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Sabic has launched a bio-based, flame retardant carbon fiber reinforced compound which it says has a reduced carbon/energy footprint.

Sigma Labs has released version 7.0 of PrintRite3D, its in-process quality assurance software for industrial 3D printing.

Cobra International has joined forces with Swedish watersports manufacturer Radinn to mass produce a new range of electric powered surfboards.

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to 3D print lighter components for Army personnel.

Essentium has introduced an independent dual extrusion 3D printer to be used with a 20% carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) filament.

3D Systems has worked with machining company Wilting to 3D print components designed for higher performance in semiconductor capital equipment.

Ensinger says that its recently commissioned polymer pulveriser machine can now process plastics such as PPS, PEI and PEEK.

GOM has introduced a compact and mobile 3D scanner that can digitally capture objects and achieve precise 3D meshes.

Sicomin has introduced SR FireGreen 37, a hand laminating bio-epoxy resin featuring 25% plant-based carbon content.

Bedford Reinforced Plastics has launched a new range of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) parts that can be installed using a modular system.

Burloak Technologies, based in Canada, has acquired a hot isostatic press (HIP) to help scale up its production of 3D printed parts.

Sandvik has succeeded in 3D printing parts made of super-duplex stainless steel that are almost fully dense (>99.9%) and crack-free.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its Trixene Aqua range of water-based blocked isocyanate dispersions.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its aramid nonwovens can help protect against abrasion or wear nonwovens in composite surfacing applications.

The Fraunhofer Institute says that it has acquired a MoldJet 3D printer from Israeli company Tritone Technologies.

3D printing company Ricoh 3D has developed a range of carbon fiber composites made using additive manufacturing (AM).

BASF has developed a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material which it says is suitable for connectors post-processed with surface mount technology (SMT).

Additive Industries says that a Formula 1 vehicle introduced by Alfa Romeo was made using 304 metal parts printed on the company’s MetalFAB1 machine.

Solico has launched software for the design, calculation and optimisation of composite storage tanks and silos.

3D Systems has partnered with the shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to develop Copper-Nickel (CuNi) and Nickel-Copper (NiCu) alloys.

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