The future of additive manufacturing: A 3-D multiple materials printing process

By Faye Oney / June 26, 2018

3-D printing typically involves only one material. Researchers have now developed a way to print multiple materials in one process. This method could eventually replace welding and other materials joining technologies.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 7, 2015

Sodium titanate nanowires for nuclear decontamination, pick-and-mix materials for robotics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 7, 2015.

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Fiber optics of the future: Multifunctionality through multimaterials

By / November 27, 2012

Three of the general methodologies for multimaterial fiber preform fabrication. (a) rod-in-tube, (b) extrusion, and (c) stack-and-draw methods. Credit: Tao et al.; IJAGS. Over the last 50 years, optical fibers have moved from novelty to ubiquity. Although we pay little attention to the composition of these fibers, really, why should we? The fact is that…

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