Dresden researchers develop magnetic ‘smart TPU’ for FFF

Researchers from the Dresden University of Technology have formulated and 3D printed a magnetic TPU-based elastomer filament using FFF technology. By utilizing a novel printhead and a magnetic field, the team was able to pre-structure magnetic particles in the thermoplastic elastomer matrix, giving it magnetic properties once extruded. Magnetic ‘smart materials’ The term ‘smart material’ […]