Metal and Polymer 3D Printing Improves Hall Effect Thruster Engines

In the recently published ‘Improvements in miniaturized Hall Thrusters by use of high-temperature SmCo magnets and additive manufacturing techniques,’ authors A. Olano, J. Ren, G. Zhang, H. Tang, T. Zhang,…

Researchers Compare Microstructure of As-Cast, Hot-Extruded, and 3D Printed Magnesium Alloy Samples

Alloys of the shiny gray chemical element magnesium (Mg) feature a high strength-to-weight ratio and a low density of about 1700 kg/m3, making them good options for technical applications in…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

Beijing: 3D Printing Molybdenum Ion Thruster Components

Beijing researchers are exploring better ways to qualify ion optics, fabricating molybdenum components via additive manufacturing. Their findings were published recently in ‘3D Printed molybdenum for grids and keeper electrodes…

Portugal: Consortium Led By Adira Aims to do SLM 3D Printing With One Cubic Meter Build Volumes

Industrial manufacturers continue the push to integrate SLM processes into large scale projects, especially in 3D printing and additive manufacturing with metal; in fact, they are so serious about this…

New Aluminum Alloy Development Methodology for SLM Under Development

Authors Qingboa Jia, Paul Rometsch, Sheng Cao, Kai Zhang, and Xinhua Wung explain that SLM 3D printing users need some better choices for metals in their recently published, ‘Towards a…

Processing Parameters in SLM 3D Printing: UK Researchers Test Ti6Al4V Cellular Structures

In ‘The influence of processing parameters on strut diameter and internal porosity in Ti6Al4V cellular structure,’ UK researchers from the University of Birmingham look further into strut size and porosity…

Singapore: Researchers Study Effects of Spatter in Large-Scale SLM Printing

Ahmad Anwar, thesis student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, explores undesired byproducts of 3D printing in ‘Large scale selective laser melting : study of the effects and removal of…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 12, 2019

We’ve got news about a contest to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and 3D printed jewelry. Weerg has announced the second edition of…

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