3D printing parameters

PolarOnyx Researchers Use Mixed Powders and Laser 3D Printing to Make Radial Collimators

A collimator is a device that narrows a beam of particles or waves, and radial collimators can oscillate several degrees at a sample position. That’s why neutron collimators are used…

Investigators Explore Impact of FFF Process Parameters on 3D-Printed Parts

Scientists from Turkey continue in the ongoing study of materials science, releasing the findings of their recent research in ‘Investigation on the manufacturing variants influential on the strength of 3D…

FDM 3D Printing: Effects of Typical Parameters on Functional Parts

Ahmed Elkaseer, Stella Schneider, and Steffen G. Scholz delve further into the effects of parameters and settings on the quality of parts, releasing the details from their recent study in…

Material Extrusion 3D Printing: The Effects of Slicing & Porosity

Prashanth Ravi brings additional data to light in a recently published study, ‘Understanding the relationship between slicing and measured fill density in material extrusion 3D printing towards precision porosity constructs…

G-ID: Identifying 3D Printed Parts Through Slicing Parameters

There are multiple ways to identify specific 3D prints, such as QR codes and bar codes, RFID tags and watermarks, and serial numbers. But a group of researchers from MIT…

Spain: Influences of Parameters & Post-Processing on Conductive 3D Printed Parts

Researchers in Spain explore complexities of parameters in digital fabrication, and properties in materials and parts, releasing their findings in ‘Influence of Manufacturing Parameters and Post Processing on the Electrical…

Analyzing Parameters of Pure and Reinforced 3D Printed PLA and ABS Samples

If you want high-quality 3D printed parts, then you need to choose the right print parameters. Research on this topic is ongoing, and the latest comes from the University of…

Inconel 718 Structures in EBM 3D Printing: Effects of Process Parameters on Contour Properties

Karthik Vaidyalingam Arumugam recently presented a thesis, ‘Effect of Process Parameters on Contour Properties in Inconel 718 Structures Fabricated by Electron Beam Melting’ to Linköping University, expanding further on additive…

Optimization of Parameters & Properties with FDM 3D Printed 17-4PH Stainless Steel

International researchers have teamed up to improve the results of fused filament fabrication (FFF), releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Optimization of the 3D Printing Parameters for Tensile Properties…

Teton Simulation’s Software Automatically Finds and Tests Optimal 3D Printing Parameters

In order to achieve successful 3D prints, you need optimal print parameters. Enter slicing software, right? But, most slicers do not have a capability that would make things even easier…

Rochester Institute of Technology: Effects of Annealing & Isostatic Pressure on 3D Printed Nylon Parts

In submitting ‘Annealing of Fused Filament Fabricated Nylon 6 with Elevated Isostatic Pressure’ as a thesis for a Master of Science degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, Anthony G. Tantillo…

How does PLA Color Influence Mechanical Properties in FDM 3D Printing?

All kinds of research has been conducted regarding the mechanical properties of 3D printing materials, such as how they are effected by things like infill density, build orientation, temperature, and…

Critical Parameters for Inconel: Studying the Effects on Inconel 719 During Laser Powder Bed Fusion

In the recently published ‘Effect of the Most Important Parameters on Properties of Inconel 719 Manufactured by Laser Powder Bed Fusion,’ Finnish researcher and thesis student Kalle Kohtanen attempts to…

3D Printing in Dental Prosthetics: The Effects of Parameters on Fit & Gap

In the recently published ‘Effects of Printing Parameters on the Fit of Implant-Supported 3D Printing Resin Prosthetics,” authors Gang-Seok Park, Seong-Kyun Kim, Seong-Joo Heo, Jai-Young Koak, and Deog-Gyu Seo delve…

Improving the Strength & Accuracy of 3D Printed Gears

In the recently published ‘Strength and geometry parameters accuracy improvement of 3D printed polymer gears,’ the authors focus on refining strength and precision in FDM 3D printing. Here, rotary motion…

University of Cordoba: Predicting Surface Roughness in FDM 3D Printing

Spanish researchers Juan Barrios and Pablo Romero experiment with different techniques in FDM 3D printing in the recently published ‘Decision Tree Methods for Predicting Surface Roughness in Fused Deposition Modeling…

Russian Lab Optimizes FDM 3D Printing Processes Leading to Increased Part Strength of 108%

In this study, Russian researchers sought to optimize FFF 3D printing parameters further, improving on strength and optimization processes. Their findings were released in the recently published ‘Desktop Fabrication of…

Shandong University Researchers Working on Optimal Parameters for 3D Printing PEEK

In their recently published paper, ’Experimental study on parameters of 3D printing process for PEEK materials,’ researchers from Shandong University of Technology conduct experiments regarding the use of PEEK 3D…

Researchers Strive to Improve 3D Printing Parameters for Foodies

The potential for 3D printed food and associated hardware, software, and materials is vast—causing researchers from China and Australia to look further into the merits of the technology and more…

India: Improving FDM 3D Printing Through Process Parameter Optimization

In ‘Process Parameter Optimization for FDM 3D Printer,’ researchers from India discuss varying ways to improve popular fabrication processes, exploring basic parameter settings like density, layer height, and shell thickness—and…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs in 2019! We took a brief hiatus at the beginning of the new year, and now we’re back, bringing you…

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…

Researchers Study Effects of Layer Thickness on 3D Printed PLA Samples

A group of researchers from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia worked on the mechanical characterization (flexural properties) of biodegradable PLA materials produced by extrusion-based 3D printing…

Investigating Effects of Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of 3D Printed Down-Facing Surfaces

From titanium bone regeneration scaffolds and hydraulic components to nuclear components and flow reactors, selective laser melting (SLM), which is also known as DMLS and Powder Bed Fusion, is an especially…