Rapid 3D printing of multimaterial complex structures

Written by Daniel Barrett

Recent advancements in 3D printing technology have allowed for developments in printing multimaterial complex shapes in much shorter times than what was previously achievable. This could allow for increasingly quick manufacturing of 3D-printed products. A new 3D printing technique from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) utilizes multimaterial multinozzle 3D (MM3D) technology for the creation of complex 3D-printed structures using up to eight different kinds of material. The innovative technology, described in Nature, involves the use of high-speed pressure valves to achieve continuous switching between materials when...

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