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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What are smart materials?


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Know Your Materials: TPU 92A

Modern Tech

Thermoplastic Polyurethane 92A (TPU 92A) is a type of elastomer material - a polymer with elastic properties. This material is renowned for high elongation, superior toughness and extreme durability. 3D Printing Materials FDM Technology Know Your Materials

Multi-Material 3D Printing Improved with Novel Extruder

Multi-material 3D printing is becoming more common with newer 3D printers, but there are still challenges in getting the layers of multiple materials to adhere properly. 3D Printers 3D Printing abs HIPS multi material 3d printing multi-material 3d printerIn a paper entitled. View the entire article via our website.

Know Your Materials: Agilus30

Modern Tech

3D Printing Materials PolyJet Technology Know Your MaterialsAgilus3 is a superior rubber-like PolyJet photopolymer family ideal for advanced design verification and rapid prototyping. Get more durable, tear-resistant prototypes that can stand up to repeated flexing and bending.

Apium Launches New Materials

Additive Manufacturing

To leverage on Innovation, industries rely on materials and processing technologies. At Apium we recognize this task thus have meticulously kept working on our advanced Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D printing technology to ensure that industries can innovate.

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. […].

Know Your Materials: Antero 800NA

Modern Tech

It combines FDM’s design freedom and ease of use with the excellent strength, toughness and wear-resistant properties of PEKK material. 3D Printing Materials FDM Technology Know Your MaterialsAntero 800NA is a PEKK-based FDM thermoplastic.

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.

ACEO Introduces New Electrically Conductive Silicone 3D Printing Materials

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing silicone ACEO conductive 3D printing material electrically conductive formnext formnext 2018 WACKER WACKER CHEMIEWACKER‘s silicone brand, ACEO, was developed in 2016, at the same time that the company announced that it had created the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicones. Since then, ACEO has. View the entire article via our website.

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.

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

Pushing the Materials Boundaries with CES Selector 2019

Additive Manufacturing

Granta Design today announced the release of CES Selector™ 2019 , the industry-standard software tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of materials properties. Prevent unnecessary iterations and expensive remedial action by selecting materials early in your project.

Know Your Materials: Nylon 12CF

Modern Tech

FDM Nylon 12CF™ is a chopped carbon fiber-filled polyamide 12 material that is available for 3D printing on compatible Stratasys Fortus production systems. FDM Technology 3D Printing Materials

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

New Materials Naming Guide

Shapeways Blog

As a part of our new and improved materials experience , we have made several updates to the names of our materials. We believe these new names better represent the end value and hope these will help you choose the best material for your next project. .

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

Sinterit Introduces PA11 Material


A combat eyewear case 3D printed in a new PA11 material [Source: Sinterit]. » materialsSinterit. Read the whole entry. »

Know Your Materials: Rigu (RGD450)

Modern Tech

3D Printing Materials PolyJet Technologyis also known as RGD450 and is an advanced simulated polypropylene photo-polymer with improved toughness, increased dimensional stability and great surface finish.

New 3D printing materials from BASF and Essentium Materials

3D Printing Industry

BASF 3D Printing Solutions is a subsidiary of BASF SE, the largest chemical producer in the world, focusing on expanding the company’s materials, components and service offerings for 3D printing. The company is collaborating with Essentium Materials, the Texas-based creator of the FlashFuse FDM electric welding process, to create new filaments under the “Ultrafuse” name as […]. 3D Printing BASF 3D Printing Solutions BASF SE Essentium Materials Firat Hirzal FlashFuse

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Announcing Shapeways Materials Updates

Shapeways Blog

We are so excited to announce the release of updates to our materials portfolio. To make for a simpler, more user-friendly creation process, we have also updated our Materials Hub. The post Announcing Shapeways Materials Updates appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

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 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

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

BASF presents new 3D printing materials and alliances at Formnext

3D Printing Industry

BASF 3D Printing Solutions (B3DPS), a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF, has debuted a new range of photopolymer and laser sintering materials as well as several strategic partnerships at Formnext. Materials Advanc3D Materials. Such partnerships include Origin, a silicon valley additive manufacturing startup, Photocentric, a UK-based manufacturer of photopolymers, and Xunshi Technology, a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer. […].

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

Know Your Materials: Digital ABS Plus

Modern Tech

Parts made with this material will have better impact strength in addition to its previously well-known attributes of high-temperature resistance, toughness and superior finish. PolyJet Technology 3D Printing Materials

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.

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.

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.

M. Holland signs 3D printing materials agreement with 3DXTECH

3D Printing Industry

distributor of thermoplastic resins, has signed a distribution agreement with 3DXTECH, a 3D printing materials manufacturer based in Michigan. Materials 3DXTech Haleyanne Freedman M. Holland Company, a U.S. The deal will expand M. Holland’s distribution inventory and widen its customer base. Haleyanne Freedman, M. Holland’s Global 3D Printing Engineering Specialist, said, “At M. Holland, our mission is to give […]. Holland Company matt Howlett

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.

A New Glass-Like 3D Print Material


Engineering properties of Mitsubishi’s new transparent 3D printing material [Source: Verbatim]. » materialsRead the whole entry. »

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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.”.

ARBURG premieres freeformer 300-3X multi-material 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

ARBURG, a German 3D printer and injection molding systems manufacturer, has debuted the freeformer 300-3X, a multi-material and multi-color 3D printer. 3D Printers ARBURG FORMNEXT 2018 Freeformer Freeformer 300-3X Lukas Pawelczyk material jettingLukas Pawelczyk, Head of Sales freeformer, said, “As a revolutionary next step, we’re celebrating the world premiere of the freeformer 300-3X at the Formnext 2018, which will expand the ARBURG product range and open […].

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

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