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Video: No more rivet guns—Unweldable metals can now be 3-D printed, thanks to nanoparticles

By Faye Oney / September 27, 2017

Researchers have successfully 3-D printed unweldable aluminum alloys, incorporating zirconium-based nanopowders into the additive manufacturing process, which prevents hot cracking. They say they can now make any unweldable metal weldable using this process.

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New 3-D printing process creates harder, stronger ceramics that can stand the heat

By Stephanie Liverani / January 12, 2016

The latest breakthrough in 3-D printed ceramics comes from researchers at HRL Laboratories LLC, in Malibu, Calif. The team developed a process that “overcomes the limits of traditional ceramic processing and enables high-temperature, high-strength ceramic components,” according to a HRL news release.

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