Fraunhofer maximizes form and function with LightFlex 3D printed FRPs

Fraunhofer maximizes form and function with LightFlex 3D printed FRPs

In circulation since 1907 (with the development of Bakelite) fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs) are hard wearing and strong, yet light. These traits mean FRP are widely used in aerospace, automotive, marine and other high performance industries. They can be found in everything from airplane propellers to baseball bats, and are typically made using injection molding – […]

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Japanese startup iSpace raises $90M to put billboards on moon

Japanese startup iSpace raises $90M to put billboards on moon

Japanese space startup iSpace Technologies Inc . has successfully raised $90 million in investments through a Series A financing round. The company says the funding will enable it to launch a spacecraft into lunar orbit by 2019, and eventually to offer a “projection mapping service” to advertise on the moon’s surface. iSpace, founded in 2013 […]

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colorFabb and LEHVOSS release new Low Warp 3D printing filament

colorFabb and LEHVOSS release new Low Warp 3D printing filament

colorFabb , the Netherlands-based 3D printing materials company, is releasing a new carbon fibre-infused polyamide 3D printing filament with “high-strength” and “low-warp” qualities, developed together with German materials R&D company LEHVOSS Group . The new product, “ PA-CF Low Warp ,” has the mechanical properties of PA6, but also boasts enhanced printability and moisture control. […]

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