DOE scientists using X-rays to discover why metal 3D printing produces flaws

DOE scientists using X-rays to discover why metal 3D printing produces flaws

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is investigating how to avoid flaws in metal 3D printed parts. Its X-ray observation processes could result in more reliable 3D printed parts. Whether your 3D printer is set up at home, in a factory, on a ship, or even in space , you always want your 3D printed objects to have as few flaws as possible, whether that’s for aesthetic purposes or for ensuring the functionality of a critical part. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to identify the causes of flaws: is it something to do with the 3D […]

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