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3D Printed LED Domes Shed Light on Scientific Research

Exemplifying the wide-ranging versatility of 3D printing, researchers have integrated the technology for accompanying scientific photography, detailing their recent study in “Illuminating nature’s beauty: modular, scalable and low-cost LED dome…

4-Axis 3D Printing Enables Tubular Implants with Controllable Mechanical Properties

Disease and other trauma can cause hollow, tubular human tissues, like the trachea, intestine, bone, and blood vessels, to be negatively affected by long-segmental defects. Autologous grafts can help fix…

Off to the Races: Stratasys and Team Penske Renew 3D Printing Motorsports Partnership

Back in 2017, 3D printing leader Stratasys and Team Penske—a top INDYCAR, NASCAR , and IMSA SportsCar racing team—formed a multi-year technical partnership in order to give all of the…

Microwave Electronic Circuits Made via Low-Cost 3D Printer & Plastic Filament

In the electronics industry, 3D printing has been used to fabricate sensors, stretchable electronics, and conformal electronics, and to make waveguide devices and antennas for microwave devices. That’s because the…

Multi-Axis 3D Printing Technique Improves FDM Strength Over 2X

International researchers have created a novel framework for strengthening 3D prints by aligning filaments, detailing their study in the recently published “Reinforced FDM: Multi-Axis Filament Alignment with Controlled Anisotropic Strength.”…

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The Value Proposition of 3D Printed Airplane Parts, via Stratasys Aerospace

In the wee hours of the morning of July 2, I attended the last segment of the Stratasys Aerospace Webinar Series, “Value Proposition of AM to Airlines,” enjoying a presentation…

Antibacterial Properties & Cytocompatibility of EPL in 3D Printed Composite Scaffolds

Chinese researchers continue to study 3D printing materials and structures, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Study on antibacterial properties and cytocompatibility of EPL coated 3D printed PCL/HA composite…

Research Challenges Accuracy of FDM 3D-Printed Medical Models

Ben Searle and Deborah Starkey, both Australian researchers from Queensland University of Technology, explore better ways to create 3D-printed medical models. Their findings are outlined in the recently published “An…

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…

Malaysia: Comparing 3D Printed and Conventionally Manufactured Ankle-Foot Orthoses

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a support brace, or splint, that surrounds the region above the ankle down to the foot, and is used to treat disorders like foot drop…

Italian Researchers Characterize Polyetherimide (PEI, ULTEM) Based Materials in FDM 3D Printing

Researchers from Italy look further into the study of materials for digital fabrication, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Methods for the Characterization of Polyetherimide Based Materials Processed by…

FDM 3D Printing for Personalized Solid Dosage Forms

International researchers continue to explore patient-specific treatment, detailing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘Personalized 3D Printed Medicines: Optimizing Material Properties for Successful Passive Diffusion Loading of…

Monte Carlo Tree Search: Optimizing Toolpath Planning in FDM 3D Printing

Authors Chanyeol Yoo, Samuel Lensgraf, Samuel Lensgraf, Lee M. Clemon, and Ramgopal Mettu detail their research for improvements in FDM 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Toward Optimal FDM…

Using Topology Optimization & FDM 3D Printing to Make a Simply Supported Beam

Many studies have been completed regarding the use of topology optimization to generate the best designs for 3D printed parts. A trio of researchers – Urvashi Verma, Vipin Gupta, and…

FDM 3D Printing & PLA: Fabrication of a Splint for Mallet Finger

Researchers from Australia and the UK are finding ways to improve treatments for injuries to the hand, detailing their results in the recently published ‘Patient-specific 3D-printed Splint for Mallet Finger…

Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide Using FDM 3D Printing vs. Polymer Injection Molding

Researchers from Spain are investigating more effective 3D printing materials with different techniques in the recently released ‘Investigation of a Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide and Comparison of Two Manufacturing Processes:…

Review: Current Efforts in 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals and Drug-Delivery Systems

International researchers continue to explore the potential of patient-specific treatment via 3D printing, releasing their findings regarding pharmaceuticals in the recently published ‘3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery Devices.’…

University of Chemical Technology: Strengthening FDM 3D Printing with Starch Additive for PCL

Researchers from the University of Chemical Technology in Beijing continue the growing trend for strengthening existing materials with additives, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Polycaprolactone/polysaccharide functional composites for…

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…

3D Printing Polymers: Fracture Resistance Analysis in FDM and MJF 3D Printing

Researchers from Australia and Germany are coming together to delve further into one of the most popular topics surrounding 3D printing today: material science. And polymers are often at the…

FDM 3D Printing with PEEK for Small Medical Implants

German researchers focus in on 3D printing materials for the medical field, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Parameters Influencing the Outcome of Additive Manufacturing of Tiny Medical Devices…