Category Archives: materials

Luke Kelly, Carbon VP of Finance tells 3D Printing Industry about new MMD component and materials program

Carbon, the firm famous for commercialization of continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) 3D printers, has announced a materials program and hardware additions for its latest SpeedCell system. Aimed at the market for industrial scale manufacturing, the SpeedCell system is to acquire a meter mix and dispense (MMD) resin supply instrument complete with a large intermediate bulk container (IBC), […]

Electric vehicles to get more mileage with TU Chemnitz 3D printed motors

Johannes Rudolph and Fabian Lorenz of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany have developed a unique multimaterial 3D printing process for making electric motors. The goal of the technique is to create motors with a greater overload capacity, so that electric powered machines and devices can run longer without getting damaged. The first challenge was […]

HRL 3D prints high-strength aluminum solving ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles

HRL has developed a 3D printing technique for high-strength aluminum alloys. The additive manufacturing method can used with variants of Al7075 and Al6061. The work opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. Essentially, the researchers have taken a non-weldable metal, and made it weldable. This is important because while 3D printing has many […]

ExOne expanding customer base with new 3D printable stainless steel

The ExOne Company, a global provider of binder jetting 3D printing systems, services and materials, has today released a new metal feedstock to help broaden the company’s potential customer base and applications. Adding to an existing range high grade metal alloys, 17-4PH stainless steel metal powder has high hardness and corrosion resistance properties. It is […]

VTT Finland develops 3D printed device for advanced wound care

Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer in the world. It is the primary compound in the cell walls of green plants, and is typically used to make paper and cardboard. At the VTT Technical Centre of Finland, a state owned research and development non-profit, scientists have used nano-structured cellulose to make a 3D printable […]

McGill University scales bio-inspired armor gloves with 3D printing

Fishing for new materials suitable for creating impenetrable body armor, François Barthelat and his research group at McGill University have encountered the alligator gar – a bony fish that has changed little in the past 100 million years. Breaking through the scales of a gar fish’s skin typically takes the power of a hacksaw. With […]

MIT peel-and-go 3D printed electronics assemble without added water

3D printing with added time, i.e. “4D printing”, is an industry trend bringing about self-actuating and assembling objects that could one day bring improvements to areas of construction, clothing and wearable tech. Typically, 4D printed objects require the application of a stimulus, such as heat or water, for activation. However, in a new development from […]

MIT peel-and-go 3D printed electronics assemble without added water

3D printing with added time, i.e. “4D printing”, is an industry trend bringing about self-actuating and assembling objects that could one day bring improvements to areas of construction, clothing and wearable tech. Typically, 4D printed objects require the application of a stimulus, such as heat or water, for activation. However, in a new development from […]

Draper puts aersol jet to test with 3D printed Bluetooth transceiver

Aerosol jet printing (AJP) is a technique for spraying metal-based inks developed by industrial manufacturer Optomec. Its ability to adhere to readymade surfaces and make multimaterial objects makes the technique highly desirable in the consumer electronics market, where demand for device prototypes is at an all time high. To assess AJP in practice, and better […]