Additive Manufacturing

HP and BASF Partner on New 3D Printing Polypropylene Material

A reported first of its kind industrial-grade polypropylene (PP) developed for HP’s Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing system to accelerate production.

Injection Molding

Molder Pushes Limits of Rapid Tooling in Coronavirus Crash Projects

Harbec explores 3D printed aluminum molds with conformal cooling.

Extrusion Know How

What You Should Know About Miniature Extrusion Screws

Very small screws have become more common with the growth of additive manufacturing. Designing such screws requires balancing their output requirements with their torque strength.
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Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Providing Opportunities During COVID-19

A look at two companies working on 3D-printed PPE equipment.

Additive Manufacturing

M. Holland to Distribute Braskem Polypropylene Filament for 3D Printing Applications

M. Holland will exclusively distribute Braskem’s high-performing polypropylene to support its clients with prototype and applications development.

Blow 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.

Additive Manufacturing

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

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

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.

Molds & Tooling

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.