3D printing filaments: your material choices at a glance

  Posted on September 28, 2016

3D printing, where you turn a computer-based model into a physical object by ‘printing’ it layer by layer, is becoming increasingly popular, for product designers, design engineers, manufacturers, hobbyists and more.
 
3D printing enables us to create complex shapes and structures that traditional machines typically struggle with. It allows us to combine raw materials in new ways, and because there’s no need for large upfront tooling investment, it can make one-off and small-scale production runs commercially viable. Add to this its green credentials – there’s less waste than with traditional manufacturing – and it’s clear why there’s so much buzz around 3D printing.

One area where it’s attracting particular interest is with design engineers, for whom the possibility of cheap and rapid prototyping is now a reality. 3D-printed prototyping has the power to transform and accelerate their working processes, better understand their designs and produce superior end products. Previously, the investment needed to set up and tune manufacturing machinery would have made this type of frequent prototyping prohibitively expensive for many.


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Verbatim unveils new 3D printing materials at TCT Show offering improved print quality

  Posted on September 26, 2016

Verbatim, which is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, announces two new filament materials – PET and high performance PLA – for use with widely available fused fabrication filament (FFF) 3D printers and offering improved versatility, transparency and print quality. Manufactured in Japan, the highly advanced materials will expand the company’s range of 3D printing options available to product designers, design engineers, manufacturers, hobbyists and more.  

The new PET and high performance PLA filaments will be demonstrated in public for the first time on the Verbatim’s stand (Stand H12) at the TCT Show in Birmingham NEC, UK, held between 28-29 September. The new filaments complement the company’s existing portfolio of top grade ABS, PLA and ultra flexible PRIMALLOY™ (TPE) filaments. Also on display will be two other filaments that are soon to be launched: BVOH, a water-soluble support material; and PP (Polypropylene), a commonly used tough and flexible plastic.


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Verbatim deal to sell Samsonite bags

  Posted on September 5, 2016

Verbatim GmbH has been appointed by Samsonite to market and sell Samsonite and American Tourister branded luggage products through IT, consumer electronics and office supplies channels across Europe.  Verbatim already serves the needs of channel partners with its extensive range of high quality and stylish electronic devices, storage media and PC accessories.

Samsonite has millions of loyal customers for its high quality and durable baggage, and was recently named ‘Favourite Luggage Brand’ by TripAdvisor's worldwide community.  The range to be sold by Verbatim will initially focus on Rolling Tote Bags, Female Business Bags, Backpack Laptop Bags, Laptop Briefcases and Bailhandle Laptop Bags.


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