Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology

While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial…

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

DTU and TU Delft: Stress Adapted Orthotropic Infill for 3D Printing

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) teamed up recently to improve functionality with infill in orthotropic materials as…

Researchers Investigate Tensile Properties of 3D Printed PLA Specimens: Is 80% Infill Best?

Plastic is still one of the most popular, least expensive 3D printing materials, and polylactic acid, better known as PLA, is at the top of the bunch, due to its…

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses….

BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That’s Five Times Bigger

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put…

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to…

MakerBot Introduces MinFill: A Fast, Thrifty New 3D Printing Infill Setting

Infill is a pain, there’s no way around it. It’s a necessary evil; if you want an object to print successfully, you’re going to want at least a little bit…

Researchers Optimize Robust, Lightweight, Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill

There’s so much more that goes into a 3D print than many people realize. To those unfamiliar with how the process works, it looks like simple magic – but there…

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