Additive Manufacturing


SABIC debuts new portfolio of high-performance filaments for fused deposition modeling at RAPID + TCT

SABIC’s new filaments offering directly addresses the need for greater options in the industrial filament market and targets a broad range of customer requirements. Based on the company’s industry-leading ULTEM™ polyetherimide (PEI) resin, CYCOLAC™ acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin and LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resin, the filaments offer the same composition as the company’s injection molding grades and can be used to produce a range of high-performance, durable end-use parts.Pittsburgh, Penn., May 10, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in thermoplastic technology, unveiled today at RAPID + TCT 2017 a new portfolio of high-performance filament grades for fused deposition modeling. The new products, being showcased in booth #2537, address growing global demand for greater material choices in the industrial filament market and lay the groundwork for SABIC’s strategy to help drive the growth of additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to full-scale production. In addition to a long history of materials innovation, SABIC offers the expertise and resources to support testing, design and development of new additive manufacturing technologies.

TE Connectivity werkt samen met o.a. Shapeways en Fontys aan de toekomst

TTE Connectivity werkt samen met o.a. Shapeways en Fontys aan de toekomst. (Bron: TE Connectivity, PR170)
’S-HERTOGENBOSCH – 24 april 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), een wereldleider in connectiviteit en sensoren werkt vanaf nu officieel samen met Shapeways, Fontys en twaalf andere bedrijven. Deze samenwerking ligt op het gebied van praktijkgericht onderzoek naar additive manufacturing/3D printing en adaptive robots. Om deze samenwerking te bekrachtigen, hebben Mark Maas van TE Connectivity, Maarten van Dijk van Shapeways en Hans Nederlof van het College van Bestuur van Fontys ook het convenant ondertekend.

ELIX Polymers extends its portfolio of ABS grades for 3D printing

ELIX Polymers extends its portfolio of ABS grades for 3D printing. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR022)Tarragona, February 28, 2017 – ELIX Polymers is developing additional specialty grades of ABS optimized for 3D printing, in the wake of high interest shown in its initial offering at K 2016 in Düsseldorf last October.

ELIX Polymers launches ABS 3D printing R&D project in collaboration with AIMPLAS

ELIX Polymers launches ABS 3D printing R&D project in collaboration with AIMPLAS. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR013)Tarragona, July 20, 2016 – A new “ABS 3D printing” R&D project initiated by specialty ABS producer ELIX Polymers aims to develop advanced versions of the terpolymer specifically for 3D printing using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), more commonly known as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). ELIX’s aim is to create materials that will produce parts with better mechanical properties such as resistance to impact, low warpage, dimensional precision and high resolution.

TE Connectivity and Students of Fontys University Eindhoven Complete Study for New Opportunities in 3D Printing

TE Connectivity and students of Fontys University Eindhoven finalized the study for new opportunities around 3D printing. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR070)‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands – June 27, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, together with students of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, has completed a study into new opportunities around design for 3D printing. The students were given an assignment to show how three different designs for 3D printing an industrial connector can improve ease of assembly, customization, and weight reduction.

Nexeo Solutions launches website offering 3D printing filaments from DSM

Nexeo Solutions launches website offering 3D printing filaments from DSM.The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A. – May 11, 2016 – Nexeo Solutions, a worldwide leader in chemicals and plastics distribution, announces the launch of www.nexeo3d.com. The site provides exclusive access to Arnitel® ID and Novamid® ID, premium filament grades specifically designed by DSM for the 3D printing market.

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