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Latest developments in 3D printing of Silicone elastomer

Wacker’s ACEO technology utilizes Drop-On-Demand approach which delivers precise drops of silicone material which flow into each other, building a continuous layer, layer is then cured with a UV light. 

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Additive manufacturing may disrupt these industries 

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing continues to evolve rapidly. From its humble beginnings as a solution for rapid prototyping now the industry is on the verge of challenging a wide variety of industries.

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Top 4 trends in the Medical Device Industry

If the dynamic nature of the medical device industry drew you to it, you’re going to enjoy 2017. While many of 2016’s challenges – cybersecurity risk and merger mania – will continue this year, transformations are on the horizon.

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2017 Medical Device Manufacturing Outlook

In 2017 the medical device market must adapt to constant changes in the medical landscape to continue its consistent growth. The demand for more advanced, more personalized treatment; increased availability of healthcare; and an aging population are pushing the market and expanding technologies. These advancements require accelerated design and production to get products to market quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

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Composite Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM)

Impossible Objects LLC, a Chicago-based company, has developed a new manufacturing technology for composites, called Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM). This technology can produce Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) or Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) parts.

High degree of build flexibility is one of the primary advantage the CBAM technology offers. The process can be used with carbon fiber, fiberglass and Kevlar composite sheet material and a number of high performance thermoplastic matrix materials including HDPE, nylon 6, nylon 12 and PEEK materials.