Innovative Partnerships Drive 3D Printing Materials Development

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Successful adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in mass manufacturing requires close partnerships across hardware, software and materials technologies. Sponsored 3d printing resins Carbon CLIP photopolymer photopolymerization photopolymers polymers SartomerIn order to unlock 3D printing’s. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing New Dyes for Photoinitiators in Three-Component Systems

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Researchers from France and Australia worked together recently to develop new 3D printing materials, apprising us of the details in the recently published ‘Free Radical Photopolymerization and 3D.

3D Printed Self-Healing Material Can Fix Sole of Shoe In Two Hours

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The potential uses for unique self-healing materials are numerous, varying from fixing cell phone screens and other electronics to repairing cartilage and other biomedical applications. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology journal article nature Nature Journal photopolymerization research paper self-healing materials University of Southern California usc USC Viterbi

Stratasys Origin One Used to 3D Print Head Lice Treatment Devices

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How Safe Are 3D Printing Resins?

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Material extrusion like fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the most popular polymer 3D printing technology, but resins are resonating among consumers. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing resins 3d printing safety dlp photopolymers resin 3d printing resins sla vat photopolymerizatio

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

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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. For many users, however, the variety of available materials is insufficient or the selection that is available is not open for use on other brands of AM machines. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials. The challenges of creating AM materials.

Interview with Korean Firm Graphy on Developing Cutting Edge Photopolymers for 3D Printing

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Exclusive Interviews 3d printing resins Creator dlp dlp sla Graphy Korea MSLA photopolymer photopolymerization photopolymers sla vat polymerizationWhereas FDM knowledge has been spread far and wide DLP and SLA learnings are often locked away behind closed doors. Only recently have we started to see many low-cost SLA. The post Interview with. View the entire article via our website.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat PhotopolymerizationPeople debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing.

Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

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–Limited information on material performance. –Perceived lack of materials. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers.

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). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions. Other interesting information of note include: — Photopolymers continue to be one of the larger groups of plastic materials purchased for use in 3D printing. Material jetting.

TU Wien Research Team Develops Method for High-Resolution 3D Printing of Tough, Homogenous Photopolymers

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The Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria has completed plenty of research about unique 3D printing materials, such as magnets, over the years. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology copolymers ester journal article light-curing Ottawa photopolymer photopolymerization polymer chemistry research paper TU Wien

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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Post-processing and material availability were seen as challenges now and in the future, with the future coming in at 34% and 46% respectively. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive CNC Milling Machines Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

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The concerns UL experts are working on include developing a quality and safety framework, technical roadmap, material safety and compatibility, and workplace safety. Balancing growing safety concerns with the rapid pace of innovation, UL is establishing compliance guidelines, a quality assurance framework, material search and training tools. In addition, UL is developing training and education programs, as well as a materials’ database.

South Korean Researchers Using Oxygen Diffusion Technique to Build 3D Printed Micropatterns

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Design choices–an interview with Roland 3D printer developer

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The company’s most recent 3D printer is the monoFab ARM-10, which uses a layered projection system and resin material. This printer is in the category of professional, desktop stereolithography or vat photopolymerization systems. Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Leslie''s blog Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Roland DGA Roland is also a developer of 3D printers.

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7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

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Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Carbon uses material science to speed up the development of parts built a layer at a time. At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available.

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

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3D Printers 3D Printing Basics Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Service Bureaus Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

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But the sobering reality is that no matter how perfectly manufacturing steps are followed cost is always being designed into the part—every pocket cut, every hole drilled comes with a price in material waste, cutter wear, and machine time. With 3D printing, engineers can design cost out of a part when adding features while eliminating extraneous material and additional assembly steps. Design cost out by increasing part complexity.

New Photocatalysts Developed for Visible Light 3D Printing

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Visible light 3D printing is a new frontier for the world of vat photopolymerization, with only a small number of commercial options available for the technology.

Additive manufacturing helps build a system than blends multiple solar technologies

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Industrial Leslie''s blog Machining / Milling Materials News Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid Injection Molding Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Proto Labs Inc A debate is going on in the additive manufacturing and manufacturing world, with some proponents pushing for the elimination of traditional manufacturing methods (such as CNCs and injection molding) in favor of solely additive manufacturing.

A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference

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This business will sell machines, materials, and consulting on best practices in additive manufacturing. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Binder Jetting Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization AMUG

How 3D printing eliminates costs

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat PhotopolymerizationPeople debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing.

Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

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Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

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Materials. The big driver in stereolithography is always the materials,” said Hull. Materials don’t necessarily like to be free-formed. So the technical barrier is a combination of taking materials and figuring out how to 3D print them successfully, and that may involve modifying the material, depending on what you’re approach is.

Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical News Packaging Personal 3D printers Vat Photopolymerization FormlabsDesktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages. For those engineers who do use desktop 3D printers , a popular choice is to use stereolithography (SL) technology.

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

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Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Carbon uses material science to speed up the development of parts built a layer at a time. At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available.

3D printing shifts into manufacturing

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Chuck Hull, Inventor of stereolithography, and Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems, notes that the 3D printing technology is well suited as a material development delivery tool. “A A key is that the amount of material that it takes is very small. So we aren’t bound with the user requirement of stereolithography where the material has to be very stable for 1 year, 2 years or 3 years.”. It can now be days or even a few hours, enabling a wider range of materials.

LUXeXceL’s 3D printing process for optics is an alternative to injection molding

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Recently, this additive manufacturer of optical components launched a new additive manufacturing platform that is faster, and it introduced a new clear material “LUX-Opticlear,” which can be used to manufacture high quality optics up to 20 mm in height. LUX-Opticlear printing material. The new UV curable material, LUX-Opticlear, offers excellent optical properties with a print height up to 20 mm.

Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

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–Another important consideration is to optimize the design for printing in a sense of saving material and print time. Several of these programs have a function that will suggest the best way to stack or place multiple parts for the most efficient use of the print material. Recently we held a webinar on three of the main software programs available that help prepare a CAD design for 3D printing / additive manufacturing (Magics, Rhino3DPRINT , and Spark).

Accelerating the Future of 3D Printing

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Together, these will provide the building blocks that product designers, hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials scientists can use to continue to explore the limits of 3D printing technology. The printer will be able to use a broad range of materials, made by us and by others, and we look forward to lots of exploration into new materials. 3D Printers Consumer Products Leslie''s blog Materials Vat Photopolymerization autodesk

Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Origin, Accelerating Expansion Into Mass Production Additive Manufacturing

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Origin’s resin based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P 3 ) technology addresses fast-growing demand for tooling and end-use parts across multiple applications. Featured News Origin Programmable PhotoPolymerization software-centric additive manufacturing solution Stratasys Ltd.

How service providers can meet your low-volume 3D printing needs

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–at least one or more additive manufacturing machines (such as stereolithography, extrusion, multi-jetting, various material laser sintering systems, and so on). –materials for all the equipment you have. One of the benefits of going with a service provider is that you have a better chance of working in the material your design needs. At Proto Labs, for example, the engineering team has the expertise to mix and match materials among the systems.

Testing consumer 3D printers

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style 3D printer?

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Why 3D printed lattices could replace foam

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Carbon’s technology can produce lattice geometries with functional elastomeric materials. Carbon offers a large lattice library where each unique combination of lattice parameters is combined with base materials, resulting in a unique metamaterial with a well understood simulated mechanical response. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Featured Leslie's blog Materials Rapid MFG Software Vat Photopolymerization Carbon3D

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

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“There will be hands-on workshops and presentations that cover art and architecture, metal casting, education, manufacturing tools, materials, medical, direct metals, scanning, stereolithography, laser sintering and transportation.” For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences.

How to insure a design is 3D printable

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The newer 3DP/AM machines’ ability to print/build in color, multiple materials, and textures taxes the ability of the STL program to deliver all the data to these machines. As Fred Fisher, Director of Materials and Applications Product Management, Stratasys Ltd., Additionally, 3-matic STL can add lattice structure to the design, saving even more material. For example, you would use meta-materials to describe the internal structure inside a mesh surface.

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Stratasys to Acquire Origin, Bringing New Additive Manufacturing Platform to Polymer Production

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Origin’s resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P 3 ) technology expands Stratasys leadership in the fast-growing market for 3D-printed mass production parts. Origin works with a network of material partners such as Henkel, BASF and DSM to develop resins for its system. “We

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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Use of polycaprolactone material ensures that the splint takes two or more years to absorb into the body, offering the trachea enough time to develop. “I A transparent material was used for the organ, but inside, color was used to show tumor location in relation to arteries and cavities. As for the materials used, it’s about 50/50 polymer and metal. Design for the human body is growing. And patient-specific is the latest trend for medical devices.

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

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Impossible Objects takes the approach of printing with carbon fiber material. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Software Vat Photopolymerization

New 3D printing technique–Build parts through software controlled chemical reactions

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Some material combinations will behave like real rubbers. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Architecture Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization CarbonBetter living through chemistry is a phrase that could be applied to the company Carbon. The founders’ goal is to make real final parts through a form of digital light processing.

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

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A panel of representatives from ten vendors (3D Systems, Carbon, Concept Laser, ExOne, GE, HP, Renishaw, SLM Solutions, Somos, and Stratasys) gave attendees a chance to ask a lot of questions ranging from how do you convince others in your company of the value of 3DP, to the best applications to start using 3DP, to the need for open-source software and the need for more and better materials.

Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Automotive Binder Jetting Consumer Products Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Machining / Milling Material Jetting Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Service Bureau News Service Bureaus Vat Photopolymerization3D printing was originally invented to reduce the time it takes to develop an engineering prototype. The idea was for thousands of engineers to have their own personal machines at their disposal.

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