3d printing research

Researchers 3D Print Tunable Ferroelectric Metamaterials

Researchers from the University of Buffalo (UB) have developed a unique method for 3D printing ferroelectric materials, that is materials that can have their polarization switched through the use of…

ASTM Drives 3D Printing Standards via Investment into Eight Crucial Projects

Nonprofit organization ASTM International announced its third round of funding to support research that will help expedite standards in additive manufacturing (AM). The group creates and publishes technical standards for…

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority Deploys Markforged Metal X 3D Printer

Thanks in large part to its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy, the city-state of Dubai, which is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has used the technology…

3D Printing in India: Slow Adoption & What the Future Holds

Researchers from India are exploring the economic potential of 3D printing technology globally, and in relation to their own country, releasing the findings of their study in ‘A Study on…

In Vivo Bioprinting Made Possible with Digital Near-infrared Photopolymerization

Researchers from Belgium, China, and the US have come together to study 3D bioprinting, working to expand noninvasive, in vivo applications further. Releasing the findings of their study in the…

French Researchers Examine Heat Transfer & Adhesion in FFF 3D Printing

Researchers from Laboratoire de thermique et énergie de Nantes uncover some of the challenges in 3D printing versus thermoplastic injection, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘Heat Transfer…

Improved 3D Printing: Near-Convex Decomposition & Layering

Researchers İlke Demir, Daniel G. Aliaga, and Bedrich Benes tackle one of the most popular topics in 3D printing today: optimization. While the many benefits of digital fabrication are oft…

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…

Finland: Studying the Impact of Medical Imaging Inaccuracies on End-Use Implants

Finnish researchers report on inaccuracies in the AM process chain, releasing their findings in ‘Cumulative Inaccuracies in Implementation of Additive Manufacturing Through Medical Imaging, 3D Thresholding, and 3D Modeling: A…

Arcada: Analyzing Properties of Recycled PLA for 3D Printing

Resham Tamang recently presented a thesis, ‘Materials Analysis of Recycled PLA from 3D Printing,’ to Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. Continuing in the study of materials science…

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…

Texas A&M Researchers: Eliminating the Weak Spots in 3D Printing

Researchers at Texas A&M, working with scientists from Essentium, Inc., continue to refine 3D printing processes. Pinpointing one of the most vulnerable areas, the individual printed layers, the researchers and…

Poland: Evaluating Polymer Composites in Rapid Prototyping Technology

Researchers from Poland are examining better ways to use materials in 3D printing, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Polymer Composites Used in Rapid Prototyping Technology.’ As accessibility and…

KAMPERS: Bioproduction of Organic, Conductive and Biodegradable 3D Print Materials

“Explore to what extent new materials synthesized through synthetic biology can yield superior structural polymers or resins with programmable lifetimes.” Bailey Hume, Jesse Rozsa, Hyun Jin Jung, and Mark P….

Eindhoven University of Technology: Thesis Student Studies Layer Deposition Issues in 3D Printing

Niek Groot takes on the topic of layer deposition in printing with resin, detailing his findings in ‘The influence of coater velocity on layer deposition in the 3D-printing process,’ a…

Embedded Sensors for Monitoring Temperature & Strain of 3D Printed Polymeric Parts  

Researchers from Portugal are examining three issues concerning material extrusion (MEX) additive manufacturing (AM) of thermoplastic composites. Their findings are released in the recently published ‘Embedded Fiber Sensors to Monitor…

Recycling PLA for FDM 3D Printing

Syed Muhammad Raza and Dilawar Singh explore the ongoing potential for recycling 3D printing materials, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Experimental Investigation on Filament Extrusion using recycled materials.’…

Swiss Researchers Inspired by Butterfly Wing Structure in 3D Printing Ultra-Lightweight Structures

Swiss researchers Marco Pelanconi and Alberto Ortona (both from Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology Institute (MEMTI), University of Applied Sciences (SUPSI)) are testing 3D lightweight structures inspired by butterflies. With…

Barcelona: Electrostatic Jet Deflection for Ultrafast 3D Printing

Barcelona researchers Ievgenii Liashenko, Joan Rosell-Llompart, and Andreu Cabot have come together to author the recently published, ‘Ultrafast 3D printing with submicrometer features using electrostatic jet deflection.’ Following the continued…

Researchers 3D Printing for Contaminant Removal with 3D Printed Zeolite Monoliths

International researchers explore methods for removing contaminants in their recently published ‘Nuclear wastewater decontamination by 3D-Printed hierarchical zeolite monoliths.’ Focusing on the radioactive cationic species, 137Cs+ and 90Sr2+, this study brings greater…

Zeolite CNT 3D Printing Materials Used in Load Bearing Structures

Researchers are studying the use of new materials for greater strength in 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Zeolite-templated 3D printed carbon nanotube networks with enhanced mechanical…

Optimizing FDM Bronze PLA Composites Prints

Researchers from Iran and the UK are taking on central topics in digital fabrication, delving deeper into parameters, properties, and composites, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘The…

3D Printing & Laser Cutting: New Approaches for Fabrication of Shape-Changing Displays

Aluna Everitt recently submitted her thesis, ‘Digital Fabrication Approaches for the Design and Development of Shape-Changing Displays,’ to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University. To achieve better…

Improving 3D Printing & AM Processes with Topology Optimization for FDM

Researchers from Canada and China have created a new technique for improving 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Topology Optimization for Multipatch Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing.’ The authors…