3D Printed Prosthetics with Little Assembly Show Promise for Greater Use in Developing Countries

Statistics regarding amputees, discussed in the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis’ are disturbing, as nearly 40 million people are in need of prosthetics today and…

Delft University of Technology & Maaike Roozenburg 3D Print Chinese Porcelain

China is famous for its blue and white porcelain, delicately and artfully produced and painted. Crafted mainly in the southern Chinese city of Jingdezhen and purchased by travelers visiting the…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

Delft Researchers 3D Printing with Electron Beam Induced Deposition for Antibacterial Surfaces

In ‘Nature Helps: Toward Bioinspired Bactericidal Nanopatterns,’ Delft University of Technology researchers begin exploring the potential of synthetic bactericidal surfaces to help eliminate infection after surgical insertion of implants, many…

DTU and TU Delft: Stress Adapted Orthotropic Infill for 3D Printing

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) teamed up recently to improve functionality with infill in orthotropic materials as…

TU Delft Researcher Worked with Ultimaker to Investigate Intent-Based 3D Printing

Joost Kuitert is a master’s student of Integrated Product Design at TU Delft in the Netherlands. According to Kuitert, 3D printer users have many action possibilities to choose from when…

Researchers Decrease Support Structures for Models Through Multidirectional 3D Printing

In most planar-layer based 3D printing systems, material collapse is prevented on large overhangs by adding support structures to the bottom. But support structures in single-material 3D printing methods have some…

Technical Possibilities for Making 3D Printed Engineering Components Based on Reused Polypropylene

From bacteria and metamaterials to shape-shifting and support-free, the innovative researchers at TU Delft have worked with a wide variety of 3D printing materials over the years. Now, their focus…

TU Delft Researchers Develop Heat Accumulation Detection Procedure for SLM 3D Printing

Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based 3D printing technique also known as Laser Beam Melting or Laser Powder Bed Fusion, has been used to process metal in a variety of sectors,…

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