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Transcript: Recently, the who’s-who of 3D printing got together at the International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, to celebrate its Silver Anniversary. Over the course of 25 years, however, the Symposium has grown, welcoming in the newest generation of 3D printing experts. And, this year, the crew honored Dr. Adam Clare, of the University of Nottingham, with the title of International Outstanding Young Researcher.
U of Nottingham has come to the forefront in 3D printing research, covering projects that look into the 3D printing of complex nanoscale structures and 3D printing simulation software. Clare’s work, in particular, focuses on smart material processing. The researcher is working to 3D print materials that change in reaction to their environments. Clare is working on selective laser melting of metal alloys, specifically blending metals during the printing process:
They have had mixed results. Obviously challenges have presented themselves, but notable success has been achieved with a new technique. Early results are encouraging.
In response to the award, Clare said It is a very exciting time to be involved in 3D printing and that he is looking forward to undertaking further research in the future, to further develop our understanding of the potential of this technology.
This 3D printing research is exciting, if still a few years off.