What happened in the additive manufacturing market this week? Our 3DExpress format allows our readers to discover and understand the latest announcements, be it deals, product launches or partnerships, through five news snippets that made an impact. In this week’s news, we took a closer look at the new K1C 3D printer announced by Chinese company Creality, the completion of Nexa3D’s acquisition of Essentium, and a brand new 3D printed bathroom sink that is finally available on the market. Happy reading and have a nice weekend!
Creality is showing the new 3D printer K1C at CES 2024
Creality drew attention at the beginning of the year with a new logo. According to the brand, the rebranding initiative is a response to the dynamics of the 3D printing market. “Imagine it, make it” is the resolution for this year and the goal is to stand out through innovation. In keeping with this, Creality presented its product range at CES, which took place in Las Vegas from January 9th to 12th. The company took the opportunity to introduce its new FDM printer K1C. It features a 220 x 220 x 250 mm build plate and is compatible with many more materials than its siblings in the K1 range. The C in the name stands for carbon fiber, as it is suitable for printing on filaments such as PLA-CF or PETG-CF. In addition, the extrusion system has been improved and the K1C has a metal extruder. In addition to these features, the printer also has innovative features such as an air filter and an AI camera for error warning during the printing process. The printer can already be pre-ordered on the Creality website.
Nexa3D completes Essentium acquisition
Following last November’s announcement, US 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D has confirmed the completion of its Essentium acquisition and the expansion of its offering. In fact, Nexa3D has completed a more than successful 2023 following the acquisition of Addifab and the SLS business of XYZprinting. Now the company is expanding its additive manufacturing portfolio to include high-speed extrusion with Essentium, known for its wide range of materials and high-speed extrusion 3D printers with IDEX system. “We are excited to partner with Nexa3D,” said Blake Teipel, co-founder and CEO of Essentium. “Essentium and Nexa3D share a vision of empowering manufacturers to achieve what was once considered impossible. By joining forces, we will be able to offer groundbreaking 3D printing solutions for our defense, healthcare and industrial customers.”
Sidus Space creates a Multi-Material 3D Printing Department
Additive manufacturing continues Take the space sector by storm. In recent news, Sidus Space, a NASDAQ-listed space and data-as-a-service company based in Cape Canaveral, has opened its first multi-material 3D printing division. The DDecision Comes afterwards previous Success of Sidus Space in use Marrow-forged X7 printer And OnxyFR-A material too Create structural support components for it LizzieSa™ Satellite, expected launch in March 2024. The new multi-material 3D printing department will specialize in composite materials such as Nylon Onyx, carbon fiber and fiberglassS and Kevlar and will cAddition The digital warehouse of Sidus Space wHere stored 3D constructions of the parts are retained allow Customers can either print themselves or have them delivered to you from the companyThe. The move highlights the industry’s increasing shift from traditional manufacturing methods to additive manufacturing as a way to create strong but lightweight materialsrts.
Kohler’s 3D printed sink hits the market
Another innovation discovered at CES 2024 is a new product from Kohler, a leading provider of kitchen and bathroom solutions. The company turned to additive manufacturing to create one of its latest creations, a high-quality bathroom sink. It’s called Rista and was designed in collaboration with designer Daniel Arsham. Technically, Rista was made using a 3D extrusion printing process using a vitrified porcelain material. With this new concept, Kohler combines traditional craftsmanship with digital technology to offer its customers comfort, self-care and renewal. Since its presentation at CES, this sink has been made available to a wider audience.
AddUp announces new CEO
AddUp is a leading manufacturer of industrial metal 3D printers designed to increase the productivity of manufacturers in industries such as aerospace and automotive. The company has just announced a change in its chief executive, with Julien Marcilly taking the helm. He has more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions within Fives Group and joined AddUp in 2019 as Deputy Managing Director. He says: “AddUp is a true additive manufacturing OEM, building on the pedigree of our parent companies, industry pioneers Michelin and Fives,” says Marcilly. “We understand the world of manufacturing because we were born into it. We understand industrial challenges because we have lived them. That’s why we’re industrializing additive manufacturing. We know how to use it, qualify it, and scale it to make it a reliable and repeatable solution for our customers.
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