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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…

Polish Researchers Modify RepRap 3D Printer for Use with PLLA & PLLATMC Blends

Researchers Jakub Marchewka and Jadwiga Laska from AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland are working to process new material blends for FDM 3D printing in tissue engineering, outlining…

3D Printed Polymers: Solvent Compatibility Charts Must Be Dedicated Rather Than Simple

Authors Kirill S. Erokhin, Evgeniy G. Gordeev, and Valentine P. Ananikov, researchers from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, delve into a new level of 3D printing…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 12, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got materials news, then some collaborations and an education story to share. First, KRAIBURG TPE is examining if its thermoplastic elastomers are suitable…

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…

Texas State University – San Marcos: FDM 3D Printing with Polyamide 6 / Nanographene Filaments

Researchers from the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University-San Marcos recently published their findings on polyamide 6 nanographene composites. Outlined in ‘Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Fused Filament…

Romania: Improving FDM 3D Printing with Better Calibration

In the recently published ‘Research on Improving the accuracy of FDM 3D printing process by using a new designed calibrating part,’ Romanian researchers explore new ways to improve the quality…

Rochester Institute of Technology: Effects of Annealing & Isostatic Pressure on 3D Printed Nylon Parts

In submitting ‘Annealing of Fused Filament Fabricated Nylon 6 with Elevated Isostatic Pressure’ as a thesis for a Master of Science degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, Anthony G. Tantillo…

Brazil: Experimenting with 3D Printed PETG Sample Parts

Brazilian researchers delve further into FDM 3D printing for prototyping, examining the mechanical properties of and challenges in working with PETG. The results of their study are outlined in ‘Experimental…

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…

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…

Making TPE Filament for FDM

In the recently published ‘Investigation on Filament Extrusion of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for Fused Deposition Modeling,’ authors Wang Zicheng and Mohammad Nouri have written a thesis exploring thermoplastic elastomers in…

France: FDM 3D Printing with Graphite for Better Battery Cells

In the recently published ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a LiFePO4/Graphite Battery Cell via Fused Deposition Modeling,’ French researchers explore improved ways to create batteries. The researchers chose FDM 3D printing due…

Testing Chemical Modifications and In-Vitro Biological Properties in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published ‘Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing: Test Platforms for Evaluating Post-Fabrication Chemical Modifications and In-Vitro Biological Properties,’ international authors explore expanded uses for FDM 3D printing, creating…

India: Polyjet Versus FDM 3D Printing Errors Compared

In ‘Comparative Study and Measurement of Form Errors for the Component Printed by FDM and PolyJet Process,’ authors Nagendra Kumar Maurya, Vikas Rastogi, and Pushpendra Singh (all researchers from India)…

Korea: 3D Printing Pregabalin Tablets for Successful & Controlled Release

In the recently published ‘Customized Novel Design of 3D Printed Pregabalin Tablets for Instra-Gastric Floating and Controlled Release Using Fused Deposition Modeling,’ Korean researchers examine more detailed use of 3D…

How does PLA Color Influence Mechanical Properties in FDM 3D Printing?

All kinds of research has been conducted regarding the mechanical properties of 3D printing materials, such as how they are effected by things like infill density, build orientation, temperature, and…

Belfast: 3D Printing with Antioxidant PLA Composites Shows Potential in Medical Applications

In the recently published ‘Antioxidant PLA Composites Containing Lignin for 3D Printing Applications: A Potential Material for Healthcare Applications,’ Belfast researchers experiment with new 3D printing materials. Due to its…

Formnext: Solvay to Present Solef PVDF AM Filament

No matter your 3D printing user level, if you are attending Formnext, you can look forward to a full education regarding all of the elements required for intensive—and high-performance digital…

FDM 3D Printing Shows Great Potential in Transformation of Pharmaceutical Production

In the recently published, ‘The Digital Pharmacies Era: How 3D Printing Technology Using Fused Deposition Modeling Can Become a Reality,’ Brazilian researchers further examine the potential of new technology for…

Germany: 3D Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement

In ‘Inversely 3D-Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement,’ German researchers predefined pore structures in scaffolding to explore different cell growth behaviors. Using FDM 3D printing and PLA, the team of…

Is This the Best Way to Manually Post-Process an FDM 3D Printed Part?

Researchers Jinjin Liu, Hai Gu, Bin Li, Lu Zhu, Jie Jiang, and Jie Zhang from the Nantong Institute of Technology and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of 3D Printing Equipment and Application published a paper, titled “Research on…

Improved FDM 3D Printing with Lignin Biocomposites

In the recently published ‘Lignin: A Biopolymer from Forestry Biomass for Biocomposites and 3D Printing,’ international researchers Mihaela Tanase-Opedal, Eduardo Espinosa, Alejandro Rodríguez, and Gary Chinga-Carrasco explore a very specific…