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Material Matters in Rendering
3D printing applications push rendering developers to match new material properties.
Ultimaker Launches Third-Party Industrial Material Options
Material profiles for DSM Novamid: properties similar to injection molding enabled by 10% carbon fiber; material profiles for Owens Corning XSTRAND filaments: strong mechanical and thermal properties enabled by glass-fiber reinforcement; and new Ultimaker print core CC Red 0.6: 3D printing with...
Sticking Up for Lightweight Materials
Use of adhesive-bonded structures increases to enable more manufacturing with lightweight materials.
Optimize Composite Orientation
New advancements help better predict material, product performance.
Advanced Materials Challenge Durability Testing
The emergence of composites and new material options lead engineers to rely on new testing methods and simulation.
Voxeljet Adds TPU, PP to Sintering Toolkit
The use of polypropylene in 3D printing could be beneficial in automotive, electronic, industrial and consumer goods applications, the company reports.
3D Printed Graphene Recharges Battery Design
A 3D printed graphene technique developed by researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) promises to revolutionize the way manufacturers produce batteries and supercapacitors.
CI Releases Carbon Fiber Material for AM Systems
New carbon fiber resin for Cincinnati Incorporated’s SAAM (small area additive manufacturing) provides high strength-to-weight ratio, surface finishes for custom tooling and fixture applications.
Xometry Offers Autodesk Inventor Integration
CAD software add-in gives Autodesk Inventor Users instant access to Xometry's custom manufacturing platform.
MultiMechanics Named Finalist for Three Industry Awards
Mondial.Tech Startup Award, CAMX Award and Award for Composites Excellence all recognize innovation in startups and composites.
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Making the Case for Simulation of Additive Manufacturing
The cost of running an additive manufacturing metal 3D printer, on average, is estimated to be around $100 per hour, and a single build can take upwards of 20 hours—or closer to 80 hours for highly complex parts. That's $2,000 to $8,000 wasted every...
Mosaic Add-On to Enable Color and Multi-material in 3D Printers
3D printing startup Mosaic releases add-on Palette 2 to enable multimaterial multocolor 3D printing in single color FDM printers.
Zuken and Polar Instruments Collaborate for Design Consistency
Zuken CR-8000 Design Force now connects with Polar Speedstack PCB Stackup / ECAD interface.
Stratasys Now Shipping Dedicated Carbon Fiber Edition 3D Printer
The new Stratasys Fortus 380mc CFE (carbon fiber edition), is designed to be an affordable industrial 3D printer dedicated to the rugged demands of running carbon fiber.
Digimat 2018.1 Enhances Material Modeling Solution
eXstream engineering has released Digimat 2018.1. Digimat 2018.1 delivers new advances across its holistic material modeling solution.



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