Nottingham Uni to establish '3D printing materials libraries' with £3.5m EPSRC grant

May.31, 2016 - Researchers at Nottingham University in Great Britain have been awarded a £3.5m grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a series of 3D printing materials libraries. The project will involve investigating the formulation of new materials. More

Autodesk & UC Berkeley reveal three approaches to more biofriendly SLA 3D printing materials

May.27, 2016 - A team of Autodesk and UC Berkeley researchers have determined three biologically-based solutions to improving the safety and sustainability of SLA 3D printing resins. More

BioInspiration releases 2.85mm version of eco-friendly WillowFlex 3D printing filament

May.27, 2016 - BioInspiration, a Berlin-based startup specializing in environmentally friendly 3D printing materials, has announced that its WillowFlex premium eco-filament is now available in 2.85mm format. The larger filament will initially come in three colors: Charcoal, Engine Red, and Natural. More

Formlabs updates Castable Resin for 3D printing jewelry and partners with Gesswein

May.26, 2016 - Formlabs, the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer and SLA specialist, has launched an updated version of its Castable Resin 3D printing material, a material suited to 3D printed jewelry, and announced a partnership with Gesswein, a global supplier of jewelry making tools. More

Michigan Tech students develop 3D printing 'Superior Filament' made from recycled plastic

May.24, 2016 - A team of students from Michigan Tech are making their mark on the 3D printing industry by developing a brand of recycled 3D printing filaments called Superior Filament, made from recycled soda bottles, water bottles, milk jugs, and other consumer plastics. More

Fiber-Reinforced Nylon lets you 3D print parts with metal strength for the cost of plastic

May.23, 2016 - 3D Hubs and Markforged have partnered to release a set of new Fiber-Reinforced Nylon Materials. The new materials, Carbon, Kevlar, and Fiberglass reinforced nylon, offer the strength of metal 3D printed parts for the cost of plastic. The new materials will be available through 3D Hubs printing service. More

Indiegogo campaign launches for Kanèsis' 3D printing HempBioPlastic filament

May.17, 2016 - Sicilian startup Kan'sis has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for its latest innovative 3D printing filament: HempBioPlastic. The recycled and eco-friendly filament is reportedly 30% stronger and 20% lighter than standard PLA filaments. More

Polymaker unveils PC-Max, their strongest 3D printing filament for load-bearing parts

May.16, 2016 - The Chinese 3D printable filament specialists from Polymaker have just unveiled PC-Max, their strongest 3D filament so far and perfect for engineering projects and load-bearing components. More

E3D combines the best of PLA and ABS in new Edge PET 3D printer filament

May.16, 2016 - The British hot-end specialists E3D have just unveiled Edge, a potentially game-changing PET filament that is very easy to 3D print, but stronger, stiffer and tougher than ABS. More

Kanèsis to launch Indiegogo campaign for hemp 3D printing filament '30% stronger than PLA'

May.13, 2016 - Kanèsis, a thermoplastic composites startup based in Sicily, is launching an Indiegogo campaign for its HempBioPlastic 3D printing filament. The company recently filed its first patent application for the eco-friendly 3D printing material. More

Formfutura’s new 3D printing filaments TitanX, ApolloX and Atlas Support offer optimized adhesion

May.13, 2016 - Formfutura, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has launched three new 3D printing filaments: TitanX, ApolloX, and Atlas Support. The three FDM-optimized materials promise optimized adhesion properties and a finish comparable to that of injection-molded parts. More

Taulman3D launches guidel!ne, a high-strength, PETG based filament for medical 3D printing

May.12, 2016 - 3D printing filament manufacturer Taulman3D has launched guidel!ne, a high-strength, FDA-registered PETG material for 3D printing medical and clinical devices. More

H.C. Starck to offer specialized refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing

May.12, 2016 - H.C. Starck, a global supplier of metals and ceramics, has invested in new powder processing technology for additive manufacturing. The technology will enable the company to offer 'spheroidized' refractory metal powders with controlled chemistry and distribution of particle sizes. More

Chemson Pacific announces 3DVinyl, the first 3D printable PVC filament

May.12, 2016 - Australian PVC specialist Chemson Pacific has just announced the completion of 3DVinyl PVC filament, which is very durable, very resistant to the elements, fire retardant and uses comparatively little fossil fuels to make. More

Kai Parthy is back with LAY-AWAY series of soluble support filaments for FDM 3D printing

Apr.28, 2016 - German filament guru Kai Parthy has surprised us again with the LAY-AWAY filament series, four different support structure filaments of which three are soluble in water, and one in alcohol. More

Additive Elements develops 100% eco-friendly material system for binder jetting 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - German 3D printing startup Additive Elements has developed a sustainable and recyclable material system for industrial binder jetting 3D printers that can be used to 3D print large-scale furniture, architecture, and interior design. More

FilaOne GRAY: a Carbon Nanotube filled filament for high-performance desktop 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing filament and technology developer Avante Technology has launched FilaOne GRAY, a proprietary composite filament that is stronger than ABS, chemical and water resistant, and designed for high-performance desktop FDM 3D printing. More

Materialise introduces Smooth Detail Resin DLP 3D printing material for scale modelers

Apr.20, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has added a new DLP printing material to its i.materialise printing service. Smooth Detail Resin provides a smooth surface texture in an easily paintable gray color, and can be printed at a resolution of 50 microns. More

Formlabs launches Dental SG, the first biocompatible 3D printing resin for desktop digital dentistry

Apr.19, 2016 - Formlabs has released Dental SG, a certified biocompatible 3D printing resin designed for creating high-quality surgical guides using the Form 2 desktop 3D printer. More

Sinopec and Farsoon High-Tech partner to develop new 3D printing materials and devices

Apr.19, 2016 - Sinopec Baling Petrochemical Company, one of China's leading oil and gas companies, has recently signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with Farsoon High-Technology Co., Ltd., to develop and create a number of new innovative 3D printing materials, including powder elastomer materials and SLA epoxy resin, as well as new 3D printing devices. More

Cellulose could act as a building block for 3D printed food

Apr.15, 2016 - British researchers from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council revealed what could be a breakthrough material at the 3D Food Printing Conference in Venlo: cellulose, a natural binding polymer that could make a lot more foods 3D printable. More

Höganäs unveils high strength 17-4 PH stainless steel powder for 3D printing

Apr.12, 2016 - Swedish metal powder developer Höganäs has just announced that they will be producing a high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 PH stainless steel powder, specifically developed for digital metal 3D printing applications. More

Shapeways announces durable Black High Definition Acrylate for 3D printing

Apr.11, 2016 - Shapeways today announced its latest 3D printing material: Black High Definition Acrylate. The new 3D printing material has been formulated for Direct Light Projection (DLP) 3D printing, and has been described as more durable and flexible than other materials of its kind. More

Sculpteo unveils four 3D printing materials used in super-fast CLIP process

Apr.7, 2016 - Sculpteo has given details of 4 3D printing materials being used for its new CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) printing service. One month ago, Sculpteo became one of 4 3D printing services to join forces with Carbon (3D), creator of the incredibly in-demand CLIP 3D printing technology. More

Growth of 3D printing industry opens doors for superior material development, says Frost & Sullivan

Mar.31, 2016 - Consulting company Frost & Sullivan has found that material suppliers must move from a product-based approach to an end-industry based approach. In other words, rather than adopt a 'one-material-fits all' strategy, 3D printing material suppliers should focus on developing application-based products. More

NatureWorks' new formulation for PLA 3D printing filament promises ABS-level strength & heat resistance

Mar.29, 2016 - Ingeo 3D860, NatureWorks' new sustainable formulation for PLA filament, promises high impact strength and heat resistance typically associated with ABS, combined with the ease of 3D printing for which PLA is known. The filament formulation was unveiled today at the 'Innovation Takes Root' forum. More

Whisky's evaporation qualities can inspire new 3D printing inks and industrial coating

Mar.29, 2016 - In a new paper just published in Physical Review Letters, a team of Princeton researchers argued that the unique evaporation properties of whisky could inspire a whole new range of industrial fluids, including coating applications and next-gen 3D printing inks. More

Filapack 3D printable filament sample subscription service hits Indiegogo

Mar.24, 2016 - A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched on Indiegogo by Filapack, a startup aiming to make expensive filament waste a thing of the past by setting up a filament sample subscription service. More

3D-Fuel, 3Dom USA, & 3Dom Europe join forces to form new 3D printing filament company 3DomFuel

Mar.23, 2016 - 3D printing filament companies 3D-Fuel LLC, 3Dom USA, and 3Dom Europe LLC are joining up to become one large company under the name 3DomFuel. The recently formed conglomerate is hoping to pool the research and development of the separate companies to form a more productive, and internationally present 3D printing filament manufacturer. More

Markforged launches 2X stronger high-temperature 3D printing fiberglass

Mar.18, 2016 - Markforged, champion of industrial-strength desktop 3D printing, has just a high-strength high-temperature (HSHT) fiberglass 3D printing material that is twice as strong as its standard fiberglass, and uniquely designed for high-heat environments such aerospace and automotive manufacturing. More

Extrudr unveils new Green TEC 3D printer filament made from renewable and natural materials

Mar.9, 2016 - Austrian filament manufacturing startup Extrudr has just added a very interesting and completely naturally biodegradable filament called Green-TEC to their assortment. More

New nylon 3D printing filament from Graphene 3D Lab promises strength & 'bendability'

Mar.7, 2016 - Graphene 3D Lab Inc., a New York-based additive manufacturing materials specialist, today unveiled Scorpion Flexible Nylon, a new 3D printing filament. Available in both 1.75 and 3.00mm diameters, the filament is purportedly ideal for 3D printed furniture, containers, and clothing. More

How fast does moisture break down popular 3D printing material PLA?

Mar.6, 2016 - It is generally advised to store your PLA 3D printer filament in a moisture free environment to keep it reliable. But how much care do you really need to take to keep your plastic dry? More

Type A Machines launches new ProMatte lightweight 3D printer filament, 30% lighter than standard PLA

Mar.2, 2016 - San Francisco based 3D printer company Type A Machines, known best for its reliable and high quality Series 1 Pro 3D Printer and its more recent Print Pod innovation, has just released a brand new lightweight 3D printing filament onto the market: ProMatte. More

colorFabb_HT filament revealed, perfect for durable and temperature resistant 3D prints

Mar.1, 2016 - Dutch filament experts colorFabb have just revealed the latest addition to their excellent material range: colorFabb_HT, a very high strength, durable and tough filament with heat resistance up to 100 degrees Celsius. More

Kai Parthy reveals new REFLECT-o-LAY 3D printable filament that reflects light in the dark

Feb.29, 2016 - Filament wizard Kai Parthy has announced the latest of his innovative filaments. Called REFLECT-o-LAY, it mimics the retro-reflection principle of reflective clothing and looks a normal gray in daylight, becoming very bright when light is shone on it. More

Zortrax celebrates 350% increase in filament sales, offers free 3D printer with 56x filament order

Feb.26, 2016 - Polish 3D printing specialist Zortrax is, for a limited period, offering customers a free M200 3D printer when they buy 56 rolls of filament at the standard price of €1878 ($2030). The deal comes two days after Zortrax announced a 350% increase in 3D printer filament sales. More

3D printing gases market worth 45.12 million USD by 2020

Feb.22, 2016 - MarketsandMarkets, a global market research and consulting company, has recently published a report forecasting the growth of the 3D printing/additive manufacturing gases market over the course of the next five years. More

ProtoParadigm unveils $5 PLA filament thanks to cost-effective 3D printed spool

Feb.16, 2016 - In an attempt to reduce costs and stay competitive, small filament manufacturer ProtoParadigm has developed $5 PLA filament spools with the help of weight efficient 3D printed spools. More

PolyMaker's PC-Plus filament strong enough to lift 240 kg, now available without BuildTak

Feb.10, 2016 - Chinese filament manufacturers Polymaker has just released their excellent PC-Plus polycarbonate filament as a stand-alone product, and have revealed how strong it is: easily strong enough to lift 240 kg. More

Statasys ESD PEKK 3D printing thermoplastic prevents electrostatic discharge on satellites

Feb.5, 2016 - Stratasys Advanced Materials has developed ESD PEKK, an ESD-safe thermoplastic designed for spacecraft equipment. Parts made from the resistant material can be used straight from the 3D printer, eliminating the need for costly post-processing steps. More

Airwolf 3D introduces new 3D printing nylon adhesive, Wolfbite NITRO

Feb.4, 2016 - Additive manufacturing tech company Airwolf 3D recently announced the release of their new product, Wolfbite NITRO, a 3D printing adhesive to be used specifically with nylon and nylon alloy polymer blends. More

Tethon 3D releases Porcelite ceramic 3D printing resin for SLA, DLP 3D printers

Feb.2, 2016 - The Omaha, Nebraska-based 3D printing service provider Tethon 3D has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Porcelite, a 3D printable resin that mimics the qualities of ceramic porcelain and is compatible with SLA and DLP resin 3D printers. More

3Dom USA releases new bio-based 3D printing filament made from hemp

Feb.2, 2016 - 3Dom USA, the company responsible for 3D printing filament made from coffee and beer, has now released a new bio-based 3D printing filament made from industrial hemp. More

Take a Sneak Peek at Revolutionary Sculptable 3D printing filament by Adam Beane

Feb.1, 2016 - Adam Beane Industries has developed two soon-to-be-launched 3D printing filaments that can be continuously sculpted and modified after the 3D printing process. Combining digital and traditional sculpting techniques, the Cx5 and Cx5s sculptable 3D printing filaments promise open new doors in 3D printing design. More

Toray develops first ever PPS resin particles for powder bed fusion 3D printing

Jan.22, 2016 - Japanese chemicals and plastics manufacturer Toray Group has developed one of the first PPS (polyphenylene sulfide) resin particles specially-designed for powder bed fusion 3D printing, and will begin marketing this new product to the automotive, aerospace, industrial and medical machinery industries in February 2016. More

Graphene 3D launches magnetic filament for functional 3D printing

Jan.19, 2016 - Graphene 3D Labs has announced the commercial release of its first magnetic 3D printing filament, Ferro-Magnetic, an iron-based PLA that allows for the 3D printing of objects such as sensors or mechanical actuators that are attracted to magnetic fields. More

ORNL scientists to study 3D printed material properties with thermal camera technique

Jan.18, 2016 - The further our understanding of how 3D printing affects a material's strength, residual stresses and microstructures, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will apply their tried and tested thermal camera technique on a variety of 3D printed parts. More

Chinese researchers unveil 3D printable shape-shifting polymer

Jan.18, 2016 - A team of researchers from East China's Zhejiang University have created what could be the most functional shape shifting material yet, a 3D printable polymer that can be programmed with different preset shapes and can shift from one to the other when exposed to temperature changes. More

Extrudr unveils wood-like Fichte, Extrudr Pearl, glow-in-the-dark PETG 3D printer filaments

Jan.14, 2016 - New Austrian filament manufacturer Extrudr has just released three interesting options for the European market that add a new dimension to your 3D printing: the wood-like Fichte, Pearl featuring high quality finishing and a glow-in-the-dark PETG filament. More

Equispheres enhances metal powders for 3D printing with proprietary atomizer technology

Jan.11, 2016 - Canadian company Equispheres has developed a proprietary atomization reactor'that produces'more consistent, ultra-high-performance spherical metal powders, which allow for more precision and control in'additive manufacturing and metal spray applications.'It plans to begin marketing its metal 3D printing powders to aerospace and defence companies in early 2016. More

NinjaTek introduces two new 3D printing filaments: flexible Cheetah and rigid Armadillo

Jan.6, 2016 - NinjaTek, a division of Fenner Drives, has announced the upcoming launch of two new high-performing 3D printing filaments for fucntional, industrial 3D printing applications: the flexible Cheetah 3D printing filament, and rigid Armadillo. More

Adaptive 3D developing custom plastics for creating toughest and softest 3D printed polymers

Jan.4, 2016 - Adaptive 3D founder Walter E. Voit has delivered a Talks at Google lecture in which he explains his company's mission. Adaptive 3D develops toughest and softest 3D printed polymers on the market by creating custom materials specifically designed to be 3D printed. More

Chinese professor turns straw etc agricultural and forestry waste into 3D printing material

Dec.27, 2015 - With millions of tons of agricultural and forestry waste being produced in China every year, professor Guo Yanling of the Northeast Forestry University has given that waste a new purpose as low cost 3D printable materials for laser 3D printers featuring excellent material properties. More

Add a unique touch to your 3D prints with Essemplex shape memory polymer filament

Dec.21, 2015 - Plastic development specialists CRG are ready to add some much needed flexibility to 3D printing everywhere with Essemplex, a memory polymer filament that 3D prints as easy as ABS, but can be manipulated after 3D printing by slightly heating it. The versatile filament is currently on Kickstarter. More

Monsterfil introduces MonsterFeed, a motorized spool holder for large-spool 3D printing filament

Dec.18, 2015 - Monsterfil, the UK based company responsible for large-spool 3D printing filaments, has just released MonsterFeed, a motorized spool holder to facilitate the filament feed into the 3D printer. More

Innventia consortium develops advanced wood-based 3D printing materials and structures

Dec.18, 2015 - Swedish research institute Innventia has launched an interdisciplinary consortium known as 'Would wood' to develop wood-based 3D printing materials and processes for the large-scale additive manufacturing of wood furniture and other structures. More

Glass Robotics Lab pioneers robot-based glass 3D printing

Dec.17, 2015 - While glass is notoriously difficult to 3D print, scientists from the Glass Robotics Laboratory have developed a 6-axis glass 3D printing technique using a build plate moved around by a robotic arm, which is already creating new insights into the intrinsic properties of molten glass. More

Inventor Kai Parthy unveils rubber-like SOLAY 3D printing filament for your future shoes

Dec.15, 2015 - Kai Parthy is steadily becoming famous as a filament wizard, with his wide range of unconventional but very practical filament options. He is now back with SOLAY, the latest addition that features rubber-like properties and is perfect for making shoes, belts and other wearables. More

Hybrid 4D printed material can shape-shift and transform under heat and light

Dec.14, 2015 - Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Clemson University have developed a new hybrid material that, using 4D printing technology, can actually reconfigure itself multiple times and into different, programmable shapes when exposed to different light and/or heat stimuli. More

China XD Plastics and China Academy of Sciences to develop high-end polymers for 3D printing

Dec.11, 2015 - China XD Plastics and the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have entered a strategic agreement to develop high-end polymers for additive manufacturing and other applications, and to advance the polymer materials industry in China. More

3D Brooklyn turns recycled potato chip bags into 3D printing filament

Dec.11, 2015 - A relatively new 3D Printing startup 3D Brooklyn tried to find a way to reuse old material for 3D printing. With the help of TerraCycle, they were able to source discarded potato chip bags and extrude them into usable 3D printing filament. More

Formlabs built fantastic Rube Goldberg machine to introduce Tough Resin

Dec.3, 2015 - Six months ago, Formlabs introduced their top quality Tough Resin with a very original announcement: a completely ridiculous, fun and unnecessarily huge machine featuring marbles, pulleys, hammers and lots of 3D printed parts, and has just revealed how they built it. More

ROKIT develops SkinFlex and Kitchen&Deco non-toxic 3D printing materials

Dec.1, 2015 - South Korean 3D printer manufacturer ROKIT has just developed two new non-toxic 3D printing materials, Skinflex and Kitchen&Deco, that meet the US FDA food contact requirements, making them completely food and skin safe. More

Nano Dimension files patent for oxidation-resistant conductive copper ink

Nov.30, 2015 - PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has filed a patent application for a proprietary copper nanoparticle-based ink that provides improved oxidation resistance, resulting in an innovative breakthrough that offers the ability to print copper with industrial 3D digital printers. More

Kai Parthy develops low-bondage warp index for 3D printing filaments

Nov.30, 2015 - 'Filament Wizard' and inventor Kai Parthy has developed a repeatable, standardized test for measuring warp across various 3D printing filaments that requires nothing more than an FDM 3D printer and a flatbed scanner. More

3D printing powder market expected to reach $639.9M by 2020

Nov.27, 2015 - Independent market research firm MarketsandMarkets has released a report which forecasts significant growth in the 3D printing powder market, with North America remaining the most dominant region for 3D printing powder production. More

UC Berkeley and Autodesk explore biofriendly materials for SLA 3D printing

Nov.26, 2015 - Students at UC Berkeley's Center for Green Chemistry are using biomimicry as a lens to explore and eventually develop sustainable SLA 3D printing resins. Autodesk has signed up to support this research. More

Introducing nGen: colorFabb's newest copolyester 3D printing filament

Nov.25, 2015 - colorFabb has today launched their newest copolyester-based 3D printing filament, nGen, a low-odor, styrene-free material with excellent functional properties that are suited to a wide range of applications, from home appliances to electronics to medical prosthetics. More

Collaboration of BASF, Farsoon and LSS results in high strength PA6 powder for SLS 3D printing

Nov.17, 2015 - As the first results of a new collaboration, German chemical giant BASF and 3D printing specialists Farsoon and Laser-Sinter Service are now offering a high strength PA6 powder for SLS 3D printing through LSS's 3D printing service. More

Stratasys introduces hands-free SUP706 PolyJet soluble support material for high volume 3D printing

Nov.17, 2015 - Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, introduced a new soluble support material called SUP706 for PolyJet triple-jetting 3D printers. More

DuPont & taulman 3D develop ‘T-lyne’, durable and flexible crystal clear for 3D printing

Nov.9, 2015 - Through a collaborative effort with American chemical giants DuPont, taulman3D is now ready to release an exciting new filament called T-Lyne. Combining the properties of durable Surlyn with 3D printing, this filament is very durable, very flexible and easy to 3D print on just about any surface. More

Polymaker ships PC-Plus Polycarbonate 3D printer filament, redesigns all packaging

Nov.4, 2015 - Polymaker's super strong and high quality polycarbonate 3D printer filament PC-Plus is now available in additional colors True Black and True White, while the Chinese company has further developed informative packaging to make lives of customers easier. More

PyroGenesis to produce specialty 'pure spherical' metal powders for 3D printing

Oct.30, 2015 - PyroGenesis is diving into the additive manufacturing industry by producing specialty metal powders through their Plasma Atomization Process. This process creates pure spherical metallic powders that are highly sought after in 3D printing, particularly for biomedical and aerospace applications. More

Better Future Factory to offer Refil recycled 3D printer filament in wider range of colours and materials

Oct.28, 2015 - Whilst visiting the Better Future Factory stand at Dutch Design Week 2015, 3Ders spoke to BFF co-founder Jonas Martens, who updated us on the company's plans to expand their range of Refil recycled filaments for 3D printing. More

Full Spectrum Laser launches Water Washable 3D printing resin

Oct.27, 2015 - 3D printer and materials manufacturer Full Spectrum Laser has launched a new resin that allows excess material to be rinsed off using just water rather than harsh chemical solvents. More

3Dom releases Buzzed, 3D printing filament made from beer

Oct.22, 2015 - 3D printing company 3Dom USA has released a bio-composite 3D printing material made from the waste byproducts of beer. The filament is compatible with any 3D printer that uses PLA, and provides a natural, beer-coloured gradient to finished products. More

3D printing materials market set to overtake the 3D printer market by 2023 and reach $8.3 billion by 2025

Oct.21, 2015 - A Market Research Report released today predicts that the 3D printing materials market will overtake the 3D printer market by 2023 and reach $8.3 billion by 2025, making it clear that the 3D printing industry has officially entered the age of additive manufacturing and final part production. More

Bayer's Covestro develops high-performance polymers materials to enhance all methods of 3D printing

Oct.15, 2015 - German based company, Covestro – formerly Bayer ScienceMaterial – has taken on the issue of 3D printing materials as they’ve dedicated themselves to developing innovative and high-quality materials to be used in 3D printing. More

i.materialise expands range of 3D printed metal creations with copper

Oct.1, 2015 - Belgian 3D printing service providers i.materialise has just announced that their already impressive range of material options is to be expanded by a new metal addition; following notable predecessors like gold and silver, even copper 3D printed creations will now be possible. More

ColorFabb unveils durable and flexible corkFill wood-like 3D printer filament

Sep.30, 2015 - High quality 3D printer filament provider colorFabb has just announced the latest edition to their wood filaments: corkFill, that features all the durable and flexible characteristics of corks, including the lovely color. More

Graphene 3D files patent for low-cost, toxic-free process for producing high grade graphene for 3D printing

Sep.29, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab has filed a non-provisionary patent pertaining to a new method for the preparation and separation of atomic layers of graphene nanoplatlets (GNP), which would dramatically increase the potential for large scale production of high grade graphene. More

MyMat Solutions releases Nylon 3D printing filaments with superior strength and mechanical properties

Sep.23, 2015 - Spanish company MyMat Solutions has released two new nylon-based 3D printer materials, Ultra Nylon and Soft Nylon, for durable, mechanically sound prototypes and end-use parts. More

Ultimaker joins Perpetual Plastic Project to transform plastic waste into 3D printing filament ReFil

Sep.15, 2015 - Ultimaker and Better Future Factory (BFF) have worked together to sponsor the Perpetual Plastic Project, an interactive recycling installation where plastic waste is recycled on-the-spot into unique 3D printed products and a new brand of high quality 3D printing filament known as ReFil. More

Polymaker and Covestro launch new polycarbonate-based 3D printer materials PC-Plus and PC-Max

Sep.14, 2015 - Shanghai-based company Polymaker has partnered up with Covestro, a world-leader in high-tech polymer materials manufacturing, to develop PC-Plus and PC-Max, a brand new line of Polycarbonate-based materials that are designed specifically for use with extrusion-based (FDM/FFF) desktop 3D printers. More

Silk-based bio-ink can be 3D printed at room temperature, could help advance tissue engineering

Sep.3, 2015 - While most existing bio-inks are very limited in their usage, a team of scientists from Tufts University has now developed a silk-based bio-ink that is far more flexible and use and can even be 3D printed at room temperature. More

3Dom USA releases new Wound Up 3D printer filament made from coffee waste

Aug.21, 2015 - 3D printer filament manufacturer 3Dom USA - in partnership with Fargo, North Dakota based bio-composite company, c2renew - has released a new bio-material made from coffee waste that they’re calling Wound Up. More

3D Labs develops new LED.W resin with shape memory features for 3D printing

Aug.19, 2015 - German startup 3D Labs is about to release their own LED.W resin that features shape memory properties – much like memory foam or Shape Memory Alloys – causing it to return to its original shape even after the object's form is altered through heat. More

3D Systems announces tough, smooth & flexible Nylon material for CubePro 3D printer

Aug.18, 2015 - 3D Systems announced today that it has expanded its PlasticJet Printing materials to include a new Nylon for CubePro 3D printers. This material is engineered with a blend that includes Nylon 6 and compatible with Infinity Rinse-Away water-soluble support material. More

eSUN releases new ePC fireproof and environmentally-friendly 3D printing filament

Jul.30, 2015 - Chinese 3D printing filament manufacturer eSUN has officially launched their new ePC filament, which has already attracted widespread attention thanks to its user-friendly qualities including high-strength properties, transparency, fire-resistance and environmentally-friendly formula. More

Tiamet3D plans to bring aerospace-grade 3D printing filament to desktop 3D printers

Jul.30, 2015 - Dutch startup Tiamet3D wants to allow people to create similar high-strength parts on their existing FDM 3D printers without the need to purchase one of MarkForged’s pricey Mark One 3D printers. More

PHAbulous Filaments: natural and biodegradable 3D printing filament now on Kickstarter

Jul.29, 2015 - Austria-based Saphium Biotechnology has released what they are calling “PHAbulous Philaments”, a line of plant-based PHA 3D printing filaments that include none of the toxic additives that are commonly found in other 3D printing filament materials. More

3Dom USA unveils engineering-grade Glass Filled PLA 3D printer filament

Jul.29, 2015 - US-based filament manufacturer 3Dom USA announced that they are releasing their new engineering-grade Glass Filled PLA 3D printer filament - a first of its kind. More

Innofil3D prepares to launch new PET 3D printing filament next month

Jul.28, 2015 - Next month, Innofil3D will be launching a campaign to help generate more awareness for PET plastic amongst 3D printing users of all types. The company is so confident about the material that they think that it will not only surge in popularity, but also become the new standard in 3D printing material. More

Airwolf 3D debuts Wolfbite MEGA adhesive for optimal polycarbonate, PC-ABS and PLA 3D printing

Jul.22, 2015 - Californian 3D printer developer Airwolf 3D has just unveiled the Wolfbite MEGA, a chemical solution that can be applied to your glass or ceramic printbed to ensure easy and warp-free PC and PC-ABS prints. More

German RepRap announces new Carbon20 carbon fiber reinforced filament

Jul.20, 2015 - German RepRap GmbH is today announcing their new Carbon20 3D printer filament. Designed for those in need of rigid and functional prototypes such as those for the automotive industry or mold construction, Carbon20 filament consists of 20 percent carbon fiber for those in need of a more durable 3D printed part. More

3D Systems releases Infinity Rinse-Away water-soluble filament for comlex, moving 3D prints

Jul.15, 2015 - 3D Systems has just announced Infinity Rinse-Away water-soluble support material for Cube and CubePro desktop 3D printers. This new material dissolves in water, enabling complex 3D prints with articulation, suspension and movement. More

The Filament Safe - KIT protects your 3D printing filaments from damage

Jul.10, 2015 - Aiming to offer the best 3d printing material storage solution to protect materials from unforeseen environmental conditions in an effort to extend the life and maintain the print quality of filaments, Perception Engineering, LLC has developed what they are calling The Filament Safe - KIT. More

Belgian researchers develop cheaper and greener process for creating PLA 3D Printer filament

Jul.10, 2015 - Thanks to recent developments from researchers at the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, it may now be possible to produce PLA for 3D printer filament at the same cost or less than it has been to produce traditionally-manufactured plastics up until now. More

Formfutura releases carbon fiber reinforced CarbonFil filament for FDM 3D printers

Jul.7, 2015 - Amsterdam-based Formfutura has announced that they are launching their own offering of a carbon fiber-reinforced filament for FDM 3D printing, CarbonFil. More

Polymaker launches PolySupport filament, aiming to revolutionize 3D printing support material

Jul.7, 2015 - In an effort to help make this process as seamless as possible, 3D print filament manufacturer Polymaker has been committed to developing a new type of filament that works differently from other support materials called PolySupport. More

German RepRap unveils highly-flexible TPU 93 soft plastic 3D printer filament

Jul.1, 2015 - German RepRap GmbH, which is located in Feldkirchen near Munich, has announced they they are releasing their new TPU 93 filament in an effort to further open up entirely new possibilities in 3D printing. More

Italian makers unveil the Felfil, an open source 3d printing filament extruder

Jun.28, 2015 - Designed for home use, the Felfil extruder was built as an open source way to easily and reliably produce 3D printing filaments from recycled materials, plastic waste, 3D print ‘fails’ and of course, industrial plastic pellets that are used to make most filaments in the first place. More

Sharebot announces two new 3D printing filaments, Nylforce 550 & Nylon-Carbon

Jun.27, 2015 - Italy’s Sharebot has just announced two new 3D printing filaments, Nylforce 550 & Nylon-Carbon. The first material to be released, Nylforce 550, was developed as a high quality printing material designed for creating flexible objects. More

Formlabs announces new Tough Resin with first 3D printed Rube Goldberg machine

Jun.24, 2015 - Formlabs has just announced a brand new 3D printing material, which makes objects as detailed as you expect from a Form 1+, but are definitely strong enough for prototyping and even production. More

FunToDo announces coloring kits for creating custom-colored 3D print resins

Jun.20, 2015 - Dutch company FunToDo is now launching two new 3D UV Resin blends within their affordable quality resin range. The two blends - ‘Snow White’ and ‘Deep Black’ - are perfect for creating a variety of monotone objects. More

Dutch researchers develop 3D printing metamaterials that buckles on demand

Jun.10, 2015 - Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands recently developed a metamaterial that is capable of buckling - or, bending under strain - on command. More

FormFutura unveils EasyWood Olive and Ebony, two new wood-like 3D printer filaments

Jun.9, 2015 - Amsterdam-based FormFutura has just unveiled EasyWood Olive and Ebony, two new wood-like 3D printer filaments. These two filaments – like the already available Coconut filament – are perfect for 3D printing wood-like structures. More

i.materialise announces new Selective Laser Sintered 3D Printed Wood and Wood Challenge 3D competition

Jun.6, 2015 - 3D printing service i.materialise has recently announced that they will be letting users print using their new wood material starting later this year- however they are currently letting all users participate in the trial period by submitting their designs. More

Swedish start-up CELLINK develops the first universal 3D printable bioink for 3D bioprinters

Jun.1, 2015 - Swedish start-up CELLINK led by Erik Gatenholm and Ivan Tournier have developed what they are calling the world’s first universal bioink, with optimal biocompatibility and printing fidelity. More

Bucktown Polymers' water soluble Rinse Out 3D printing Resin (ROR) could replace lost wax casting

Jun.1, 2015 - Researchers at Bucktown Polymers have developed a new type of 3D printing material that cures rapidly when exposed to light yet remains water soluble after curing: Rinse Out Resin (ROR). More

ORNL & American Process team up to make 3D printing plastic resins stronger using nanocellulose

May.28, 2015 - American Process and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced that they have signed a joint agreement to improve the strength of 3D printing plastic resins using nanocellulose. More

New filament is 1,000 times more conductive than existing filaments on the market

May.21, 2015 - Scientists from Singapore have invented a new type of thermoplastic filament that can be used in existing 3D printers to create functional circuits for use in electrical gadgets. More

Eastman teams up with taulman 3D to optimize n-vent filament for LulzBot 3D printers

May.20, 2015 - Utilizing the Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer, 3D printing filament manufacturer taulman 3D has created a new filament offering that offers a seamless combination of toughness, ease of processing and smooth printability. More

MarkForged material testing results reveals even stronger carbon fiber, fiberglass & nylon filament specs

May.20, 2015 - MarkForged has recently released new data that further highlights the capabilities of their Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF) materials. More

Clean Strands Seal of Approval for eco-friendly 3D printing filament launches on Kickstarter

May.19, 2015 - While there are a few industrial certifications for plastics (ROHS and REACH), none of these consider molten plastics in schools and people’s homes. Founder of Clean Strands Rachel Spieczny is seeking to change all that... More

Expand your 3D printing options with new potato starch-based Biome3D filament

May.18, 2015 - But if an environmental approach is behind your choice of filaments, you will be happy to learn that there’s a new biodegradable alternative on the market that shares some of the convenient characteristics of ABS: Biome3D filament. More

Kai Parthy is back with LAYWOOD-FLEX, a flexible version of LAYWOOD 3D printer filament

May.13, 2015 - Kai Parthy has developed a new edition of the LAYWOOD filament to give us even more 3D printing potential. It’s called LAYWOOD-FLEX, and where the original wood filament sought to emulate a typical two-by-four, the FLEX version... More

3D printing filament maker Polymaker receives $3 million investment from owners of Lenovo

May.11, 2015 - On Monday, May 11th, Polymaker announced that they are ready for the next era of next-generation filament manufacturing and have just closed on Round-A funding of $3 million. More

taulman3D launches In-PLA industrial PLA 3D printer filament

May.4, 2015 - taulman3D, an innovative 3D printer materials development company has released their new high-strength In-PLA PLA material, according to a statement released today by the company. More

Dutch startup Refil creates 3D printing filament from old Volvo and Audi dashboards

Apr.30, 2015 - In an effort to help reduce worldwide plastic waste, Dutch startup Refil has just introduced their fully-recycled filament made from plastic dashboards (mainly from discarded Volvo and Audi cars) that they’re calling “Refilament”. More

Graphene 3D Lab to announce water-soluble 3D printer filament this week

Apr.28, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab has announced today that it will present details on a newly-developed water-soluble 3D printer filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' (CME) Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum... More

reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs

Apr.27, 2015 - Along with an increasing selection of 3D printers that now exist for literally every type of user, the amount of filaments that have been coming to market has also been seeing a dramatic increase in recent memory. More

FILAFAB's professional 3D printing filament extruder and winder launches on Kickstarter

Apr.22, 2015 - Aiming to make the filament manufacturing process as easy as possible for Makers, designer Edward Clifford has recently created the FILAFAB - a professional filament extruder that he is currently seeking funding... More

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA contract to create 3D printer filament from plastic waste on ISS

Apr.17, 2015 - NASA has announced that their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has awarded Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a contract to further develop their "Positrusion™" recycling system for converting plastic waste... More

Formfutura launches new food-safe glass-like HDglass 3D printer filament

Apr.13, 2015 - Formfutura has released some exciting news for those that may have previously been wanting to create 3D prints that feature glass-like qualities in the form of their new HDglass filaments that they are releasing today. More

Build your own 3D printer filament extruder

Apr.13, 2015 - Turkish hobbyist Borsaci has decided to build a DIY filament extruder using a couple of web-based designs. As Borsaci explains on Instructables, it is remarkably easy to make using existing parts and common RepRap parts. More

Taulman3D unveils that Nylon 680 3D printer filament is FDA approved for food contact

Mar.30, 2015 - Today taulman3D announces the Nylon 680 is FDA approved for food and beverage contact. Unlike other polymer materials, the Nylon 680 is designed to handle the high temperatures of boiling water, steam and dishwater usage. More

Korean plastics manufacturer BnK unveils new anti-microbial PLA filament 'Purement'

Mar.26, 2015 - For plastics manufacturer BnK (Books and Kimchi) have just announced a new line of PLA filament that has anti-microbial properties. They believe this filament, called Purement, is the first of its kind and is perfect for use in homes... More

taulman3D unveils new 3D printing filament Alloy 910 with 8,100 PSI Tensile Strength

Mar.23, 2015 - taulman3D, developer of desktop 3D printing materials, has unveiled today a new material called Alloy 910. Alloy 910 has a combined tensile strength higher than the strongest co-polyesters, the durability of Nylons... More

INDMATEC's revolutionary PEEK filament now compatible with FDM 3D printers

Mar.22, 2015 - German company INDMATEC GmbH has developed a unique way to extrude raw PEEK into a quality filament form, which is compatible with FDM 3D printing technology. More

Virtual Foundry reveals that their 3D printer metal filament can now contain up to 99.9% metal

Mar.18, 2015 - Remember the promising Filamet metal filament by The Virtual Foundry? Founder Bradley Wood has just revealed a whole new interesting technique that could turn Filamet objects into 99.9% metal structures. More

Graphene 3D Lab announces commercial sale of conductive graphene filaments for 3D printing

Mar.17, 2015 - Calverton, New York-based Graphene 3D Lab has officially announced the commercial availability of its Conductive Graphene Filament for 3D printing. More

Autodesk open sources Ember 3D Printer's Standard Clear resin

Mar.11, 2015 - Today, Autodesk shared the formulation of the PR48 under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, the same license Arduino uses to share their design files, and encourage makers to remix and remake their own resin at home. More

NanoSteel expands material portfolio for metal 3D printing

Mar.5, 2015 - 3D metal printing uses fine metal powders to produce highly complex metal components. The powder's purities and how well it is ground result in different quality of 3D printed metal objects. More

InnoCircle develops 3D printing filament from recycled materials

Mar.2, 2015 - InnoCircle, a joint project between Dutch filament manufacturer Innofil3D and CiorC, is the latest development in the sustainable 3D printing market. The companies have created a line of unique monofilaments made from recycled... More

New Kickstarter campaign offers 85% metal filament for artists and makers

Feb.20, 2015 - Bradley Wood, a 3D printing enthusiast with a penchant for metals, has recently launched a new Kickstarter campaign that he hopes artists and makers will help support in order to bring his metal filament to market. More

Formfutura launches transparent and almost odorless ClearScent 3D printing ABS filaments

Feb.13, 2015 - 3D printer filament maker Formfutura annouces today its new ClearScent ABS filament range. As its name suggests ClearScent ABS is a transparent and almost odorless 3D printing ABS filament. More

Enhanced version of Strooder 3D printing filament extruder nearly ready for release

Feb.10, 2015 - Strooder, marketed and typically seen as the first truly consumer-oriented filament extruder, is now almost ready to be released. OmniDynamics team has said they are now parterned with a reliable, competent... More

Proto Crate offers monthly filament subscription with different materials for $49.99

Feb.4, 2015 - For the $49.99 monthly cost of subscribing, users of Proto Crate will automatically receive a new type of filament each month in their mailbox with shipping included. More

ColorFabb 3D prints an OpenRC Truggy using its new carbon fiber composite XT-CF20

Feb.4, 2015 - Dutch 3D printing filament manufacturer ColorFabb has added a new material to its XT Filaments range. The company announces today ColorFabb XT-CF20, a copolyester based carbon fiber composite material based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical. More

Filament wizard Kai Parthy unveils his new MOLDLAY wax 3D printing filament

Jan.28, 2015 - MOLDLAY is a type of plastic with distinct wax-like properties. Specifically, it becomes totally liquid (with a water-like viscosity) when heated up to about 270 degrees Celsius thanks to some specially chosen types of oily paraffin. More

Chinese maker eSUN offers new bronze PLA 3D printer filament

Jan.23, 2015 - In honor of the upcoming year of the goat, Chinese filament manufacturer eSUN adds a new bronze PLA filament for 3D printers to their portfolio. PLA is a common biodegradable thermoplastic used in FDM 3D printers. More

LAYWOO-D3 Inventor Kai Parthy unveils BENDLAY flex 3D printing filament

Jan.14, 2015 - In the coming weeks German inventor and filament specialist Kai Parthy will be releasing another exciting filament that will grant you another series of 3D printing applications: BENDLAY flex. More

Noztek UK launches new PCB-controlled 3D printing filament extruder 'Noztek Touch'

Jan.13, 2015 - Among those who bridge the two seamlessly are the creative minds over at UK-based Noztek, a 3D printing filament extruder company that aims to make producing your own filament from bulk pellets as easy and pain-free as possible. More

eSUN's new PETG 3D printing filament features high toughness & impact strength

Jan.2, 2015 - Fortunately, we’ve just learned of eSUN's new PETG 3D printing filament that is not only affordable at $35 per kilo, but is also highly durable, flexible and even transparent. More

ProtoPlant announces highly conductive PLA 3D printer filament

Dec.30, 2014 - Vancouver, Washington based ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta exotic 3D printer filament, has announced today their latest material: Conductive PLA designed for users interested in combining 3D Printing and electronics. More

ColorFabb announces new brassFill 3D printing filament

Dec.19, 2014 - The company offers a variety of different, innovative 3D printing filaments. Today the colorFabb team announced a new addition to its special filament portfolio: brassFill. More

ProtoCycler, a fully automated desktop filament extruder & grinder launches on Indiegogo

Dec.19, 2014 - ProtoCycler is a machine that ‘allows you to recycle waste plastic into valuable 3D printer filament - safely, quickly, and easily! It comes complete with a built in grinder, intelligent computer control... More

taulman3D introduces new highly flexible 3D printing filament PCTPE

Dec.16, 2014 - 3D printing filament manufacturer taulman3D announces today the release their new highly flexible 3D Printing material called PCTPE. PCTPE stands for 'Plasticized Copolyamide TPE'. More

ObjectForm announces Fila-Cycle line of 100% reycled 3D printer filaments

Dec.11, 2014 - ObjectForm, a Sheffield, England-based company founded in April of 2014, announced yesterday the launch of their own range of 100% recycled 3D printing filament and pellets under their new Fila-Cycle product line. More

Formfutura introduces EasyFil HIPS: softer and more flexible

Dec.10, 2014 - Amsterdam-based Formfutura launches its new EasyFil HIPS 3D printing material today, aiming to 'bring a specialty filament like HIPS to the ordinary.' More

Proto-pasta announces stainless steel PLA & magnetic iron PLA for home 3D printers

Nov.26, 2014 - ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta, has announced today two new materials for their line of exotic 3D printer filament: Stainless Steel PLA and Magnetic Iron PLA. ​ More

Graphene 3D Lab and taulman 3D to develop graphene-enhanced nylon material for 3D printing

Nov.25, 2014 - Graphene 3D Lab Inc. and Taulman 3D LLC have announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), laying the foundation for the joint research and development of 3D printing materials. More

ProtoFlux magnetic 3D printing filament launches on Kickstarter

Nov.25, 2014 - Ever needed to 3D print something in a magnetic material? The guys at 3D printing filament shop ProtoParadigm has designed ProtoFlux Magnetic Filament, a new ProtoTek 3D Printing Material that attracts magnets and stores data. More

i.materialise add five sparkly colors to their alumide 3D printing material

Nov.20, 2014 - 3D printing service company i.materialise announced the availablity of a new line of 5 colors to their Alumide material. Until now, the only color available for alumide is in its natural color, mat aluminum. More

Functionalize fund raising for ultra-conductive 3D printing filament for printing electronics

Nov.10, 2014 - Seattle, WA based Functionalize today launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to bring an electronically conductive 3D printing material to the market. Measuring under 1 ohm/cm, the new filament, Functionalize F-Electric... More

3D printing incorporates complex metal alloys for stronger manufacturing parts

Oct.31, 2014 - Researchers at the University of Lorraine in France say that quasicrystals, a type of complex metal alloy with crystal-like properties, can be useful in the design of new composite materials for 3D printing. More

German scientists turn to 3D printing technology to create artificial textiles

Oct.27, 2014 - A team of scientists consisting of R. Melnikowa, A. Ehrmann and K. Finsterbusch sought to artificially recreate textile structures using 3D printing technology. More

Formlabs announces two new functional resins: Castable and Flexible

Oct.22, 2014 - Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer, announced two new high-performance functional resins today. The new resins, Castable and Flexible, add capabilities to the Form 1+ 3D Printer. More

3DXNano ESD Carbon Nanotube 3D printing filament optimized for semi-con & electronics industry

Oct.16, 2014 - Responding to the needs of this global market, 3DXTech today introduced another two new grades of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)-safe materials that have been developed specifically for use in desktop 3D Printers. More

Cyrus printers releases new 3D printing filament range

Oct.12, 2014 - Netherlands based Cyrus printers has now released a whole range of new filament which is cheaper compared to the rest of the market while at the same time keeping the quality high. More

Design for Craft launches PLA HS 3D printing filament - stronger than ABS

Oct.8, 2014 - To combat its fragility, the guys from Design for Craft have worked to strengthen PLA filament by mixing it with a collection of mineral powders. More

Try 3D printing a sponge using Layfomm filament, a flexible material with viscoelastic properties

Oct.6, 2014 - Kai Parthy has recently discovered that one of these material, the Layfomm 40 filament, possesses some unique qualities that really add some diversity to any 3D printer’s arsenal. More

Biome Bioplastics launches Biome3D biodegradable material for 3D printing

Oct.1, 2014 - UK bioplastics developer, Biome Bioplastics, has launched this week a new material made from plant starches, dubbed Biome3D, which it has developed in partnership with 3D printing technology specialist 3Dom Filaments. More

NanoSteel announces crack-free 99.9% dense steel powder for 3D metal printer

Sep.28, 2014 - NanoSteel Company Inc., a corporation based in Province, Rhode Island, has announced this week the company’s newly engineered powders designed for additive manufacturing. More

ColorFabb releases new PLA CopperFill filament for 3D printers

Sep.26, 2014 - ColorFabb today introduced brand new material copperFill. Similar to bronzeFill it’s a PLA blend with micronized copper powder. This means that the material can be polished and finished with similar methods as bronzeFill. More

Graphene 3D Lab announces JV with Stony Brook Univ. in testing of graphene 3D printing materials

Sep.23, 2014 - Graphene 3D Lab announced on Monday a joint venture with Stony Brook University in quality control testing of 3D printing materials enhanced with graphene and other advanced materials. More

Stratasys launches new UV-resistant thermoplastic material ASA for 3D printing

Sep.9, 2014 - Stratasys today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). More

ColorFabb launches low-odor, tough XT 3D printing filament made with Eastman Amphora 3D polymer

Sep.4, 2014 - Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, and Helian Polymers, the company behind 3D printing filament ColorFabb, have teamed to launch colorFabb XT-Copolyester made with Eastman Amphora 3D polymer. More

Grafoid opens 21000 sqm MesoGraf production facilities to support graphene-based 3D printing

Aug.24, 2014 - Following Grafoid's ALCERECO acquisition a couple of months ago, the company has officially opened its Kingston, Ontario production facilities where high purity, high energy density graphene will be mass produced. More

Taulman3D launches 'ToolBox' of 6 new high strength 3D Printing materials on Kickstarter

Aug.22, 2014 - 3D Printing materials company taulman3D is today releasing via Kickstarter six materials. These six materials, which are bundled in a materials 'ToolBox' are some of the most requested polymers by industry. More

Verbatim enters 3D printing filament market

Aug.17, 2014 - Data storage giant Verbatim revealed its foray into 3D printing filament materials, a market with explosive potential that’s estimated to reach a value of $669 million by 2014, according to Gartner. More

Avante Technology announces FilaOne 'engineering grade' composite filament system

Aug.3, 2014 - Avante Technology announced the release of new, proprietary "engineering grade" composite filament and a companion print adhesion sheet designed for desktop 3D printer. More

Eastman teams up with Colorfabb to introduce low-odor 3D printing material with superior strength

Jul.31, 2014 - 3D printing material manufacturer Helian Polymers, Brand Owner of colorFabb based in the Netherlands, announced today the collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company (USA). More

MadeSolid announces Tough Resin for 3D printing, available for pre-order

Jul.30, 2014 - MadeSolid, a YC-backed 3D printing materials startup out of Emeryville, CA, is doing R&D to create more variety of resins with unique properties for your 3D printer. More

ColorFabb offers PLA, WoodFill pellets for 3D printing

Jul.3, 2014 - ColorFabb announces today that it will start producing 3D Printing materials in pellet form. This new product is aimed at the DIY filament producers who own a small DIY filament extruder such as a filabot. More

3D printing ceramic filled polymers for electromagnetic applications

Jun.27, 2014 - Two years ago, desperately trying to get a $350 Chinese 3D printer to operate the idea was born to modify the filament to print materials that can influence the electromagnetic field, in a more complex way than just ordinary plastic. More

The Ewe Filament Extruder turns recycled plastic into inexpensive 3D printing

Jun.27, 2014 - Ewe Industries, an Italian company wants to change that with its Ewe filament extruder that is designed for every individual. The Ewe filament extruder turns any recycled plastic. More

MadeSolid’s new FireCast resin designed to be burned away

Jun.25, 2014 - MadeSolid's FireCast resin can be used for direct investment casting of products such as jewelry. So when you print a ring in FireCast, you can use this plastic prototype to create a mold. More

Airwolf 3D announces WOLFBEND TPU flexible 3D printing filament

Jun.18, 2014 - Most 3D-printed objects are made out of rigid plastic. But if you want to print some handle bar grips for a bicycle or a cell phone case, you need a more flexible material. More

For space ceramics or Swamp Thing replicas: applications abound with Kai Parthy's 3D printing materials

Jun.15, 2014 - Inventor Kai Parthy is the mind behind the materials Laywoo-3D, Bendlay, and Laybrick. Today, we checked in with Kai on the progress of his new materials. More

Stratasys adds flexible & rigid materials for Objet500 Connex3 color Multi-material 3D printer

Jun.10, 2014 - 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys released today extended range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer. More

ColorFabb releases GlowFill glow in the Dark PLA/PHA filament

Jun.4, 2014 - Dutch 3D printer material manufacturer ColorFabb has launched today an extreme intense GlowFill glow in the dark filament based on a highly concentrated phosphorescent pigment. More

Precious Plastic, open source recycling machines, offers 3D printing an eco-friendly future

Jun.4, 2014 - Dutch designer Dave Hakkens has developed a set of plastic machines to set up a small scale plastic workshop. This project, called ‘precious plastic‘, is based on general industrial techniques. More

Strooder, first truly consumer 3D printer filament extruder to launch on Kickstarter today

May.27, 2014 - David Graves and Greg Gruszecki, founder of OmniDynamics are going to launch Strooder, a truly consumer 3D printing filament extruder on Kickstarter today. More

NASA & Tethers Unlimited developing on-orbit 'Positrusion Filament Recycling System' for 3D printers

May.12, 2014 - NASA has also selected Tethers Unlimited for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 award to produce a system that would recycle left over plastic from NASA's on-orbit 3d printers for reuse. More

ColorFabb beta tests new PLA Bronze & BambooFill filament for 3D printers

May.12, 2014 - ColorFabb announced lately it plans to beta test two new materials: BronzeFill and BambooFill which are scheduled to launch in the next months. More

3DXTech announces three specialty 3D printing filaments and testing program

May.7, 2014 - Michigan-based startup 3DXTech has announced their first three specialty filaments that can be used in existing FDM/FFF 3D Printers. More

ExOne introduces metal 3D printing material Inconel Alloy 625

May.5, 2014 - 3D printer manufacturer ExOne today introduces Inconel Alloy 625, a nickel-based alloy, as newest addition to its 3D printing metal portfolio. More

German RepRap offers nylon filament PA6 for 3D printing robust models

May.2, 2014 - 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap announced today the availability of its new nylon-PA6 filament. Nylon-PA6 filament can be used to print extremely robust parts. More

Groupe Gorgé acquires 3D printing materials company DeltaMed

Apr.28, 2014 - French 3D printer manufacturer Groupe Gorge announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital of DeltaMed GmbH, a photosensitive resins developer. More

Straw based 3D printer filament will cost half the price of PLA

Apr.28, 2014 - Now a Chinese company has invented another eco-friendly material - straw based plastic - made from rice and wheat stalks and can be used in 3D printing, without sacrificing price or performance. More

Legacy Filament Extruder soon on Kickstarter, turning old plastic into 3D printer ‘ink’

Apr.21, 2014 - The extruder she is working on, called the Legacy, is designed by Seattle inventor Hugh Lyman who had won a contest by building the device that turned plastic pellets into 3D printing filament. More

Stratasys releases new Endur, tough PP-simulating 3D printing material

Apr.8, 2014 - 3D printer manufacturer has expanded its portfolio of 3D printing materials with Endur, a new simulated polypropylene material. It offers both high impact resistance and elongation at break. More

Grafoid & Altamat to mass produce graphene-based 3D printing materials

Apr.3, 2014 - Grafoid Inc. announces it has signed an agreement with Altamat Inc. for the construction of an atomization facility to produce MesoGraf graphene-based powders and filaments for 3D printing. More

German startup TwoBEars launches BioFila Silk and Linen 3D printer filament

Mar.31, 2014 - After nine months of development, German company twoBEars has launched bioFila, a new biodegradable filament designed for 3D printing. More

Sierra Resins & 3D Printlife to introduce bioplastic filament for 3D printing

Mar.30, 2014 - Mansfield, MA, U.S. based Bioplastics formulator Sierra Resins and 3D Printlife, an online US filament and 3D printer retailer have launched a venture to introduce a 3D printer biofilament. More

Students develop renewable soy-based 3D printing filament FilaSoy

Mar.28, 2014 - A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize in the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest. More

Igus introduces world's first tribo-plastic filament for 3D printers

Mar.26, 2014 - Igus, the tribo polymer specialist from Cologne, Germany introduced the world's first tribo-plastic (tribologically optimised special plastic) filament for 3D printers. More

Arevo Labs introduces carbon fiber reinforced polymers to 3D print ultra-strong parts

Mar.24, 2014 - Arevo Labs announced today new carbon fiber and Carbon Nanotube (CNT) reinforced high performance materials for 3D printing, as well as patent pending 3D Printing technology and specialized software algorithms. More

MadeSolid's new PhoenixCast resin for SLA 3D printers, taking pre-orders

Mar.24, 2014 - MadeSolid is currently developing a resin suitable for investment casting. The resin is compatible with a number of SLA printers including the Form1, the B9 Creator , the Muve3D and more. More

EOS introduces two new metal materials for 3D printing

Mar.17, 2014 - Industrial 3D printer maker EOS introduces today two new metal materials: EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L. More

Polymakr launches three new 3D printing materials on Kickstarter

Mar.15, 2014 - A Chinese company, Polymakr, has created three new printing materials that aren’t just regular plastic, but re-engineered plastic to be used as an "ink" with 3-D printers. More

3D Printing branches out with new clay-based filament for ceramics

Mar.10, 2014 - If you own a printer and like to experiment, get ready to freak out! You can now squeeze ceramic objects through the nozzle of your 3D printer. More

UK firm introduces Noztek Pro ABS and PLA filament extruder for 3D printers

Mar.9, 2014 - Inspired by the Lyman Filament Extruder which turns plastic pellets into filament that can be used for 3D printing, UK start-up Noztek has developed the Noztek Pro, a new ABS/PLA filament extruder. More

Turning old plastic into 3D printer filament is greener than conventional recycling

Mar.4, 2014 - A study led by Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University has shown that making your own plastic 3D printer filament from milk jugs uses less energy - often a lot less - than recycling milk jugs conventionally. More

Chinese test self-forming liquid metal, seeing a Terminator-like future

Mar.4, 2014 - Now a team of scientists, working out of Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have taken the first tep to make smart liquid machines. More

InnoCentive wants to weave cotton into 3D printing

Feb.7, 2014 - A new campaign may take us one stitch closer to 3D printed clothing. The open innovation and crowdsourcing organization InnoCentive is looking for ideas that would weave more cotton fibers into 3D printing technology. More

Taiwan develops heat-resistant, food-grade bioplastics

Feb.3, 2014 - The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) based in Taiwan has developed a food-grade quality polylactic acid (PLA) material which can resist temperatures up to 100°c without deforming. More

DSM wins patent opposition appeal impacting SLA resins development

Jan.28, 2014 -   Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, has won an appeal regarding the opposition of patent EP1232198, titled, UV Curable Compositions at the European Patent Office Board of Appeal in Munich, Germany on 17 January 2014. More

Plastic garbage becomes 'ink' for 3D printers 

Jan.24, 2014 -  It is a hopeful development when innovation, community, and environmental improvement dovetail; the project Perpetual Plastic which uses plastic garbage to make 'ink' for 3D printers may be considered one such development.More 

Novel 3D graphene-like material promises super electronics

jan.21, 2014 -   Now scientists have discovered a material that has a similar electronic structure to graphene but can exist in three dimensions. More

Graphene 3D Lab files patent for graphene-infused filaments for multiple material 3D printer 

Jan.20, 2014 -  Canada-based Lomiko Metals annouced that Graphene 3D Lab has filed a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing. More 

Seaweed could be key ingredient for 3D printing BioPen 

Jan.20, 2014 -  Australian researchers are farming and processing seaweeds from the sea aimed at producing biomaterials such as ingredient for 3D printing BioPen. More 

LG Chem to supply 3D printing material to Stratasys 

Jan.16, 2014 -  LG Chem (LG Chemical), South Korea's largest chemical company, plans to jump into the rapidly emerging 3D printing market earlier than others. LG Chem is in talks with 3D printer company Stratasys to supply ABS plastics. More 

Food-grade PP filament for 3D printers 

Jan.11, 2014 -  You can now 3D print plates, cups and other food containers as well as children toys using food-grade Polypropylene (PP) filament.  More 

Carl Bass hints at Autodesk's involvement in 3D printing in 2014 

Jan.4, 2014 -  Most of the 3D printing business these days is around a business that's built around the consumables, and it certainly is a good business. More 

3D printing with wood filament on Robo 3D Printer (video)

Jan.4, 2014 -   Nerdgasm wants to try something he has never done before: 3D printing a with sliding top in wood using Robo 3D printer and wood filament. More

3D printing with beeswax 

Jan.3, 2014 -  Two Dutch designers, Olivier van Herpt and Joris van Tubergen, developed an open source extruder that can be used for printing with beeswax. More 

Could wood-based material lead 2014 3D printing priorities? 

Dec.23, 2013 -  Usually when we think of materials that can be used in 3D printers, we think of substances like plastic, resin or metal. But now the 3D printing community is toying with wood, a more natural material with a unique aesthetic.  More 

Printing porous and flexible 3D objects with new filament line, PORO-LAY 

Dec.22, 2013 -  Kai's new plan is to complete a range of 4 pre-structured 3D printing materials, including FDM Filaments (new PORO-LAY line, a two-in-one filament), Light curing resins, Sinterpowders and other materials based on similar technique and Polymers. More 

MadeSolid's new PET+: a strong and flexible filament for 3D printers 

Dec.12, 2013 -  3D printing materials startup MadeSolid has just launched PET+, a strong and flexible material for 3D printers.  More 

Self-repairing running shoes made from 3D-printed protocells 

Dec.11, 2013 -  London designer and researcher Shamees Aden has developed a prototype for running shoes that could repair themselves overnight. More 

Formlabs announces white resin for the Form 1 3D printer

Dec.10, 2013 -   3D printing start­up Formlabs announced today the latest from their in­house material science team: White Resin. More

Matt Stultz: advanced materials for 3D printing (video) 

Dec.9, 2013 -  Matt Stultz gives the lowdown on a variety of some of the new and exciting advanced 3D printing materials and their uses.  More 

Low-cost titanium powders used in 3D printing for the first time 

Dec.9, 2013 -  For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. More 

3D printing materials market to reach $408.5 million by 2018

Dec.8, 2013 -   An Markets and Markets report states that by 2018, the global 3D printing materials market like plastics and metals could be worth $408.5 Million. More

Stratasys booth tour: new tough Nylon 12 announced at Euromold 2013 

Dec.4, 2013 -  Stratasys announced the first nylon material specifically engineered for the company's line of Fortus 3D Production Systems called FDM Nylon 12. More 

3ders at Euromold 2013: DigiFabb (2) - ColorFabb 

Dec.3, 2013 -  ColorFabb is a brand of the Helian Polymers company which specialized in additives for plastics and polymers located in Venlo, The Netherlands.More 

Is waste peel the future material for green 3D printing? 

Nov.30, 2013 -  British designer Alkesh Parmar created a series of objects under the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, the idea to create waste-free systems. More 

Produce your own filament for 3D printer with FilaFab

Nov.29, 2013 -   FilaFab (Filament Fabricator) is capable of converting pellets into fresh filament for your 3D printer with ease. More

Lab to develop 'Super-material' graphene for 3D printing

Nov.22, 2013 -   Lomiko Metals, announced today the formation of Graphene 3D Labs Inc. to focus on the development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. More

Le Fabshop announces world first 'green' seaweed 3D printing filament

Nov.16, 2013 -  Le Fabshop in Paris, a 3D printing startup, announced a world first "green" seaweed 3D printing filament at the opening of 3D print show in Paris. More 

3D print multicolor objects with Stick Filament 

Nov.7, 2013 -  Stick Filament is a new filament system designed specifically for 3D printing and suitable for most FDM/FFF printers.  More 

New initiative developing Ethical Filament standard, targeting 3D printing's plastic waste 

Nov.7, 2013 -  U.K. charity techfortrade today announces the launch of The Ethical Filament Foundation which will work in partnership with organisations around the world to encourage the manufacture of ethically produced 3D printing filament. More 

The Filament Safe keeps your filament in good shape 

Nov.6, 2013 -  Perception Engineering designed and built the Filament Safe, an airtight storage container that helps maintain the print quality of your 3D printing filament. More 

Stratasys releases new 3D printing material for ultra thin parts 

Nov.6, 2013 -  3D printer manufacturer Stratasys has debuted the second generation of its Digital ABS material, named Digital ABS2. More 

Researchers developing gelatin bio-ink to 3D print human tissues and organs 

Nov.1, 2013 -  German researchers have developed a new gelatin bio-ink that can be used by 3D printing technology to produce artificial tissues.  More 

Russ's home brewed filament extruder for 3D printer 

Oct.31, 2013 -  Inspired by the Lyman filament extruder for 3D printers, Russ Gries created his own version. His filament extruder is still a work in progress, but it looks promising. More 

3D printing materials market will be worth more than $600m by 2025

Oct.28, 2013 -   The 3D printing materials market will be worth in excess of $600m by 2025, according to a recent released report 3D Printing Materials 2014-2025: Status, Opportunities, and Market Forecasts. More

Proto-Pasta adds three new materials for your desktop 3D printer

Oct.27, 2013 -   Aaron Cram, a computer scientist, and his brother Dustin Cram has developed three new materials for desktop 3D printers. Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA, High Temperature PLA and Polycarbonate - ABS Alloy. More

3D printing with graphene is coming, and it will charge the world 

Oct.19, 2013 -  On Friday Oct.18, 2013, American Graphite announces it has finalized the intellectual property agreement for P-600 with the project manager and National Science Centre KIPT of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.  More 

MadeSolid launches line of SLA resin on indiegogo

Oct.16, 2013 -   3D printing materials startup MadeSolid announced the launch of their crowd funding campaign aimed at developing and launching a new line of resins designed specifically for consumer SLA printers. More

Talpadk's review of NinjaFlex, flexible filament for 3D printers

Oct.11, 2013 -   NinjaFlex, a flexible filament for 3D printers, is specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Talpadk from Denmark decided to try out NinjaFlex filament. More

NinjaFlex: flexible TPE filament for 3D printers

Oct.2, 2013 -   NinjaFlex, a flexible filament for 3D printers, is specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. More

A new, user-driven 3D printing materials site 

Sep.30, 2013 -  Today the 3D Printing Materials Corporation (3DPMC) launches a new source for high quality, high performance 3D Printing materials options. 3DPMC uses a crowdsourcing model to find innovative new products. More 

Shapeways introducing 3D printing materials Polished Brass and Raw Brass 

Sep.26, 2013 -  Shapeways announces today two new 3D printing materials: Polished Brass and Raw Brass.  More 

Skin-Frame structure could save up to 70% of 3D printing material 

Sep.23, 2013 -  Researchers at University of Science and Technology of China have designed an automatic and practical method to generate a skin-frame structure for a given 3D model for minimizing the material used in printing and the number of struts in the structure. More 

STRUdittle: a precise and low-cost filament extruder on Kickstarter

Sep.10, 2013 -   Fishler's latest filament extrusion device, STRUdittle is an ultra-compact device and can make ABS filaments with extrusion rates of 12-24"/minute at only 5V out of the rated 12V motor. More

OPM & 3D printed skull implant featured on HardWired with YouTube star iJustine 

Sep.9, 2013 -  YouTube star iJustine visits with Scott Defelice, founder and CEO of Oxford Performance Materials. More 

Verlan 3D printed dress built with Replicator 2 and new MakerBot Flexible Filament

Sep.6, 2013 -   The Verlan Dress is built with two MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers. It is the first creation to ever use MakerBot Flexible Filament, a new adaptable filament material made out of polyester. More

Inventor raising funds for developing high-resolution resins for 3D printers

Aug.30, 2013 -   Jemmel Belkacem, main inventor of a patented resin formulation for the stereolitography in 2010, is developing an affordable high-resolution photo-polymer for 3D printers. More

Filament extruder Filabot Wee Kit launched for pre-order

Aug.7, 2013 -   The Filabot team has today announced the launch of its Filabot Wee Kit, a filament extruder. More

taulman3D releases "t-glase" A low temp industrial 3D printing material

Aug.5, 2013 -   Today taulman3d has released a completely new high strength material for those users that print mostly with PLA or lower temperature 3D Printers. More

3D Systems introduces strong and durable VisiJet M3 Black material

Jul.9, 2013 -   3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a new plastic injection molding-like material– VisiJet M3 Black for use in its ProJet 3500/3510 professional 3D printers. More

The fastest filament extrusion Bot on Kickstarter

Jun.19, 2013 -  The ExtrusionBot, developed by Chandler, Arizona based Mark Dill, is claimed to be the world's fastest home built automatic filament extruder. More 

BendLay: a clear, tough and bendable 3D printer filament 

Jun.14, 2013 -  Orbi-Tech, a filament-maker in Germany has now released it´s new filament, BendLay. BendLay is a very tough material, but it is also bendable and resilient. More 

New Nylon filament for 3D printers, made in Italy 

Jun.13, 2013 -  Italian company 3ntr has launched a new nylon filament developed specifically for 3d printers.  More 

Filabot launching its own line of filament 

Jun.6, 2013 -  Filabot, maker of Filabot Core, a system that makes filament for your 3D printer, is launching its own line of filament produced on the Filabot Core system. More 

i.materialise introducing its first flexible Rubber-like material

May.30, 2013 -   i.materialise announces today that the company is testing its rubber-like material which were used for making the latest dress from Iris van Herpen together with Julia Koerner. More

Shapeways announces new improved elasto plastic for makers 

May.30, 2013 -  Shapeways announces today a flexible, rubbery plastic material called Elasto Plastic. It features high impact resistance, flexibility and compression. More 

Scientists create carbonized micro-bunny sculpture showing promises of new 3D printing material 

May.30, 2013 -  A team of Japanese scientists created a tiny rabbit sculpture, the size of a typical bacterium, using a new 3D printing material, a new type of resin which can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3D structures.  More 

LAYBRICK: a new rough 3D printer filament for a sandstone effect 

May.27, 2013 -  Kai Parthy, inventor of Laywoo-D3 wood filament has just released a new filament, LAYBRICK, a rough filament that can be used to print large architecture models or landscapes. More 

3D Printer Test Kit on Kickstarter 

May.21, 2013 -  A small group of toy developers at 3DKitbash have come up with a 3D Printer test kit aiming to help makers forecast their 3D Printer's abilities.  More 

IC3D printers launches crowd funding campaign to make better 3D printing material

May.18, 2013 -   Dublin, Ohio-based IC3D Printers has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to manufacture high-quality, more affordable and locally made 3D printing material. More

Formlabs announcing new print material: clear resin 

May.17, 2013 -  The Formlabs team, David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, and Natan Linder, has launched their first print material: clear resin. More 

American Graphite announces further details of Graphene 3D printing material development

May.2, 2013 -   Today American Graphite reveals that the Company has reached an agreement in principle with its collaboration partner, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology. More

American Graphite to develop 3D printing material 

Apr.24, 2013 -  American Graphite Technologies Inc. announces Letter of Intent with a European institute for research and develpoment collaboration for 3D printing. More 

Exploring 7 materials with 3D printing

Apr.13, 2013 -   Because the inherent nature of 3D printing opens new possibilities for shaping materials, Emerging Objects is able to create 3D printed objects using custom materials. More

Color craftsman Richrap: Tie-Dye 3D printing with Nylon 618

Apr.12, 2013 -   Another advantage of high strength taulman's "618" Nylon Co-Polymer is that it is easily dyed with standard fabric dyes (textile and paper acid based dyes). More

Control 3D printer with $110 PengPod touch-screen Linux tablet 

Apr.8, 2013 -  So he checked the PengPod 700 he recently bought, a 7 inch Linux tablet and used it as a controller for his Solidoodle 2.  More 

High strength taulman 645, 1.75mm Co-Polymer released 

Apr.8, 2013 -  Taulman3D announces today the release of "Clear" taulman 645 3D printing material, 1.75mm nylon based co-polymer. taulman 645 features very high strength, durability.  More 

Affordable filament extruder Filastruder on Kickstarter 

Mar.26, 2013 -  Tim Elmore, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at the University of Florida and his friend Allen Haynes launched Filastruder, a filament-making machine on Kickstarter. More 

Materialise launches highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing

Mar.15, 2013 -   Materialise, the Belgian-based 3D printing service company, announces today the official launch of a new, highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing: TPU 92A-1. More

83-year-old inventor wins $40,000 award for his DIY filament extruder

Mar.4, 2013 -   On March 2, 2013 Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, presents a $40,000 check to inventor and competition winner Hugh Lyman for his DIY filament extruder. More

3D printing parts with overhangs using new soluble support material 

Feb.28, 2013 -  3DPPVD discovered the HIPS filament can be printed together with ABS as dissolvable support material.More 

3D Printing Bone replacements, Cartilage replacements, Medical devices and more with 618 Nylon 

Feb.18, 2013 -  30 minutes after the accident, the patient is already on the operating table having been processed through xray. While nurses and doctors attend to cuts and bruises, two surgeons look over xrays of the right femur. More 

Wood filament LAYWOO-D3 suppliers and price compare

Feb.4, 2013 -   LAYWOO-D3 is a wood-based 3D printing filament invented by Kai Parthy and is designed for the RepRap and similar machines. More

Jeremie's roundup of home use 3D printing materials 

Jan.1, 2013 -  For helping you understand the range of materials available, Jeremie Francois made a survey of usable materials at home and put together a review of these materials and their properties. More 

3D Systems introduces FotoTec hearing aid material to ProJet 6000 

Dec.13, 2012 -  3D Systems announced the immediate availability of Dreve FotoTec hearing aid material for use in its ProJet® 6000 professional 3D printer. More 

taulman's 618-1.75mm available for Pre-Order 

Dec.12, 2012 -  taulman's 618 1.75mm Nylon Co-Polymer will go on sale starting this Wednesday 12/12/2012 for Pre-Order. First shipments are timed to begin shipping on or before 12/20/2012. More 

Objet expands material range to 123 

Nov.21, 2012 -  Objet Ltd. today announced the release of a new and improved Objet Rigid Black Material - VeroBlackPlus. The new material features enhanced dimensional stability and surface smoothness. More 

Flexible models printed on an Objet 3D printer 

Nov.16, 2012 -  3D printer manufacturer Objet offers a very wide range of 3D printing materials. Objet's 107 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials range in properties from rigid to rubber-like, glass-like transparency to opaque color shades.. More 

Finding the proper temperature ranges for 3D printing wood 

Nov.5, 2012 -  In case you have the LAYWOO-D3 wooden filament at home, you would be interested to try this Cura & Skeinforge plugin created by Jeremie Francois for testing how varying temperatures impacts the color of the filament. More 

Stratasys adds black ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic for 3D printing

Oct.31, 2012 -   Stratasys unveiled black color ULTEM 9085, a high-performance thermoplastic, for use in its FDM 3D printers. More

High strength nylon 3D printing material available for sale 

Oct.31, 2012 -  taulman announced today the taulman 618 Nylon material is available for sale. This taulman's "618" high strength nylon line is specifically engineered for 3D printing. More 

Making a plastic filament extruder 

Oct.23, 2012 -  How to drive down the cost of filament? HLyman uploaded a Lyman Filament Extruder back in September, a machine that extrudes filament from fine pellets for use in a 3D Printer.More 

High detailed stainless steel available for 3D printing

Oct.14, 2012 -   This week i.materialse brought you a new material, high detailed stainless steel (HS). This material could deliver a significant level of detail and strength to your design. More

Fabbster's flexible material for 3D printing 

Oct.11, 2012 -  Fabbster uploaded a video of 3D prints of flexible material made on a Fabbster 3D printer. More 

Solidscape introduces 199 USD 3Z Studio materials Pack

Oct.5, 2012 -   Solidscape(r), Inc., announces the release of a new packaging concept for 3Z Series printing materials. More

Test printing of new Laywood filament 

Sep.25, 2012 -  A new filament called "Laywood" can now be extruded through the nozzle of RepRap FDM 3D printer. This German-made Laywood, a mix of recycled wood fibers and polymer binders could create "tree rings", a nice gradient effects in color. More 

LAYWOO-D3: New FDM filament can print wood with tree rings 

Sep.20, 2012 -  Inventor Kai Parthy has developed a new FDM filament that can print "wood" on RepRap 3D printers.More 

Open source home filament maker

Sep.14, 2012 -   Here we got Open Source Printing, a small group of people dedicate themselves to develop a low cost plastic extruder that is able to produce plastic filament for 3D printers. More

Polypor C: new particle material for voxeljet 3D printers 

Aug.14, 2012 -  With voxeljet's new binder type Polypor C for voxeljet 3D printers, it is possible to print purely white models to meet the high requirements for architectural models with respect to the model's look and feel. More 

University Of Dayton Research Institute wins $3M funding to develop new materials for aircraft parts 

Jul.27, 2012 -   The University of Dayton Research Institute was awarded $3 million from the Ohio Third Frontier to work on developing specialized materials for use in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.  More 

Objet break the 100 material range barrier 

Jun.20, 2012 -  Objet Ltd has announced 39 new 'Digital Materials' available with its Objet Connex range of multi-material 3D printing systems. Customers can now select from 107 materials ranging from rigid to rubber-like substances. More 

MSU uses Windform to build amateur radio satellite PrintSat on a 3D printer

Jun.9, 2012 -   CRP Technology, the Italian based group, is specialised in Laser Sintering (LS) technology and well-known for their Additive Manufacturing materials called Windform. Windform is carbon fiber reinforced composite material and made for applications such as motorsport sector, aerospace and UAV's. More

3D Printing with Clear Acrylic 

May.26, 2012 -  After 3D Printing nylon, Instructables user taulman tried another experiement: 3D printing with 0.125" Dia Clear Acrylic material. He designed and built a taulman 4 orifice Hot-End as the clear acrylic material needs real time conditioning so as to make printing possible.  More 

3D printing using nylon to make flexible parts 

May.23, 2012 -  Instructables user taulman recently uploaded his project - converting a 2D CNC machine into a 3D Printer and back to a CNC machine in less than an hour. For this project he uses NYLON 6/6 to make parts instead of the usual ABS or PLA. More 

Shapeways announced its first flexible 3D printed material Elasto Plastic 

May.21, 2012 -  Last week Shapeways announced Elasto Plastic, a flexible 3D printed material, and black is the first color available.  More 

Time to save your failed prints for recycling 

May.16, 2012 -  Check out this awesome shredder in the video below. It is developed by Marcus Thymark of Germany who won a crowd design challenge at GrabCAD for LifeTrac IV - Quick Connect Wheels early this year. The shredder can be used to recycle all your failed prints or any other plastic scrap. More 

Filabot's new website is on line now 

Apr.16, 2012 -  Filabot, a 3D plastic extrusion system, grinds and melts the old plastic items such as milk jugs, shampoo bottles and plastic packaging in an extrusion to make usable filament for 3D printing. More 

Review of 9 recently released 3D printing materials(video)

Mar.6, 2012 -   In the past few months there were 9 3D printing materials released by 5 companies. Industry analyst Todd Grimm from made a summary of these newly released materials. More

bioplastics 3d printer Developing sustainable bioplastics for 3D printers

Feb.8, 2012 -   Many companies are working on recycled and biodegradable materials for the injection molding and packaging industries, can these materials being printed by a 3D printer? More

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filabotFilabot turns recyclable plastics into 3D printer filament 

Jan.8, 2012 -  Tyler McNaney from Milton, VT is a student at Vermont Technical College studying Mechanical Engineering. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his technology project Filabot. What is Filabot?  More 

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Experiment Polycarbonate with DIY 3D printer 

Jan.2, 2012 -  Luke Chilson and Alex English from ProtoParadigm LLC have been testing polycrabonate on Makerbot and Ultimaker 3D printer. More 

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