Canadian Plastics

3D Printing

October 19, 2020  

Researchers developing fully 3D-printed polymer spacesuits for Mars and beyond

A team from the University of North Dakota is using a $750,000 grant from NASA to develop the new flexible plastic spacesuits.

October 14, 2020  

New multicolour 3D-printing technique can be used for optical devices

Developed by researchers in Japan, the printing method can be used for developing optical, soft-robot, or medical components.

October 8, 2020  

Expoplast is now part of virtual manufacturing trade event

“Virtual Engineering Week” will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and will present hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning plastics, medtech, automation, design, and packaging.

September 28, 2020  

Lego-inspired 3D-printed bricks can heal bone and soft tissue

Developed by a research team at Oregon Health and Science University, the tiny, modular scaffolding can be used to regrow biomaterials to speed repair of injuries and broken limbs.

September 16, 2020  

Biodegrading 3D printing material could lead to disposable oceanic sensors

Scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Florida have developed a 3D printable material made of a marine-biodegradable base polymer that would break down over time to reduce ocean litter.

September 4, 2020  

DSM partners to build 3D-printed composite footbridge

The footbridge, to be installed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be made from a fibre reinforced thermoplastic called Arnite, which DSM says combines high performance with circularity.

August 31, 2020  

New composite-based, 3D-printed artery can monitor blockages from the inside

The implantable vessel was developed by engineers from University of Wisconsin–Madison in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China.

August 7, 2020  

GM accelerates its 3D printing capability

The transformation powered by additive manufacturing is helping GM move faster, cut costs, and produce safer, lighter-weight manufacturing aids.

August 4, 2020  

To buy or not to buy a 3D printer?

For plastics processors with a steady use for 3D-printed parts, that’s definitely the question: is it better to make the investment for an in-house machine or outsource the printing? We asked some of the experts.

July 27, 2020  

Evonik opens new technology centre for 3D printing in Texas

Located in Austin, the will play a key role within its global innovation network in the development of new, ready-to-use materials for powder bed fusion.

July 16, 2020  

Evonik opens new 3D printing technology centre in Texas

The new site builds on Evonik’s purchase of 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymers last year.

July 2, 2020  

DSM acquires part of Clariant’s 3D printing materials business

The partial takeover will allow DSM to better serve its customers rapid product development needs, with 3D printing filaments and pellets that meet the requirements of specific applications.

June 8, 2020  

Researchers use synthetic polymer for custom-made bone implants

The material for craniofacial bone grafts can facilitate cell regrowth and be tailored to an individual’s unique face and skull structure.

June 1, 2020  

Ontario researchers create tough, flexible sensor for wearable tech

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.

May 26, 2020  

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital turns to Javelin Technologies for 3D printers

Javelin supplied Jewish General with two Stratasys Fortus 450 mc 3D printers and one F170 printer, both dedicated to COVID-19-related production using fused deposition modeling materials.

May 22, 2020  

M. Holland now distributing Braskem 3D polypropylene filament

Braskem’s polypropylene features a proprietary formula that provides high stability, low warpage, and consistent extrusion, which makes it well-suited for prototyping 3D-printed parts.

May 20, 2020  

MIT engineers use conducting polymers to 3D-print soft and flexible brain implants

These softer brain electrodes are meant to replace traditional implants made from metal and other rigid materials that can cause inflammation and scarring in the brain.

May 8, 2020  

Researchers create a new way to paint 3D-printed objects

Developed by engineers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the new coating technique reaches nooks and crannies.

May 6, 2020  

PTI manufactures, donates face shields to 15 Ohio healthcare facilities

The packaging supplier had multiple partners on the project, which created and donated 5,000 of the face shields.

April 23, 2020  

Nexeo Plastics and Essentium sign distribution agreement for North America

Thermoplastic resin distributor Nexeo will distribute Essentium’s engineered thermoplastic polymer 3D printing filaments.