3 Dec 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials
Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
1 Nov 2021
Evolve Additive Solutions
Evolve Additive Solutions manufactures additive manufacturing equipment and materials using their proprietary STEP technology. IDTechEx spoke with Steve Chillscyzn, CEO, and Cheryl Hillman, Marketing Specialist.
25 Oct 2021
Swiss start-up, one of the most well funded agricultural robotics companies
18 Oct 2021
Accelerating the Discovery of New Materials for 3D printing
A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.
12 Oct 2021
Cypris Materials Announces Collaboration with BASF
Cypris Materials announced its partnership with BASF Corporation. This partnership will focus on the development and applications of brilliant, paintable, structural color.
6 Sep 2021
BASF and Shanshan Form Battery Materials Joint Venture in China
BASF brings strong technology and development capabilities, a global operations footprint, as well as strategic partnerships for raw materials supply. Together with Shanshan's extensive experience, comprehensive product portfolio and leading scale-up capability, the joint venture will primarily focus on the rapidly growing electric vehicle market, while continuously serving global consumer electronic and energy storage segments.
22 Jul 2021
Group14 Technologies are a US-based company developing silicon anode material for Li-ion batteries. IDTechEx spoke with Group14 Technologies CEO, Rick Luebbe.
22 Jul 2021
3D Printing Composites Will be a $2bn Industry Within the Next Decade
3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature.
19 Jul 2021
Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions
Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions is a business unit of Lubrizol that manufactures and sells TPU 3D printing materials. IDTechEx spoke with Laura Hall, communications manager for Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions.
16 Jul 2021
Partnership for Sustainable Lithium Mining in Chile
Several companies have initiated a "Responsible Lithium Partnership" aiming to work towards responsible natural resource management, including lithium, in Chile's Salar de Atacama.
24 May 2021
BASF and RWE to Cooperate on New Technologies for Climate Protection
BASF and RWE have presented a project idea that shows how industrial production can become sustainable and future-proof. The project envisions an additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 gigawatts to provide the Ludwigshafen chemical site with green electricity and enable CO2-free production of hydrogen. The aim is to electrify the production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil fuels.
18 May 2021
Nexa3D Raises over $55M in Financing
Nexa3D closed financing rounds exceeding $55 million in funding. This funding enables Nexa3D to bolster its manufacturing operations to fulfill increasing customer demand, scale commercial activities worldwide, expand customer acquisition and customer success operations, grow its reseller channel globally, and expedite several new products to market.
30 Apr 2021
Stratasys is one of the world's largest 3D printer manufacturers, focusing on industrial polymer 3D printers and materials. On April 28th, 2021, Stratasys held a virtual event to launch three new 3D printers: the F770, Origin One, and H350.
21 Apr 2021
Materials Informatics Can Revolutionize the 3D Printing Market
The 3D printing market is diverse; certain materials and applications are seeing significant commercial growth while others are still overcoming technical and economic barriers to adoption.
6 Apr 2021
Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy
In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
22 Jan 2021
RenAM 500Q Multiplies by 4 the Number of Lasers Used During Printing
The digital innovation center, IAM 3D HUB, has just incorporated Renishaw's latest metal 3D printing model, the RenAM 500Q, into its facilities. In this way, the Hub replaces the previous models, AM 250 and AM 400, with the latter, which has four 500 W high-power lasers that allow more precise build rates and up to 4 times faster than in previous systems.
18 Dec 2020
Ultimaker Releases Its 2020 Innovators List
Ultimaker today launched its inaugural Innovators List: a celebration of the most unexpected, game-changing and inspirational uses of 3D printing across business and education this year. While 2020 turned out to be a year of disrupted supply chains and lifestyles, working from home drove unexpected digital collaboration and strengthened creativity and innovation. The 2020 Innovators List includes more than 25 visionaries using 3D printing to transform the way people work, think, and live, from the development of face masks, the production of bionic prosthetics, motorcycle parts and bespoke lingerie.
14 Dec 2020
MakerBot Offers Three New ABS Composite Materials from Kimya
MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd announces that three new Kimya ABS composite materials by ARMOR have been qualified for MakerBot LABS for the MakerBot METHOD X 3D printer.
24 Nov 2020
2020 Fluoropolymer Technology Highlights by IDTechEx
Fluoropolymers are typically available as liquids and solids, but new fluoroelastomers are getting interest.