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3D Printing Filaments

Although it started almost as a game, today 3D printing filaments manufacturing for both industrial and low-cost 3D printers is an industry.

So much so that even giants such as SABIC, Verbatim (Mitsubishi) and others have begun to target it. Other large companies such as Covestro (Bayer) and Eastman Chemical partnered directly with companies operating in the low-cost 3D printing arena. NatureWorks, the largest producer of PLA in the world, has begun focusing specifically on 3D printing.

As 3D printing expands it also evolves more and more into a true industrial production newer companies continue to evolve their offer and technological capabilities. Each company focuses on specific material and specific customer segments (Industrial, Professional, Consumers, Makers and Education) and all agree that explosive growth is on the horizon.

Let’s see how far this industry can go.

Keene Village Plastics and 3D Printlife partner to launch line of eco-friendly filaments

KVP and 3D Printlife partnered together to create the first complete line of eco-friendly filaments including ABS, PETG & Performance rPET 3D materials. Keene Village Plastics is always looking for ways to improve how they manufacturer material and produce filaments that are environmentally friendly, with their N-Vire Line of filaments they …

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BASF 3D Printing introduces new PA-based materials for SLS and FFF industrial applications

BASF 3D Printing Solutions presented a variety of new materials at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference from April 8 to 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. Together with Texas based Essentium Materials, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is also building up a global distribution network for plastic filaments. Both companies …

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BigRep launches PRO FLEX, the first filament for large scale extrusion 3D printing

BigRep released PRO FLEX, the first flexible filament specifically engineered first for the large-scale FDM industry globally – a flexible material with engineering-grade properties for a various of applications. The new TPU-based material “PRO FLEX” opens up a wealth of possibilities for manufacturers and customers, to use a flexible engineering …

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New THERMEC ZED filament from FILOALFA offers superior layer adhesion & chemical-resistance

FILOALFA, a leading Italian filament manufacturer, has once again expanded its range of 3D printing materials with the release of THERMEC ZED. The new filament, which is said to have excellent layer adhesion and superior mechanical properties, was developed in collaboration with DOMO Engineering Plastics and Ciceri de Mondel. In …

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Nano Diamonds Boost Polymer Performance In New 3D Printing Filaments

Finnish nano diamonds manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the first nano-diamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing. The filaments are based on a jointly-patented technology which significantly improves the mechanical and thermal properties of 3D printed items. The newly developed filaments will be sold both by …

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Tiertime to Distribute Innofil3D/BASF 3D Printing Filament in China and the US

Tiertime BASF

BASF subsidiary Innofil3D, a leading producer of high-value customized filaments, and Beijing Tiertime, a leading fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printer manufacturer, today signed a strategic partnership to support the further development of the 3D printing industry in China and the United States. Under the agreement, Beijing Tiertime will distribute …

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BigRep and Magigoo Collaborate to Launch Adhesive for Large Format 3D printers

BigRep GmbH and Thought3D have cooperated to bring first-layer adhesive Magigoo to large-scale build area FFF industrial 3D printers, with the aim of increasing printing reliability and maintenance convenience. BigRep is one of the world’s leading providers of large-format 3D printers, making them affordable and reliable tools for additive manufacturing …

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