Thanks for the excellent discussion on the next generation of 3D printing materials. I am very interested in watching the development of adding fiber-reinforcement to these 3D polymers since this will significantly increase material strength and performance. As the article stated, creating new ultra-strong, next generation polymers will address a large pent-up demand in certain market segments.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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