University of Maryland: 3D Printing Honeycomb Structures with Buckling Initiators for Crash Mitigation

When it comes to 3D print infill, honeycomb structures are generally the most efficient, maximizing storage space and minimizing necessary material. Research also shows that the honeytube, a novel form…

Predicting Mechanical Properties Based on Slimness Ratio in 3D Printed Samples

Engineers from the US and Brazil delve further into the complexities of mechanical properties in 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘A highly accurate methodology for the…

3D Printing & Electrospinning Multi-Layer PCL-PGS Scaffolds with Bioactive Glasses

Sometimes, when researching tissue engineering, scientists must combine different fabrication methods and materials to build scaffolds that meet multiple requirements at once – mimic native tissue’s mechanical response, have biocompatibility,…

Open Source Robotic Indoor Airship with 3D Printed Frame

3D printing is often used in the fabrication of airplane and spacecraft components, but many also turn to the technology to make smaller flying systems, like drones, RC and model…

China: Enhancing Strength in 3D Prints via Bioinspired Tool Paths

In the recently published ‘Strength and toughness enhancement in 3D printing via bioinspired tool path,’ Chinese researchers delve further into challenges with mechanical properties, especially issues with strength, toughness, and…

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…

India: Researchers Analyze the Effects of Vibration in Cantilever 3D Printers

In the recently published ‘Vibration Analysis of Cantilever Shaped 3D Printers,’ researchers A. Srivastava, C. Gautam, N. Bhan, and Ram Dayal discuss how to improve 3D printing hardware further, as…

Testing Low-Density Polyethylene Glass Composites in FDM 3D Printing

Wear resistance in 3D printed materials is critical for many users, with few research studies so far delving into such details for ABS or PC-ABS blends. Much of the concern…

Testing the Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers

University of Alberta thesis student Danesh Zonoobi takes fabrication potential to the next level, exploring the world of 4D in ‘Mechanical Properties of Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing of Shape Memory Polymers.’…

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