layer adhesion

French Researchers Examine Heat Transfer & Adhesion in FFF 3D Printing

Researchers from Laboratoire de thermique et énergie de Nantes uncover some of the challenges in 3D printing versus thermoplastic injection, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘Heat Transfer…

Exploring & Strengthening Wood Composites for Better Layer Adhesion & Versatility

In ‘Additive Manufacturing of Wood-based Materials for Composite Applications,’ authors Douglas J. Gardner and Lu Wang explore the use of wood composites, including additives such as sawdust, wood flour, lignin,…

Interview with Mike Valentine on How BuildTak Was Invented

One of the biggest issues with desktop FDM 3D printers is layer adhesion. First layers are often deposited incorrectly and then the build fails. The part could deform, warp, fall…