure

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a method of measuring the rate at which microscopic regions of a liquid raw material harden into a solid...

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Dec 22, 2020 | Product News

LyondellBasell Launches Polypropylene Range for High-quality 3D Printing

LyondellBasell announces the launch of Beon3D, an innovative product family which allows for the unprecedented design and production of complex, high quality 3D printed objects in one step. Beon3D...

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Dec 18, 2020 | Industry News

New Method to Integrate Liquids Directly into 3D Printed Material

Chemists at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a method for integrating liquids directly into materials during 3D printing. This means, for example, that active...

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Dec 17, 2020 | Industry News

New Process to Develop Polyolefin-based Smart Electronic Surfaces for Automotives

Repsol and TactoTek seek to expand the use of polyolefins in high-performance parts, such as smart surfaces, which have only been made using other plastic materials...

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Dec 14, 2020 | Industry News

Solvay & PrinterPrezz Collaborate to Develop 3DP SLS Solutions for Medical Applications

Solvay and PrinterPrezz are collaborating to develop 3D printing selective laser sintering solutions (SLS) for implants and other medical devices. PrinterPrezz combines polymer and metal 3D...

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Dec 11, 2020 | Industry News

Arkema Acquires Colorado Photopolymer Solutions to Enhance Expertise in 3DP

Arkema announces the acquisition of Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, a company based in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., with strong technical expertise in photopolymer formulation for the fast-growing 3D...

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Dec 9, 2020 | Industry News

Evonik Acquires Stake in UnionTech to Establish in Stereolithography 3D Printing Market

Evonik has acquired a minority stake in UnionTech through its Venture Capital unit. UnionTech is active in the field of stereolithography 3D printing. This additive manufacturing technology makes it...

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