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Finding the right materials for 3D printing

Today, a wide variety of materials can be 3D printed using the many platform technologies to build a large diversity of products and functional components for industrial usage.

Henkel to launch new materials and adhesive solutions for 3D Printing

On this year's leading trade show for additive manufacturing technologies Henkel will showcase its growing solution portfolio for end-to-end-processes.

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Prismlab, a leading provider of 3D printing processes and 3D printers, headquartered in Shanghai, China.


Evonik develops the world’s first PEEK filament in implant-grade quality for 3D printing

Evonik has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

Wacker Plans to Open US Printing Lab for Silicone Rubber at Year End 2018

Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, is currently expanding its Aceo 3D printing services for silicone rubber and announced the opening of a US-based printing lab later this year.

3D-printed shock absorber with high degree of functionality

At the Fakuma 2018 trade fair the company will be presenting a demonstrator for a shock absorber. The complex part marks another milestone on the way from the creation of individual prototypes to the integration of various functions and mass production.

Boy has a coherent way of using 3D technology in a different way

Why do snap hooks made of POM have far better functional qualities then those with additive printing? Find out at the Spanish trade In(3D)ustry in Barcelona which runs from the 16th till the 18th of October in Barcelona.

Materialien und Software für den 3D-Druck optimieren

BASF erweitert die Zusammenarbeit mit Materialise, einem führenden Anbieter von 3D-Druck-Technologien. Gleichzeitig hat BASF eine Investition von 25 Millionen US$ in das belgische Unternehmen mit Sitz in Leuven vereinbart.

DB Schenker offers an extensive 3-D printing service

DB Schenker is the world's first logistics service provider offering its customers an extensive 3-D printing service. Customers can now upload the 3-D template via the online portal eSchenker, select materials and color, consult prices, place orders and have the printing delivered.

BASF acquires two manufacturers of 3D printing materials

BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) has acquired all the shares of Advanc3D Materials GmbH in Hamburg and Setup Performance SAS in Lyon. Advanc3D Materials offers advanced, tailor-made plastic powders and formulations for selective laser sintering (SLS) together with process knowhow.

Registration is now open for TCT Show 2018

Registration is now open for TCT Show, a world-leading design-to-manufacturing event delivering business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining.

APF specialists to show Freeformer and numerous functional parts

At the Rapid.Tech user convention and trade fair to be held from 5 to 7 June 2018 in Erfurt (Germany), Arburg will present the potential of the Freeformer and Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) in hall 2, stand 2-409.

Arburg Technology Days 2018

Arburg Technology Days 2018: Around 6,300 guests from 54 countries. Large groups from overseas: around 160 guests from the USA and around 100 from China. Largest groups from Europe: Around 200 guests from Switzerland, 185 from France, 130 guests from Poland.

Mitsubishi Chemical invests into 3D printing business

Mitsubishi Chemical yesterday announced that they acquired Dutch Filaments BV, a leading manufacturer of 3D printing filaments in Europe, via wholly owned group company Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Europe B.V.

Arburg at the Plast 2018: Industry 4.0 and innovative processes

Arburg will be presenting a special highlight at the Plast 2018 in Milan, Italy. To mark the 25th anniversary of Arburg's Italian subsidiary, visitors will be able to see the hybrid Allrounder 820 H in a new design and with the innovative Gestica control system for the first time outside the company headquarters.