Carbon fibre joins the 3D printing revolution

For many years now, the words ‘carbon fibre’ have virtually been a shorthand for cutting edge material usage… Continue reading

Filaflex: Flexible 3D Printer Filament for Your Future Shoes

Why wait for your Marty McFly shoes of the future? You can 3D print your own futuristic shoes now! They may not have self-tying laces… Continue reading

Introducing unpolished stainless steel

Today we’re introducing unpolished stainless steel. First, because we’re always looking into expanding our range of materials and finishes. Second… Continue reading

Low-Cost Titanium Powder is the First of its Kind (VIDEO)

Sort of a like a camper’s grainy footage of Bigfoot sauntering between trees in a forest, a Cambridge University spin-out… Continue reading

Mark One: World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Now Available for Order

Three weeks after unveiling its revolutionary process to 3D print carbon fiber, MarkForged™ has officially released the Mark One… Continue reading

taulman3D’s New 3D Printing Material is a Bridge to Everywhere

taulman3D continues to add to its strong line of 3D printing materials. The material developer has just released a new, high strength Nylon co-polymer… Continue reading

The Debut of the World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

The world’s first ever carbon fiber 3D printer is set to become available later this year, according to Popular Mechanics. Continue reading

The future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing

Most everyone in the 3D printing industry is well aware that the future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing. Continue reading

The MX3D: A Robotic 3D Printer

On the heels of its debut in May 2013, the MX3D-resin printer has already evolved from a machine only capable of building in plastic to… Continue reading

The RoboBeast 3D Printer – The World’s Most Durable 3D Printer

Up until now, 3D printers, while great creations, have been touchy and finicky machines. The slightest movement would displace the print head… Continue reading

Study: Recycling plastic at home saves energy and dramatically cuts 3D printing costs

Depending on if you live in an urban or rural location, recycling plastic into filament could save 3 to 80 percent of the energy it would take to… Continue reading

AddLab 3D Printing Metal Parts in the Netherlands (VIDEO)

The Netherlands has given the world of 3D Printing companies like Shapeways and LeapFrog. Also coming… Continue reading

taulman3D continues to add to its strong line of 3D printing materials. The material developer has just released a new, high strength Nylon co-polymer 3D printing material to testers around the world for review, ahead of general release. 

The new material is named “Bridge” — a symbolic name on two levels — firstly in that represents the collaborative effort behind the development of the material by thousands of nylon 618 and nylon 645 users, together with the help and support of taulman3D’s extrusion house and chemical company.

The Bridge moniker is also representative of how the material is bridging the strength of nylon 645 together with the price of current ABS and PLA thermoplastics and allows any user the flexibility to determine the best choice in material for their printing needs, according to taulman3D.

Listening to its community of users is a key driver for taulman3D and over the company’s history, they have been doing just that while logging and prioritizing the most sought after features of a high strength 3D printing material. Accordingly, these were the results, in priority order:

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The world’s first ever carbon fiber 3D printer is set to become available later this year, according to Popular Mechanics. 

Created by Gregory Mark, co-owner of Aeromotions; a company that builds racecar wings from carbon fiber, the goal of this creation is to improve the carbon fiber manufacturing process.

Mark looked to 3D printing to help streamline the process of creating carbon fiber racecar wings, but there was nothing available that could print components that were strong enough for his purposes. So Mark set to work creating the world’s first carbon fiber 3D printer – the MarkForged Mark One.

Mark debuted his start-up company, MarkForged, at SolidWorks World 2014 with a working prototype of his carbon fiber printer.



Most everyone in the 3D printing industry is well aware that the future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing. With that in mind, researchers have been steadily refining the process, and now a team at Northwestern University has come up with a process that even allows the use of inexpensive rust powder, which is more lightweight, offers greater stability, and is safer and more affordable in comparison to other iron powders. 

Findings regarding this new process were recently discussed in a paper, ‘Metallic Architectures from 3D-Printed Powder-Based Liquid Inks,’ by Adam E. Jakus, Shannon L. Taylor, Nicholas R. Geisendorfer, David C. Dunand, and Ramille N. Shah, just published in Advanced Functional Materials. These researchers have discovered a way to create new and complex metallic architectures via 3D printing with a new class of inks that will extend to a range of metals and mixtures, alloys, oxides, and compounds.


On the heels of its debut in May 2013, the MX3D-resin printer has already evolved from a machine only capable of building in plastic to one that can print in a variety of metals. 

Designed by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) students Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, the MX3D is a robotic arm actuated 3D printer capable of printing on any surface. Originally designed to produce parts using a fast curing resin, the original MX3D-Resin could print objects with any sweep and curve without the need of additional support structures.

Building on their original design, Petr and Saša have teamed up with the Netherlands’ Joris Laarman Studio to advance their design and create a 3D printer that can build objects using metals that range from steel to copper.


Up until now, 3D printers, while great creations, have been touchy and finicky machines. The slightest movement would displace the print head. A slight knock could cause a 3D printer to become inoperable, requiring professional adjustments. This is no longer the case!  

Introducing the RoboBeast; a 3D printer that was designed to change all that. The RoboBeast is durable, really durable; it’s practically bulletproof. Not only can it be moved during the printing process – it can even print in an upside down position. It was designed to be tossed into a vehicle to be hauled off to remote locations and put straight to work – without requiring fiddling around to get things ‘just right’.

The story of this printer runs deeper than just simply an invention. The inventor behind this creation is a man named Richard van As, a South African carpenter who shot to fame after his story went viral almost a year ago.



Rob Wolfs, Eindhoven University of Technology, will speak about “3D printing of sustainable concrete structures – From a black and white printer towards a colour printer” at the 3D Printing Materials Conference. 

Concrete is worldwide used as one of the major construction materials, both in situ and prefabricated. It is cheap, fire resistant and durable. However, the costs of a typical concrete structures consist for about 50% on the formwork needed. Besides, the cement production is responsible for a serious part of the exhaust of greenhouse gasses worldwide.  Printing of concrete structures saves on the costs, improves productivity and could above all seriously limit the environmental impact. This lecture explains the digital design of printed concrete structures, using evolutionary tools to minimize the amount of material needed. It also shows the development of a large scale concrete printer, able to print different types of concrete at the same time amongst structural – and innovative insulating types of concrete.

About Rob Wolfs

Rob Wolfs graduated in February 2015 at the Department of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology. His graduation topic “3D printing of concrete structures” was rewarded with the ENCI study price. Highlighted areas of research during his studies are the use of textile moulds for the production of concrete elements, topological optimization of structures and magnetic orientation of steel fibers in concrete. Rob started his PhD project in April 2015. In the first phase, he was closely involved in the development of the 3D concrete printer at TU/e. The following years he will investigate the behaviour of printed concrete structures.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

The faculty of the built environment of Eindhoven University of Technology houses a unique variety of disciplines in the design and construction of buildings, amongst architecture, building physics and structural design.

The photos of the 3D Printing Materials Conference on January 27th, 2015 can be found here.

The program of the second edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference:

10:0010:45Registration and welcome
10:4512:30Conference room Brussels
Opening by moderator Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators – Jakajima
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Keynote 1
Ms. Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
‘Markets, trends and opportunities of 3D printing materials’
Keynote 2
Prof. Dr. Martin van Hecke, Leiden Institute of Physics / AMOLF Amsterdam
‘Mechanical metamaterials’
Professor Dr. Javad Zarbakhsh, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (FH-Kärnten)
‘3D printing material modeling and simulation: from macroscopic to atomistic level’
Anique Soetermeer-Gabriels, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Smart Materials
12:3013:30Lunch break and exhibition
13:3015:00Conference room London
Session: Polymers & Plastics
Moderator Ed Rousseau, BrightlandsConference room Berlin
Session: Ceramics
Moderator Pieter Hermans, JakajimaJasper van Dieten-Blom, Marketing Manager, DSM
‘Unique possibilities of VAT Photopolymerization’.
Stijn Lambrechts, Business Development & Innovation, Sirris
‘Ceramic printing technology overview’.
Ingnacio Garcia, Founder and CEO, Recreus
‘Tic prints in FDM: a new world of possibilities’.
Michiel de Bruijcker, Managing Director, Admatec Europe BV:
‘The value chain of 3D printing & Additive Manufacturing of ceramics’.Johannes Triebs, Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) at Aachen University
‘Plastic based AM technologies: the StreetScooter Case”.
Jürgen Brand, Sales Manager, Lithoz GmbH
‘Additive Manufacturing of ceramics as a novel route for highly complex products’.
Johannes Lohn, Researcher,
Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC):
‘Laser Sintering of Multimaterial Parts’.
15:0015:30Coffee break
15:3017:00Conference room London
Session: Metal
Moderator Giorgio Magistrelli, CECIMOConference room Berlin
Session: Design & Engineering
Moderator Pieter Hermans, JakajimaFilomeno Martina, Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing at Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University
‘Large scale metal Additive Manufacturing’.
Professor Steinar Killi, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
‘Developing products for Additive Manufacturing’.
Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners, Fraunhofer ILT
‘Progress in process and materials development for Selective Laser Melting at ILT’.
Sjef van Gastel, Lector Innovative Production Technology at Fontys University of Applied Sciences
‘3D printing in machine industry: criteria for success’.
Lidia Protasova, Scientific Researcher, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
‘3-Dimentional Fibre Deposition (3DFD) technology’.
Phil Brown, Better Future Factory
‘The vision of the Better Future Factory and Perpetual Plastics Project’.
17:0018:30Networking with drinks and snacks

Showing your products and/or services to a wide, though targeted group of interested professionals? Join the exhibition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference! Be informed about the next edition here.

The conference attracts a wide range of industry stakeholders from the 3D printing and materials industry. It includes full industry coverage from component suppliers to manufacturers, from developers to end-users. Plus, it offers you extensive network opportunities with business partners, buyers, legislators, and end-users.

Whether your company is big or small, exhibiting at the 3D Printing Materials Conference gives your company a powerful platform for:

Convinced to be part of the exhibition? Contact us via this form or contact Linda Renkema: mail to [email protected], or call +31 (0)620008576.

Reach attendees in many fields: developers of 3D printed products, from designer to engineer, from researcher to 3D printer manufacturer and from material manufacturer to material reseller.

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Giorgio Magistrelli, Additive Manufacturing Expert, Corporate and project manager, Will Speak at 3D Printing Materials Conference

About Giorgio Magistrelli 

Management consultant specifically focused on the regulatory and business aspects of Additive Manufacturing in mature and emerging markets and admitted lawyer, Giorgio developed a credit and venture capital financial experience worldwide as well as experiences as an entrepreneur, manager of advocacy institutions, international donors’ projects, events and communications campaigns, specifically on Europe and Africa, further than in China and Asia Pacific, where he lived and worked for 20 years.

Among his consultancies, in CECIMO (the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries) he is responsible to help positioning CECIMO as a point of reference in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) vis-à-vis EU policy-makers and as a contributor to the making of policy and regulations with a view to creating the right framework conditions for the development of metallic based AM in the EU, leverage on industrial AM to further improve the age of the machine tool industry and highlight its role as a key enabling (future-looking) technology , increase the awareness of the Machine Tool industry on latest developments in AM in markets, technology and regulatory & standardization field and establish successful cooperation between CECIMO and actors of the AM value chain, public authorities, academia, research community and standardization bodies in Europe and be a visible partner in AM related activities.