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3D-Printing of glass now possible

3D-Printing of glass now possible

Apr 24, 2017 Germany
Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed by researchers for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique.
New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

Apr 17, 2017 United States
A team of researchers has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.
HP unveils Open Materials program to advance polymer powders for 3DP

HP unveils Open Materials program to advance polymer powders for 3DP

Mar 21, 2017
Attending AMUG 2017 in Chicago, IL, this week, Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core gained exclusive insight to HP's new Open Materials and Applications Lab and their Materials Development Kit (MDK) for the optimisation of polymer powders for use in additive manufacturing.
3D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

3D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

Mar 3, 2017 8 United States
Researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel material.
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PLA formulation for 3D filament offers heat and impact resistance

PLA formulation for 3D filament offers heat and impact resistance

Mar 2, 2017 United States
NatureWorks has introduced Ingeo™ 3D870, a new cost-effective grade for 3D filament manufacturers looking for innovative means of expanding sales into the industrial prototyping and additive manufacturing market.
Most stretchable elastomer for 3D printing

Most stretchable elastomer for 3D printing

Feb 17, 2017 Singapore
Due to its excellent material properties of elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation, elastomers have been used in a myriad of applications.
Grant to develop 3D printing of ceramic materials for aerospace

Grant to develop 3D printing of ceramic materials for aerospace

Feb 14, 2017 2 Israel
The mechanical strength and thermal resistance properties of the ceramic materials make them a crucial element used for a variety of needs in the aerospace and aviation sectors.
New level of control over the structure of 3D-printed materials

New level of control over the structure of 3D-printed materials

Feb 9, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity using a ceramic foam ink.
Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

Jan 9, 2017 12 United States
The new configurations have been made in the lab using a high-resolution, multimaterial 3-D printer.
Towards damage resistant 3D printing materials

Towards damage resistant 3D printing materials

Dec 28, 2016 United Kingdom
Scientists have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.
Green plastic for printing in space

Green plastic for printing in space

Dec 1, 2016 1 United States
Green Plastic, which is made from sugarcane, is now being used to fabricate parts in space.