NASA creates special copper alloy for 3D printing rocket parts

Mar.22, 2019 - NASA researchers with the Glenn Research Center (GRC) and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) 'teamed up to develop GRCop-42, a copper-based high strength alloy with high conductivity. More

Nano Dimension granted U.S. and Korea patents for dielectric ink

Feb.26, 2019 - Additive electronics provider Nano Dimension announced that it has received approval from both the U.S. and Korea Patents and Trademark Offices for the company's core technology of its dielectric ink. More

Filamentive announces 100% recycled 3D printer filament made from PET plastic bottles

Feb.6, 2019 - UK 3D printing filament brand Filamentive announced the release of ONE PET, a 100% recycled plastic filament made from post-consumer PET plastic bottle waste, in partnership with Tridea. More

Researchers mimic lattice structures to create stronger 3D printed meta-crystal materials

Jan.18, 2019 - Researchers create new family of 3D printed material called meta-crystals. Their experiments revealed that the 3D printed objects with the polycrystalline lattices were up to seven times stronger than the standard lattice objects. More

Tekna invests €5M in metal powder production for additive manufacturing in France

Jan.14, 2019 - Canada-based firm Tekna recently announces that it has made a '5M investment for the production of spherical powders intended for additive manufacturing at its new industrial site in M'con, France. More

Velo3D partners with Praxair for metal additive manufacturing powder verification

Jan.9, 2019 - Velo3D today announced their partnership with Praxair Surface Technologies, a subsidiary of Praxair and a leading producer of high-performance coatings and materials for the aerospace industry. More

Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops high-performance 3D printable bioplastic from wood

Jan.4, 2019 - Advanced BioCarbon 3D (ABC3D) has developed engineering-grade 3D printable bioplastic from trees. More

ORNL researchers create new lignin-nylon composite material for 3D printing

Dec.21, 2018 - Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that mixing lignin with nylon made it printable on an FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printer. More

Markforged launches H13 tool steel for Metal X 3D printer

Dec.13, 2018 - Markforged announced the launch of H13 tool steel for the desktop-sized Metal X 3D printer. The expansion into H13 will enable customers to print parts in high-strength, high-temperature applications such as metal forming tools, dies and punches, and hardened inserts for fixtures, and even injection molds with conformal cooling channels.' More

Canon developed alumina-based ceramic material for high-res 3D printing

Nov.28, 2018 - Canon developed an alumina-based ceramic material for high-res 3D printing of industrial prototypes and medical devices. More

Verbatim launches Mitsubishi Chemical's bio-friendly 3D printing filament DURABIO

Nov.1, 2018 - Verbatim has announced the launch of DURABIO filament for 3D FFF printing, a transparent bio-based engineering material developed by Mitsubishi Chemical which combines the properties of Polycarbonate (PC) and Polymethacrylate (PMMA). The material has excellent optical and mechanical properties, high heat, scratch and abrasion resistance and superb light transmission and UV resistance. The filament will be available in transparent and high gloss piano black and piano white. More

Coolrec and Refil launch HIPS 3D printer filament made from recycled fridges

Oct.17, 2018 - Coolrec, a subsidiary of International waste recycling company Renewi, is partnering with Refil to launch HIPS (High Impact PolyStyrene plastic), a high quality, dissolvable 3D printing filament made from the plastics from old refrigerators. More

Future cars to be made from revolutionary 3D printed, vibration-proof material

Oct.8, 2018 - Scientists from the University of Surrey partnered with researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of California to develop a new 3D printed material that has high stiffness and damping. More

Ultimaker reveals new material profiles and print core CC Red 0.6

Sep.25, 2018 - 3D printing company Ultimaker today reveals two optimized industrial materials for the Ultimaker S5 at the TCT Show in Birmingham. The company also introduces a new print core CC Red 0.6 that allows reliable 3D printing on the Ultimaker S5 with composite materials. More

Prusa Research releases in-house made Prusament 3D printing filaments

Sep.21, 2018 - Prusa Research, the Czech 3D printer manufacturer behind the Prusa line of RepRap 3D printers, has unveiled Prusament, a new brand of filament that is developed in-house at its new filament factory. The company is also the only 3D printer manufacturer that has its own in-house filament production. More

uDiamond: VTT and Carbodeon speed up 3D printing with nanodiamonds

Sep.12, 2018 - VTT and Helsinki-based Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic filament called uDiamond' suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts. More

Carbon introduces medical-grade MPU 100 resin, teams with Fast Radius to redesign Steelcase SILQ Office Chair with 3D printing

Sep.11, 2018 - Carbon announced the launch of its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). It has also teamed up with Fast Radius to 'reimagine the design of Steelcase's award-winning SILQ office chair. More

Tethon 3D launches High Alumina Tethonite ceramic powder for binder jetting 3D printing

Jul.16, 2018 - Tethon 3D, Nebraska-based manufacturer of ceramic powders, binders, and other 3D printing services and supplies, 'announces the launch of High Alumina Tethonite, a high alumina ceramic powder for use in binder jetting additive manufacturing. More

BASF acquires 3D printing material companies, Advanc3D Materials and Setup Performance

Jul.4, 2018 - BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, has acquired two manufacturers of 3D printing materials, Advanc3D Materials and Setup Performance. More

ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

Jul.3, 2018 - A scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. Scientists created a new material with excellent printability and performance by tapping into lignin'a current byproduct of the biofuels process. More

UMC Utrecht researchers develop 3D printed living tissues to treat arthritis

Jul.3, 2018 - Researchers at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands are working to make 3D bioprinted tissues that can be implanted into a living joint affected by arthritis. More

Kai Parthy launches new bio-degradable GROWLAY 3D printing filament for indoor farming

Jul.2, 2018 - Kai Parthy, 3D printing expert and wood filament pioneer, has introduced a new patent-pending bio-degradable 3D printing material called GROWLAY. More

Titomic signs MST agreement with Fincantieri Australia for Kinetic Fusion 3D printing

Jun.27, 2018 - Fincantieri Australia, the Australian division of Fincantieri S.p.A., one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, has signed a material science testing (MST) agreement with Melbourne-based metal additive manufacturing company Titomic to support sovereign industrial capability and Australia's continuous naval shipbuilding plans. More

UA professor to develop 3D printed soil and bacteria binding for construction

Jun.27, 2018 - Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, has been studying the structure of soil and how to make it more effective for bearing heavy loads. Through the use of 3D printing, Bernhardt-Barry wants integrate load-bearing mechanisms into the construction of soil layers, and apply calcium carbonate to bind them together. More

US Army invents 3D printable, high strength concrete composition for rapid construction of buildings

Jun.26, 2018 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency under the Department of Defense, has developed and patented a 3D printable concrete composition that provides high structural strength for building components. More

eSUN releases eSoluble, next gen of water-soluable PVA support material

Jun.20, 2018 - eSUN's solution to the problem of complex print designs is a water-soluble PVA support material called eSoluble. During 3D printing, a mold from this material will provide solid, reliable support for designs with complex shapes. After printing, when submerged in room-temperature tap water, the mold will dissolve completely within a few hours. More

Brightlands Materials Center project to develop advanced materials for 3D and 4D printing

Jun.13, 2018 - Netherlands-based Brightlands Materials Center is teaming up with partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University and NWO on a four-year project to explore new polymeric materials for additive manufacturing (AM) and 4D printing. These new materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties based on recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry.' More

SUTD researchers sustainably 3D print large-scale objects out of cellulose

Jun.7, 2018 - Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have recently demonstrated the use of cellulose to 3D print large-scale objects. Their approach is inspired by the wall of the fungus-like oomycetes, which is reproduced by introducing small amounts of chitin between cellulose fibers. More

BMW teams with MIT to design world's first 3D printed inflatable material

May.28, 2018 - MIT's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Self-Assembly Laboratory and BMW have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that selftransform, adapt and morph from one state to another. More

Carbon announces high-strength EPX 82 and production-scale elastomeric EPU 41 3D printing materials

May.2, 2018 - Pioneering 3D printing company Carbon has added two new materials to its impressive portfolio. EPX 82 is a high-strength epoxy material for engineering purposes, and EPU 41 is perfect for the creation of advanced elastomeric lattice geometries. More

How to make cheap, scalable multi-material 3D printing with powder deposition process

May.2, 2018 - A recent article published by Aerosint engineers explores the future possibilities for multi-material 3D printing. The ability to fabricate composites with advanced properties, in a scalable and affordable way, would greatly expand the potential of 3D printing technology in manufacturing. More

EnvisionTEC unveils world's longest 'mega-chain' 3D printed in its strongest material ever

Apr.20, 2018 - EnvisionTEC, a 3D printing solutions company, launches today a groundbreaking new material, E-RigidForm. The company showcased it in a 328-foot 3D printed chain Friday morning at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and is claiming the record for the world's longest single-piece chain using 3D printing technology. More

Dartmouth researchers create 'smart' 3D printing ink that responds to stimuli

Apr.17, 2018 - A team of researchers based at Dartmouth has developed a new form of 'smart' ink for 3D printing. This would enable the production of '4D' structures, which are capable of adapting their structure or properties according to external factors like chemical or heat stimuli. More

News Roundup: Aeromet's new AM aluminium powder, UPM launches biocomposite material, DSM, 3Dmouthguard, V&A museum, Edem, Barnes Group

Apr.16, 2018 - In case the speed of 3D printing developments is getting a little too much for you, we've got another news round-up to stop you from falling behind. The latest stories you might have missed out on include a new aluminium powder for AM developed by Aeromet International and partners, a new biocomposite from UPM, and many more besides. More

Astronauts could 3D print useful tools on-site from their own recycled waste

Apr.6, 2018 - A group of researchers at the University of Calgary has developed a method of recycling human waste in order to produce 3D printing materials. Using genetically-engineered bacteria, faeces can be fermented into a substance called PHB, which would be directly usable with SLS 3D printing technology. More

US Air Force and HRL Labs work on additively manufactured materials for hypersonic flight vehicles

Apr.5, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. More

U.S Army tests out 3D printer filament made from recycled battlefield waste

Apr.5, 2018 - Military researchers have carried out research into using recycled PET plastics from combat sites as 3D printer filament. This would make it easier for units to use 3D printing on-demand in order to produce extra equipment for emergencies, instead of stockpiling spare parts. More

BigRep launches new PRO FLEX flexible filament for 3D printing

Apr.5, 2018 - BigRep today released TPU-based 3d printing material PRO FLEX, a flexible material with engineering-grade properties for a various of applications. More

Micro-factory for conversion of e-waste into 3D printer filament opens in Australia

Apr.5, 2018 - At the University of New South Wales in Australia, a project has been launched that should contribute towards a reduction in waste from consumer electronics. The new micro-factory will convert discarded plastics into 3D printer filament, as well as finding valuable uses for metal waste and other elements. More

Dartmouth's new 3D printable smart ink creates shape and color-shifting objects

Apr.4, 2018 - A group of researchers at Dartmouth has succeeded in developing a way to control 3D printed objects at the molecular level. Their smart ink offers the potential to create 3D objects that will change size, shape and colour after being printed, with exciting potential applications for 'smart' objects. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Airwolf 3D announces new HydroFill formula, SprintRay 3D printers integrate with 3Shape software, more

Apr.4, 2018 - Here's another round-up of some recent news events that you might have missed, to keep you up to date with everything that's going on in the 3D printing world.Stories include a new thermoplastic from Oxford Performance Materials and a full integration of 3Shape's design software with SprintRay's dental 3D printers. More

LPW Technology & GAM investigate tantalum powders for metal 3D printing

Mar.26, 2018 - UK metal powder producer LPW Technology is teaming up with tantalum and niobium expert Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM) to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of spheroidized tantalum powders for metal 3D printing. More

Allevi now selling Hyperelastic Bone 3D bioprinting material for bone regeneration research

Mar.26, 2018 - Allevi Inc. has added Dimension Inx LLC's Hyperelastic Bone 3D-Paint material to its roster of bioprinting materials. The bioprinting material will enable researchers to further explore the potentials of repairing and regenerating bone with the use of 3D bioprinting technology. More

3D printed metallic glass could result in more efficient electric motors

Mar.23, 2018 - Researchers at North Carolina State University have 3D printed amorphous metal (metallic glass) alloys that could be used to make more efficient electric motors and other devices. The researchers produced iron alloy on a scale 15 times larger than its critical casting thickness. More

Air Force 3D prints 'game-changing' high-temperature composite polymers

Mar.21, 2018 - A team from the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is working alongside NASA's Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville to develop high-temperature 3D printing composite polymer materials. More

3D printable seaweed-derived material adsorbs pollutants with 94% efficiency

Mar.21, 2018 - Researchers in Italy have developed a 3D printable recycled material that can actively cut pollutants in air and wastewater. Like the more expensive activated carbon, the new 3D printable material can capture particulate matter, and could be used in water filtration systems. More

FILOALFA says new THERMEC ZED 3D printing material a good alternative to PEEK

Mar.20, 2018 - 3D printing filament company FILOALFA, a division of Ciceri de Mondel, has released THERMEC ZED, its latest 3D printing material. The FDM thermoplastic was developed in collaboration with DOMO Engineering Plastics, part of the DOMO Chemicals group. More

Diamonds now a 3D printer's best friend as Carbodeon & Tiamet 3D announce new filaments

Mar.15, 2018 - Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced an exciting 3D printing innovation: the first nanodiamond-enhanced FDM 3D printer filaments for additive manufacturing. More

Lubrizol unveils first 3D printing materials, developing HP Jet Fusion powders

Mar.6, 2018 - Ohio chemicals company Lubrizol has unveiled its first three 3D printing materials for FDM 3D printers under the name 'Estane.' It now plans to develop 3D printing materials for SLS 3D printers and HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

3D printed gallium alloy could make soft robots that 'walk out of the printer'

Mar.6, 2018 - Engineers at Oregon State University have found a way to 3D print tall, complicated structures with a highly conductive gallium alloy. The 3D printing process could be used to make flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots. More

Are seashells the future of eco-friendly 3D printing? One TU Delft student thinks so

Mar.2, 2018 - After devouring a big plate of seafood, you might be left with a dish of discarded shells. For one Dutch student, this plate of empty shells was the source of inspiration for an innovative 3D printing project. More

Aurora Labs' Powder Production Unit could produce 5.5 tons of 3D printing powder per day

Mar.1, 2018 - Australian 3D printing company Aurora Labs has completed the prototype of its Powder Production Unit (PPU), which can produce high-quality 3D printing powders at a low cost. These powders can be used in Aurora Labs' large-format 3D printer. More

EOS subsidiary ALM releasing three new industrial 3D printing materials next month

Feb.16, 2018 - German 3D printing company EOS has launched three new 3D printing materials suitable for industrial applications. All three products, to be released through EOS Group's subsidiary ALM, fall into the high-performance polymer category and will be available for purchase as of March 2018. More

Carbon's new DENTCA and DREVE resins bolster 3D printing in dentistry

Feb.16, 2018 - Following an announcement that it was releasing two new software tools for its Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, 3D printing company Carbon has reported two new partnerships that will solidify and strengthen its position in the dental market. More

i.materialise introduces new Multicolor+ UV Inkjet 3D printing material

Feb.15, 2018 - i.materialise, the online 3D printing service of Belgian 3D printing company Materialise, has introduced a new UV Inkjet 3D printing material, Multicolor+. The material purportedly produces strong, full-color 3D printed parts. More

Global Advanced Metals: spheroidization improves metal 3D printing powders

Feb.15, 2018 - Global Advanced Metals, a producer of tantalum products with locations in the US, Australia, and Japan, is setting up Tekna TEKSPHERO plasma spheroidization equipment at its plant in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The spherical powders it produces will be used for additive manufacturing. More

Select 3D: Australian company developing 3D printed plaster for interior design

Feb.13, 2018 - Select 3D, an Australian 3D printing consultancy company, is developing new 3D printing applications for interior design. As part of the study, the company is testing the printability of a plaster-like 3D printed material. More

Looking for filament-specific 3D printer settings? Find them all in one place

Feb.12, 2018 - 3DPrintingDB, a new 3D printing website, is aiming to make printing easier by providing a repository of aggregated printing settings for well-known 3D printing materials. The repository contains settings for filament types from individual brands. More

OMNI3D releases new CF-PA-12 carbon fiber 3D printing filament

Feb.9, 2018 - Polish 3D printing company OMNI3D recently released its latest 3D printing filament for FDM/FFF printers. Called CF-PA-12, the new material is a polyamide 12 composite plastic reinforced with carbon fibers. More

3D printed syntactic foam could enable new generation of deeper-diving submarines

Feb.7, 2018 - A breakthrough in 3D printed foam materials could help to advance and improve submarine vehicles, even allowing the underwater crafts to explore at greater depths. More

Simplify3D publishes comprehensive guide to FDM 3D printing materials

Jan.23, 2018 - 3D printing software company Simplify3D has released a wealth of resources about 3D printing materials. The resources include guidance on selecting materials as well as tips for optimizing printing settings for a given 3D printing project. More

Formlabs introduces Rigid and Grey Pro 3D printing resins, teams with 3Shape for custom earbuds

Jan.8, 2018 - Stereolithography 3D printing company Formlabs has introduced two new 3D printing resins, Rigid and Grey Pro. In collaboration with dental and audio technology company 3Shape, Formlabs has also demonstrated how its printers and resins can be used to make customized 3D printed earbuds. More

Spanish university leads MASTRO research project to develop innovative 'smart' materials for 3D printing

Dec.7, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Alicante in Spain, as well as from private companies and institutions all across Europe, will be collaborating on a new research project. They intend to develop new intelligent materials, which can be used for 3D printing and a range of other applications in various industries. More

Princeton researchers' spaghetti-like hydrogel could make 3D bioprinted wound treatments

Dec.6, 2017 - Researchers at Princeton University have developed a hydrogel that forms when fibers slide against each other as they are forced through a syringe. The chemical-free shearing method could be used in wound treatment and other areas. More

Dutch designers are making eco-friendly 3D printing filament from dried algae and seaweed

Dec.4, 2017 - Dutch design duo Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros have created a 3D printable biomaterial made from algae. The new filament could offer an eco-friendly alternative to fossil and oil-based plastics. More

DiCoMi project: Kordsa, Sabanci University to develop 3D printing composites with $3.55M EU funding

Dec.1, 2017 - Composites company Kordsa and Sabanci University, both from Turkey, have established the Directional Composites Through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMi) project to develop composites for 3D printing. The European Union has provided 3 million euros ($3.55M) in funding. More

Scandinavian researchers turning to cellulose nanofibrils as versatile bio-based 3D printing material

Nov.29, 2017 - Cellulose nano-fibrils are one of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in the field of bio-based 3D printing materials. Research institutes in Finland and Sweden have been working with the material for a number of applications, including wound dressings and electronics. More

Chinese researchers develop new high-performance photo-curable polyimide ink for SLA and DLP 3D printing

Nov.21, 2017 - A new ink for SLA and DLP printing has been developed by a team of researchers in China. The photo-curable polyimide ink has improved thermal and chemical resistance as well as mechanical properties compared to existing materials used, expanding the range of potential applications More

SABIC unveils new FDM & large-format 3D printing materials, prints boat hull

Nov.14, 2017 - Chemicals company SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament, an FDM material offering high performance and low-temperature ductility. SABIC is also releasing other FDM materials and eight new reinforced compounds for large-format additive manufacturing. More

Dow Chemical announces EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials

Nov.14, 2017 - The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest chemical companies DowDuPont, has announced its entry into the 3D printing industry with the launch of its EVOLV3D platform for 3D printing materials. More

Engineer to set up Western Australia's first plastic recycling plant to produce 3D printing filament

Nov.3, 2017 - A man from Western Australia has taken it upon himself to launch a plastic recycling plant in Perth which will turn plastic PET waste into 3D printing filaments. The project is going by the name of Greenbatch. More

Methane from Yellowstone Park: a new 3D printing material?

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers at Montana State University are investigating an unlikely source for new 3D printer material: the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park. Recently awarded $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation, the project will leverage the little-understood methane-producing microbes that live underground Yellowstone. More

Is distributed manufacturing with flexible 3D printing filament worth it? Michigan Tech finds out

Oct.30, 2017 - Researchers from Michigan Technological University have conducted a study into the cost of 3D printing consumer goods using flexible filament. The researchers 3D printed 20 flexible products in NinjaFlex filament, analyzing the overall cost and technical feasibility of the 3D printed items. More

3D printed tree bark could prevent fires (knock on wood)

Oct.26, 2017 - Researchers at Switzerland's Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel have developed a new way to extract tannins from native tree bark in order to produce adhesives, composites, and 3D printing materials. Tannin foams are highly fire-resistant, making them suitable for light construction. More

Formlabs releases new Dental LT Clear orthodontic 3D printing resin, updates Dental SG resin

Oct.12, 2017 - 3D printing company Formlabs has released a new 3D printing material for the dental industry. The 3D printing material, called Dental LT Clear, is being heralded as the first long-term biocompatible resin for orthodontic applications and devices. More

Ohio startup Freshmade 3D bowls over public with AMClad 3D printing material

Oct.4, 2017 - Freshmade 3D, an Ohio-based 3D printing startup, has developed a new 3D printing material that is strong enough to be made into bowling balls. The material, AMClad, is an isotropic Engineered Sand Composite that is ideal for 3D printing 'large, functional, and strong objects.' More

Stratasys' VeroFlex 3D printing material can put new sunglasses on shelves 'in 8 weeks or less'

Sep.26, 2017 - Stratasys has introduced a new eyewear 3D printing solution. The VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear Solution can be used to greatly the reduce the time-to-market of eyewear - from up to 15 months to as little as eight weeks. More

Carbon cuts 3D printing resin costs by 40% with new bulk offering

Sep.26, 2017 - 3D printing company Carbon will be slashing the cost of its polymer 3D printing resins through a new materials program that will offer bulk packaging for the materials at a much lower cost than before (up to 40% less). More

Diffuse reflection gives colorFABB's new nGen_LUX 3D printing filament a sparkling finish

Sep.22, 2017 - Dutch 3D printing filament specialist colorFABB has launched nGen_LUX, a co-polyester filament with an extraordinary finish. Diffuse reflection means light shining on an nGen_LUX 3D printed part will scatter in many directions, producing an appearance that looks entirely non-printed. More

Kai Parthy's new LAYWOODmeta5 3D printing filament is climate-responsive and floats on water

Sep.20, 2017 - Kai Parthy, 3D printing expert and wood filament pioneer, has introduced a new 'cardboard-like' wood 3D printing material called LAYWOODmeta5. The rough-surfaced material floats in water and is thermally isolating, making it an ideal material for cup holders and similar products. More

LLNL's 4D printed silicone shape memory materials are flexible & stretchable, perfect for protective cushioning

Sep.14, 2017 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have 3D printed composite silicone materials that are flexible, stretchable, and possess shape memory behavior. The '4D printed' materials could be used to make form-fitting cushioning for helmets, shoes, and other products. More

Innofil3D and Polyscope's new ABS Fusion+ filament can be used with water-soluble supports

Sep.14, 2017 - Dutch company Innofil3D has launched a new ABS 3D printing filament in partnership with Polyscope Polymers. Called ABS Fusion+, the new 3D printer filament is notable for its compatibility with water-soluble PVA supports. More

Clay-based 'Laponite' bioink suitable for 3D bioprinting scaffolds with optimal drug delivery

Sep.12, 2017 - A research team from the University of Southampton and the Technische Universitat Dresden has been working with Laponite, a synthetic nanosilicate clay material, to create a 3D printable bioink for making human mesenchymal stem cell structures. More

Brown University researchers use SLA 3D printers to make biomaterials that 'degrade on demand'

Sep.8, 2017 - Engineers at Brown University have developed 3D printed biomaterials that can 'degrade on demand.' The materials could be used to fabricate intricately patterned microfluidic devices or to make dynamic cell cultures. More

EOS releases new StainlessSteel IndustryLine powder for DMLS metal 3D printing systems

Sep.5, 2017 - EOS has announced the release of its newest 3D printing material: StainlessSteel 17-4PH IndustryLine. The new product was developed for use with EOS' DMLS metal 3D printing systems (especially the EOS M 290 printer), and is made from an iron-based metal alloy powder. More

Researchers at Singapore's NTU making recycled 3D printable concrete that could save the planet

Sep.4, 2017 - Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have used fly ash, a residue from burnt coal, to create a 3D printable geopolymer mortar. The mixture also contains steel slag and various secret chemicals. More

Virginia Tech team 3D prints with Kapton, most heat-resistant polymer that could be used in space

Aug.28, 2017 - After a year's work, a group of researchers at Virginia Tech has finished developing the molecules required to successfully 3D print with Kapton. Kapton is a high-performance, heat-resistant polymer often used to insulate satellites and other spacecraft, as it can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. More

Next generation of 3D printed medical & dental implants could be made from PEEK

Aug.25, 2017 - This year's International PEEK Meeting, which took place in Washington D.C. in April, revealed that a number of important medical research projects are being conducted into the 3D printable polymer. The material is proving especially useful for implants. More

Unitika's thermo-sensitive 3D printing material can be reworked after printing

Aug.25, 2017 - Unitika, a Japanese advanced materials company, is developing a thermo-sensitive 3D printing filament. Objects 3D printed with the filament can be deformed by hand, since body temperature causes the polymer to soften. More

Is filament made from astronaut urine the next giant leap for 3D printing in space?

Aug.23, 2017 - Clemson University researchers are developing a technique for turning human waste into recycled 3D printing filament. With special microorganisms, both urine and exhaled carbon dioxide could be turned into usable materials for 3D printing spare parts, tools, and other useful items. More

BASF Group acquires Dutch 3D printing filament producer Innofil3D

Aug.18, 2017 - German chemicals giant BASF has acquired a 100 percent stake in Innofil3D, a 3D printing filaments company based in the Netherlands. This continues BASF's expansion into the 3D printing market, and will enable Innofil3D to develop its already impressive product range further. More

3D printing mineral fillers can reduce shrinkage & warping in parts, says HPF The Mineral Engineers

Aug.16, 2017 - HPF The Mineral Engineers, a division of German minerals company Quarzwerke Group, is reportedly working on developing functional fillers for 3D printing. According to Compounding World, mineral fillers for additive manufacturing materials could lead to faster and higher-quality printing. More

Carnegie Mellon researchers identify suitable 3D printing alloys with new rapid screening method

Aug.15, 2017 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a rapid screening method for new 3D printing alloys. The method allows users to quickly understand and develop correlations between process variables and alloy composition. More

PyroGenesis targets inkjet 3D printing market with new ultra-fine powder production process

Aug.14, 2017 - PyroGenesis Canada, a Canadian plasma process specialist, says it is developing a new, plasma-based process for the production of metal 3D printing powders. PyroGenesis says the new process could have a greater market impact than its original Plasma Atomization technology. More

Renishaw, Aeromet to establish 3D printing parameters for new A20X high-performance alloy

Aug.9, 2017 - Renishaw, a UK-based metal 3D printing company, has announced a partnership with British aerospace company Aeromet International Limited. Through their collaboration, the companies are seeking to establish AM process parameters for Aeromet's new aluminum alloy, A20X. More

PowderFlow test kit from LPW Technology can identify which metal 3D printing powders are causing failed prints

Aug.3, 2017 - UK additive manufacturing powder company LPW Technology has published a laboratory service datasheet on'Carney Flow testing, a process used to confirm consistency between metal powder batches and to assist investigation of failed 3D prints. The company sells a flow testing kit. More

German RepRap, ebalta Kunststoff unveil PU material for liquid additive manufacturing

Aug.2, 2017 - FDM 3D printer specialist German RepRap has joined forces with plastics company ebalta Kunststoff to develop a new polyurethane (PU) formulation for German RepRap's liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) process. The 3D printing material purportedly has isotropic mechanical properties. More

Torc2's world-first 3D printable plastic allows doctors to reshape splints on a patient's body

Aug.1, 2017 - UK company Torc2 has developed a world-first form of 3D printable plastic that could change the way limb injuries and conditions are treated. The compound can be re-shaped at temperatures that are safe for patients. More

Airwolf's materials strength test: What is the strongest 3D printer filament?

Jul.29, 2017 - To determine which desktop 3D printing filament was the strongest, Airwolf 3D carried out tests with a 3D printed hook. They used the hook, which was printed on the AXIOM 3D printer, to lift weight until it snapped. Polycarbonate proved to be the strongest. More

Iglidur I150 Tribo filament by Igus approved for 3D printing food

Jul.26, 2017 - German 3D printed plastics manufacturer Igus has officially forayed into the world of food printing. The Cologne-based motion plastics company has just announced the official certification of their iglidur I150 Tribo filament for use in the food printing industry, according to EU regulations. More

Even slight powder contamination can ruin a metal 3D print, says LPW Technology

Jul.17, 2017 - LPW Technology recently conducted an investigation into a cracked 3D printed part and found that the defect was caused by powder contamination. The case study shows the 'complexity of the AM process' and the importance of following strict procedures for powder maintenance. More

3D printed silicone metamaterials with shape memory could make better protective padding

Jul.14, 2017 - Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used direct ink writing (DIW) to 3D print silicone metamaterials with tuned behavioral properties. The materials have shown promise thanks to their shape memory behavior. More

ISS 3D printer now printing with strong & heat-resistant PEI PC

Jul.12, 2017 - Made In Space has begun using a PEI/PC 3D printing material on the International Space Station's Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) 3D printer. The material, frequently used in aerospace applications, is strong and resistant to heat. More

Airwolf 3D to broadcast fun-packed strength test for 3 of its popular 3D printing filaments

Jul.4, 2017 - Californian multi-material 3D printing company Airwolf 3D has conducted a series of improvised strength tests on three of its most popular 3D printing filaments. The tests involved 3D printing hooks made from the three materials, before using each hook to suspend an increasingly heavy load until it breaks. More

Potent Rope: the cannabis 3D printing filament for making fixed-dosage weed edibles

Jul.3, 2017 - Cannabis industry experts Ashley Herr and Paige Colen have created 'Potent Rope,' an edible cannabis 3D printing filament that combines a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer with different cannabinoids and terpenes tailored to the user's needs. More

EnvisionTEC's new E-Denture 3D printing material gets FDA approval

Jul.3, 2017 - EnvisionTEC, a 3D printer manufacturer with expertise in dental 3D printing technologies, has received FDA approval for its E-Denture 3D printing material. The new material was developed for the production of realistic removable dentures. More

Singapore researchers use nanoparticles to improve strength of 3D printed Inconel 625 superalloy

Jun.30, 2017 - Researchers at Singapore's A*STAR'Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have improved the physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of 3D printable superalloys using titanium diboride nanoparticles. More

3D printed graphene aerogel claims Guinness World Record for 'least dense 3D printed structure'

Jun.29, 2017 - A 3D printed graphene aerogel developed by three materials engineers has been named the 'least dense 3D printed structure' by Guinness World Records. The structure is so light it can be placed on top of a cotton ball or flower petals without falling. More

New HSLA steel powder for naval 3D printing applications being developed at Pitt

Jun.23, 2017 - A research team from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh have received $449,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in order to develop next-generation 3D printing metals, including a new type of steel which could be used in additive manufacturing. More

German RepRap releases new ESD ABS, ASA, and Performance ABS 3D printing filaments

Jun.22, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap has released a number of new 3D printing filaments, expanding its existing materials offering. The new materials include an ESD ABS, an ASA, and a Performance ABS filament. More

University of New Orleans researcher awarded $150K to advance FDM 3D printing materials

Jun.19, 2017 - A researcher from the University of New Orleans has obtained a grant of $150K to conduct research related to 3D printing materials. Damon Smith, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will use the funds to improve FDM 3D printing filaments through the addition of nanoparticles. More

LPW partners with Japanese company TNSC to supply metal 3D printing powders internationally

Jun.15, 2017 - UK metal powder manufacturer LPW Ltd will be continuing to take advantage of the boom in the metal powders market with a new partnership with TNSC. The Japanese gas company will be using its sales and distribution channels to supply the market with a new range of powders from LPW. More

CollPlant files bioink patent for 3D bioprinting tissues and organs

Jun.12, 2017 - Israeli company CollPlant has filed a patent for a 3D bioprinting ink which could be used to print tissues and organs. The bioink is based on CollPlant's established rhCollagen technology, a proprietary plant-based product used for tissue repair applications. More

Verbatim launches BVOH, new water-soluble support material for 3D printing

Jun.8, 2017 - Verbatim, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group and a specialist in data storing and LED lighting, has just launched Butenediol Vinyl Alcohol Co-polymer (BVOH), a high-performance water-soluble support material for 3D printing. More

Nano Dimension files patent for oxidation-resistant copper nanoparticles for 3D printed electronics

Jun.6, 2017 - Nano Dimension, an Israeli 3D printed electronics specialist, has announced that its Nano Dimension Technologies subsidiary has successfully developed copper nanoparticles that are not only oxidation-resistant, but can be fused into a conductive line after the sintering process. More

Advanc3d Materials launches AdSint PP flex, new polypropylene SLS 3D printing powder

Jun.1, 2017 - Advanc3d Materials, a producer of 3D printing materials based in Hamburg, Germany, has released AdSint PP flex, a polypropylene 3D printing powder for laser sintering. The material is characterized by its 'excellent plasticity, high elongation (29%), low moisture absorption, and durability.' More

3D printing materials company Graphene 3D targets US & Taiwan markets with AzTrong partnership

Jun.1, 2017 - Graphene composites specialist and 3D printing materials provider Graphene 3D Lab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with graphene technology company AzTrong. A forthcoming strategic alliance will leverage the two companies respective strengths. More

Empa researchers develop cellulose-based 3D printing ink for implants & prostheses

May.31, 2017 - Researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have developed an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing made up of cellulose nanocrystals. The material can be used to make biomedical devices with outstanding mechanical properties. More

EU-funded BARBARA project will turn food waste into 3D printable biopolymers

May.31, 2017 - 11 organizations from across Europe have joined forces for BARBARA, a three-year 3D printing research project. With a budget of 2.7 million euros ($3.02m), the project will seek to develop 'Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing.' More

Z-SUITE update: Zortrax 3D printers support external print materials

May.30, 2017 - Polish 3D printing company Zortrax has unveiled the newest update to its Z-SUITE 3D printing software. The platform, already available for update, now supports external printing material profiles. More

3DFuel releases Hydro-Support, new water-soluble 3D printing filament for supports

May.24, 2017 - A new filament available now from 3DFuel can be completely dissolved in water. Known as Hydro-Support, the material is comparable to PLA, but its solubility makes it perfect for building support structures, which can be easily removed without having to use harmful chemicals. More

Oxford Performance Materials' nickel-plated OXFAB-Ni 3D printing material 'as strong as aluminum alloys'

May.18, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, an advanced materials and 3D printing company based in Connecticut, has launched a new 3D printing material. The nickel-plated OXFAB-Ni material can be used to make 3D printed PEKK-based parts for aerospace and industrial applications. More

Sculpteo introduces CarbonMide, a carbon fiber reinforced polyamide suitable for aerodynamic components

May.18, 2017 - Online 3D printing company Sculpteo has introduced a new 3D printing material. CarbonMide, a fine black plastic polyamide powder (PA12) reinforced with carbon fiber, reportedly provides excellent stiffness, strength, and resistance. More

BASF & Essentium to develop high-strength FDM 3D printing materials using FlashFuse electric welding tech

May.12, 2017 - Chemicals company BASF and materials company Essentium have joined forces to develop new 3D printing polymers for FDM 3D printers. The two parties say their efforts will lead to stronger plastic parts suitable for mass production. More

Spool party: 5 new 3D printing filaments launched this week (incl. Formfutura, Extrudr, BigRep)

May.12, 2017 - Lots of 3D printing materials came out this week, with some popping up at the RAPID + TCT 3D printing show in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are five of them, including new 3D printing filaments from Formfutura, Extrudr, and BigRep. More

IC3D, Aleph Objects introduce first Open Source Hardware 3D printing filament at RAPID + TCT

May.9, 2017 - Aleph Objects, Inc., the company behind LulzBot 3D printers, has announced the launch of the world's very first Certified Open Source Hardware 3D Printing Filament. The open source filament was developed by IC3D Industries, a premium 3D printing materials manufacturer. More

Large-scale testing of biological 3D printing filament organized by BioFabNet

May.7, 2017 - The BioFabNet has been making efforts to make biological materials more widely used throughout the 3D printing world. A recent study involved over 100 different companies printing an object using their specially designed bio-filament. More

Growth under pressure: New 3D printable metamaterial designed with counterintuitive property

May.5, 2017 - A team of researchers have designed a new 3D printable 'meta-material' that exhibits unique, seemingly counter-intuitive behaviour. The structure of the composite material means that it apparently expands under pressure, instead of shrinking as expected. After being successfully tested virtually, the team is now starting to plan an actual 3D print of the material for the first time. More

Conductive Electrifi filament helps Duke researchers make 3D printed electromagnetic metamaterials

May.5, 2017 - Researchers at Duke University have used an electrically conductive material to 3D print potent electromagnetic metamaterials. The research could be used to improve Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and wireless sensing devices. More

Steelmans' PLA-based MatteForge 3D printing filament available for $28 per kg via Kickstarter

May.5, 2017 - Steelmans, a UK-based precision industrial equipment company, has launched a Kickstarter for a new 3D printing filament. MatteForge, available at an early bird price of $28 per kilo, is an odorless, PLA-based 3D printing material that is suited to industrial and product design. More

Scientists in southwest Germany develop erasable 3D printing ink for direct laser writing

May.3, 2017 - Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed an erasable 3D printing ink specifically for direct laser writing. According to KIT developers, small structures of up to 100 nanometres (with one nanometer corresponding to one millionth of a meter) can now be erased and rewritten repeatedly. More

Russian scientists developing low-cost 3D printing polymer for drones, prostheses, robots

May.1, 2017 - Scientists at Russia's Kabardino-Balkarian State University say they have invented a new multifunctional polymer material that could be used for 3D printing drones, prostheses, and robots. Production costs would be low, making the polymers available for widespread 3D printing use. More

Duke University's cartilage-mimicking 3D printed hydrogels could help repair damaged knees

Apr.20, 2017 - Researchers from Duke University are developing a 3D bioprinting material that could one day be used to create patient-specific cartilage implants. The cartilage-mimicking material is made from a hydrogel mixture and could be used to 3D print menisci implants to repair damaged knees. More

Northwestern researchers 3D print structures with Martian & lunar dust simulants

Apr.13, 2017 - Northwestern University's Ramille Shah has led her Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Laboratory to 3D print structures made out of Martian and lunar dust simulants. Despite being made of dust, the structures have a flexible, rubberlike consistency. More

New StoneFil 3D printer filament by Formfutura combines PLA with powdered stone

Apr.11, 2017 - Formfutura, the Dutch filament producer, is launching a new PLA-based filament for desktop 3D printers that is sure to excite pottery enthusiasts. The company's new 'StoneFil' 3D printer filament is based on Formfutura's modified EasyFil PLA compound but comes with a clever twist: this filament is gravimetrically filled with 50% powdered stone. More

PeptiGelDesign and regenHU release EMC-Bioink, a new family of 3D bioprinting materials

Apr.10, 2017 - Swiss biomedical company regenHU has partnered with UK-based synthetic biomaterial producer PeptiGelDesign Technologies to release a series of synthetic bioinks for 3D bioprinting. The ready-to-print bioinks were developed for applications in tissue engineering and 3D cell biology. More

Leapfrog 3D Printers releases new high-strength Engineering PLA filament

Apr.7, 2017 - Dutch additive manufacturing company Leapfrog 3D Printers has launched a new FDM 3D printing filament called Engineering PLA. The new 3D printing material is being marketed as a 'perfected and highly resistant version' of traditional PLA, making it an advantageous alternative to ABS. More

CRP Technology releases rubber-like Windform RL 3D printing material

Mar.28, 2017 - Italian additive manufacturing specialists CRP Technology has released the newest addition to its family of Windform materials: Windform RL. The 3D printing material marks the first thermoplastic elastomer in the Windform line. More

Dubai-based Renca develops 'green' 3D printing cement made from industrial waste

Mar.23, 2017 - Renca, a Dubai-based startup, has created a 'green' cement compound that is made from industrial waste and which only uses a fraction of the amount of energy needed to produce traditional Portland cement. The new material is primed for use in construction 3D printing. More

Dartmouth scientists create 3D printed rotaxane smart material that can lift 15x its own weight

Mar.23, 2017 - The lab of Chenfeng Ke, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College, has used 3D printing to create create a smart material capable of lifting 15 times its own weight. The material works by turning mechanically interlocked molecules called rotaxanes into nanoscale machines. More

ESA successfully 3D prints test structures made from simulated Mars dust

Mar.23, 2017 - An Austrian research team has successfully 3D printed structural samples out of simulated Mars dust. Though the prints are small in scale, the research project marks a step towards realizing the goal of 3D printing structures on Mars using the planet's local materials. More

DuPont Performance Materials breaks into 3D printing with 3 new high-performance filaments

Mar.21, 2017 - Polymer science company DuPont Performance Materials has introduced a new range of 3D printing filaments based on some of its existing polymers. The new filaments, which were presented at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, include Dupont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers, DuPont Zytel nylons, and DuPont Surlyn ionomers. More

3D Printlife launches new BioPETG 3D printing filament via Kickstarter

Mar.21, 2017 - Los Angeles-based 3D printing filament manufacturer 3D Printlife has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new eco-friendly PETG filament. The company is hoping to bring its innovative bio-degradable BioPETG filament to market in 12 to 18 different colors. More

Mkango, Metalysis to explore and develop 3D printed rare earth magnets for electric vehicles

Mar.20, 2017 - Canadian mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources Ltd. has announced a new partnership with British metals company Metalysis Limited. The companies will seek to develop and commercialize rare earth metal alloys, which will be used for manufacturing 3D printed permanent magnets. More

EnvisionTEC showcases new E-IDB dental 3D printing material at IDS dental expo

Mar.20, 2017 - 3D printer company EnvisionTEC has previewed E-IDB, a new dental material for 3D printing indirect bonding trays. The 3D printing material is being exhibited this week at IDS, the world's largest dental show, in the German city of Cologne. More

UK startup Fishy Filaments turns old fishing nets into 3D printer filament

Mar.17, 2017 - Fishy Filaments, a UK-based startup, has developed a unique way to produce new filament material for 3D printing. It takes used fishing nets, as well as materials dredged up by the local fishing industry, and processes this into filament. It has just launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to move the project from the research phase into full commercial viability More

TU Dresden investigating new materials for 3D printed concrete technology ConPrint3D

Mar.17, 2017 - ConPrint 3D, a technology that allows for the planning of 3D printed concrete structures, has made waves across the construction industry in the last year. Now a research team at TU Dresden is looking to determine such important factors as the perfect material composition of concrete to be used in 3D printing projects, hoping to revolutionize how new buildings are produced worldwide. More

HP wants new Oregon 3D printing materials lab to be 'catalyst for innovation'

Mar.16, 2017 - Printing giant HP has unveiled a new 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab at its Corvallis, Oregon site. HP says the 3,500 sq ft space will increase cross-industry collaboration, allow partners to test new 3D printing materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer, and decrease time-to-market. More

3D-Fuel teams with NatureWorks to launch new APLA+ 3D printing filament

Mar.15, 2017 - 3D printing filament maker 3D-Fuel has teamed up with NatureWorks LLC in the launch of their newest filament: Advanced PLA+ (or APLA+). A new and improved version of 3D-Fuel's original APLA filament, APLA+ is an advanced Ingeo PLA formulation that offers high heat and impact resistance. More

Madrid students propose 'UrbanBees,' flying drones that turn pollution into 3D printing filament

Mar.9, 2017 - Students at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Spain have won a prize for UrbanBees, a 3D printing project which proposes using swarms of bee-like drones to capture contaminating particles in the atmosphere before converting them into filament for 3D printing. More

Stratasys introduces 2 new 3D printing materials: FDM Nylon 12CF and Agilus30

Mar.7, 2017 - 3D printing company Stratasys has introduced two new advanced materials for 3D printing: FDM Nylon 12CF, a strong, carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic, and Agilus30, a line of durable, flexible, and tear-resistant materials for PolyJet 3D printing. More

3D printing with cellulose: MIT researchers turn common organic polymer into 3D printing material

Mar.6, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have developed a technique for 3D printing with cellulose acetate, a cellulose material with a reduced number of hydrogen bonds. Unlike other forms of cellulose, cellulose acetate can be dissolved in acetone and extruded through the nozzle of a 3D printer. More

Deakin researchers to unveil world's first 3D printed BNNT-Titanium composite

Mar.2, 2017 - Researchers from Deakin University in Australia are set to unveil their innovative 3D printed Boron Nitride Nanotube-Titanium composite at the Australian International Airshow tomorrow, March 3. The BNNT, the first of its kind in the world, was made using a breakthrough technology developed by Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). More

LLNL researchers 3D print high-performance carbon fiber parts using computational models

Mar.1, 2017 - Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites. Described as the 'ultimate material,' carbon fiber composites open up possibilities for the creation of lightweight, stronger-than-steel parts. More

Introducing Vida cDLM, EnvisionTEC's latest resin 3D printer for the dental market

Feb.27, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC is preparing to launch a new product, adding to its line of Vida dental 3D printers. The new 3D printer, Vida cDLM, will be showcased by EnvisionTEC this Friday at LMT Lab Day in Chicago, IL. More

Researchers use 3D printing to make 'digital mechanical metamaterials' that function like machines

Feb.24, 2017 - A group of researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany has devised a technique for 3D printing "digital mechanical metamaterials"'that can be used to create complex'devices such as combination locks. The metamaterials contain special spring-loaded cells that can trigger signals. More

ProtoCycler: the desktop filament maker aiming to make 3D printing more sustainable

Feb.24, 2017 - ReDeTec is looking to impact desktop 3D printing in a big way by making it more environmentally sustainable and cost efficient. With its all-new ProtoCycler machine, the Toronto-based startup is offering makers an efficient way to reuse and make their own 3D printing filament at home. More

Dutch company 3D4Makers creates stronger 3D printing materials with pioneering air jet extrusion system

Feb.21, 2017 - 3D4Makers, a Netherlands-based developer of 3D printing materials, has devised a new way to extrude filament that does not require water. The company's multiple jet air cooling system can cool extruded 3D printing filament as effectively as water while reducing overall production time. More

Research suggests 3D printed conductive CNT composites could be used with standard 3D printers

Feb.10, 2017 - A team of Italian researchers led by Professor Marco Sangermano at the Polytechnic University of Turin says it may be possible to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to create conductive composite materials using a standard commercial 3D printer. More

Researchers have developed the world's stretchiest 3D printable elastomer

Feb.10, 2017 - A joint team of researchers has made a breakthrough in the field of 3D printing materials with the development of a group of 3D printable, extremely stretchable, UV-curable (SUV) elastomers. The new elastomer materials, which can be stretched up to 1,100%, are being heralded as the 'most stretchable' 3D printing materials. More

Grass inspires MIT, Harvard scientists to create 3D printed materials with tunable porosity

Feb.7, 2017 - Using a ceramic foam ink, scientists from Harvard and MIT have developed a new method for 3D printing materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity. The technique could be used to 3D print lightweight structural materials, thermal insulation, and tissue scaffolds. More

Carpenter to buy titanium additive manufacturing powder producer Puris for $35M

Feb.3, 2017 - Metals and alloys heavyweight Carpenter Technology Corporation has just bought Puris, a leading titanium AM powder producer. The new deal, which is valued at $35 million USD, will see Carpenter execute a definitive asset purchase agreement for the purchase of all Puris assets and business. More

UK launches MAPP Future Manufacturing Hub for 3D printing & other advanced powder processes

Feb.2, 2017 - The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has just launched MAPP, a new Future Manufacturing Hub geared towards further developing advanced powder manufacturing processes. MAPP's research could help to advance powder-based additive manufacturing processes. More

Formlabs launches new, reformulated Durable Resin 3D printing material

Feb.1, 2017 - Stereolithography 3D printing specialist Formlabs has launched Durable Resin, the fourth 3D printing material in the Formlabs Engineering Resins range. The company says the 3D printing material is ideal for prototyping polypropylene parts. More

MetalValue invests €50M in 3D printable steel powder factory in France

Jan.30, 2017 - French metallurgy company MetalValue Powder is reportedly investing 50 million euros to build a new gas-atomized steel powder manufacturing facility in Pitres, Eure, France. The new facility, which is expected to create 60 new jobs in the region, will be the largest of its kind in the world. More

Carbon releases new engineering 3D printing resins: EPX 81, CE 221 and UMA 90

Jan.25, 2017 - 3D printing company Carbon recently released three new engineering resins for its CLIP platform: EPX 81, the newest addition to Carbon's Epoxy material family; CE 221, a high temperature Cyanate Ester material; and UMA 90, a material with enhanced toughness, ideal for manufacturing tooling, fixtures, and prototyping. More

PyroGenesis Canada on course to produce 3D printable metal powders after 13-year hiatus

Jan.24, 2017 - PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a clean-tech company that produces plasma waste-to-energy systems, has given an update on its previously announced additive manufacturing strategy. The company plans to produce smooth-flowing titanium powders that can be used in metal 3D printing. More

3D printing extrusion expert 3devo says making PEEK filament yourself is cheaper than buying

Jan.24, 2017 - 3devo, a Netherlands-based developer of 3D printer extrusion systems, has undertaken a research project into turning PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) into 3D printable filament. The company found extruding PEEK granulate to be significantly cheaper than buying a spool of readymade PEEK filament. More

3D printing helps Harvard scientists develop multifunctional & reconfigurable metamaterials

Jan.23, 2017 - Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have used multimaterial 3D printing in developing a general framework to design reconfigurable metamaterials. More

Research into chemically active 3D printing receives STAM 2016 Altmetrics Award

Jan.19, 2017 - Last April, a team of researchers succeeded in 3D printing a chemically active structure using nanocomposites and a commercial 3D printer. Their research has now been recognized by the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials journal, having been awarded the STAM 2016 Altmetrics Award. More

Sintavia introduces proprietary process for 3D printing aluminum alloys

Jan.17, 2017 - Sintavia, LLC has announced its new end-to-end process for manufacturing 3D printed parts in F357 aluminum and other AI-Si alloys. The new process, both exclusive and proprietary, was developed specifically for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. More

Metal 3D printing could benefit from smooth-flowing Ames Laboratory powders

Jan.13, 2017 - The famous Ames Laboratory is hard at work manufacturing the perfect metal powders. While that innovation may seem small, its implications for the 3D printing industry are colossal. More

MIT researchers use 3D printing to develop material 20x less dense, 10x stronger than steel

Jan.9, 2017 - A team of MIT researchers has used a multi-material 3D printer to investigate one of the strongest lightweight materials ever. By compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, the researchers were able to create a material with 5 percent the density and 10 times the strength of steel. More

Formlabs launches new ceramic resins and experimental product platform Form X

Jan.6, 2017 - Formlabs is kicking off CES 2017 with the launch of experimental product platform Form X, as well as a new Ceramic Resin, and a reformulated Grey Resin More

Oxford Performance Materials awarded Boeing contract to supply 3D printed parts for Boeing spacecraft

Jan.5, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to manufacture 3D printed structures for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. More

CES 2017: Airwolf 3D debuts high-performance HydroFill water-soluble support material

Jan.5, 2017 - California-based Airwolf 3D today announces the release of HydroFill Water-Soluble Support, the world's first highly effective washable support material for large ABS and PLA parts. More

ALT goes green with upcoming Indiegogo campaign for recycled 3D printing filament

Dec.12, 2016 - Earlier today, ALT LLC announced its new Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for producing high performance, recycled 3D printing filament made from everyday plastic waste. The campaign is expected to launch later this month. More

New AE12 binder jetting 3D printing material from Additive Elements promises reduced porosity

Dec.6, 2016 - Additive Elements, a German specialist in binder jetting 3D printing, has unveiled a new material system suitable for the 'extremely economical production of functional plastic parts.' The acrylic-based AE12 system was developed for Voxeljet 3D printers, but can also be used on others. More

ORNL, Ames Laboratory awarded $5M to advance metal 3D printing powders

Dec.5, 2016 - The Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were recently granted $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advance Manufacturing Office (AMO) to advance the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing. More

Made In Space, Braskem create 3D printable 'green plastic' for 3D printing in space

Nov.30, 2016 - Thanks to a partnership between Made In Space and Braskem, astronauts on the International Space Station can now 3D print with “green plastic,” a material made from sugarcane. The first 3D printed part made using the material was a pipe connector for a vegetable irrigation system. More

German materials company Henkel to develop 3D printable resins for SLA, DLP

Nov.23, 2016 - Henkel, a leading global supplier of light cure acrylic, silicone, epoxy, and polyurethane adhesives, is developing a new line of light cure resins for Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printers. The first of the materials will be commercialized in 2017. More

New 'Landfillament' lets you 3D print with trash

Nov.22, 2016 - North Dakota materials company 3D-Fuel has introduced 'Landfillament,' a new 3D printing material made from recycled waste. To create the material, municipal solid waste (MSW) is subjected to pyrolysis, which produces a char byproduct that can be used as filament. More

New, transparent 3D printing filament from Filamentarno ideal for lights, vases, toys

Nov.21, 2016 - Filamentarno, a Russian 3D printing materials company, has released 'Prototyper Soft,' a range of flexible and transparent filaments marketed under the brand name 'PROTOTYPER.' The filaments are made from a hard rubber polymer called styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS). More

New silicone 3D printing process has 'much lower costs' than casting

Nov.21, 2016 - ALT, a silicone 3D printing specialist based in Santa Barbara, CA, is developing a new additive manufacturing process for depositing rubber-like silicone materials. The process could be used to create anatomical tissues, medical devices, sensors, microfluidics, and seals/gaskets. More

French oil major TOTAL is launching a 75,000 ton PLA factory with Corbion

Nov.18, 2016 - French oil major Total SA and Amsterdam-listed Corbion NV, the Dutch company that provides bio-based lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, are joining forces to produce and market polylactic acid (PLA) - a bioplastic polymers. The two partners plan to build a PLA factory with an annual capacity of 75,000 tons at Corbion's existing site in Thailand, where Corbion already has a production site which will become part of the joint venture. More

Luxembourg and Singapore to collaborate on 3D printing and materials science research

Nov.16, 2016 - Luxembourg and Singapore have signed an agreement which aims to strengthen research cooperation in the fields of materials science (with a focus on 3D printing and composite materials) and business analytics. More

A teacher from Tasmania is making 3D printing filament from plastic marine rope waste

Nov.11, 2016 - Marcos Gogolin, a teacher from Tasmania has found a way to turn bits of old marine rope into 3D printing filament. Gogolin was inspired to develop the project after seeing how much plastic waste accumulates on the coast. More

Kai Parthy makes construction 3D printing viable with scalable BMSF steel reinforcement inserts

Nov.10, 2016 - Kai Parthy, known as the filament wizard, has developed scalable bionic-mesh-steel-fiber reinforcement inserts that can be used to greatly streamline and automate the construction 3D printing process. More

BASF accelerates development of 3D printing materials for HP Jet Fusion 3D printer

Nov.2, 2016 - German chemical company BASF has strengthened its collaboration with printer manufacturer HP to develop production-ready 3D printing materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer. BASF claims to have the broadest product portfolio of 3D printable materials in the chemical industry. More

Prodways to develop new 3D printing powders with plastics company A. Schulman

Nov.2, 2016 - French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways has entered into a strategic partnership with Ohio plastics company A. Schulman to develop laser sintering powders for 3D printing. The pair will attempt to achieve greater and faster development of new industrial applications. More

Formlabs reveals two new high-performance engineering resins and reformulated Tough resin

Oct.25, 2016 - Formlabs today announced a new line of high-performance functional resins for engineering applications: High Temp, Durable, and Tough. A new line of engineering resins means your Form 2 3D printer can simulate ABS, Polypropylene or even rubber, as well as make heat resistant molds in minutes. More

3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated, could boost atomic-force microscopes

Oct.24, 2016 - An additive manufacturing research group has developed a 3D printing material that shrinks, rather than expands, when heated. The lightweight thermal material, made up of microlattice structures, can be 'tuned' to shrink in three Cartesian directions over a large range of temperatures. More

Alcoa's spinoff Arconic developing 3D printable smart ink metal powders for aerospace applications

Oct.21, 2016 - Metal alloy developer Arconic, which is growing out of an Alcoa spin-off, has just announced that it will be developing what they call proprietary 'smart ink' metal powders that have been specifically optimized for the 3D printing of high performance components. More

Australian researchers develop 3D printable smart polymers with versatile functions

Oct.19, 2016 - A team of chemical engineers from the University of Melbourne has devised a method for 3D printing smart polymers'essentially plastics that can perform some sort of function'in a way that is both cheaper and more efficient than before. More

3D printable food friendly PA-12 material coming to HP's Jet Fusion 3D printer through Evonik

Oct.19, 2016 - HP is rapidly expanding the list of materials compatible with their Jet Fusion 3D printer, and is collaborating with German polymer specialist Evonik to release a food compatible, FDA-approved PA-12 powder for the 3D printing of utensils, cups, containers, plates and more. More

MatterHackers stress tests its hybrid NylonX 3D printer filament with impressive results

Oct.14, 2016 - There are many 3D print materials on the market that claim to be the strongest of the bunch. MatterHackers hope that their carbon fibre infused nylon NylonX filament will become the one to beat. More

3D printer manufacturer Keyence introduces silicone based 3D printing material

Oct.11, 2016 - While silicone-like materials have entered the 3D printing market in the past, German industrial 3D printer manufacturer Keyence has just revealed that they have made actual silicone 3D printable, with results comparable to silicone molding. More

BigRep introduces BigRep Pro HT, a high-temperature 3D printing filament and low-warpage ABS alternative

Oct.4, 2016 - BigRep, a Berlin-based provider of large-scale 3D printing solutions and filament, has introduced BigRep Pro HT, a high-temperature 3D printing filament and ABS alternative. The filament costs €129.95 ($145) for a 2.5 kg spool. More

Filamentarno's plastic CERAMO and CERAMO-TEX filaments bring ceramic 3D printing to desktops

Sep.30, 2016 - While ceramics are usually unsuited for desktop 3D printing, Russian filament manufacturers Filamentarno have developed the next best thing with 3D printable plastic CERAMO and CERAMO-TEX filaments that exhibit all the appealing properties of ceramic. More

Osaka Titanium targets aerospace and medical with TILOP64 additive manufacturing powder

Sep.29, 2016 - Osaka Titanium, a world leader in titanium manufacturing, is expanding its range of titanium powders for additive manufacturing. The company's TILOP grade of gas atomized spherical titanium powder is now available for AM systems. More

Owa 3D: Armor turns used printer cartridges into recycled HIPS 3D printing filament

Sep.29, 2016 - French ink cartridge manufacturing company Armor has recently transitioned into the 3D printing materials industry with the launch of its first filament line Owa 3D. The new filament is fully recycled and made from high impact polystyrene (HIPS). More

Eastman & colorFabb launch flexible, quick-printing and heat resistant nGen_flex 3D printing filament

Sep.28, 2016 - Filament specialists colorFabb have just expanded their range of engineering grade filaments with nGen flex, a very tough and semi -flexible material that is perfect for medical 3D printing applications thanks to its high temperature resistance. More

Mitsubishis Verbatim unveils new PET and high performance PLA 3D printer filaments

Sep.27, 2016 - Filament developer Verbatim, part of Mitsubishi, is seeking to bring Japanese-style quality and reliability to 3D printable filament with new PET and high performance PLA filaments that do not suffer from brittleness or warpage. More

Directa Plus launches GRAFYLON 3D, a graphene-enhanced PLA filament for 3D printing

Sep.26, 2016 - Italian filament specialist FILOALFA and graphene expert Directa Plus have just unveiled the new GRAFYLON PLA filament that combines all the best properties of graphene with the low cost and 3D printability of PLA. More

New Windform FX Black SLS 3D printing material promises ABS-like properties and smooth finish

Sep.22, 2016 - CRP Technology, an additive manufacturing company based in Modena, Italy, has released Windform FX Black, its latest SLS 3D printing material. The material is a polyamide-based composite with a dark black color and strong mechanical properties. More

3M makes non-stick PTFE polymers 3D printable through new patent-pending tech

Sep.16, 2016 - Industrial polymer giants 3M have just realized a huge material breakthrough, as they have made fluoropolymers, including the widely used, non-stick and bacteria-resistant PTFE polymer, 3D printable. More

Steel yourself with colorFabb's new steelFill metal filament for desktop 3D printers

Sep.14, 2016 - Dutch filament specialist colorFabb has just released its new steelFill filament, a composite filament packed with steel powder that is absolutely perfect for high-quality metal-based prints. More

3Dynamic Systems introduces extra strong carbon fiber 3D printing filament for FDM

Sep.13, 2016 - 3Dynamic Systems, a UK based company specializing in 3D bioprinting and bioprinters, has just unveiled its latest consumer product, a high-strength Carbon Fiber 3D printing filament which can be used on any standard desktop FDM 3D printer. More

Puebla researchers unveil new 3D printable implant material that facilitates bone regeneration

Sep.13, 2016 - A team of Mexican researchers from the Autonomous University of Puebla have developed a new synthetic 3D printable biomaterial that completely mimics bone structures and facilitates bone regeneration. More

Nexeo Solutions breaks into 3D printing materials market with Arnitel ID and Novamid ID filaments

Sep.13, 2016 - Nexeo Solutions, a leading distributor of chemicals and plastics, has officially launched Nexeo3D, an e-commerce platform through which the company will exclusively market and sell the innovative Arnitel ID and Novamid ID premium grade FDM 3D printing filaments. More

PEEK 3D printing material shows promise for auto manufacturing sector

Sep.8, 2016 - Indmatec, a 3D printer and 3D printing filament manufacturer from Karlsruhe, Germany, has outlined ways in which PEEK (Polyetheretherketone), a poylmer 3D printing filament, could be used to improve car production. More

NZ professor fights deforestation with 3D bioprinted synthetic wood

Sep.1, 2016 - David Lueng, an associate professor at New Zealand's University of Canterbury, has just been awarded a government grant to explore the development of synthetic wood through the 3D bioprinting of live plant cells. Lueng hopes his research will contribute to the fight against deforestation. More

Korean researchers unveil biodegradable material for 3D bioprinted facial implants

Sep.1, 2016 - A team of Korean researchers from the Korea Polytechnic University has just unveiled a new biodegradable and biocompatible material that can be used to 3D print facial implants that facilitate bone tissue regeneration and dissolves into the body over time. More

This DIY 3D Printer Part Recycler is as physically challenging to make as it is impressive to operate

Aug.28, 2016 - Some instructables require a few hours of 3D printing, an LED light, an Arduino and a few leisurely hours to complete. This plastic grinder for purposes of recycling 3D printed parts practically takes a herculean effort to complete. More

MIT engineers pioneer 3D printed heat-responsive materials that remember original shapes

Aug.26, 2016 - Engineers from MIT and SUTD have just unveiled 3D printable heat-responsive materials that 'remember' the original forms they were 3D printed in, even after being bent into extreme shapes, and can spring back to their original form at the right temperature. More

3D printing materials company Haydale Graphene expands into Asia with acquisition of Innophene

Aug.26, 2016 - Haydale Graphene Industries PLC has recently announced that it has acquired Innophene Co., Ltd, a Thailand-based graphene enhanced conductive ink and composites manufacturer. The acquisition marks a significant step in UK-based Haydale Graphene Industries' expansion into the Asian market. More

Shapeways launches interlocking metals in silver, brass and bronze for 3D printing

Aug.26, 2016 - When it comes to the world we live in, you'll quickly notice that not everything is made of a 3D printable plastic. So its no wonder Shapeways has been offering more and more material choices and a new technique in metal printing gives its customers the ability to 3D print with interlocking metal parts. More

igus expands range of 3D printable Tribo-Filaments with highly chemical resistant C210 filament

Aug.19, 2016 - German plastics manufacturer igus has just added another filament to the list of 3D printable industrial plastics with C210, a Tribo-Filament that is highly resistant to chemicals, high temperatures and abrasion. More

Top 5 vendors in global 3D printing materials market revealed in new report

Aug.12, 2016 - Technology research company Technavio has announced the top five vendors in the global 3D printing materials market in a report which covers market activity from 2016 until 2020. Much revenue has been generated from the aerospace industry, which has used AM for lightweight part production. More

Our hands on review of Nanodax's glass-wool filament proves flexible materials can be both reliable and strong

Aug.11, 2016 - Nonodax has given 3Ders a sample spool of their up and coming glass wool polypropylene like filament for testing. After putting it through the ringer, its true that this flexible, living hinge ready material is an excellent addition to any filament collection. More

Haydale Graphene Industries to launch new graphene enhanced PLA 3D printing filament

Aug.11, 2016 - Haydale Graphene Industries plc, a UK based graphene and nanomaterials manufacturer, has just announced it will be launching a new line of graphene enhanced PLA filaments this September. More

Adam Beane Industries' Cx5 sculptable 3D printing filament launches on Kickstarter

Aug.9, 2016 - Adam Beane Industries has officially launched the Cx5 sculptable 3D printing filament on Kickstarter. The new 3D printing material offers makers an easy and efficient way of carving, smoothing, and detailing their prints for truly amazing results. More

FilaOne Gray Carbon Nanotube 3D printer filament supports 1,000 times its own weight during amazing strength test

Aug.9, 2016 - US developer of engineering-grade filaments Avante Technology just exposed their recently released FilaOne Gray filament to a grueling torture test during which it supported 1,000 times its own weight and easily withstood 90 degree bends. More

Formfutura's new EasyCork PLA filament makes warp-free cork 3D printing possible on any 3D printer

Aug.9, 2016 - Dutch filament manufacturers Formfutura has just launched their new EasyCork PLA-based filament, which is absolutely packed with cork fibers to prevent warpage and can be 3D printed on just about every desktop 3D printer out there. More

Indmatec's industrial strength PEEK filament successfully used for vacuum applications

Jul.29, 2016 - Industrial strength 3D printing pioneers Indmatec have just completed a series of tests which show that PEEK filament, already widely used for aerospace and automotive applications, is also a perfect material for vacuum applications due to its low outgassing properties. More

ELIX Polymers launches R&D project for next-gen ABS 3D printer filament with improved mechanical properties

Jul.28, 2016 - Spanish ABS manufacturer ELIX Polymers has just established a collaboration with researchers from AIMPLA, kicking off a new ABS 3D printing R&D project aimed at developing the next-generation of ABS filaments. More

Roboze tests PEEK's amazing thermal properties during 8 hour continuous heat test

Jul.21, 2016 - To showcase the thermal properties of the excellent PEEK filament, Italian 3D printer manufacturers Roboze performed an eight and a half hour long thermal inertia test on 3D printed PEEK, only to find that it lost just 35 percent of its properties. More

Evonik developing biodegradable 3D printing composites for bone fracture implants

Jul.14, 2016 - Evonik, a German speciality chemicals company, is conducting research on new biodegradable 3D printing materials which could be used in the fixation of fractured bones. The composite materials could eventually replace the metals traditionally used to fabricate implants. More

Impossible Objects introduces 3D printed PEEK carbon fiber composite parts

Jul.12, 2016 - Impossible Objects has added PEEK (polyetheretherketone) to its catalogue of composite 3D printing materials, enabling customers to create geometrically complex, strong, and lightweight 3D printed components using the company's composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) process. More

Evonik partners with HP to develop powder 3D printing materials for HP Open Platform

Jul.8, 2016 - Evonik, a German speciality chemicals maker, has partnered with HP to produce new powder 3D printing materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer. The partnership falls under HP's Open Platform materials development program, launched in tandem with the Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

CARBIOS develops one-step PLA production process for 3D printing from microorganisms

Jul.7, 2016 - French green chemistry company Carbios has made a breakthrough in the development of its sustainable one-step PLA production process. The company has created a microorganism capable of producing PLA directly from lactic acid, effectively cutting a large middle step in the plastic's production. More

Breathe-3DP introduces ‘Phoenix’ industrial nylon 3D printing material, available in six colors

Jun.30, 2016 - Breathe-3DP, a 3D printing materials specialist based in Bristol, Arizona, has introduced Phoenix, an industrial, nylon-based filament with high levels of toughness, tensile strength, heat resistance, and fatigue strength. The new material comes in six standard colors. More

Filamet lets you 3D print pure metal objects with your desktop 3D printer

Jun.30, 2016 - After a successful crowdfunding campaign last year, Wisconsin-based The Virtual Foundry has brought its innovative Filamet 3D printing material public. Filamet allows makers to print metal objects directly from their desktop 3D printers, with the possibility of turning the prints into pure metal. More

NinjaTek announces global release of Cheetah, Armadillo 3D printing materials

Jun.28, 2016 - NinjaTek, the 3D printing materials division of Fenner Drives, has announced the global release of two 3D printing filaments: Cheetah, a fast, flexible filament, and Armadillo, a high-performance, rigid material. Both filaments were first announced at CES 2016 in January. More

3D printed micron lattices have unique properties not seen in other materials, LLNL study reveals

Jun.28, 2016 - Experiments on 3D printed micron lattices by a team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory revealed that 3D printing actually gives the structures unique mechanical properties that can be manipulated to optimize materials for their applications. More

ColorFabb launches new steelFill 3D printing filament at AM Show Europe 2016

Jun.28, 2016 - The 2016 edition of AM Show Europe in Amsterdam has launched today, where guests and exhibitors are sure to see the latest and greatest of 3D printing technologies. Among the exciting unveilings of the exhibition, which lasts until June 30th, is ColorFabb's newest metal filament, steelFill. More

New PRO1 3D printing material from Innofil3D promises 30% faster printing speeds

Jun.28, 2016 - Innofil3D has unveiled the 'Innofil3D Professional Series,' its latest product line, and PRO1, the first material in that line. The Professional Series materials will have properties suitable for 'functional prints, prototypes, or low volume production.' More

Student research team experiments with orange peel bio-plastics for 3D printing

Jun.24, 2016 - A team of students from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia have been experimenting with a novel way of creating bio-plastics for 3D printing. So far, the team has created polymers from food-waste materials like orange peels, shrimp peels, and coffee powder. More

Markforged releases 'Onyx' micro-carbon reinforced nylon 3D printing material for industrial-strength parts

Jun.24, 2016 - Markforged, the company behind the world's first carbon fiber 3D printer, has released a new 3D printing material. 'Onyx' is a micro-carbon reinforced nylon designed for industrial-strength parts which offers superior strength, rigidity, and dimensional stability, while requiring no post-processing. More

BotFeeder's new reFilactive 3D printable filament reflects light in the darkness

Jun.22, 2016 - Taiwanese filament specialist BotFeeder has just brought the reFilactive 3D printable filament to Indiegogo, which includes light-redirecting beads to reflect light in the darkness and is perfect for making reflective accessories and wearables. More

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