Tag Archives: 3D printing

K2016: Wacker Will Introduce First Silicone 3D Printer

Wacker will introduce the first industrial 3D printer for silicones at K2016 this October. The ACEO Imagine Series K uses a drop-on-demand method developed by Wacker, which is [..]

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Igus Expands 3D Printing Services To Include SLS

Igus, a privately owned company based in Cologne, Germany, is rapidly expanding its 3D printing product offerings and services—all focused on its core business of bearings and other [..]

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Stratasys Shoots For Cheaper 3D-Printed Injection Molds

Stratasys has invented a new technology to make plastics molds using 3D printers and layers of thermoset UV absorbing plastics with different thermal profiles. One layer of the [..]

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Disney Fights 3D Counterfeits

Disney engineers have invented interesting technology in an effort to stop counterfeiting of trademarked figures and toys. In a patent application filed Jan. 21, Disney says it has [..]

Additive manufacturing

ROKIT Looks Like A 3D Printer To Watch

While Stratasys and 3D Systems are struggling due to missteps in the overhyped consumer 3D printing market, a small venture capital-backed company in South Korea is unveiling new [..]

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Polymaker Initially Struggled, Now Makes Some Big Moves

A Chinese startup called Polymakr launched on Kickstarter last year with much fanfare about its newly developed 3D printing fiaments: a stronger PLA ($24/lb), a faster-printing flexible plastic [..]

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Can Injection Molding Save Stratasys?

Stratasys, the global leader in additive manufacturing, this morning reported very disappointing quarterly financial results, reflecting the plunge in its MakerBot business, global economic weakness, and increased competitiveness [..]

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PLA Creates Sacrificial Composite Channels, Mimicking Nature

Bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) will play an interesting role in creating sacrificial channels for super lightweight reusable, 3D-printed Tinkertoy-type parts for use in space structures. Christopher Hansen, an [..]

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Crash-Proof Electronic Detonator Developed For Bunker-Busting Bombs

Electronics 3D printed on plastics such as Kapton polyimide or silicon-based PDMS could be used to detonate bunker-buster bombs after penetrating deep into the earth. Initial testing shows [..]

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Wacker Silicones Enters The 3D Printing Business

It seems likely that polymers companies will be driving growth in the 3D printing industry over the next five years. Major players such as Sabic Innovative Plastics (ABS) [..]

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