3-D Printing Breakthrough for Lightweight Syntactic Foams Could Help Submarines Dive Deeper

A team of materials scientists at NYU Tandon School of Engineering has developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam. … In two papers published in JOM, the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Nikhil Gupta, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, student researchers in his Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at NYU Tandon’s Mechanical Engineering Department, and collaborators in India reported they had developed syntactic-foam filaments and processes to 3D print them using off-the-shelf commercial printers. 

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