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Materialise 3D Prints Black Panther’s Crown in Upcoming Feature Movie

It’s been hard to miss the excitement across the world about Marvel’s latest superhero movie, Black Panther. Head Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter’s luscious costume design has taken center stage. In order to bring her otherworldly blends between traditional African designs and the futuristic elements of the highly developed Wakanda …

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3D Printing Filament Industry Leaders Discuss Opportunities and Challenges

3D Printing Filament Industry Leaders Discuss Opportunities and Challenges

Although it started almost as a game, today 3D printing filament manufacturing for 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, while other large companies such as Covestro (Bayer) and Eastman Chemical partnered directly with …

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CEO Magnus René: “Arcam is Healthy, EBM Patents Far from Maturing”. Next Gen Systems in the Works?

In a recent article I wondered whether CEO Magnus René’s decision to leave the company was the result of the company’s failure to introduce high profile new products over the last year or other conflicts arising following the acquisition by GE. Mr. René kindly agreed to discuss these issues clarifying that …

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FILOALFA’s Natural ALFA+ Filament Guarantees Better Performances Than ABS

FILOALFA, an Italian manufacturer of 3D printing filaments has unveiled its latest material: ALFA+. The new filament, a naturally sourced technopolymer, is said to offer significant advantages over existing filaments such as PLA and ABS by combining and improving on both materials’ best qualities. For example, ALFA+ has the same …

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Formnext Top Announcements and New Products That Will Shape the Next Year of AM

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Apart from a few exceptions — Stratasys, 3D Systems, EOS above all — the gigantic, elegant (almost E3-like) booths that drove the 100% growth in exhibition space, 53% growth in the number of exhibitors and a record number of visitors were financed by the significant investments that major international enterprises have decided to commit to …

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