ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing

Arkema acquires 10% stake in additive manufacturer ERPRO 3D Factory

Investment enables Arkema to accelerate new development opportunities for high-performance polymers and potential fiber-reinforced materials in additive manufacturing.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Thermoplastics

SABIC, Local Motors conduct feasibility study for reprocessed, 3D-printed thermoplastic parts and shavings

Anticipating the wider adoption of LFAM, the study explored more sustainable alternatives to landfilling large, printed parts, with results indicating the potential for material reuse.

Additive Manufacturing

CMS debuts hybrid LFAM/milling machine

The machining specialist has developed the first iteration of Kreator, a large-format, thermoplastic composite 3D printer and five-axis milling machine for tooling and jigs.
#discontinuousfiber #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

CRP Technology highlights Windform RS composite material for powder bed fusion processes

Polyamide-based carbon fiber-filled composite provides enhances functionality, flexibility and speed in developing intricate 3D-printed parts.

Additive Manufacturing

Fortify, Roger Corp. partner to develop 3D-printed dielectric material systems

Combination of low-loss material systems and the Flux 3D printer series’ advanced composite processing capabilities augment radio-frequency device manufacture.

composites 3D printing, robotics

Moving continuous-fiber 3D printing into production

With patents proliferating and production applications emerging, 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement is poised for significant market growth.
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Molds/Tools

CMS debuts hybrid LFAM/milling machine

The machining specialist has developed the first iteration of Kreator, a large-format, thermoplastic composite 3D printer and five-axis milling machine for tooling and jigs.
#discontinuousfiber #autoclave

Marine

Large-format 3D printing enables toolless, rapid production for AUVs

Dive Technologies started by 3D printing prototypes of its composite autonomous underwater vehicles, but AM became the solution for customizable, toolless production.
#discontinuousfiber

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood presents low-cost LSAM Additive Systems

LSAM Additive Printer is built around a 30-mm print head while retaining all features and print quality known to the company’s large flagship LSAM systems.

Energy Storage

Contactless measurement of temperature, pressure in composites

Magnetic microwires enable contactless measurement of temperature and pressure during cure and in service.
#trends #composites4_0

Carbon Fibers

Invar, wire additive manufacturing expand aerocomposite tooling options

Invar facesheets and backing structures are candidates for large-format 3D printing to more quickly and efficiently produce aerostructures tooling.
#workinprogress #boeing

Construction

3D-printed prefab homes aim to disrupt construction market

California startup Mighty Buildings’ award-winning prefabricated building production process relies on large-format 3D printing, UV-curable resins, digital design and automation.
#trends #sustainability

Additive Manufacturing

Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites

The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.
#continuousfiberAM

Additive Manufacturing

Arkema acquires 10% stake in additive manufacturer ERPRO 3D Factory

Investment enables Arkema to accelerate new development opportunities for high-performance polymers and potential fiber-reinforced materials in additive manufacturing.

Thermoplastics

SABIC, Local Motors conduct feasibility study for reprocessed, 3D-printed thermoplastic parts and shavings

Anticipating the wider adoption of LFAM, the study explored more sustainable alternatives to landfilling large, printed parts, with results indicating the potential for material reuse.

Additive Manufacturing

Fortify, Roger Corp. partner to develop 3D-printed dielectric material systems

Combination of low-loss material systems and the Flux 3D printer series’ advanced composite processing capabilities augment radio-frequency device manufacture.

Carbon Fibers

Braskem, Vartega launch new carbon fiber recycling program for 3D printing filament

Carbon fiber-reinforced polypropylene (CF-PP) filament is made from 100% recycled carbon fiber to leverage recycling capabilities and plastic waste elimination.

Thermoplastics

Arevo debuts custom, 3D-printed composite scooter

Scotsman is a direct-to-consumer, tailor-made electric kickscooter with continuous carbon fiber/thermoplastic unibody frame, handlebars, stem and baseboard.
#continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

Impossible Objects, Owens Corning to produce new high-performance 3D printing materials

Collaboration will develop tailor-made materials for composite-based AM, bring CBAM process to industrial scale to compete with other high-volume manufacturing methods.
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Additive Manufacturing

CMS debuts hybrid LFAM/milling machine

The machining specialist has developed the first iteration of Kreator, a large-format, thermoplastic composite 3D printer and five-axis milling machine for tooling and jigs.
#discontinuousfiber #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

CRP Technology highlights Windform RS composite material for powder bed fusion processes

Polyamide-based carbon fiber-filled composite provides enhances functionality, flexibility and speed in developing intricate 3D-printed parts.

Additive Manufacturing

Fortify Flux 3D printers optimize fiber alignment, enhance properties for tailored composites

Systems combine mixing magnetics and digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing to enhance composite microstructures and develop high-performance, low-cost components.

Glass Fibers

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Additive Manufacturing

Hexagon, Authentise end-to-end software platform streamlines AM workflow

Solution integrates shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality through concept to part for AM industrialization.
#automation #composites4_0

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood expands LSAM product line availability

Large dual gantry print and trim machines for 3D-printed thermoplastic composites offered in 15-foot width model, with wider gantry design and range of print core, print head options.