Tag: PLA

Australian Researchers 3D Printing Tactile Sensors with TPU and PLA Composites

In the recently published ‘An Ultrasensitive 3D Printed Tactile Sensor for Soft Robotics,’ Australian researchers Saeb Mousavi, David Howard, Chun Wang, and Shuying Wu create a new method for production of piezo-resistive tactile sensors for soft robotics, using FDM 3D printing with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a polylactic acid-graphene (PLA-G) composite. Fabrication of tactile sensors... Read More »

3D Printing to Study Behavior of 3D Miura-Ori Column Structures

In the recently published ‘Study on the compressive behavior of Miura origami column structure,’ authors I.G.R. Permana, M. Rismalia, S.C. Hidajat, A.B. Nadiyanto, and F. Triawan explored the mechanical properties of Miura-origami patterns. Because their versatility—mainly in foldability—is a source of continued fascination, the researchers chose to study the mechanical behavior when 3D printed. An... Read More »

Silk Fibroin-Reinforced PLA to Make 3D Printed Interlocking Nail for Fracture Healing

A diaphyseal fracture is a common break that occurs along the shaft of a long bone, like the femur, and can be treated with interlocking nails, which are inserted in the bone and transfixed by screws at the ends. But these eventually need to be removed because of complications that can occur when the nails... Read More »

3D Printed WHO Bioassay Kit Parts Could Help Combat Malaria

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), malaria is a mosquito-born disease caused by a parasite. While roughly less than 2,000 cases are diagnosed annually in the US, it’s a terrible disease in areas like sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 217 million malaria cases... Read More »

Researchers Run Simulation Tests on Their 3D Printed CubeSat Before LEO Mission

A pair of researchers from Shantou University in China explored designing and manufacturing a CubeSat with 3D printing, which we have seen in the past. CubeSats, which are basically miniaturized satellites, offer plenty of advantages in space exploration, such as low cost, a short research cycle, and more lightweight construction, but conventional methods of manufacturing... Read More »

Improved FDM 3D Printing with Lignin Biocomposites

In the recently published ‘Lignin: A Biopolymer from Forestry Biomass for Biocomposites and 3D Printing,’ international researchers Mihaela Tanase-Opedal, Eduardo Espinosa, Alejandro Rodríguez, and Gary Chinga-Carrasco explore a very specific area of materials related to biopolymers. As composites are used more often these days to improve existing materials—especially in 3D printing—alternative materials like wood are... Read More »

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA Filament for 3D Printers – 2.85mm Diameter – 1.0Kg – MeltInk – Black & Clear

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA Filament for 3D Printers – 2.85mm Diameter – 1.0Kg – MeltInk – Black & Clear Having a 3D printer without filament is sort of like having a regular printer without paper or ink. And while a lot of printers come with some filament, there’s a good chance you’ve been printing up... Read More »

The Virtual Foundry’s alternative to costly metal AM systems: Open, Safe, Priced to Compete

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet™, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open architecture model. Filamet™ delivers in printers from the most humble home versions... Read More »

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA Filament for 3D Printers – 2.85mm Diameter – MeltInk – In Various Colors

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA Filament for 3D Printers – 2.85mm Diameter – MeltInk – In Various Colors Having a 3D printer without filament is sort of like having a regular printer without paper or ink. And while a lot of printers come with some filament there’s a good chance you’ve been printing up a storm... Read More »

PLA based Noah becomes world’s first recyclable car

3D printing has been used in the development of Noah the “world’s first circular car.” The 2018 product of a longstanding project at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven), Noah is an electric car built as a demonstration of future, greener car manufacturing. Noah was created by the university’s TU/Ecomotive team. As a proof of... Read More »

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