3D printing mechanical properties

Testing the Strength of Hollow, 3D-Printed PLA Spheres

Researchers from Romania have studied the mechanical properties of parts fabricated from polylactic acid, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Mechanical Behavior of 3D Printed PLA Hollow Spherical…

University of Pennsylvania: Controlling Defect Distribution for Programmed Failure

Chengyang Mo and Jordan R. Raney, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, explore the role of defects in mechanical properties in the recently published…

3D Printing Industrial Metal Parts & Numerical Prediction for Distortion

In the recent ‘Numerical prediction of distortion. Benchmarking of Additive Works Amphion against real AM component,’ authors Nils Keller and Michal Prugarewicz explore how far metal 3D printing has come….