3D printers can even make magnets now

3D printers can even make magnets now

A cup-shaped magnet (lower right) created using the new technique Magnets are typically made via an injection molding process, which is fine if you’re manufacturing enough of them to make it worthwhile building a mold. Scientists, however, often just need a few in specific shapes for research projects or specialized sensors. Thankfully for them, a […]

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New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on

New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on

A bi-material microlattice structure, 3D printed from polymer and a polymer/copper composite material, can flex inward, causing the structure to contract when exposed to heat over a range of tens to hundreds of degree It’s one of the basic facts of science: Heat something and it expands. But a team of US scientists has gone […]

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IFPEN unveils world’s first 3D designed and printed chemical reactor

IFPEN unveils world's first 3D designed and printed chemical reactor

A team of researchers from French energy company IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN) have developed an innovative method for 3D printing a metal chemical reactor using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The 3D printed chemical reactor, the first of its kind, will be used in the production of clean fuels and energy. According to IFPEN, while metal […]

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LLNL researchers use 3D printing to advance target production for material strength tests

LLNL researchers use 3D printing to advance target production for material strength tests

As 3D printing technologies advance they become increasingly viable for applications within various industries, from healthcare, to aerospace, to transportation, and defense. Fortunately, there are a number of research labs, companies, and organizations who are working on this front, continually developing and improving additive manufacturing processes. Recently, for instance, researchers from the United States’ Lawrence […]

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