1 December 2023

Formnext 2023 Showcases Latest Innovations in 3D Printing Industry

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In this latest roundup of 3D printing industry news, we bring you the highlights from Formnext 2023, including new system launches and other developments in the world of additive manufacturing.

Formnext 2023, held in Frankfurt, is a significant event for the 3D printing industry, and our team is on the ground to provide coverage of the latest announcements and innovations.

One of the key themes at the event is the introduction of new materials. CRP Technology, a 3D printing materials and services provider, is showcasing its latest materials and functional parts made with Windform. The company is presenting the Windform TPU, a rubber-like material, and the sustainable Windform XT 2.0 IMG, an injection molding material made from recycled unsintered Windform powders. These materials have applications in the aerospace and automotive sectors, and CRP Technology emphasizes its commitment to delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Dressler Group, a thermoplastic powder manufacturer, is also unveiling its customer-centric approach at Formnext 2023. They are focusing on tailored and efficient services to meet the evolving market demands for quality, sustainability, recycling, and efficiency. The company offers a wide range of 3D plastic powders, including classic, biobased, and recycled options, and provides expert guidance on selecting the right raw materials.

BASF’s 3D printing division, Forward AM, is introducing new products at the event with a focus on exceptional functionality and peak performance. These products include Ultrasint PA11 rCF and Ultracur3D 9400 B FR. Forward AM also emphasizes its commitment to sustainability through its #ProjectZero initiative, dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint. The company aims to facilitate novel applications and create partnerships along the value chain to drive innovation in the industry.

Specialty chemicals group ALTANA is expanding its Cubic Ink 3D printing material portfolio for various applications in the automotive, aerospace, and medical sectors. These materials will be showcased at Formnext 2023, and ALTANA’s focus is on providing high-performance materials and inkjet inks for open systems.

The event also features new software developments. SCANLAB is presenting its contributions to metal 3D printing systems, including high-quality laser scan systems and control solutions. The new SCANmotionControl software enhances precision in industrial machines, optimizing trajectory calculations and energy input for high-quality printing results.

Interspectral is introducing a deep integration with EOSCONNECT Core in AM Explorer, offering comprehensive process monitoring data for EOS customers. This integration benefits industries such as aerospace, space, defense, and automotive by streamlining quality control and reducing costs.

Danish software firm Create it Real has partnered with AIM3D to integrate the Voxelfill process as a plug-in into the ExAM 255 and ExAM 510 system technology. Voxelfill technology addresses inhomogeneous strength properties common in 3D printing, and this integration allows users to achieve defined selective densities in 3D components made from various materials.

Formnext 2023 is a platform for the additive manufacturing industry to showcase innovations, materials, and software solutions that drive the sector forward. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from the event.

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