3D printing composite materials

ESA Award: Dawn Aerospace to Develop Novel 3D Printed Combustion Chambers

Space launch provider Dawn Aerospace announced it had received €385,000 to develop an additively manufactured combustion chamber for high performance and high combustion pressure rocket engines. The company said the…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, September 6, 2020

The first virtual offering we’re telling you about is Anisoprint’s new Composites Talks, taking place on September 7th. On September 9th, DyeMansion will host a webinar about VaporFuse Surfacing for…

Forest Scientists 3D Print Lignin for Sustainable Light Construction

The term forest scientist may be a new one for much of the general public, but it applies to the study of new materials for 3D printing in a very…

How Does Thermal Aging Impact 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Parts?

Advances in developing composites for additive manufacturing have accelerated in the last few years, with increasing research and innovation in both, desktop and industrial AM using composites, using chopped or…

3D Printed Moondust Composite Deemed Suitable for Recycling & Re-Use

The topic of moondust—or regolith—is continually fascinating, especially as it offers the potential for constructing habitats in space. Numerous studies have been performed by researchers investigating whether regolith is indeed…

Arkema Strengthens Partnership with Continuous Composites to Advance Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

With a strong belief in the growing market opportunity for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing technology (CF3D), Arkema, a French specialty chemicals company, has invested to strengthen its partnership with US-based…

DLP 3D Printing: Mechanical & Strain-Sensing for Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Researchers from Spain continue the trend for the development of new combinations of materials, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Mechanical and Strain-Sensing Capabilities of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites…

3D Printing Isogrid Structures with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polyamide

Because they feature high-performance qualities like the ability to withstand high temperatures, composite materials are often used in the aerospace industry. Structures like propellant tanks could suffer premature failure because…

FDM 3D Printing with Composites: Preparing & Evaluating GPET/PC Blends

The role of composites continues to grow for 3D printing users engaged in a wide range of projects. In ‘Development of Thermal Resistant FDM Printed Blends. The Preparation of GPET/PC…

Exploring & Strengthening Wood Composites for Better Layer Adhesion & Versatility

In ‘Additive Manufacturing of Wood-based Materials for Composite Applications,’ authors Douglas J. Gardner and Lu Wang explore the use of wood composites, including additives such as sawdust, wood flour, lignin,…

BASF Commercializing Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF that’s focused entirely on 3D printing, has been working to build up its materials inventory over the past two years. In 2017,…

Combining Over-3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Stamp Forming Organo-sheet Substrates

Because continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite materials have such high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance, in addition to noise suppression and impact energy absorption qualities, a lot of people are…

Tunisia: Researchers 3D Print Optimized Car Leaf Spring out of Carbon PEEK

Authors Amir Kessentini, Gulam Mohammed Sayeed Ahmed, and Jamel Madiouli have performed research and analysis after 3D printing a car part, with their findings outlined and recently published in ‘Design…

University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and Xiaoling Liu explore a new level…

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…

AFRL and University Partners Used 3D Printed Composite Materials to Make Structural Parts

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, has long been interested in using 3D printing and composite materials for…

AFRL Researchers Successfully 3D Print High-Temperature, Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Parts

Together with researchers from the University of Louisville and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are looking into high-temperature polymer 3D…

Researchers Develop New Rotational 3D Printing Method

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has made a tremendous amount of progress in the field of materials science, and much of that work has…

Freshmade 3D Debuts Strong New 3D Printing Material, AMClad, With a 3D Printed Bowling Ball

I like bowling, even though I’m terrible at it – I think the highest I’ve ever scored in my life was 150. I just find the whole atmosphere of the…

Graphene 3D Lab Develops and Patents State-of-the-Art G6-ImpactTM Graphene Composite

One of the most important factors to expanding the capabilities of 3D printing technology is the advancement of materials, the development of more functional and higher-quality filaments. With intensive material research…

Markforged Introduces the Industrial Mark X 3D Printer, Boasting Superior Print Resolution, Large Volume and a Unique In-Process Inspection Feature

Any news from 3D printer and materials manufacturer Markforged tends to be big news. The company burst into the spotlight a couple of years ago when they released the world’s…

Philament Offers PLA Composite Filaments for Specialized Industrial 3D Printing Applications

PLA filament offers plenty of benefits – it’s biodegradable, it’s non-toxic and can be made to be food-safe, it’s easy to print, and it’s a favorite of many makers for its…

Thermosetting Composite Materials: Atropos Creates New Relationship Between 3D Printing & Robotics

Most of us are aware, if only vaguely, of the story of the Three Fates in Greek mythology. Also known as the moirai, the three goddesses (and sisters) played quite…