A study by RMIT University researchers has shown that sound vibrations can be used to improve the micro-structure of 3D printed alloys. The researchers found that high frequency sound waves can have a significant impact on the inner micro-structure of 3D printed alloys, making them more consistent and stronger than those printed conventionally. Carmelo Todaro, … Continue reading RMIT researchers explore use of ultrasound in 3D printing
A research alliance of the University of Technology’s Rapido prototyping unit, Downer’s Mineral Technologies, and the Innovative Manufacturing Collaborative Research Centre (IMCRC) has reached the one-year milestone in a project revolutionising the way mining products are manufactured using additive manufacturing/3D printing. The project is exploring bespoke 3D printing technologies for precision-engineered mineral separation and mining … Continue reading Research collaboration exploring 3D-printed mining products
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Germany have developed Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM), a system and process that is eight times faster than conventional 3-D printing. Three-dimensional printers that build small souvenirs layer by layer from melted plastic are often used at tradeshows. It can take up … Continue reading Researchers develop faster 3D printing process
A boost has been given to additive manufacturing/3D printing in Australia’s engineering and manufacturing sectors, with a new partnership established between GE Additive and The University of Sydney late last year. General Electric is a company with a massive pedigree in the world of manufacturing and processing engineering. Founded by Thomas Edison and J P … Continue reading Partnership will help kick-start Australia’s 3D printing future
According to a new study by the University at Buffalo (UB), smartphones are an ideal tool to steal sensitive data from 3D printers.
Victorian 3D printer manufacturer 333D has signed a distribution agreement with Prodways, which will see 333D becoming the exclusive AU/NZ distributor of Prodways’ printers.
A new study has shown that high frequency vibrations can cause bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D object, a finding that may one day help do away with the need for factory assembly lines.
3DP makes refractory metals affordable and require little to no machining which makes them much lighter.
If you can design it, the 3D printer can build it. However, we are still in the early stage of owning and using 3D printer.
This breakthrough ushers in a new era in additive layer manufacture and will see greater use of titanium in components across the automotive, aerospace and defence industries.
For all the hype surrounding 3D printing and what it could offer Australian businesses, there’s a fair bit of caution around investing in expensive, industrial-grade machines, and in finding what applications it might suit.