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Custom silica, silica-titania inks offer new possibilities for 3-D-printed optical glass

By Faye Oney / April 6, 2018

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have broken the “3-D printed glass barrier” by developing a direct ink writing method to 3-D print optical glass that uses silica and silica titania from sol-gel.

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Additive manufacturing reaches new dimensions for bulk metallic glasses

By April Gocha / March 30, 2018

Researchers at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) have now broken the critical casting thickness—the previous maximum possible size—for fabricating bulk metallic glass by using laser-based powder bed additive manufacturing.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 7, 2018

Scientists catch light squeezing and stretching next-gen data storage material, flexible solar cells for wearables and more, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 7, 2018.

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A new spin on additive manufacturing: Rotational 3-D printing controls fiber orientation to print stronger functional composites

By April Gocha / January 18, 2018

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a novel 3-D printing technique that adds another dimension of control to additively manufactured composites—local microstructural control.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 25, 2017

Taming ‘wild’ electrons in graphene, novel process facilitates production of high-voltage lithium-ion cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 25, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 11, 2017

Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density, a new way to improve solar cells can also benefit self-driving cars, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 11, 2017.

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Senvol database provides one-stop shopping for materials for additive manufacturing

By April Gocha / August 11, 2017

The Senvol Database—the “first and most comprehensive database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials”—contains 1,292 fully and flexibly searchable materials, allowing manufacturers to quickly pinpoint the perfect material for each application.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 2, 2017

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.

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Could this structure allow 3-D printed polymers to replace ceramic materials in body armor?

By April Gocha / June 20, 2017

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.

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Video: 3-D printers could soon ‘print’ entire buildings

By Faye Oney / May 10, 2017

3-D printing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology in many industries. Now, a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a 3-D printing system to construct a large building.

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