AM Material Sales Growth

Wohlers Talk

The following graph shows the 16-year material sales growth trend in additive manufacturing. In 2016, an estimated $903 million was spent on all materials for AM systems worldwide, including industrial machines and desktop 3D printers.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #5 – nGEN from ColorFabb

3D Printing for Beginners

MaterialsIn late November 2015, ColorFabb announced the latest addition to their continually growing 3D printing filament portfolio: nGen.

Trending Sources

EOS Adds Three Polymer ALM Materials for Industrial 3D Printing to its Current Portfolio of Materials

Additive Manufacturing

High-performance materials broaden the range of applications, particularly in the aerospace industry. These special-purpose materials are already being successfully deployed by several companies in North America and are also highly attractive for the European market due to their properties.

EOS 85

Working with metal materials for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Perhaps more than any other manufacturing process, additive manufacturing works best when you match the material to the right additive process. Some of the challenges, though, are: –many additive processes suggest proprietary versions of materials.

Material hardness methods for 3D printing materials

Additively Blog

The hardness of a material used for rapid prototyping, support parts or of course final parts is one of the key properties an engineer looks for

Material advances in metal 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Materials have always been key to 3D printing success. But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. This year, it was materials. During processing, the laser heats the powder material to 60 to 70° C for fusing.

MIT’s New Software Makes Multi-Material 3D Printing Easy

3D Printer

The latest software being developed by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to be the “Photoshop for 3D materials” by making the entire 3D printing process more accessible to the public.

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

Since launching in 2007, we’ve added over a dozen different materials and finishes. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most amazing materials you can design and 3D print with right now. Both versions of the material can also be painted over easily for a splash of color.

New Stratasys metal 3D printer, materials announced

3D Printing Industry

3D Printers airbus DMLS Ilan Levin material jetting metal additive manufacturing short-run manufacturing short-run production SIA Engineering SIA Engineering Company Stratasys Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Stratasys metalA Stratasys metal 3D printer will be launched in April 2018. Although the company has released only limited details, in this article 3D Printing Industry gives additional insight and information.

Material Makespaces and the Circular Economy workshop in London

Capturing the Value

Join 3D printing and other digital fabrication companies, makers, and researchers on November 9th at Fab Lab London to explore how to gather data about materials in makespaces, and how this data can help you source and cycle materials.

Prusa Gives Us Multi Material Upgrade with Dual and Quad Extrusion

DIY 3D Printing

Josef Prusa gives us a multi material extrusion upgrade for I3 Mk2 which looks great. 4 material version is $249 or €269 with VAT 2 material version is $199 or €219 with VAT Prusa homepage: [link]. 3d drawing pen dual extruder i3 multi color multi materials prusa quad extruder

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. Keep on reading to find out how these materials can benefit your 3D printing projects. They just recommend purging about 50mm of filament after changing the material. Materials

Material Spotlight // Agilus30 FAQ

Studio Fathom

Agilus30, a PolyJet material released earlier this year from Stratasys, is a rubber-like material that has improved functional performance and aesthetics—two times the tear resistance when compared to Tango. blog 3d printing Agilus30 Digital Material Material polyjet Rubber

Das richtige 3D-Druck Material finden dank des Additively Material Finders

Additively Blog

Finden Sie das richtige Material aus über 250 3D-Druck Materialien mit dem Additively Material Finder. Holen Sie automatisch Angebote für Ihre Teile in diesem Material ein

The wonder material in 3D Printing: Graphene


Graphene is the brand new material that has attracted t […]. The post The wonder material in 3D Printing: Graphene appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Testing flammability of 3d printing materials

DIY 3D Printing

Here is a small improvised and non.scientific "test" of fire resistance (or flammability however you want to look at it) of various Shapeways 3d printing materials. 3d printing materials fire nylon shapeways test testing

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #3 – ABS+ from Trideus

3D Printing for Beginners

In this third post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series, we are going to have a look at a very special kind of ABS: ABS+ from Trideus. If you have ever printed with ABS before, you’ll certainly know that ABS can be a tricky material to work with. Materials

This 3D Printer Creates Real Bones Using Synthetic Material

3D Printer

A new 3D printer created by an engineer from the University of Waterloo is capable of printing 3D joints and implants that are made from the same material as the human bone.

XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

Composite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes. In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Materials 3NTR ABS composite material Electronics FDM FFF fiber glass fiber reinforced plastic Filament functional prototyping GF30-PA6 GF30-PP Owens Corning PA6 PP Raise3d tooling Ultimaker XSTRAND XSTRAND filament Zortrax

Cevotec to corner composite materials market with additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

Materials Cevotec Composite Automation composite materials Fiber Patch Placement FPP John Melilli pick and place Thorsten GroeneCevotec, a fiber composite engineering firm headquartered in Munich, has signed a distribution partnership with Manufacturer’s Representation Firm Composite Automation, LLC.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Steel

Shapeways Blog

In future Materials Explainers, we’ll talk about how we use 3D printing for cast metals and 3D printed aluminum. At this stage, the material is fragile, similar to wet sand. The post Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Steel appeared first on The Shapeways Blog.

Evolving Materials to Move Additive Manufacturing Forward

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Three-dimensional printing—particularly when it comes to materials used for the job–has seen its own evolution since the time of our founder’s printed frog. Users today can choose from a variety of printing materials to suit their unique needs. Many Materials at Once.

Cutting-edge 3D printer prints in 10 materials simultaneously

3D Printing Review

MIT engineers have built a 3D printer that can print in 10 different materials at once, streamlining the manufacturing process. Current multimaterial 3D printers are limited to three materials at one time and start at around $150,000.

Simplify3D launches interactive 3D printer materials comparison tool

3D Printing Industry

A new option to compare 3D printing materials is now available from Simplify3D. 3D printer users can now navigate the ever-expanding 3D printing filament universe with the help of Simplify3D’s new 3D Printing Materials Guide and interactive material Properties Table. Materials Clayton Webster Simplify3D Simplify3D Materials Guide Simplify3D Properties Table

5 Considerations for Material Selection


In the last ten years, the advancements in technology coupled with the corresponding developments of material have hugely impacted the way 3D printing is viewed and relied upon by engineers, designers and manufacturers during development and production.

Materials for Extreme 3D Printing, Talk by Walter Voit

DIY 3D Printing

Here is a great talk at Google about more advanced 3d printing materials and their properties. Talk description: Adaptive 3D Technologies makes the toughest - and softest - 3D printed polymers on the market by creating custom materials specifically designed to be 3D printed.

Dallas 136

Australian researchers launch explosive $2 million 3D printer materials partnership

3D Printing Industry

million AUD) to develop additive manufacturing technology for “energetic materials” Reactive in content, energetic materials cover a body of polymers that can be used as explosives, or solid rocket fuel. 3D printing the materials gives military and defense operations the potential to reduce […]. The Australian government has awarded 5 research institutions $2 million USD ($2.6

New metal finishes for our Brass 3D printing material


The post New metal finishes for our Brass 3D printing material appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo At Sculpteo we always think about the constantly […].

Sandvik invests $25 million in materials for metal 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Sandvik has announced plans to open a specialist additive manufacturing materials production plant in Sweden. Materials Annika Roos Göran Björkman metal powders MIM nickel Osprey powder metallurgy powders Sandvik Sandvik Materials Technology Sandvik Mining sandvik osprey titaniumThe metal powders for additive manufacturing market continues to see increased competition in a new move from high-technology engineering group Sandvik (SAND:SS).

Henkel Offers Novel 3D Printing Material Solutions for Industrial Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Düsseldorf, March 20, 2018 – Henkel accelerates commercializing tailor-made materials and offers comprehensive services and equipment know-how for 3D Printing solutions to its customers. Additionally, Henkel is beginning the development of Loctite resins for Carbon’s materials ecosystem.

Top 10 Future 3D Printing Materials (that exist in the present!)


The post Top 10 Future 3D Printing Materials (that exist in the present!) & More 3D challenges 3D News 3D Printing 3D printing materials future Future materials Materials3D Printing has grown rapidly and it’s gaining populari […].

Trends 112

FDM—Material Selection

Studio Fathom

Materials characterize manufacturing processes and manufacturing processes influence the material properties of the final product—additive manufacturing is no different. The technologies are identified by the materials they use, and the … Read More.

3D Printing Materials: Our Focus on Material Simulation.


Among the wide range of 3D printing materials that our […]. The post 3D Printing Materials: Our Focus on Material Simulation. Additive manufacturing 3D printing materials FDM Flexible Plastic resins SLS plastic

3D Printing Material: Our Focus on Material Simulation.


Among the wide range of 3D printing materials that our […]. The post 3D Printing Material: Our Focus on Material Simulation. Additive manufacturing 3D printing materials FDM Flexible Plastic resins SLS plastic

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

The more you know about available materials, the easier it will be to get the final build results you seek. The key to a thriving 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) industry will be materials. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials.

Curious About Our CLIP Materials?


The post Curious About Our CLIP Materials? & More CLIP materials Engineering Materials prototyping resinAs we get closer to the end of our CLIP “Pilot” and pre […]. appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends.

Return of Ctopher’s Custom Material Database

SolidWorks Legion

Custom materials in SOLIDWORKS are important if you are using materials not included in the default set. Around a decade ago, Chris Saller compiled a bunch of such custom materials from varies sources based on requests and submissions from many different people. This list is informally known as Ctopher’s Custom Material Database, “ctopher” being Chris’ more ».