Category Archives: Wen Chen

Could bulk metallic glass 3D printing be Desktop Metal’s next move?

A research paper co-authored by researchers at Yale University, MIT and engineers at Massachusetts 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal, demonstrates the possibility of 3D printing amorphous metals. When heated, these metals behave more like glass or plastic, meaning they have great potential for use in extrusion-based 3D printing methods. Recently, Desktop Metal released the next […]

LLNL stainless steel 3D printing “better than traditional manufacturing”

In a recent study led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), scientists have discovered a way of making stainless steel two to three times stronger than usual. The method takes advantage of the unique grain structure of stainless steel parts when 3D printed using powder bed fusion (PBF) technology. Though the goal of the research was […]