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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…

Improving Medication Delivery Boluses with an iPhone & Desktop 3D Printer

Chinese researchers Dehua Kang, Bin Wang, Yinglin Peng, Xiaowei Liu, and Xiaowu Deng examine methods for improving the bolus, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Low-Cost iPhone-Assisted Processing…

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…

3D Printing in Ophthalmology: Smartphone Slit-Lamp Adapter for Diagnostics

A trio of researchers from hospitals in Egypt and India recently published a paper, titled “Custom-made three-dimensional-printed adapter for smartphone slit-lamp photography,” about their work designing a custom 3D printed…

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…

Researchers Create Low-Cost 3D Printed Polarimeter for Use in Chemistry Classrooms

The adoption of 3D printing in the classroom has opened up new horizons for creating teaching tools. Science teachers, in particular, can make personalized models of nanostructures, and educational tools…

Safety Suggestions for 3D Printing Medical Parts at Home: FDM Polymers

This does not constitute medical advice or indeed is meant to convey any particular indication that it would be safe to print medical parts at home. In a moment bereft…

3D Printing for COVID-19: ID Badge/Door Opener from 3D LifePrints UK

A number of small companies are attempting to support the supply shortages being faced by hospitals in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak and provide new devices that can reduce…

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Biomimetic 4D printed Autonomous Scale & Flap Structures: Pine Cones as Inspiration  

Researchers from Canada and Germany walk that fine line from the 3D into the 4D, sharing their findings in ‘4D pine scale: biomimetic 4D printed autonomous scale and flap structures…

Evolve Additive’s Steve Chillscyzn “We Want to Compete With Injection Molding”

Steve Chillscyzn started out as a mechanic on the venerable A-10 Warthog before moving into the mechanical engineering of printers. After 11 years leading design and engineering teams at Dell,…

New ABS/HDPE FFF Blend Gets Stronger with Time

Plastic pellets for injection molding exist in a much wider variety than 3D printing filaments, thus offering the potential for a much greater range of applications.  At the same time…

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Advancements in Water-Soluble Materials for 3D Printing Support Filament

A new material has been developed that is ideal for use as a general-purpose water-soluble support for additive manufacturing (3D printing). Its thermal stability and robust adhesion characteristics make it…

Reinforcing Concrete Fabric Formwork with 3D Printed Plastics

In the recently published ‘Tailored flexibility: reinforcing concrete fabric formwork with 3D printed plastics,’ authors Jon Engholt and Dave Pigram create a construction system integrating robotics and new techniques. The…

Basalt Fiber-Reinforced ABS: Researchers Develop Thermoplastic Composite for Use in Space

In the recently published ‘Development and Mechanical Properties of Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene for In-Space Manufacturing Applications,’ we learn more about materials necessary for building in space; for example, a…

Researchers Study Behavior of 3D Printed Geneva Mechanisms

A Geneva drive is a gear that will turn a continuous rotation mechanism into an intermittent rotary motion mechanism by adding a driven wheel to the gear with multiple slots….

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Makerbot Launches Method X, Brings Real ABS 3D Printing to Manufacturing

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, announces the launch of METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber,…

Improving Adhesion Issues with ABS/TPU Blends in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Materials with enhanced adhesive properties based onacrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends for fused filament fabrication (FFF),’ authors A.S. de Leon, A. Dominguez-Calvo, and I. Molina outline…

Nefilatek Wants to Turn Montreal’s Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Nefilatek wants to take waste materials and make 3D printing filament out of them. There are other laudable 3D printing initiatives out there already, including turning weed containers into limbs,…

Kodak Launched New Design to Print Service, Showcased 3D Printing Ecosystem

Just a couple of short years ago, Kodak entered the AM market with its 3D Printing Ecosystem, which includes specialized software, the dual extruder, professional Portrait 3D printer, and a line…

Thesis Student Creates Business Case for Desktop 3D Printing E-Cigarette Cases

Thesis student Calvin Smith, at Minnesota State University, brings up a topic most 3D printing enthusiasts and users should be interested in as he explores the limits—and endless possibilities— of…

Istanbul: Thesis Student Explores Continuous Fiber Composites in FDM 3D Printing

Although polymers are still the most popular materials used in 3D printing today, many users find themselves limited due to issues with inferior strength and rigidity. Creating composites is a…

The Effects of Nozzle Bed Distance on 3D Prints

Chinese researchers are exploring quality issues in 3D printing further, sharing their results in ‘Effects of nozzle-bed distance on the surface quality and mechanical properties of fused filament fabrication parts.’…

International Researchers Review Methods for 3D Printing Biomedical Sensors

Researchers from both China and India have come together to review the current 3D printed sensor scene, regarding the technology being used and applications and industries being impacted. Authors Tao…

University of Louisville: Ultrasonic Vibration Improves Layer Adhesion in FDM 3D Printing with ABS

In ‘Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Interlayer Adhesion in Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printed ABS,’  by Alireza Tofangchi, Pu Han, Julio Izquierdo, Adithya Iyengar and Keng Hsu, the authors examine…