Find out more about process parameters and the properties of the starting material including how these affect the properties of the final parts and components.
A way to reduce shrinkage and increase dimensional stability of polymers is the addition of inorganic fillers, for instance glass beads. Learn how to determinethermal expansion of 3D printed samples – both unfilled and filled with hollows glass beads.
Metal-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) encompasses a wide range of technologies such as powder bed fusion (PBF) and metal binder jetting. Learn about the molecular structure of metals and why phase diagrams are important for AM processes.
Conductive fillers in polymer powder, like copper spheres and flakes, influence Additive Manufacturing processes. Learn how laser flash analysis allows determination of process setting to print highest quality parts.
Thermosets are irreversibly hardened by curing. Learn about the two distinct ways of curing thermosets, which are used in Additive Manufacturing processes.
While many of us have an emotional connection to chocolate, practical material science is responsible for the unique appeal that makes chocolate one of the world’s most delightful treats. Learn how to perfect the mouthfeel of chocolate for optimal creaminess and smoothness using the Kinexus Rotational Rheometer!
The build orientation of samples has an effect on the mechanical properties of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) parts. Therefore, thermophysical properties need to be assessed in different directions. Learn how to prepare filled samples for laser flash analysis!
Thermosets offers many opportunities for innovative composite manufacturing. Knowledge about the material science of thermosets is crucial as there are some challenges in producing 3D-printed parts at high rate and high quality. Learn more!
Plastic materials in general are excellent insulators. One measure to ensure fire safety is the addition of flame retardants (FR). Learn about the effects of different flame retardants on fire behavior.
Kunststoffe sind im Allgemeinen ausgezeichnete Isolatoren. Eine gängige Maßnahme zur Gewährleistung des Brandschutzes ist der Zusatz von Flammschutzmitteln (FR). Lernen Sie, wie verschiedene Flammschutzmittel das Brandverhalten beeinflussen.