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Printed batteries offer thinness and flexibility, enabling new applications, but their production is deceivingly complex. Gunter Hübner from Stuttgart Media University offered some insights at the e-Swiss conference last week.

Printed battery technology: thin, flexible, and low cost for everyday objects

Experimenting in the world of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) comes with a variety of hurdles. Printing technologies are vastly different in terms of materials compatibility and have pros and cons that make them suitable for particular applications. Choosing materials that match the printing technology you intend to use is the most important decision you’re going to make. But what if one could print, digitally, using any paste and ink on any substrate? Read more

Comparison of Inkjet and Extrusion Printed Tattoo Electrodes for Biomedical Applications

"How strong are 3D printed parts?" That’s the question most engineers ask when they consider 3D printing. After all, it’s crucial to know what’s possible with the tools at your disposal.

Pushing the limits of FFF together: Lifting a 12-tonne tank with a plastic 3D print

Materials scientists Nicole Kleger and Simona Fehlmann have developed a 3D printing process for creating salt templates that they can fill with other materials. One area of application is the creation of highly porous lightweight metal components.

Researchers want to make salt printing marketable

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne National Laboratory has identified particular 17-4 steel compositions that, when printed, match the properties of the conventionally manufactured version.

Researchers Uncover How to 3D-Print One of the Strongest Stainless Steels

When we choose what to buy, we usually look at the expiration date, brand, quality seals, ingredients, and price. But how do you know if the manufacturer is fully honest – or that the product was properly stored during shipping or while on the shelf?

Smart Packaging Explained

An international team of researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight.

Additive manufacturing in-flight: 3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures

Caracol has introduced thermal monitoring and Infrared (IR) cameras on our #LFAM technology, to deliver zero-defect production and the best properties on final printed parts.

Infrared Cameras for Large Format Additive Manufacturing

Veco has been moving the industry forward, with unparalleled experience of Electroforming, advanced lithography technology, and accumulated knowledge of metallurgy. So what is Advanced Lithographic Electroforming, and what does it mean for the manufacturing industries?

Advanced Lithographic Electroforming: what makes Veco the industry leader of precision engineering

How freeform injection molding is democratizing tool-making thanks to the use of intuitive 3D printers and a simple overall molding solution.

3D Printed Injection Molding for Anyone?

Metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding have their advantages and disadvantages, but how do you pick the process that's right for your next manufacturing or repair project?

MIG vs TIG welding: Picking the right process for joining metals

Find out about where 3D printing started and how it became the exciting technology and industry it is today.

The complete history of 3D printing

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Stereolithography is an excellent choice for rapid prototyping and project designs that require the production of very accurate and finely detailed parts. It also offers a broad range of different materials with a range of tensile strengths, flexibility and elongation to break point.

Protolabs Insight - Stereolithography Material Selection

Compare injection-moulded thermoplastics to ‘thermoplastic-like’ materials in stereolithography

Selecting a Material for Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing

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