Category Archives: 3D Printing

Massivit 10000 Composites Tooling System Announced

LOD, Israel, Oct 21, 2021 – Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd. has announced the introduction of its Massivit 10000 composites tooling system to the composite materials arena at CAMX 2021 in Dallas, TX that will take place October 19-21. Visitors will be able to discover this new thermoset additive manufacturing system and its range of molding applications.

The Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing system was conceived to overcome the recognized bottleneck associated with composites tooling by automating the process. It leverages thermoset polymer casting materials that provide a high HDT (heat deflection temperature) and low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion).

Based on the company’s newly developed Cast-In-Motion (CIM) technology, it combines ultra-fast additive manufacturing with direct casting of proprietary, industrial-grade, dual-component, Epoxy-based material.

The new technology eradicates the need to produce an initial master (or plug). This consolidates existing nineteen-step molding workflows into just four steps. In addition, the Cast-In-Motion technology also offers exceptional geometry freedom for complex designs.

Massivit 3D has already penetrated the global additive manufacturing arena with a portfolio of large-scale 3D printing systems installed by its customers across 40 countries. The company plans to expand into multiple FRP arenas with its new, disruptive technology – including the marine, automotive, railway, consumer goods, sporting goods, aerospace, and other industries. With a build volume of up to 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.65 meters (3.9 x 4.9 x 5.4 feet), the Massivit 10000 is suitable for a wide range of applications for those industries that are looking to dramatically shorten lead times compared to traditional production.

The new Massivit 10000, soon to be launched, will be available at the show for pre-order via a rapidly growing waiting list.

“We are thrilled to unveil our advanced Cast-In-Motion technology to the composites manufacturing arena at CAMX 2021” said Erez Zimerman, CEO at Massivit 3D. “This market is hungry for innovation that will shift the paradigm for molding so that manufacturers can finally expedite their lead times from several weeks down to just a few days. By automating the mold production process, we’re able to offer manufacturers a way to dramatically cut their costs and reduce the associated material waste. The snowballing demand for this new digital molding solution is testament to the dire need for this technological milestone and we are excited to offer it to the CAMX community in the lead up to the Massivit 10000 launch.”

About Massivit 3D Printing Technologies

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd.  is the leading provider of large-scale 3D printing systems. The company was established with a vision to overcome existing limitations in production speed, size, and material versatility that impact a range of industries including Automotive, Marine, Rail, and Infrastructure. Massivit 3D develops and manufactures technology that leverages unique, patented interdisciplinary hardware, advanced, proprietary, thermoset polymer materials, and sophisticated software. Founded in 2013 by a team of industry experts, Massivit 3D is headquartered in Lod, Israel and successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in Q1, 2021. The company provides its customers across 40 countries with end-to-end services, supported via an extensive global dealer network.

For more information, visit www.massivit3D.com.

MakerBot Releases RapidRinse, ABS-R Materials

BROOKLYN, NY, Oct 20, 2021 – MakerBot, a Stratasys company, introduced a new game-changing solution that significantly simplifies 3D printing with ABS polymer material by effectively streamlining workflow steps and reducing the need for more equipment and additional costs. Developed for high performance on the MakerBot METHOD X and METHOD X Carbon Fiber 3D printers, the new MakerBot RapidRinse and ABS-R materials are suited to print a range of industrial applications to specification, from manufacturing tools to production parts.

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RapidRinse is a new and unique patent-pending, fast-dissolving support material designed to eliminate cumbersome and costly post-processing procedures. RapidRinse easily dissolves in warm tap water and does not require caustic chemicals, typical for some soluble support materials. RapidRinse can dissolve significantly quicker than other high-temperature soluble support materials under the same conditions.1 Without the need for solvents, engineers no longer need to purchase additional post-processing equipment. RapidRinse’s water soluble properties are intended to make it an easier and safer support material to work with, leaving behind minimal residue.

ABS is one of the most in-demand, yet difficult, materials to successfully print on a desktop 3D printer due to its propensity to shrink, warp, curl, or crack without the right conditions. ABS-R is a new ABS formulation that provides superior printing reliability and performance for consistent, repeatable ABS prototypes, tools, and parts. ABS-R is optimized to work with the new RapidRinse fast-dissolving support material to deliver the best print quality and user experience.

The METHOD X’s heated chamber, a patented VECT (Variable Environmental Controlled Temperature) 110 Technology, combined with proprietary RapidRinse soluble supports are designed to deliver incomparable ABS parts as easily as PLA but with superior material properties. Printing with RapidRinse on METHOD X can produce dimensionally accurate ABS parts of ±0.2mm (±0.007 inch)2, giving engineers more confidence in creating parts to spec.

“Our goal with METHOD has always been to make industrial 3D printing easy, reliable, and accurate on a desktop 3D printer. With RapidRinse and ABS-R, we are continuing to deliver on that promise,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “METHOD is the only desktop 3D printer in its price class with a heated chamber that can print a range of advanced polymers, composites, and metal—all on one machine. Further, RapidRinse is another step we are taking with Stratasys in our ongoing efforts to support sustainable manufacturing practices and industry safety standards.”

The addition of RapidRinse and ABS-R further strengthens METHOD X’s growing portfolio of advanced engineering-grade materials. MakerBot materials for METHOD are formulated to meet the highest standards. METHOD X can print the same polymers, composites, and metals found in familiar manufacturing processes—from injection molding to machining—due to its unique environmental control features. Its 6-in-1 modular extruder platform also allows for a quick change between material groups, preventing cross-contamination and faster extruder degradation.

Engineered and tested for over half a decade to print non-stop with over 15 patented technologies from Stratasys, METHOD 3D printers are built to reliably deliver prototypes, parts, complex assemblies, and manufacturing aids with greater strength and dimensional accuracy.

RapidRinse and ABS-R are expected to begin shipping in December 2021. For more information, visit http://www.makerbot.com/methodx.

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. The company helps create the innovators of today and the businesses and learning institutions of the future. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for 3D printing for reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world.

1) Based on internal testing that shows RapidRinse filament dissolves significantly faster than competing soluble support materials.
2) 0.2 mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel (whichever is greater). Based on preliminary internal testing of selected geometries.

3D Systems Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 9, 8:30AM ET

ROCK HILL, SC, Oct 19, 2021 – 3D Systems announced it will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2021 and file its Form 10-Q after the US stock markets close on Monday, November 8, 2021. The company will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss these financial results on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 8:30AM Eastern Time.

Third Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time: 8:30AM Eastern Time

Listen via webcast: www.3dsystems.com/investor

Participate via telephone: 201-689-8345

The webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the end of the conference call at www.3dsystems.com/investor.

About 3D Systems

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, they bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering their customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to their unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.