ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Injection Molding

Injection Pairs with Blow Molding for In-Mold Assembly

At Sussex IM, compact cells of side-by-side injection and blow molding machines “assemble” reusable water bottles with insert blow molding and automated transfer, trimming and leak testing.

Materials

Materials: Implant-Grade PEEK Filament for Medical Applications in 3D Printing

The material was developed for fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. 
#Elastomers

Additive Manufacturing

Coronavirus Emergency: Ventilator Valves 3D Printed at Hospital

Valves in short supply made in hours with FDM and SLS printers. New heat-resistant material shows promise.

Additive Manufacturing

FDA Grants Formlabs Emergency Use Authorization for 3D-Printed Ventilator Component

Formlabs has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 3D printed adapters a day and is now shipping the adapters to hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Thermoforming

Tooling: Heat-Resistant 3D Printing Material Suited to Plastic Tooling

A tough, heat-resistant resin for 3D printing was introduced last November by 3D Systems.

Thermoforming

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge

Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose comments below (edited) appeared originally March 31 in a OpEd piece published by the Wall Street Journal.
#editorial

Extrusion

Processing Index Contracts as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy

COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?
#economics

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: New 3D Printer Aims to Validate New Product Designs Quickly

The new J55 3D printer from Stratasys is about a third the price of the PolyJet printers.

Additive Manufacturing

HP Provides Updates Regarding its Efforts Around COVID-19

To date, HP and its global community of partners and customers has produced more than 150,000 parts for medical applications and growing.

Additive Manufacturing

Mack Helps Convert Snorkeling Mask into Much-Needed PPE

A former employee connection, the need for a tight turnaround and a desire to use existing filtration—how Mack Molding’s Synectic redesigned a snorkeling mask into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).