First Metal Powder for Additive Manufacturing
By: APWORKS GmbH
A patented aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy with a unique microstructure for metal 3D printing. It is the first metal powder specifically developed for additive manufacturing (AM). The highly ductile material unites the best of both worlds – combining the lightness of aluminum with the strength of titanium. Compared to other aluminum alloys for AM, the material offers a unique level of corrosion resistance and a highly stable microstructure at elevated temperature, which makes it well-suited for a range of high-performance applications, including aerospace, aviation, automotive, and robotics.
Making 3D Color Printing Possible
QuadFusion Full Color 3D Print Head
By: M3D LLC
The first of its kind four filament mixing extruder, allowing the user to mix colors and materials for 3D printing in a full-color range using CMYK filaments. This economical system can take in four different filaments, allowing superior design flexibility by easily changing between materials within a print, or by blending materials in as many ways as one can imagine. This enables prints to vary in strength, flexibility, and rigidity from one area of the print to another. Applications are for prototyping, and for printing functional and decorative parts for consumer and industrial sectors.
Composite Reinforcing Fibers
This 3D printing process uses a patent-pending composite filament co-extrusion (CFC) through a two-headed printing nozzle. It incorporates continuous basalt fiber (CBF) or continuous carbon fiber (CCF) with a range of thermoplastic polymers in a 3D printed model. The resulting part will contain 25% CBF or CCF, 14% epoxy, and 61% polymer. Applications include aerospace and automotive.
Graphene in 3D Printing
3D PLA Conductive Masterbatch
By: Haydale Technologies
A blend of bioplastic and graphene suitable for a range of processing including 3D printing, molding, and extrusion. Conductive masterbatches are high concentrations of carbon black, typically 15 – 20% dispersed in PLA resins, which act as a carrier or binder. Using graphene enables significant reductions in concentration. The resins are offered in black and are suitable for a range of product applications where mid-level conductivity is required.
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