PLA in FDM 3D Printing: Studying the Effects of Porosity & Crystallinity

In the recently published, ‘Effect of Porosity and Crystallinity on 3D Printed PLA Properties,’ international researchers look further into FDM (FFF) 3D printing with PLA, examining physical changes during fabrication….

University of California: 3D Printing with Magnetics & Hexaferrite Materials

Max Ho of the University of California recently published his dissertation, ‘Magnetic 3D Printing of Hexaferrite Material,’ exploring the use of progressive technology and materials, and the potential in possible…

Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology

While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial…

Improving Adhesion Issues with ABS/TPU Blends in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Materials with enhanced adhesive properties based onacrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends for fused filament fabrication (FFF),’ authors A.S. de Leon, A. Dominguez-Calvo, and I. Molina outline…

Desktop FDM 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers Create QR Codes

In the recently published ‘Additive Manufacturing of Information Carriers Based on Shape Memory Polyester Urethane,’ Dilip Chalissery, Thorsten Pretsch, Sarah Staub, and Heiko Andrä explored more in the 4D printing…

BASF Commercializing Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF that’s focused entirely on 3D printing, has been working to build up its materials inventory over the past two years. In 2017,…

Combining Over-3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Stamp Forming Organo-sheet Substrates

Because continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite materials have such high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance, in addition to noise suppression and impact energy absorption qualities, a lot of people are…

Russian Lab Optimizes FDM 3D Printing Processes Leading to Increased Part Strength of 108%

In this study, Russian researchers sought to optimize FFF 3D printing parameters further, improving on strength and optimization processes. Their findings were released in the recently published ‘Desktop Fabrication of…

French Researchers Develop Algorithm to Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material…

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