All the key 3D Printing news from Formnext 2017

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Should you have been unable to attend Europe’s largest 3D Printing event last week, don’t panic, we’ve picked among the mass of news and launches from the event to bring you the most important snippets from Formnext.

The show was a hotbed of new technology launches, first looks at research works and a great meeting place for the European industry, as well as thousands travelling in from further afield.

Below are our top 13 stories from the show floor, with many of them promising to make a difference to the way we design, prototype and manufacture in the very near future.

The XJet Carmel system is ready to be put to work

– XJet’s Carmel 3D printer is ready for industry, multi-material metals and ceramic parts not far away


– MSC software to provide simulation tools for both Stratasys’ FDM and Materialise’s metals 3D Printing

Stratasys’ voxel level design tools in GrabCAD allow for incredible printed effects, such as this table leg

– Stratasys gets down to the voxel level with new GrabCAD software for 3D printing on the J750

– New EOS P500 targets industrial scale printing of polymers

– GE Additive launches first ATLAS concept 3D printer, a big sign of things to come

– DMG Mori flexes new metals muscle with post acquisition Realizer SLM machines

3D printing silicone at speed and with detail, Carbon’s new SIL30 material opens up new fields

– New biocompatible silicone 3D printing material from Carbon

– A return to desktop sees 3D Systems try to take back small format printing

– Renishaw partners with Identify3D to add security and traceability to additive manufacturing

– SLM Solutions continues to boom after turning down GE’s advances

– New materials partnerships are rife at Formnext as vendors tie-up suppliers

The HP MultiJet Fusion family is set to grow in the next year, but its current machines still have some interesting capabilities

– HP opens up on future plans, including a new sub $100k 3D printer

– 3D Systems incorporates automation to its ‘future factory’ with Figure 4 and new metals printer

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