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Multi material 3D printing for alloys, elastomers and resins

professor paulcurtis of Imperial College London and the UK defense science and technology laboratory led a study to develop a 3D printer configured for multi materials. The study can be found in the latest edition of the Journal of 3D printing and additive manufacturing

it is reported that the 3D printer can print up to three different materials, allowing the use of low melting point alloys, 3D printable elastomers and resins for open experiments

the system is designed as a cheap alternative to multi-material 3D printers that businesses should use with the recovery of the global economy, such as the stratasysconnex series. Scientists say that 3D printers with high price tags do not encourage experiments with new materials, such as solder alloys and ceramics

the customized 3D printer is equipped with three print heads, an inkjet head for using ink at room temperature, a continuous nozzle for resin deposition and curing, and an inkjet head for final heating

by manufacturing parts, Teijin also recently announced that it would purchase resonance metamaterials (LRM), a German automotive interior materials company, for 125 million euros to realize the function of this customized 3D printer and study its ability to reduce unnecessary noise and vibration. The LRM designed by researchers adopts the shape of a rectangular element containing three metal cores

lrm shell is made of permabonduv625 resin. Once deposited through a continuous nozzle, the resin solidifies into a strong, durable and transparent material under UV light. For this purpose, the first inkjet head adds a layer of silicone at room temperature. Then, the composition of metal core, tin, silver and copper is added through the heated inkjet head, and the subsequent layer is repeated to form a seal around the core

another challenge of multi 3D printing is to be able to control the path of multiple print heads at the same time. In order to achieve this, researchers have developed a special program called LabVIEW, which can realize the function of 3D printer in six different states

in one of these States, the user can test the new material by using three predefined structures to understand how it is deposited on the print bed, such as a single line, a circle, and a cylinder. In another state, LabVIEW enables users to upload STL file generates 3D printing coordinates. You can then change these coordinates and send the file to the printer for printing

3D printer and software developed by Imperial College London 1 The utilization mode of recycled materials shows the potential for future development

in future work, alternative materials will be used to heat inkjet to allow normal droplet creation, and alternative composite designs can be explored to check the printer's ability to cope with more irregular geometries. In addition, geometric processing methods need to be further developed to allow users to upload individual STL files, as well as using programs to identify different material components in waste plastic particles 1 that are in short supply and multi material objects

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