New Research Shows Promise of High Strength FDM 3D Prints
June 21, 2017
3D Printing Industry - Researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University
have collaborated with 3D printing company Essentium Materials. The study shows how
an FDM 3D printer coupled with an electric welding processes and carbon nanotubes
(CNTs) can boost a 3D prints strength.
The aim of the research is to improve the z-axis strength of 3D printed parts. Success
would mean 3D printed parts with similar strength to those produced with injection
By microwaving the 3D printed CNT infused thermoplastic, the group of researchers
were able to improve weld fracture strength by 275%.
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