3D Printing with Carbon Nanotubes
Brandon Sweeney of Texas Tech has devised a way to strengthen 3D printed structures by infusing carbon nanotubes with the printing filament. By infusing Carbon nanotubes with 3D printing filament makes the filament electrically and thermally conductive, and very reactive to microwaves. So when the finished prototype is exposed to microwaves the structure heats up quickly, and the carbon nanotubes make nano anchoring points throughout the structure’s sheering points. This process makes the 3D printed prototype incredibly strong, and drastically decreases prototyping time. Paving a new way of 3D printing with nano reinforced material.
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