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Ultimaker, a producer of desktop 3D printers, has unveiled the Ultimaker S5, its first 3D printer since 2016. It is aimed at professionals using 3D printing for prototypes, tools and end-use parts. Building on the Ultimaker 3, the S5 features a larger build volume and a range of ease-of-use enhancements. Bigger build, enhanced ease of […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 23, 2018, 5:24 pm
Industrial 3D printer provider EOS has released the first high performance, carbon-fiber reinforced PEKK material suitable for use in its polymer systems. The high temperature HT-23 material has been developed in collaboration with leading aerospace company Boeing. It is suitable for use on a new EOS P 810 system that was also announced today at […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: April 23, 2018, 4:28 pm
Owens Corning, a leader in commercial and industrial construction industries, has developed the XSTRAND™  of composite 3D printer filaments to meet the demands of industrial, functional prototyping. In our previous profile on Owens Corning’s glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene (GF30-PP) we saw how 3D printed prototypes could stand up to the elements in a case study from […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: April 23, 2018, 4:21 pm
Protolabs, a global 3D printing service provider, headquartered in Minnesota, U.S., recently worked with PepsiCo to explore innovative and creative ways to generate publicity for Marvel’s Black Panther. In the run-up to the movie’s release, a collector’s kit for the movie was 3D printed. Protolabs played a key role in the design, prototyping and eventual […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 23, 2018, 4:16 pm
Google is partnering with CyArk, a California-based non-profit established to preserve historical sites that are at risk due to conflict or natural disasters. The Open Heritage project will use CyArk’s 3D laser scanning expertise to produce 3D models of historical sites, allowing them to be explored on the Google Arts & Culture platform. Google Arts […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 23, 2018, 3:27 pm
The Netherlands based company CEAD is developing a large-format Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing (CFAM) machine for industrial applications, including construction and shipbuilding. Continuous fiber 3D printing CEAD has not revealed the specifications of their CFAM process, as they are still in the process of securing patents, however other solutions for working with carbon fiber are […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:58 am
Peak Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in Quangzhou, has announced the production of a partially 3D printed volleyball shoe using SLS technology. The application of 3D printing to sports shoes is no novelty in the world of elite athletics: in October 2015 adidas launched the Futurecraft range, featuring 3D printed mid-soles, while Kenyan marathon […]
Author: Pierre Antoine Zahnd
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:55 am
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31 (CLB), part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are using 3D printing to create spare parts. The 31st MEU deploys with little notice, as the need arises. The nature of their mission means that sending replacement parts around the world is not often feasible, something that leads […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:29 am
Award winning 3D printer developer Markforged has officially shipped the first batch of its Metal X systems to customers around the globe. 3D Printing Industry has seen several of these printers demonstrated by re-sellers in Europe and the U.S during the past months. Though the company has not yet disclosed order or unit numbers at this […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:14 am
How is 3D scanning saving heritage sites? How can 3D printing help survivors of human trafficking? Which city has the most active 3D printing scene? All this and more in the latest edition of Sliced including news from Ultimaker, Renishaw, NASA and Identify3D. Saving archaeological wonders, Electron rockets, and celebrating Earth day It is always interesting to see the […]
Author: Eric Lai
Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:52 pm
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