Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center and partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Maastricht and NWO have started a unique four years project to progress new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing and 4D printing. These materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties to products made from them. The innovative materials are based on the recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry.   Continue reading “Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing”

TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials

While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The Vienna University of Technology, better known as TU Wien, is responsible for many innovations in 3D printing materials. The university also generated a spin-off company, the startup Cubicure, which developed a new 3D printing technique called hot lithography.

TU Wien has spent years developing 3D printing processes, along with material mixtures that are well-suited for a wide variety of applications. Cubicure is a direct result of this research.

Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure, said, “3D printing already plays a key role in the production of prototypes or utility models. But even for all industrial products that are produced in small quantities or have to be tailored to the individual needs of the individual customer – such as components in the medical sector – the high-quality 3D printing offers great opportunities.” Continue reading “TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials”

3D Printing Materials 2018 event updates | Shapeways, inspireAG, TU Delft speakers & more

Meet our latest speakers for 3D Printing Materials Conference 2018, Apr 17, Geleen, The Netherlands:

  • Daphne Laméris, Product Development Engineer, Shapeways, The Netherlands, on ‘postprocessing 3D Printed polymers’
  • Shoufeng Yang, Professor of Additive Manufacturing, KU Leuven, Belgium, on ‘3D multi material printing’
  • Varun Srinivas, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, on ‘molecular design of thermoplastics with unique functionalties for 3D printing’
  • Rob Kleijnen, PhD Additive Manufacturing – Selective Laser Sintering of polymers, inspire AG, Switzerland
  • Dolores Hilhorst, PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, on ‘multi-material FDM 3D printing’

When you register for the conference, you can also attend sessions during the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, which takes place in parallel at the same location – see the program here https://3ddeconference.com/program/

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Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference, which will take place on February 02, 2017, at Brightlands Chemelot Conference Center in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

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Additive-manufacturing and 3D-printing peek parts for the gas & oil industry

Additive-manufacturing and 3D-printing peek parts for the gas & oil industry.The erroneous notion has sometimes been that any 3D printer can be used for fabricating just about any solid object conceivable. This however is not true; in fact there are at least 8 different kinds of 3D printing technologies. Each of these technologies is conditioned for 3D printers designed for a specific material class thus delivering different mechanical performances for parts fabricated.  Although still relatively a young fabrication method, an important news about 3D printing technologies is that it now has about 30 years of practice-based evidence to prove that it has evolved to become a tool for the production of highly complex, high value, engineering critical parts. Continue reading “Additive-manufacturing and 3D-printing peek parts for the gas & oil industry”

3D Printing Complements Fluoropolymer Processing

3D Printing complements fluoropolymer processing.3M has developed a patent-pending technology to 3D print fully fluorinated polymers.This technology allows 3Dprinting as an additional and differentiated way of processing fully-fluorinated polymers. In this way the fabrication of complex structures is possible, which otherwise cannot be produced or only produced with expensive traditional processing techniques.3M is pioneering 3D printing with PTFE.

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Canadian company develops proprietary atomization reactor that produces more consistent, ultra-high-performance spherical metal powders

Metal powders are proving to be the fastest-growing segment within the 3D printing materials market, and sales of metal 3D printers have been skyrocketing faster than, well, a 3D printed skyrocket component, however metal powders themselves still require significant improvements before they can be adopted as a mainstream manufacturing material in high-demand industries such as aerospace, medical, auto making and more. Continue reading “Canadian company develops proprietary atomization reactor that produces more consistent, ultra-high-performance spherical metal powders”

The future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing

Most everyone in the 3D printing industry is well aware that the future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing. With that in mind, researchers have been steadily refining the process, and now a team at Northwestern University has come up with a process that even allows the use of inexpensive rust powder, which is more lightweight, offers greater stability, and is safer and more affordable in comparison to other iron powders. Continue reading “The future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing”

“3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel

Established additive manufacturing technologies such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), stereo lithography (SLA) and Polyjet are commonly used in the creation of functional 3D prototypes. The disadvantage of these technologies is the formation of visible layering, which only can be removed by labor intensive technique such as polishing. We have developed an inkjet based process that is able to 3D print fully transparent products with high smoothness. No post-processing is required, which makes the technology suitable for rapid manufacturing and small series production of optics. Continue reading ““3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel”