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Painting of 3D Printed Objects Simplified for Manufacturing


There has been a lot of progress in 3D printing, but one area that still needs modernization in terms of cost and efficiency is how to paint complex 3D printed objects.


Researchers at Rutgers University believe they can advance this endeavor with a new way to paint objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could help save manufacturers of these products time and money.


A hydrogel lattice without (left) and with (right) coating. The object was painted with a new method developed by researchers at Rutgers University to make the painting of such 3D printed objects more efficient. (Image source: Jonathan P. Singer/Rutgers University , New Brunswick ) The method—which researchers said is more efficient than using conventional sprays and brushes—also paves the way for the design of […]

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