3D Printing in Indonesia: Researching PLA Infill Pattern & Density

In the recently published ‘Infill pattern and density effects on the tensile properties of 3D printed PLA material,’ researchers from Indonesia delve further into the details of fabrication with polylactic…

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…

Investigating the Effects of 3D Printing Temperatures on Copper Metal PLA Composites

In ‘Effect of Printing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Copper Metal Polylactide Acid,’ authors Mohd Fara Zureel Ikhqwan bin Mohd Arpan and Lim Joon Hoong outline their findings regarding metal…

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…

Researchers Investigate Tensile Properties of 3D Printed PLA Specimens: Is 80% Infill Best?

Plastic is still one of the most popular, least expensive 3D printing materials, and polylactic acid, better known as PLA, is at the top of the bunch, due to its…

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily,…

Can Adding Wood Powder and Lubricant Make PLA 3D Printing Materials Stronger and More Flexible?

Plastic is the least expensive, most used 3D printing material out there – as an example, right now on my desk, I have seven little animal figurines, and one tiny…

3D Printing Improves X-Ray Diffraction Experiments

I was never very good at chemistry experiments in school, and now that I’ve just heard the word mechanochemistry for the first time, I’m starting to get nervous all over again,…

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to…

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