Glass Filled Materials

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Full-color 3D printing from Rize. (Source: Rize)

Two manufactures are now offering glass additive for 3D printing materials. DSM Additive Manufacturing a Dutch company and Rize an American 3D printer company are among the first to offer this new form of Glass Fiber material.  While glass fiber has been offered by other companies for some time now, this material is considered to be much more durable, lighter, heat resistant and stronger.

Industry

These two companies both intend their materials to be used in large context 3D printing in the auto industry.   Rize even carries the UL GreenGuard Certification for not releasing emissions during extrusion. Rize is perfect for indoor 3D modeling operations.

Why Do You Care?

So, why is this of interest?  These materials may be well outside the average user price range now.  But this continued innovation in the high-end 3D printing industry will always seep into our hobby in unpredictable ways.