Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). –Variations of photopolymer materials have characteristics that closely match those of injection-molded thermoplastics.

Get the latest 3D printing developments at the AMUG and RAPID Conferencess

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The next one is the RAPID Conference & Exposition , which has been showcasing manufacturers of 3D printers and additive manufacturing machines for 25 years. Spanning film, TV and appearances, Lopes pushes the limits of the technology to make amazing physical effects a reality.

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HP Multi Jet fusion 3D printing comes to Australia and India

3D Printing Industry

3D printer manufacturer HP has sold its first Jet Fusion 3D printer in Australia to Brisbane-based firm iOrthotics, which will use the technology to produce its EnviroPoly range of orthotic insoles. HP separately announced that it will also be extending its Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, which manufactures objects by material jetting PA, to the Indian market. […].

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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Fueling and perhaps even driving this trend are 3D printers, with their ability to affordably handle custom, patient-specific designs. Today, more than 10 million 3D printed hearing aids are in circulation. As for the materials used, it’s about 50/50 polymer and metal.

How 3D printing in color works

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Cokreeate ( helps people capture memories and moments by turning 3D scans into personalized, ColorJet-printed figurines. After completing the 3D design work of the cover, Cokreeate used the ProJet® 460Plus to do the final print in full color.

Four Key Takeaways from the Wohlers Report 2015


It’s not easy to summarize a 300+ page report in the span of a blog post, especially one as thorough and educationally deep as Wohlers Report 2015 on the state of the 3D printing industry. More than twenty 3D printed implant products have achieved FDA clearance for use.

It’s here: HP Inc. shows off its first 3D printer

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s long awaited actual entrance into the 3D printing industry. At the 2016 RAPID Conference, HP unveiled one of two 3D printers it will offer as well as its ideas of how 3D printing needs to evolve. The processing station is essentially a material management system.

HP Accelerates Democratization of 3D Printing With Breakthrough Full Colour Platform

Additive Manufacturing

Portfolio expansion ignites new wave of voxel-level innovation with low cost HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 Series for functional parts in full colour, black or white; Channel program evolution and new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes. Building on HP’s Open Approach to Materials Development.

Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry

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This article includes highlights from Wohlers Report 2016, the 21st annual worldwide progress report on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing state of the industry. Additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, terms used interchangeably, are alive and well.