Linde partners with 3D Medlab to optimize 3D printed lattice structures for medical devices

Munich-based chemical company Linde Group has partnered with clinical printing specialist 3D Medlab, to research optimizing atmospheric conditions within the 3D printing process.  Gases often play a fundamental role in additive manufacturing, as any impurities that remain in the print chamber, even once purged, can have a detrimental effect on the part being produced. In

Shapeways launches new 3D printing service with BASF subsidiary Forward AM

3D printing marketplace Shapeways and global chemical producer BASF have announced a partnership that allows customers to access Forward AM’s materials via a new co-branded website.  Shapeways will use its proprietary technology to introduce clients to Forward AM’s materials, in addition to integrating BASF’s production partners and service bureaus into its order fulfilment process. The

Nexa3D and Henkel launch new medical-grade polymer 3D printing material

California-based SLA 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D and global chemical company Henkel have launched a new polymer for 3D printing called xMED412. The polypropylene (PP)-like material combines enhanced strength properties with the biocompatibility of medical-grade materials, potentially making it well-suited to producing medical devices. What’s more, the high-impact, durable plastic has also been tested and cleared

AMT granted UK patents for chemical vapor smoothing technology

Leading post-processing specialist AMT has announced that its chemical vapor smoothing technology is now patent-protected in the UK. The patents cover the portfolio of machines in the PostPro3D series, a group of systems designed to surface finish additively manufactured parts made from thermoplastics such as polyamide, polyurethane, polypropylene, and even certain glass-filled derivatives. The IP

BASF subsidiary Forward AM extends 3D printing partnership with Prismlab

Global chemical production company BASF’s 3D printing arm Forward AM, has reached an agreement to strengthen its partnership with 3D printing process and hardware provider Prismlab. The deal, signed at Prismlab’s Shanghai base, will see some of its 3D printing photopolymer products integrated into Forward AM’s Ultracur3D photopolymer portfolio. Closer cooperation with Prismlab not only

Physicists use oscillations of atoms to control a phase transition

The goal of “Femtochemistry” is to film and control chemical reactions with short flashes of light. Using consecutive laser pulses, atomic bonds can be excited precisely and broken as desired. So far, this has been demonstrated for selected molecules. Researchers at the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have now

Boron nitride destroys PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals PFOA, GenX

Rice University chemical engineers found an efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS “forever” chemicals where they least expected. “It was the control,” said Rice Professor Michael Wong, referring to the part of a scientific experiment where researchers don’t expect surprises. The control group is the yardstick of experimental science, the baseline by which variables are measured.

Measuring a tiny quasiparticle is a major step forward for semiconductor technology

A team of researchers led by Sufei Shi, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has uncovered new information about the mass of individual components that make up a promising quasiparticle, known as an exciton, that could play a critical role in future applications for quantum computing, improved memory storage,

Quantum diamond sensing

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a widely used tool for chemical analysis and molecular structure recognition. Because it typically relies on the weak magnetic fields produced by a small thermal nuclear spin polarization, NMR suffers from poor sensitivity compared to other analytical techniques. A conventional NMR apparatus typically uses large sample volumes of about

Researchers shed light on new enzymatic reaction

Researchers have identified key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion: repurposed enzymes, curiosity, and a little bit of light. A paper published in Nature describes a study led by Xiaoqiang Huang (pictured), a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and