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.’…

Improving Mechanical Properties of 3D Printing with Continuous Carbon Fiber Shape Memory Composites

Researchers Yongsan An and Woon-Ryeol Yu explore improved 3D printing through the study of alternative materials. In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing of continuous carbon fiber-reinforced shape memory polymer composites,’…

Singapore: Effects of Porosity on Mechanical Properties in FDM 3D Printing

Authors Xue Wang, Liping Zhao, Jerry Ying His Fuh, and Heow Pueh Lee lead a complex discussion about porosity in 3D printing in their recently published article, ‘Effect of Porosity…

3D & 4D DLP Printing with Functionally Graded Materials

In ‘Grayscale digital light processing 3D printing for highly functionally graded materials,’ Chinese researchers make it clear that 3D printing has a long way to go for producing excellence in…

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

Researchers Develop Tough Hydrogels for 3D Printing Applications in Repairing Load-Bearing Soft Tissues

The water-swollen polymer networks we know as hydrogels have many applications in the biomedical industry, but in order to use them to repair and regenerate load-bearing soft tissues, such as cartilage, blood…

Study Shows Anisotropic Properties of 3D Printed Nickel Super Alloy K418 (713C)

3D printing materials don’t just suddenly appear and get put to use without further thought – there is a great deal of study that goes into them, particularly metal materials….

Sandia National Laboratories Develops Modular Robot for Rapid Testing of 3D Printed Parts

Sandia National Laboratories has been busy and inventive lately, taking a whole new approach to 3D printing recently with the creation of a telescope. Now the lab is looking at…

Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a…

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