Additive Manufacturing


SABIC launches advanced breakaway support filament aimed to improve productivity for part manufacturers

Automotive oil pump printed with SABIC’s ULTEM™ AM9085F filament and new AMS31F support filament. SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of AMS31F filament, the company’s breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling. The new filament maintains rigidity during printing and provides exceptional pliability during post processing to enable easier removal of scaffolding at room temperature, which can help reduce the time required to produce finished parts. The new AMS31F filament is for use with SABIC’s ULTEM AM9085F filament, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) material that provides high heat resistance and mechanical strength which are optimal properties for potential aerospace applications, as well as for automotive, oil and gas and tooling applications.

How additive is helping innovators transform dental implantology

Section of abutment in situ.
Image credits: Prof. Dr. Mario KernLeading oral implantologist, researcher and inventor Prof. Dr. Mario Kern is launching his Extended Anatomic Platform at the IDS show this month. GE Additive’s dental hybrid solution has been integral in developing Prof. Dr. Kern’s solution, which he believes has the potential to revolutionize dental implant prosthetics.

GE Additive Education Program open for entries from primary and secondary schools

GE Additive Education Program open for entries from primary and secondary schools. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR015)GE Additive has announced it is now accepting applications from primary and secondary schools for the 2019/2020 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). Online applications can be made from today at https://geaep.polar3d.com. The deadline for applications is Monday 1 April 2019.

SABIC features differentiated material solutions to advance additive manufacturing processes and spark application innovation at Formnext

Differentiated resin capabilities, a broad portfolio and deep expertise empower SABIC to offer material solutions such as high heat ULTEM™ resins, specialty copolymers and reinforced compounds to customers throughout the additive manufacturing value chain. Additionally, SABIC is able to provide materials in printable form when this brings value to the industry. SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is reaffirming, through a multi-faceted exhibition here at Formnext 2018 (stand #3.1-G80), its determination to further the evolution of additive manufacturing technology and promote application innovation. By leveraging its unique, high-performance resin technologies and process capabilities to develop differentiated material solutions for various additive manufacturing processes, SABIC is creating significant value for customers and the industry as a whole.

ElogioAM B.V. releases Facilan™ HT, 3D printing filament enabling production of durable parts with FDM additive manufacturing 

Standard Spool Facilan™ HT.
(Photo: ElogioAM)ElogioAM B.V., a newly formed Joint Venture between Swedish Perstorp AB and Dutch 3D4Makers B.V, continues to introduce its new filament solutions to advance FDM additive manufacturing. Following its breakthrough, easy to print Facilan™ C8 delivering superior finish, mechanical properties and minimum post-processing for demanding prototyping, models and spare parts, ElogioAM is proud to introduce its new addition, Facilan™ HT.

DSM brings additive manufacturing one step closer to industrial production with new carbon fiber filament

Novamid® ID1030 CF10 is designed for printing functional prototypes and industrial applications.
(Photo: DSM: DSMMTPR010)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today announced its new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid® ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics.

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