Microwaves and nanotubes make for stronger 3D-printed objects

Microwaves and nanotubes make for stronger 3D-printed objects

Brandon Sweeney places a 3D-printed item in the microwave source Valuable as 3D printers are proving to be for tasks such as prototyping, the objects that they create still tend to not be as strong as their traditionally-constructed counterparts. That’s because printed objects are made up of individual layers of material, as opposed to one solid chunk. Thanks to research being conducted at Texas A&M University, however, 3D-printed items can now be made that are reportedly 275 percent stronger than would otherwise be possible. Doctoral student Brandon Sweeney and his advisor Dr. Micah Green developed a new technique, that […]

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