3D Printing News

DSM: New polypropylene powder material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced the release of Arnilene® AM6002 (P), an expansion of the company’s powder portfolio for additive manufacturing. The polypropylene material is ideal for 3D printing a wide range of applications across multiple industries.

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DSM introduces glass-filled polypropylene granules

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced a new glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material which has been developed especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology.

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Positive expectations of the AM industry

“Despite the currently noticeable effects of the Corona crisis, the mood in our industry remains one of confidence.” This is how Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA's Additive Manufacturing Working Group, summarizes the results of a recent member survey. In April – in the middle of the corona-related lockdown – almost 80 members took part in the survey. Production service providers, users and machine manufacturers were particularly well represented.

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Evonik launches implant-grade PEEK filament for medical applications in 3D printing

Evonik launches a 3D-printable PEEK (polyether ether ketone) filament as an implant-grade material for medical applications. In so doing, the specialty chemicals company is setting new standards for developing and manufacturing custom-made plastic implants, which can now be created using additive manufacturing processes that meet the requirements of ASTM F2026 (the standard specification for PEEK polymers for surgical implant applications).

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Cancellation of the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry

Due to the current situation due to COVID 19, it is not possible to hold the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry on 26 and 27 May in Ludwigsburg. Therefore the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (AG AM) of the VDMA is unfortunately forced to cancel the conference AM4I in May 2020. The VDMA will inform you in time if and when the conference can be revived.

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