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.

Recent AM Material Sales Growth

Wohlers Talk

billion was spent on materials for all additive manufacturing (AM) systems worldwide, including both industrial systems and desktop 3D printers. These estimates include sales of liquid photopolymers, powders, pellets, filaments, wires, sheet materials, and all other material types used for AM.

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FDM Material Biocompatibility

Modern Tech

There are three new FDM materials that are newly rated for medical, Ultem 1010, ABS-M30i and PC-ISO. 3D Printing Medical FDM Technology 3D Printing Materials3D printing has come a long way from where it started. It has made so many advances that it can even help save people's lives.

BASF and Essentium Materials Introduce New 3D Printing Materials

Last summer, chemical company BASF deepened its commitment to additive manufacturing materials with the formation of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary focused entirely on 3D printing. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials AMUG basf BASF 3D Printing Solutions Essentium Essentium Materials Photo-Resin X004M Ultrafuse Z Ultrasint PA6 LM X085

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.

Prodways launches e-commerce site for high-performance 3D printing materials

3D Printing Industry

Prodways Materials, a subsidiary of French 3D printing specialist Prodways Group, has launched an e-commerce website,, for additive manufacturing materials. The launch of this ecommerce site is another strategic step forward for Prodways Materials,” said Emanuel Mesaric, CEO at Prodways Materials. Materials Emanuel Mesaric Prodways Group Prodways Materials Sebastien Vercruysse

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #4 – Glow in the Dark Filament

3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. MaterialsThis time, we’ll have a look at another exciting type of 3D printing filament: Glow-in-the-Dark Filament also known as Glow Filament. […].

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

Nanoscale 3D Printing Company BMF Material Technology Partners with Onshape

BMF Material Technology is. 3D Printing Business 3d printing partnerships BMF Material Technology industry partnerships nanoArch onshapeAs micro- and nanoscale 3D printing become more developed and advanced, more companies are emerging that focus solely on the technology and work to further its development. View the entire article via our website.

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.

RPS supplies industrial 3D printing with Advanced Laser Materials

3D Printing Industry

Since October 2010 the company has been in a materials development partnership with Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), a subsidiary of leading 3D printer provider EOS. Materials Advanced Laser Materials ALM laser sintering RP Support RPS stereolithographyRPS is a UK industrial 3D printing specialist with over a decade of experience in the industry.

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Brightlands Materials Center launches collaborative project to progress new materials for 3D & 4D printing.

3D Printing Industry

Exploring the possibilities for novel materials Brightlands Materials Center, a Netherlands-based R&D facility, has commenced a four-year collaborative project to develop new polymeric materials for use in 4D and 3D printing. Materials Brightlands Materials Center DSM Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Science Advances University of Maastricht Xilloc

ORNL Materials – Printing with Plants

Additive Manufacturing

A scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( ORNL ) uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. We will continue fine tuning the material’s composition to make it even stronger.”.

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

Laser cutting materials: Four new options available!


The post Laser cutting materials: Four new options available! Are you familiar with our laser cutting service? To hel […]. appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Laser Cutting

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.

Materials under the spotlight

3D Printing Industry

million) grant to develop new 3D printing materials. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Scanners Materials researchResearchers at Nottingham University now has a £3.5 million ($5.12 The team, led by Professor Ricky Wildman, will look into.

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.

MakerBot's Unique Materials Strategy


MakerBot’s materials strategy seems be successful. » materialsMakerBot's surprisingly tough Tough PLA. Read the whole entry. »

Fabrisonic Uses UAM 3D Printing Process to Create Functionally Graded Metal Materials

Functionally-graded materials (FGMs) differ from traditional composites in that two materials are joined with a graded interface in order to avoid a boundary between them. 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing composite materials Fabrisonic functionally graded materials gradient materials hybrid additive manufacturing processes Mark Norfolk UAM ultrasonic additive manufacturing

Lubrizol reveals innovative TPU material portfolio for sportswear

3D Printing Industry

Lubrizol, an Ohio-based chemicals and materials company, has announced its new polymer-based material solutions for the footwear market, Estane TRX TPU and BounCell-X. Displayed for the first time at Chinaplas 2018, the plastics and rubber trade fair in Shanghai, Estane TRX TPU and BounCell-X are designed as sustainable material alternatives providing cushion, outsole and assembly […].

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3DCompare now compares over 11,000 3D Printing materials

3D Printing Industry

3DCompare, a 3D printing service comparison platform, has announced a material comparison feature. The new online tool allows 3D printer users to discover suitable materials, compare prices and make purchases. The 3DCompare material database covers filament, resin, powder for SLS and metal AM and materials including ceramics. Users can add materials to the comparison dashboard […].

Our Best Material Finish Ever

Shapeways Blog

Today, Shapeways is proud to debut our newest and highest quality nylon material offering: our new Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic. We’re excited to introduce this upscale finish to our Strong & Flexible nylon, our most popular and versatile material.

CRP expands applications for SLS Windform 3D printing materials

3D Printing Industry

CRP Group, an Italian industrial group integrating additive manufacturing processes and innovative materials for product development, has expanded its Windform composite materials line for applications within advanced sectors such as aerospace, automotive and motorsport, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Offering a wide range of polyamide-based glass and carbon fiber reinforced materials for SLS 3D printing, […].

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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.

BMF Material Technology partners with Onshape offering real-time CAD support to its customers

3D Printing Industry

BMF Material Technology, a Guangdong-based Chinese micro/nano-scale 3D printing service provider has partnered with Onshape (Cambridge, Massachusetts), a cloud-based CAD software tool, to provide customers with real-time CAD modeling support.

Russian Researchers Develop Biocompatible 3D Polymeric Materials for Tissue Repair

Many researchers and scientists have turned to 3D printing for applications in tissue engineering, and a team from the Polymer Materials for Tissue Engineering and Transplantology Laboratory of Peter. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed bioresorbable implant 3D printing polymers 3d printing repair biocomposite materials human organs journal article Peter the Great St.

Prusa releases MK3 upgrade to enable 5 material 3D printing and improved firmware

3D Printing Industry

Prusa Research, an award-winning manufacturer of open-source 3D printers, has released an upgrade which enables its i3 MK3 Prusa to print using 5 different materials. The Multi Material Upgrade 2.0 Open source i3 MK3 Prusa Josef Prusa MK3 MMU2 Multi Material Upgrade 2.0

Victrex Introduces New PAEK 3D Printing Materials

UK company Victrex has been a material supplier for more than three decades, specializing in high performance, high-temperature materials, in particular, PEEK part of the PAEK family of materials. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials e3d eos innovate uk PAEK victrexView the entire article via our website.

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.

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Chromatic 3D Materials advance with fund raising

3D Printing Industry

Adding weight to the argument that the materials space is one of the most interesting aspects of 3D printing, a new company has recently entered. Materials 3D Printing Materials chemicals Chromatic 3D Materials Cora Leibig Dow Chemical GF Biochemicals

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

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.

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

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

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

Dartmouth smart ink 3D prints, shrinks and transforms smart materials

3D Printing Industry

A 3D printed, shrunken Arc de Triomphe represents the result of the latest research undertaken by the Ke Functional Materials Group at Dartmouth College. Focused on developing innovative materials for 3D and 4D printing applications, the Ke Group’s most recent ink makes objects that change size and color in reaction to external stimulus. Thompson Dr. Longyu Li Dr. Pengfei Zhang Dr. Yuyang Wu Dr. Zhiyun Zhang Ke Functional Materials Group Prof.?Dr.

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.

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

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