Seville researchers develop novel method of composite filament production

Researchers from the University of Seville, Spain have developed a new method of producing highly-customizable composite filaments for the FFF 3D printing process. The method uses pellet-like polymer capsules filled with magnetic additives. Using a single screw desktop extruder, the team was able to prepare a custom composite filament from the capsules, one with a…

RIZE Announces RIZIUM Glass Fiber 3D Printing for Large Color Parts

This morning Massachusetts-based Rize, Inc. announced the release of their RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF) composite. Founded in 2014 by CTO Eugene Giller (formerly of ZCorp), the 3D printer manufacturer also specializes in materials for applications like life sciences, communications, and branding. Now, the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 Technology Pioneer continues their commitment to color…

3D Printing Financials: ExOne 27% Revenue Drop, Employee Layoffs and Government Contract in Q2 2020

Pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology ExOne, has posted a year-on-year revenue fall of 27% for their second-quarter earnings report. Company officials said challenging market conditions and future uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to put a strain on ExOne, particularly the disruptions to domestic and international shipping…

3DPPPPE: The Long Term Prospects of Mass Customized 3D Printed PPE

With 3D printing making inroads in personal protection equipment (PPE) during the current crisis, what are the long term prospects of 3D printed safety gear? One would expect them to be rather rosy, but we can’t be sure. Safety gear from hearing to eye to foot protection may be a $59 billion market. 3M and…

3D Printed GOBO Projector Holder and Adapter Made by Award-Winning Finnish Photographer

Petri Damsten, an award-winning fine art photographer and ex-software engineer, wanted a device to project light patterns onto a wall or a model – but since it was for occasional use, he looked to build one, instead of purchasing expensive, commercial strobe-based projector kits which can cost upwards of $100. To project light patterns on…

3D Printing for Reconstruction of Human Skeletal Remains

While 3D printing offers many users the ability to create and innovate completely new designs and products, such technology can also be put to very good use for filling in the blanks. This can be true in terms of industrial components that may have become obsolete and need to be recreated for vehicles, assault rifles,…

Forward AM and Photocentric launch joint portfolio of 3D printing visible light photopolymers

BASF’s 3D printing arm Forward AM, and materials and systems manufacturer Photocentric have launched a joint portfolio of polymers called ‘Ultracur3D Powered by Photocentric.’ Developed as part of an ongoing strategic partnership between Photocentric and Forward AM, the new resins are custom-engineered to work with Photocentric’s LCD systems. The initial line of ten visible light…

UWE research uses 3D printing to create organ simulators

An academic team from the University of the West of England’s Center for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is using 3D printing to produce realistic organs for use in surgical training.  According to the researchers, the aim of the project is to create model organs that mimic the “appearance, elasticity and consistency” of human tissue. By…

ORNL develops Peregrine AI software for real-time monitoring of metal 3D printing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) software capable of monitoring the metal 3D printing process in real-time.  Nicknamed Peregrine, the algorithm assesses the quality of parts during production in a cost-effective alternative to characterization equipment. The program is part of ORNL’s broader “digital thread,” which closely tracks and analyzes data…

RIZE debuts RIZIUM Glass Fiber filament for full-color 3D printing

3D printer manufacturer RIZE has debuted its new highly-durable RIZIUM Glass Fiber filament for use with its 3D printers. The composite material claims to have high dimensional stability and high stiffness and is primarily intended for large-part production. RIZIUM Glass Fiber is also RIZE’s only composite material to date that is suitable for full-color parts…