3D Printing Materials News

New Self-Healing Plastic for 3D Printing Epitomizes Plastic Conundrum

Plastic is a bit reminiscent of the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities: it’s the best of materials; it’s the worst of materials. Used for just about everything, and... The...

3DPrint.com | Matt Kremenetsky | Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 9:45am EST

Flashforge and Kewan: The Productivity Revolution with 3D Printers

The combination of biochemical materials and 3D printers presents a significant proposition for the 3D printing industry. In 2021, 3D printer company Flashforge and material maker...

3DPrint.com | Team Flashforge | Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 7:30am EST

2022 Predictions: 3D Printing Metals and New Materials

3D printing materials are a key component in 3D printing. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of large metal and polymer companies pile into the market. These... The...

3DPrint.com | Joris Peels | Monday, Jan 3, 2022 8:00am EST

Silicone 3D Printing Service Shut Down by Wacker Chemie

Making flexible 3D printed parts has been a problem for all of the players in our market. Most flexible 3D printed materials have low heat deflection temperatures, low strength,...

3DPrint.com | Joris Peels | Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 3:39pm EST

3D Printing News Briefs, December 22, 2021: Business, Software, Rhinoplasty, & More

We’re starting off with two acquisitions in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then on to a new Amazon e-commerce store for polypropylene filaments. Then we’ll...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 8:00am EST

Markforged Copper 3D Printing Filament Saves Time & Money on Tool Cooler

For over two decades, German service bureau Prototypenzentrum GmbH (PTZ) has been fabricating both plastic and metal prototypes and small series jobs for a variety of different...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Friday, Dec 17, 2021 9:00am EST

Thought3D’s Inline Filament Dryer Could Save Your 3D Printing Filament

Many filaments are hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the air. In a few days, your PLA filament will absorb enough air to become brittle. Nylon (polyamide) filaments will fill...

3DPrint.com | Joris Peels | Friday, Dec 17, 2021 8:30am EST

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Ruins

Sustainability is usually seen as a move towards using recyclable or recycled materials. Some see it as a means of ensuring that the product that you make will be recyclable.......

3DPrint.com | Joris Peels | Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 9:30am EST

Lab 3D Prints E. coli Ink for Research into Biofilms

Some of the most fascinating and/or shocking developments in 3D printing over the past decade have involved the application of biomimicry: the creation of machines, materials, or...

3DPrint.com | Matt Kremenetsky | Monday, Dec 13, 2021 8:30am EST

3D Printing News Briefs, December 11, 2021: 3D Printers, Materials, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with three new large 3D printers, before moving on to some new materials. Finally, we’ll end with serial...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 8:00am EST

Micro Medical Devices to Be Developed by BMF and 4D Biomaterials

We’re still awaiting the nanobot medical revolution that was promised by science fiction decades ago and, at this point, we’re probably less and less sure that we’d want such a...

3DPrint.com | Michael Molitch-Hou | Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 9:30am EST

3D Printing News Briefs, December 9, 2021: Business, Materials, & Research

A partnership between Prima Additive and Materialise is first up in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by news on a headquarters expansion from PrinterPrezz. Service...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 8:00am EST

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: December 5, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events to tell you about, with topics ranging from aviation and medical 3D printing to a town hall meeting, biomaterials, SLA...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 8:30am EST

3D Printing News Briefs, December 1st, 2021: Filaments, Funding, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, BASF has made two of its Ultrafuse filaments available for the Zortrax M300 Dual 3D printer. Moving to business, a consortium led by...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 10:00am EST

TRUMPF & Aconity3D Partner with Equispheres for Metal Powder 3D Printing

Ontario-based materials engineering firm Equispheres brought in a good amount of investment funding in 2020 to help scale production of its metal 3D printing powder, which it...

3DPrint.com | Sarah Saunders | Monday, Nov 29, 2021 9:00am EST