30 Aug '17, 11am

Mechanical, Thermal Factors Are Key Bottlenecks to 3D Printing, Researchers Say - DesignNews

Mechanical, Thermal Factors Are Key Bottlenecks to 3D Printing, Researchers Say - DesignNews

As 3D printing matures, researchers are looking for new ways to work with new materials and generally improve additive manufacturing (AM) machines and processes to make this method of fabrication faster and more efficient. As part of these efforts, a team of researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and MIT worked together to identify key bottlenecks in 3D printers finding that improvements to mechanical and thermal factors could speed up the entire process. Led by Professor John Hart from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at MIT, and including Binghamton Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Scott Schiffres, the team examined the most common extrusion-based polymer additive manufacturing processes in both desktop and professional machines. From their observations, they found that ...

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