3D Printing: Anisotropic Polymer Nanocomposites with Aligned BaTiO3 Nanowires

Chinese and UK researchers delve into the area of composites for use in the field of energy, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘3D printing of anisotropic polymer nanocomposites…

Fortify Expands Composites 3D Printing with Continuous Kinetic Mixing System

Fortify is one of a number of startups that are developing unique technologies for 3D printing composites. While we await the commercial release of the company’s digital light processing (DLP)…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Three

So far, we’ve covered some of the key aspects of carbon fiber manufacturing and how continuous carbon fiber compares to chopped in early modes of carbon fiber 3D printing. However,…

Recycling in Additive Manufacturing: Coming Full Circle with End-of-Life Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites

In the recently published ‘Remanufacturing of end-of-life glass-fiber reinforced composites via UV-assisted 3D printing,’ authors Andrea Mantelli, Marinella Levi, Stefano Turri, and Raffaella Suriano, from Politecnico di Milano, opened a…

3D Printing with Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites for Smart Textiles

In the recently published ‘FDM 3D printing of conductive polymer nanocomposites: A novel process for functional and smart textiles,’ dissertation student Razieh Hashemi Sanatgar explores digital fabrication with composites for…

Investigating FDM 3D Printed Thermoplastic-Bonded Magnetic Composite Materials

While magnetic materials are pretty important when it comes to creating and implementing novel technologies, like 3D printing, it’s not easy to integrate or tune them in complicated designs, because…

Recycled HDPE Sandwich Composite Materials for Casting Using FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Recycled HDPE reinforced Al2O3 and SiC three dimensional printed patterns for sandwich composite material,’ authors Narinder Singh, Rupinder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar, and IPS Ahuja explore new ways to create…

Portugal: Cork 3D Printing Composite Shows Promise for Enhancing Polyurethane Foams

In the paper “3D printed cork / polyurethane composite foams,” authors N. Gama, A. Ferreira, and A. Barros-Timmons delve further into the world of enhanced materials for better performance in…

3D Printed Flax Fiber Biocomposites Show Potential in Structural Applications

In ‘3D printing of continuous flax fiber reinforced biocomposites for structural applications,’ authors A Le Duigou, A. Barbé, E. Guillou, and M. Castro examine recent, increased interest in using natural…

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