3d printing research

Metal 3D Printing: Correlation Between Laser Power, Cooling Rates & Effects on Parts in LPBF Processes

US scientists are learning more about power, temperature, and the effects on metal 3D printing processes, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Subsurface Cooling Rates and Microstructural Response…

Seoul: Assessing Infill Densities for Better 3D Printing of Models in Radiation Therapy

In the recently published ‘Radiological Characteristics of Materials Used in 3-Dimensional Printing with Various Infill Densities,’ researchers from the Veterans Health Service Medical Center in Seoul, Korea are assessing new…

China: 3D Microstructure Copper Electroforming with 3D Printed Substrates

Chinese researchers are experimenting with new ways to 3D print using metal, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Experimental Study on Three-Dimensional Microstructure Copper Electroforming Based on 3D Printing…

Aalto University: Applying User Feedback to Refine FDM 3D Printing

Researcher Huiyang Yu explores improved FDM desktop 3D printing in a Master’s thesis for Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in ‘Improving desktop FDM 3D printer by user-centered…

Focus on Improving PLA Mechanical Properties with Addition of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)

In ‘Improving Mechanical Properties for Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing of Poly(Lactic Acid) by Annealing and blending with Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate),’ researchers from Ghent University in Belgium, and Sichuan University in China, explore new…

China: Enhancing Strength in 3D Prints via Bioinspired Tool Paths

In the recently published ‘Strength and toughness enhancement in 3D printing via bioinspired tool path,’ Chinese researchers delve further into challenges with mechanical properties, especially issues with strength, toughness, and…

Multi-Material 3D Printing: Testing Graded Bio Inspired Composites

In the recently published ‘Fracture Behavior of Bio-Inspired Functionally Graded Soft-Hard Composites Made by Multi-Material 3D Printing: The Case of Colinear Cracks,’ researchers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)…

Optimizing Multi-Head FDM 3D Printing

International researchers are delving further into FDM 3D printing, investigating details that have an impact on prints, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Optimizing Design Patterns for Multi-Head…

Overview: Powder Bed Fusion for 3D Printing Optimized Biomedical Implants

L.E.Murr, a researcher from the University of Texas at El Paso, presents an overview of medical devices for 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Metallurgy principles applied to powder…

New Method for Removing Self-Intersecting 3D Mesh Data

In the recently published ‘A Robust Algorithm to Remove the Self-intersection of 3D Mesh Data without Changing the Original Shape,’ authors Jiang Zhu, Yurio Hosaka, and Hayato Yoshioka tackle the…

Australian Defence Force Academy: Integrating FDM & SLA 3D Printing via Photopolymer Resin Extrusion

In ‘Photopolymer Resin Extrusion Hybrid 3D Printer,’ Joshua Matthes (of The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy) details new hardware meant to serve as an…

Focus on Customer Centricity: 3D Printing Promotes Greater Customization for Everyone

In the recently published ‘Enhancing customer centricity via 3D printing,’ authors Subin Im and Aric Rindfleisch explore the connection between business and 3D printing, along with the improvements such technology…

FFF 3D Printing: Degradable Polymer Nanocomposities for Medical Applications

In the recently published ‘Degradable Polymer Nanocomposites for Fused Filament Fabrication Applications,’ researchers from Ireland are exploring the massive use of plastics around the world, along with environmental concerns. In…

Interview with Riddhi Maharaj on 3D Printing Space Systems in Africa

Riddhi Maharaj is a Materials Engineer at NewSpace Systems. In this interview, we discuss 3D printing with respect to Space components design, product development and Lean engineering. Can you give…

India: Researchers Analyze the Effects of Vibration in Cantilever 3D Printers

In the recently published ‘Vibration Analysis of Cantilever Shaped 3D Printers,’ researchers A. Srivastava, C. Gautam, N. Bhan, and Ram Dayal discuss how to improve 3D printing hardware further, as…

Sweden: Improving Writing Resolution in Electro-hydrodynamic 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Increasing the Writing Resolution for Electro-hydrodynamic 3D-Printing: by Active Steering of e-jet,’ author Henrik Dan Bergman explores fabrication techniques in the microscopic realm for his thesis…

Analyzing & Solving 3D Printing Issues with Microfluidics

In the recently published ‘Microfluidics as a Platform for the Analysis of 3D Printing Problems,’ by Rui Mendes, Paola Fanzio, Laura Campo-Deaño, and Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales, the authors explore FFF…

Multimaterial 3D Printing Filaments for Optoelectronics

Authors Gabriel Loke, Rodger Yuan, Michael Rein, Tural Khudiyev, Yash Jain, John Joannopoulous, and Yoel Fink have all come together to explore new filament options, with their findings outlined in…

Germany: Two-Photon Polymerization 3D Printing with a Microchip Laser

Laser additive manufacturing technology is growing more prevalent around the world for industrial uses, leading researchers to investigate further in relation to polymerization, with findings outlined in the recently published…

3D Printing Polymer-Bonded Magnets Rival Conventional Counterparts

Authors Alan Shen, Xiaoguang Peng, Callum P. Bailey, Sameh Dardona, and W.K Anson explore new techniques in ‘3Dprinting of polymer-bonded magnets from highly concentrated, plate-like particle suspension.’ While magnets have…

South Africa: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this…

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…

3D Printing Antennas to Test Conductive Filament & 3D Printing Parameters

Researchers from Chile and Spain used a variety of samples to study settings for 3D printing samples in ‘Parametric Study of 3D Additive Printing Parameters Using Conductive Filaments on Microwave…