Sandia’s Robotic Work Cell Conducts High-Throughput Testing ‘In An Instant’

By Sandia National Laboratories. Automation speeds up 3D-printed part testing, materials science data collection ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 11, 2018 — Today with 3D printing you can make almost anything in a matter of hours. However, making sure that part works reliably takes weeks or even months. Read More »

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Sandia Team Designs in a New Way for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

By Sandia National Laboratories   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 29, 2018 — A Sandia National Laboratories team built a telescope to demonstrate how to design for additive manufacturing, familiarly known as 3D printing, to take advantage of the technique’s strengths and weaknesses. Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Read More »

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LLNL – Volumetric 3D Printing Builds on Need for Speed

By Jeremy Thomas | LLNL | thomas244@llnl.gov   While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which Read More »

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

By Jeremy Thomas | thomas244@llnl.gov | LLNL   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate Read More »

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LLNL Researchers Outline Physics of Metal 3D Printing

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes to manufacturing critical parts will be possible only by reaching a fundamental understanding of the complex physics behind the process, according to a Read More »

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Lawrence Livermore, MIT Researchers Develop New Ultralight, Ultrastiff 3D Printed Materials

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel — a material so light it’s called ‘frozen smoke’ — but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well Read More »

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