University of Cape Town: Feasibility in Design for Affordable 3D Printed Horn Antennas

Ming Gao has prepared a thesis, ‘Design and feasibility evaluation of low-cost 3D printing of Horn Antennas’, for the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Focusing…

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…

3D Printed Magnetic Blocks Connect Like Magic

Whether you have kids or enjoy building sets with a variety of different intricate block selections, chances are you have not yet experienced 3D printed magnetic blocks. Created by the…

University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and Xiaoling Liu explore a new level…

French Researchers Develop Algorithm to Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material…

Research Duo Uses Simulation and PLA to Make Lightweight 3D Printed Antenna Prototype

While most 3D printed antennas are made with metal, two researchers from Turkey’s Yasar University recently completed a study about using PLA material to make a 3D printed conical corrugated horn…

Comparing Desktop 3D Printing and Injection Molding PLA Samples

Comparisons are constantly being made between 3D printing and injection molding. Manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials strive to achieve the finish and detail that injection molding is…

Nervous System Explores 3D Printing to Create Form in Pre-Stretched Fabric

If you haven’t heard of the design group Nervous System, you should take a few minutes to look at the work they have been producing over the past ten years….

Million Waves Project Supplies 3D Printed Prosthetics While Keeping Plastic Out of the Oceans

An estimated 28 billion pounds of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans every year. Considering how little most plastic actually weighs, that’s an even more staggering number. Another estimate…

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