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Published: 1/11/2018

New Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds
A process was launched to produce custom silicone ear molds using the Form 2 3D printer and Formlabs’ standard clear resin as part of the “year of mass customized earbuds.”

Published: 12/15/2017

3D Printing Biomaterials Make Push Into Medical Devices, Longer Term Implants
Group of companies is advancing biomaterials turning cellulose with thermoplastics made from sustainable resources into 3D printed medical devices.

Published: 12/7/2017

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction
Under Armour, adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.

Published: 11/16/2017

Virginia Tech Students Produce 3D-Printed Golf Grips
The individually customized grips can be slipped onto clubs and used to build muscle memory forcing golfers into the correct grip every time.

Published: 10/6/2017

SABIC Gets Two European Plastics Innovation Awards
FDM produced aircraft seat and in-mold structural electronics highlighted.

Published: 9/13/2017

NASA To Recycle Plastics in Space
Refabricator machine is a recycler and 3D printer in one unit. 

Published: 9/12/2017

Injection Molders: Is 3D Printing Your Friend, or Foe?
In the last few months, I’ve seen clear signs that some 3D printing shops and makers of additive manufacturing equipment intend to compete with injection molding.

Published: 8/17/2017

International Space Station Now 3D Printing with PEI/PC Materials
PEI/PC compound is the third material a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers has demonstrated on the International Space Station for space-based additive manufacturing.

Published: 7/31/2017

Prototyping Specialist Upgrades Services For Short-Run Production Molding
Proto Labs, a “digital manufacturing company” known for its rapid injection molding prototyping services, has expanded its injection molding capabilities to address the market for short-run “on-demand” manufacturing. 

Published: 6/20/2017

One of the First Biobased Nylons Turns 70
Despite its advancing age, an “exciting future” is forecast for Arkema’s Rilsan Nylon 11.