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Everything about today’s PEEK 3D printing market and why it is key to production parts

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance, engineering thermoplastic characterized by an unusual combination of properties. These properties range from high-temperature performance to mechanical strength and excellent chemical resistance. PEEK 3D printing is likely to be a key driver for the use of AM technologies in mass production. What are the key …

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Formlabs releases experimental Ceramic Resin for Form 2 SLA 3D printer

ceramic resin

Formlabs has announced the release of its Ceramic Resin on the North American and European markets. Compatible with the Form 2 SLA desktop 3D printer, the so-called “experimental” material is aimed at taking the accessibility of printable ceramics beyond the industrial sector. Offered through Form X, Formlabs’ experimental product platform, …

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UCLA engineer develops multi-material 3D bioprinter for complex artificial tissues

A UCLA bioengineer has developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries. “Tissues are wonderfully complex structures, so to engineer artificial versions …

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Ultimaker’s Paul Heiden: S5 and engineering materials take professional desktop AM to next level

Paul Heiden

In the 3D printing community, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t tried or encountered one of Ultimaker’s products. Founded in 2011, the Dutch 3D printing company has established itself not just through its desktop 3D printers, but also through its open-source Cura software and its open materials …

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SABIC expands fast-growing AM materials portfolio with new ULTEM and LEXAN filaments

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is expanding its additive manufacturing materials offering for the third time in the past year alone. Specifically, SABIC is launching three new filaments for fused deposition modeling (FDM): ULTEM AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications, including tooling; and ULTEM AMHU1010F and LEXAN …

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