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3D Systems and Jabil Create ‘High Speed Fusion’ Filament 3D Printing Technology

Just as Stratasys began to enter onto 3D Systems’ home turf, now, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is pulling its own such move with the introduction of a fused filament 3D printer,…

Morphing 3D Printer Nozzle Developed for Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a shape-changing 3D printer nozzle meant to tackle a particular method for 3D printing fiber composites. The nozzle is able to…

Functional Texture Libraries Could Make All 3D Printed Parts Better

In the molded, mass-manufactured, and CNC’d world, everything was smooth. Meanwhile, our 3D printed world had a surface roughness problem that was proving difficult to solve. Finishing took longer than…

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Freeformer: Additive manufacturing using medically approved original materials

In addition to prototyping, ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) with the Freeformer is particularly suitable for the industrial additive manufacturing of functional components. This offers the advantage of supporting the processing…

Researchers Compare Microstructure of As-Cast, Hot-Extruded, and 3D Printed Magnesium Alloy Samples

Alloys of the shiny gray chemical element magnesium (Mg) feature a high strength-to-weight ratio and a low density of about 1700 kg/m3, making them good options for technical applications in…

3D Printed Meat: Great Potential for the Future, But Challenges Still Persist

In ‘Application of 3D Printing in Meat Production,’ researchers delve further into the possibilities of additive manufacturing with food. While there have been some forays into 3D fabrication with meat,…

Researchers Use CFD Simulation to Determine Ideal Rate of Extrusion and Toolpath in FDM

In a paper entitled “Numerical Modeling of the Material Deposition and Contouring Precision in Fused Deposition Modeling,” a group of researchers discusses how they used computation fluid dynamics (CFD) to…