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  1. Complex 3D printed parts often require supports during the 3D printing process. While dissolvable supports are common in 3D printing for plastics, supports for metals and oxides have many limitations. Traditional, monolithic metal 3D printed supports often need to be machined off. This process is expensive and restricts part design, as the supports...
    Published: 10/31/2016
  2. Dissolvable supports are common in plastic 3D printing and dramatically simplify the cleanup process for plastic parts. However, this capability has not been extended to metal 3D printing, and metal 3D printed supports must be machined off. The increased costs of the process are sometimes more expensive than subtractive manufacturing and can exceed...
    Published: 10/31/2016
  3. Support structures are commonly used in metal 3D printing as a way to brace and fortify parts during the 3D printing process. In the traditional, monolithic supports strategies, the supports are made from the same material as the part, and subsequent machining operations are needed to remove the supports from the part. These supports inherently lim...
    Published: 10/31/2016
  4. Even though additive manufacturing and 3D printing have existed for more than two decades, there are still opportunities for improvement. Dissolvable supports are common in 3D plastic printing and dramatically simplify the cleanup process. However, the use of dissolvable supports has not been extended to 3D metal printing. Traditionally in 3D metal...
    Published: 10/31/2016
  5. As 3D printing has become increasingly popular in recent years, 3D printing at the micro-scale has also emerged with many medical and industrial applications. These 3D micro-printers use sharp (~1 μm) pipettes to print features on the scale of 100 nanometers. To do this, the pipette tip must be precisely located in space so that it can be kept a...
    Published: 8/24/2016

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