Category Archives: Additive manufacturing

Nike Develops Improved 3D-Printed Golf Ball

Nike is developing a 3D-printed golf ball that it says may last longer and outperform the best golf balls made today. 3D-printed golf balls are not brand new, [..]

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SABIC Seeks Patent For Conformal Cooling Via Additive Manufacturing

SABIC is seeking to patent the concept of creating conformal cooling channels in mold inserts with additive manufacturing processes such as laser sintering.  A U.S. patent application titled [..]

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Microfluidics Heat Up At MD&M West

The state of the art in microfluidics, which allow integration of many medical tests on a single chip, will be a highlight at MD&M West, Feb. 7-9 in Anaheim, [..]

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Disney Seeks More Realistic Robots

Disney is turning to high-tech processes such as 3D scanning and 3D printing to make robotic characters in Star Wars films and amusement park rides more human-looking. In [..]

Additive manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Elastomers, Injection Molding, North America

Airbus Targets High-Heat Resins With Proprietary SLS Process

Airbus is commercializing a new additive manufacturing technology designed to permit greater use of high-performance engineering plastics such as polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), PBT-type polyester, various polyamides, [..]

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Space Station Uses 3D-Printed Bioplastic

Polyethylene made from sugarcane is now being 3D-printed in Outer Space. Braskem developed a special grade that can be produced in a zero-gravity 3D printer developed by U.S.-based [..]

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Stratasys, Siemens Target Composites in 3D Printing Collaboration

The Holy Grail for additive manufacturing and 3D printing is volume production. The process has failed to meet the hype of publications such as the Economist and the [..]

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Solvay Uses Polimotor 2 To Test Additive Manufacturing

Solvay is using the Polimotor plastic-engine project as a testbed for developing what it feels will be a big business opportunity in additive manufacturing. A plenum chamber for [..]

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SABIC Will Expand Ultem Capacity

SABIC is committing to meeting demand in the fast-growing Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) market and is expected to make a decision “very quickly” on a major capacity increase. Those [..]

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K2016: Dolomite Will Show 3D Printer for Microfluidics

Some specialized 3Dprinters will debut at K 2016. I wrote earlier about the first 3D printer dedicated to silicones. A company called Dolomite, which specializes in microfluidics, will [..]

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