Additive Manufacturing

Perstorp AB and 3D4Makers sign a Joint Venture agreement to form ElogioAM, a 3D Printing materials company

PerstorpPerstorp - May 28, 2018 - Perstorp AB, global leading specialty chemicals company, and 3D4Makers, a high performance 3D printing filament producer, are joining forces with a new Joint Venture: ElogioAM, to bring new material solutions in order to advance the additive manufacturing industry. By combining the deep insights of both companies into chemicals and polymers, ElogioAM is bringing the world’s first fifth-generation 3D filament, Facilan, which enables applications previously unobtainable with other 3D printing materials.

SABIC again expands fast-growing additive manufacturing materials portfolio with launch of three new filaments at NPE 2018

SABIC has extensive experience in a range of healthcare market segments, including single-use devices, portable medical equipment and surgical instruments and trays. The company’s new ULTEM™ AMHU1010F and LEXAN™ AMHC620F filaments are potentially suitable for a wide variety of medical devices, from conceptual modeling to functional prototyping and end-use parts. Customized or personalized applications can include surgical instruments, single-use devices and casts/splints.ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 8, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announced here at NPE 2018, booth S19001, the third expansion of its additive manufacturing materials offering within 12 months. Specifically, SABIC is launching three new filaments for fused deposition modeling: ULTEM™ AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications, including tooling; and ULTEM™ AMHU1010F and LEXAN™ AMHC620F filaments for healthcare applications. These advanced new materials, which can be used for end-use parts as well as prototypes, are key to SABIC’s strategy of extending the scope of additive manufacturing. The company is also applying its broad expertise in materials, processing and design optimization – as well as deep knowledge and experience in healthcare – to enhance additive manufacturing technologies.

SABIC's Pre-NPE News

SABIC Body in White Reinforcement Components.ORLANDO, U.S.A., March 21, 2018 - Under the banner of “Chemistry that Matters™,” SABIC will exhibit at NPE 2018 (booth #S19001) with the theme: “What Matters to You?” – representing the company’s ongoing commitment to listen closely to its customers, share ideas and expertise, and work together to achieve new levels of performance. In the form of a question, the theme recognizes that ideas and innovative solutions take shape from a deep understanding of customers’ key needs and challenges.

Clariant will present its new 3D printing materials and services at TCT Asia 2018

Clariant will present its new 3D printing materials and services at TCT Asia 2018. 
(Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, February 26, 2018 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, will unveil its capabilities in 3D printing at TCT Asia 2018 on March 1-3, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Clariant provides high quality 3D printer filaments and customized 3D printing solutions taking advantage of its decades-long experience in tailoring polymers with pigments, additives and masterbatches. Clariant will introduce new products and demonstrate its full range of 3D printer filaments in a unique red color from ColorForward 2019 called ‘Protect the core.’ ColorForward is the annual color forecasting guide for the plastics industry developed by Clariant ColorWorks, released December 14, 2017.

GE Additive Education Program Open for Entries from Schools and Colleges

GE Additive Education Program Open for Entries from Schools and Colleges. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR007)Cincinnati, Ohio, February 2, 2018 – GE Additive is now accepting applications from schools and colleges for the 2018 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). The application is live on the GE Additive website at The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

Additive redesign of an oil header: Small part – big impact

Comparison of two-part oil header (left) and one-part 3D oil header with improved lubricating action (right). (Photo: Concept Laser GmbH, GEADPR006)Lichtenfels (Germany), February 2, 2018 – Surprising component solutions are not unusual in the world of manufacturing. But the extent to which they are changing our previous view of manufacturing is reflected in a small 3D metal printed part from Bosch in Bamberg. In the assembly of common rail injectors (CRI), a conventionally machined part has been replaced by a metal printed part. The object is a new oil header that wets a thread with oil in order to optimize the subsequent fitting of two components. We saw very clearly what the term redesign by AM really means.