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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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Oct 22, 2021 | Article

Major Plastic Suppliers Diving Deeper into 3D Printing!

By Donald Rosato

Take a quick look at five emerging material technologies provided by the leading plastic suppliers targeted to improve the 3D printing of plastic resin systems...

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

New Data-driven Process Uses Machine Learning to Optimize 3DP Materials

Researchers at MIT have developed a data-driven process that uses machine learning to optimize new 3D printing materials with multiple characteristics, like toughness and compression strength...

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Oct 20, 2021 | Product News

Forward AM Introduces 3DP Filaments for Flexible Printed Parts

Forward AM launches a portfolio of advanced flexible materials for additive manufacturing (AM) with three new filaments – Ultrafuse® TPU 64D, Ultrafuse® TPU 95A and Ultrafuse® TPS 90A. These new...

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Oct 14, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop New Hybrid 4D Additive Manufacturing Process

Researchers at Loughborough University have developed a hybrid method called Material Treatment Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (MaTrEx-AM), which uses acetone to toughen targeted layers of 3D...

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Oct 6, 2021 | Product News

B9Creations’ New Resins for 3D Printed Mold Replacement and Production Parts

B9Creations launches its Robust resin line with new ABS and ABS/PC materials, compatible with the company’s B9 Core Series 3D printers...

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Sep 24, 2021 | Industry News

Nexa3D and Henkel Open Additive Manufacturing Customer Center in California

Nexa3D announces the opening of its first full scale additive manufacturing customer center; NEXTFACTORY in Ventura CA, in partnership with Henkel...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Nanoscribe Launches High-precision 3D Printer for Microfabrication Applications

Nanoscribe launches the Quantum X shape, a high-precision 3D printer for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale batch production. With the Quantum X shape, high-precision 3D printing becomes...

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Sep 14, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Presents Resin for DLP and LCD 3D Printing at RAPID+TCT Show

Covestro introduces Somos® PerFORM HW for digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D printing at the RAPID+TCT show in Chicago. The resin was developed by the additive...

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Sep 9, 2021 | Industry News

Raise3D to Launch Intelligent 3D Printer for Small-batch Production

Raise3D to launch the Pro3 Series in late 2021, the most highly developed 3D printer of its segment, with improvements that address the needs of agile or small-batch production of end parts, tools...

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Aug 31, 2021 | Product News

Filamentive Launches High-impact Resistant Sustainable PLA

Filamentive announces the launch of PLA Tough – an industrial-grade material offering the impact strength of ABS, whilst retaining the sustainability and printability of PLA...

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