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.
Thermosets are irreversibly hardened by curing. Learn about the two distinct ways of curing thermosets, which are used in Additive Manufacturing processes.
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!
Thermoplastics are materials that become pliable when heated to a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. Learn about their molecular structure, amorphous and semi-crystalline thermoplastics and more!
Thermoplastics and thermosets are important materials in Additive Manufacturing. Learn about the difference between monomers and polymers, their molecular structures and distinct characteristics.
Before we dive into the material science of processing materials with different Additive Manufacturing technologies, we introduce common material groups, distinct molecular structures of material classes as well as discuss other materials used for non-technical applications.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has matured over the last decades and has become a constant in our product design and development cycles and is debuting in more and more new products. At NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing, we see more and more customers in the field of Additive Manufacturing using our equipment to select materials and optimize their processes. Learn more about Additive Manufacturing in our articles and videos!
In 2020, we started our “Material Science in Additive Manufacturing” video series as we faced an increasing interest from the industry to perfect their 3D printing processes and outcomes. First, we focused on understanding the 7 different Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. In the advanced section, we will dive deeper and look at the underlying material science as well as the methods suitable to analyze the materials and to optimize processes