Thermoplastic Polymers

  • Skåne University Hospital is the first hospital in the world to 3D print a PEEK cranioplasty implant on site for it to be successfully received by a patient. The implant, based on Evonik‘s VESTAKEEP PEEK biomaterial filament, was 3D printed using the ApiumM220 3D printer from the German company Apium.…

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  • Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production. The printable polymer enables sand structures with intricate geometries and exceptional strength – and…

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  • In order to accelerate new polymer qualification for High Speed Sintering (HSS) technology – as used in voxeljet‘s additive polymer manufacturing processes – Fraunhofer IPA, the University of Bayreuth and voxeljet AG have initiated the HSS Material Network. The network offers customers a flexible way to have new 3D printing…

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  • MattFlex 40D, a new flex filament in matte edition from Fiberlogy

    The new MattFlex 40D from Fiberlogy is positioned as a strong incentive to get even more people interested in flexible filaments, promising high-quality prints. It features a matte finish that hides the bonding of the layers and its surface reflects light to a minimum. Rubber-like filaments are still a novelty…

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  • Collaboration inspires innovation. This is the motto under which companies Colossus, known for application-driven large-scale 3D printing, and colorFabb, known for the development of high-quality specialized filaments have formed a new partnership with the goal of bringing LW materials – and specifically lightweight foaming materials – to the FGF market.…

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  • Tethon 3D, leveraging Mechnano MechT technology, will soon commercially launch C-Lite, a high-temperature-resistant carbon nanotube ESD material, printable on SLA, DLP and LCD Additive Manufacturing (AM) printers. Using Mechnano’s E35A Masterbatch for static dissipative (ESD) properties from Dymax, in combination with its own formulas, Tethon 3D created an ESD resin,…

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  • Additive manufacturing is already opening up new possibilities in demanding applications. In order to further advance the relevant technologies, a consortium, led by the LEHVOSS UK and formed by the University of Exeter (Center for AM), Victrex, FDM Digital Solutions, Q5D Technology, and GRM Consulting, is working on the identification,…

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  • 3DPRINTUK, the UK’s leading specialists in low volume polymer part production using 3D printing, is introducing its “Price Beat Promise” for customers who have received a cheaper quote for any part within any order.  Parts will be reviewed like-for-like and 3DPRINTUK will exhaust all options to beat a competitor’s quote.…

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  • Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer 3D printers, launched with Henkel, the commercial availability of xFLEX 475, a soft rubber material that is ideal for the production of additively manufactured industrial and consumer products. Within the high-growth elastomers market, customers can now access this industrial-strength material for applications that require…

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  • On the 25th European Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Agnès Harlay, a doctoral student at ARMOR, IMT Mines Alès and IGCM Montpellier, won first prize in the “My thesis in 180 seconds” category of the AEFA21 Awards. This recognition rewards her research work on thermoplastic elastomer materials dedicated to 3D printing.…

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