New RMIT research points to stronger 3D printed alloys via sound waves

Researchers from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University School of Engineering have used ultrasonic sound waves to strengthen the properties of 3D printed alloys. A study published today in Nature Communications has demonstrated how high-frequency sound waves can have a significant impact on the inner microstructure of 3D printed alloys. They can cause

RMIT proves 3D printed titanium alloys can be enhanced by addition of copper

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia have trialled a new material for metal 3D printing that combines titanium alloy with copper.  Developed by RMIT’s School of Engineering, titanium-copper alloys were created in a bid to prevent cracking and distortion that can affect titanium when 3D printing. RMIT states that the material