Why Does My 3D Print Warp and How to Stop It

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Dr. Natalie Rudolph explains the basics of shrinkage and warpage of plastic parts and introduces the right analytical instrument to determine the shrinkage potential of different materials. She gives important tips for home users to avoid warpage and curling during the 3D printing process.

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Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: A Crucial Material Property

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The design of parts and components made of fiber-reinforced composites needs to take the coefficient of thermal expansion into account because it determines the extent to which a material changes its dimensions when heated or cooled. Thermomechanical Analysis is the perfect method to predict product performance and processing behavior. Read our contribution to the journal Kunststoffe International for an overview of applications.

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How do I Find the Perfect Print Temperature for my Filament?

NETZSCH 3D Printing Print Temperature

Dr. Natalie Rudolph explains which aspects have to be taken into account to find the best print temperature for your 3D printer. Most importantly, she introduces the Modified Melt Flow Test, which allows home users to easily determine the perfect print temperature for any given filament. All that is needed are a stop watch, a kitchen scale and a sharp object, e.g. a spatula.

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New: Additive Manufacturing Materials in Identify

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The Identify software is one of a kind in the field of Thermal Analysis. Via database comparisons, it only takes a second for Identify to identify and classify your samples. We have added Additive Manufacturing materials to our database! Read more in the article!

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How Photo-DSC Advances Test Protocols of Liquid Samples for Additive Manufacturing

Photopolymers have gained increased importance in many industries. Digital Light Synthesis (DLS), an Additive Manufacturing Technology, is a prime example for the usage of photopolymers. Learn why the NETZSCH Photo-DSC is a proven method to optimize the Additive Manufacturing process.

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What is Circular Economy?

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Circular economy represents an alternative, more sustainable model to the traditional linear economy. We, at NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing, are regularly test temperature-depended properties of sustainable materials. In the next blog articles, we would like to explain circular economy, the role plastics play in it, and how analytical instruments enable the required material development.

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Estimating Residual Stresses in SLS Parts Using DMA

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is one of the most used Additive Manufacturing technologies to produce structural plastic parts. When operated at elevated temperature, any residual stresses could be detrimental for the part performance. In order to better understand residual stresses, knowledge of a material’s modulus is needed. Learn more about residual stress and how to measure the material property using a thermal analysis method.

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Making Biopolymers Processable Using Thermal Analysis and Rheology

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Biopolymers are an attractive alternative to polymers derived from fossil fuel and are mainly used by the packaging industry today. However, their crystallization behavior makes it more difficult to process these new materials. Learn how thermal analysis and rheology provide solutions to study the relevant material properties.

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