Novel injection 3D printing technique produces stronger objects

Written by Georgi Makin

Injection printing
CREDIT: David Kazmer

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA, USA) have developed a novel technique that combines elements of 3D printing and injection molding to speed up the 3D printing process as well as produce strong and accurate 3D-printed designs. The technique described in Additive Manufacturing, called ‘injection printing’, could be used to create more durable prostheses and medical devices, as well as parts for other industries including aerospace, automotive and engineering. As the adoption of 3D printing technologies continues to increase, the team at University of Massachusetts Lowell aimed to investigate opportunities for increasing the speed of production of 3D-printed parts...

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