Carbon nanotube technology and plasma science integration produces more reliable 3D-printed parts

Written by Georgi Makin

carbon nanotube technology

Scientists from Texas A&M University (TX, USA) and Essentium, Inc (TX, USA) have utilized a new combination of materials science concepts, improving the strength and reliability of 3D-printed parts. A collaborative team of scientists from Texas A&M University¬†and Essentium, Inc has utilized a novel combination of carbon nanotube technology and plasma science, improving the strength and reliability of 3D-printed parts. Described in Nano Letters, the team claims that their approach addresses the 3D printing ‘weak spot’ caused by imperfect bonding between individual printed layers. By combining carbon nanotube technology and plasma science, the team reports that the layers have been...

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