What Really Matters: Materials

Together with 3D software, materials are a key ingredient to unlocking the full potential of 3D printing for manufacturing. Larger material companies are now investing significantly to cater to the rapid adoption and evolution of 3D printing technologies. Thus the AM industry drives the development of new materials which can offer better performances and also higher degrees of sustainability.

3D printing materials include four major families. Polymers refer to thermopolymers, which react to heat by melting, and photopolymers which react to light by hardening. To a lesser extent, 3D printable polymers also include silicones, and thermosets, which solidify when heated. Metals include pure metals (such as steel, iron titanium, aluminum, nickel). In addition they can include precious metals as well as a new superalloys. These are available for 3D printing in powder form or – in some cases – in wire form.

Other materials with great potential for 3D printing include advanced ceramics, like zirconia and alumina or traditional silica sand. Finally, 3D printing technologies and material manufacturers can focus specifically on composites. This family of materials includes carbon fiber and glass fiber with polymer matrices. Composites in 3D printing can take many forms.

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We have developed a brand new range of ready-to-use ceramic feedstocks for additive manufacturing, alternatively named 3D printing. This tailored plastic ceramic feedstocks for Paste Deposition Modeling (PDM) technology is applicable for potterycraft, hobbycraft, tableware rapid prototyping and is ideal for designers, design departments and Fablabs. EZ Print3D™ is workable on a large range of 3D printers.
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As one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries.
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CNPC POWDER is a company with ample experience in the research, development, and manufacturing of powder materials. At CNPC POWDER, we specialize in many kinds of metal powder materials. Some of our powders include Stainless Steel, Inconels, Invar, Kovar, Aluminum alloys, Copper and alloys, and other materials to suit your , needs, all widely used in Additive Manufacturing and a variety of other applications. Our services expand from the procurement of your order with packaging to fit customer requirement, as well as customized blending services. All while adhering to strict quality standards.
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SKILCRAFT 3D provides a family of additive manufacturing materials and accessories exclusively for the federal U.S. government in association with the National Industries for the Blind under the 75-year-old SKILCRAFT brand. Find SKILCRAFT 3D online at www.skilcraft3d.comand on social media.
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Founded in 2008 by three engineers, Nanoe focuses on the elaboration of high purity nanopowders. Our products are specifically designed for the sintering of high performance ceramics. Nanoe has partnered with a laboratory specialized in nanomaterials (CNRS) and the French leading ceramics laboratory (Limoges). Nanoe is headquartered at Ballainvilliers, near Ecole Centrale Paris (French engineer school) campus in Paris region.
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CFRT- Glass Fiber Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites from Topolo,it is lightweight.stiffness,design flexible to meet your needs
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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics.
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Copprint's Nano Copper Ink, a Game Changer for Printed Electronics.
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Feikang Technology is a leading provider of complete metal additive manufacturing technology solutions in China. It currently has three business divisions: Specialty Metal Powder Division, 3D Printing Solutions Division, and Specialty Manufacturing Technology Division.
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The creativity of Setup Performance relies on the adequacy between its chemistry expertise and its extrusion expertise. The efficiency of Setup Performance relies on its offer of services dedicated to drive its clients from material conception to market.
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Kai Parthy's own filament manufacturing company. German inventor Kai Parthy was the first to develop composite filaments using wood and mineral particles mixed with thermoplastics.
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SpecialChem is the Universal Selection Source for chemicals and materials. We help formulators, specifiers, and suppliers of chemicals and materials to connect, to innovate, and to accelerate both their technology and business.
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We are a Chilean company specialized in the development of Antibacterial Nanomaterials for the 3D Printing industry. Marking the beginning of a new era of Antibacterial 3D Printing for the Medical Device and Consumer Products industries.
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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress.
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Advanced Laser Materials, LLC began under a technology license from the University of Texas at Austin in late 2003. A group of dedicated chemical, processing and engineering experts embarked on a mission to commercialize the development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) material systems. Since then, the scope of our work has exponentially broadened to include highly specialized research and development of thermoplastic Rapid Prototyping (RP) and AM materials for our clients.
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moi
moi is a Politecnico di Milano's spin-off startup launched to solve a problem: thermosetting composites are one of the best performing class of materials available, unfortunately, traditional manufacturing is still, in these days, expensive and requires a lot of time, especially for small series or unique objects.
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tumaker
Tumaker is a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D printing materials, and creator of the industry 4.0 Printernet network for factories.
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3DCPI-PRODYSOL is a Barcelona-based maker of FDM 3D printers, 3D printing materials and 3D printing equipment.
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A solution for industrialists wishing to integrate additive manufacturing into their production process of finished products, for the manufacture of tools or for rapid prototyping ... Kimya supports you in your R & D projects around materials for additive manufacturing .
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veloxint
Veloxint provides high performance products & parts enabled by our novel nanocrystalline metal alloys. Based on fundamental science developed at MIT - 2-5X performance improvements over current metals
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