i.materialise Introduces Smooth Detail Resin for Scale Modelers

Once again we’re proud to announce a new member in our growing family of 3D print materials! This time we would like to introduce the official trial of a high-detail material that is perfect for scale modelers: Smooth Detail Resin! Featuring a smooth surface, an extreme level of detail due to its 50 μm layers, and a gray color that’s perfect for painting, this material is what many of you have been waiting for. Let’s take a closer look! Continue reading “i.materialise Introduces Smooth Detail Resin for Scale Modelers”

New Antimicrobial Composite Resins Make Possible 3D-Printed Teeth that Kill 99% of Bacteria

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have created a process that can manufacture 3D-printed teeth and braces which are actually good for your other teeth, and dental health in general.

3D-Printable Antimicrobial Composite Resins [paid PDF access] outlines the development of the new plastic resin used in the process, which involves embedding antimicrobial quaternary ammonium salts inside extant dental resin polymers. Because the salts are positively charged, these disrupt negatively charged bacterial membranes, resulting in them bursting and dying. The mixture was then hardened with ultraviolet light. Continue reading “New Antimicrobial Composite Resins Make Possible 3D-Printed Teeth that Kill 99% of Bacteria”

3D Labs Develops New 3D Printing Resin with Shape Memory Features (Video)

At some point or another, all owners of FDM 3D printers will glance over at the excellent printing qualities of SLA resin 3D printers and dream about the possibilities. And who can blame them? But it looks like there’s a lot more to dream about in the near future, as one small German 3D printing provider has just developed a new resin that adds a very interesting feature to your 3D printing arsenal. Continue reading “3D Labs Develops New 3D Printing Resin with Shape Memory Features (Video)”