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Jianhua “Joshua” Tong, left, and Ph.D. student Shenglong Mu work in their Sirrine Hall lab, where they are working on new technology that combines 3D printing and laser processing.

Lasers could take 3-D printing to next level

Cars that go more than 1,000 miles on a single fill-up and smartphones that can run for days without recharging are among the possibilities that could come out of a new Clemson University research...
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Physicists shed X-ray light on melting polymers

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering—two techniques for studying crystal structure—in one experimental setup to investigate semi-crystalline polymers. Over...

3D Printed Resistors From Electrically Conductive Filament

In a paper entitled “Characterization of resistors created by fused filament fabrication using electrically-conductive filament,” a pair of researchers 3D prints resistors using electrically conductive carbon black and graphene-based filament. “With this novel capability to...

3D Systems Breakthrough Material to Enable Digital Production of Plastic Parts

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) unveiled Figure 4 Production Black 10 (PRO-BLK 10) - a revolutionary production material for additive manufacturing applications that enables manufacturers to directly produce end-use plastic parts without tooling. This results in...

Colossus unveils large-scale 3D printer for recycled plastics with Mitsubishi Chemical

Colossus, a machine development startup based in Genk, Belgium, has released what is said to be the largest Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF) 3D printer specifically designed to process recycled materials. “Clients requested a way to...

Engineers print metal on flowers and jello

Martin Thuo of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory clicked through the photo gallery for one of his research projects. How about this one? There was a rose with metal traces printed on a...
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Kodak Portrait 3D Printer that can fit on your desk

Kodak has launched its KODAK Portrait 3D printer at Formnext 2018 in partnership with Smart International, Kodak’s global brand licensee for all things 3D printing. The new desktop 3D printer, targeted at the professional...

Kumovis High Temperature PEEK Medical Printer

Last year at Formnext I spotted a young team standing around a 3D printer. This team was Kumovis. Kumovis launched a medical high-temperature FDM printer this year. This is a very interesting niche for...

Scientists Bring Polymers Into Atomic-Scale Focus

From water bottles and food containers to toys and tubing, many modern materials are made of plastics. And while we produce about 110 million tons per year of synthetic polymers like polyethylene and polypropylene...

Your Next Flight Is Brought to You by 3D Printing

The technology will revolutionize manufacturing, but how? United Technologies, GE and Honeywell are taking different approaches. Like the cotton gin and the modern assembly line, 3D printing is the kind of breakthrough advancement that holds...
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