Additive Manufacturing Could Prove Promising in Development of Hydraulic Pumps

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences thesis student, Daniil Levchenko, explores the capabilities of complex 3D printing in ‘Design of a Hydraulic Pump for Construction with Additive Manufacturing Tools.’ While was…

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…

Smart Materials: 3D Printing Self-Healing Capsules for Concrete

In ‘3D printed capsules for self-healing concrete applications,’ researchers are exploring the world of self-healing materials further, with the creation of macro-capsules that can actually be filled with a variety…

Vienna: 3D printing Prototypes for Cutting the Cost of Lab-on-a-Chip & Organ-on-a-Chip Systems

A variety of new microfabrication methods are available now for creating rapid prototypes and new systems, and Vienna University of Technology researchers explain new research in ‘Characterization of four functional…

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…

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…

Aluminum-Tin Ink May Be Used for 3D Printing Replacement Parts on the ISS

Authors Z.S. Courtright and C.W. Hill of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center explore the uses of a very specific metallic ink in ‘Optimization of Aluminum-Tin Ink Composition and Sintering in…

AR: Using Projection Mapping to let New Users 3D Print for the First Time

In a new paper, German researchers Thomas Ludwig, Michael Doll, and Christoph Kotthaus address a very important topic in society today—how to deal with complex technology we may not quite understand…

China: Researchers Improve Rib Fracture Surgeries with 3D Printing

In ‘Analysis of the advantages of 3D printing in the surgical treatment of multiple rib fractures: 5 cases report,’ Chinese researchers from Shijiazhuang Third Hospital explore better ways to treat…

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