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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…

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…