NTU Research Team Confirms Durability of 4D Printed Objects

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have proven the durability of 4D printed structures. 4D printing relates to objects that can adapt over time once they have been 3D printed. These structures rely on shape memory polymers that are able to transform into a certain shape. ​In a new study, the team evaluated the performance of these structures. According to them, high shape fixity, shape recovery, and “prolonged shape memory cycle life” are desirable aspects of 4D printed parts; however, the durability […]

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New Tech Taking Away Business From Big 3D Printing Firms

“3D printing will slowly but surely transform the Asian economy,” says Anthony Schiavo from Lux Research, warning that “new challengers are increasingly taking business away from incumbents.” Schiavo made this point at the 3D Additive Manufacturing Seminar organised by SIMTech recently. “Norsk Titanium, for example, has just won a major deal with Boeing to provide printed parts from its novel plasma arc deposition process that uses wire feedstock,” says Schiavo. “This has much more attractive economics than powder-based systems.” Schiavo […]

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3D Metalforge and SIMTech to Develop Large Format LAAM Technology in Singapore

  3D Metalforge has signed a collaboration agreement with SIMTech to develop commercially Singapore’s first large format Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) technology for 3D printing in industrial applications. Announced at the launch of Singapore’s first end-to-end 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC), this collaboration is supported and co-funded by NAMIC. The LAAM technology currently has one of the largest print beds available for metal printing, up to 3-4 times larger than the largest powder bed printers currently available on […]

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Two Professors Use Tetrahedral Installation to Light Up Marina Bay

A luminous tetrahedral mesh spanning 10 metres, (Ultra) Light Network is the latest 3D printed innovation achieved by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Assistant Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon. Displayed at this year’s iLight Marina Bay in Singapore, the interactive light sculpture is an exploration of how full-scale 3D printed components can create a system to “address not only structural requirements but also power transmission, and information communication within a seamless and continuous aesthetic.” The annual light […]

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