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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nexeo Plastics and Essentium sign distribution agreement for North America
Thermoplastic resin distributor Nexeo will distribute Essentium’s engineered thermoplastic polymer 3D printing filaments.