With 3D printing, improving strength is a big part of making the technology practical. A researcher at the University of Texas Arlington has done some work with thermal annealing and annealing with unidirectional (z-direction) pressure. In addition to the strength benefits associated with annealing and pressure, they identified that print parameters are also of key importance in determining the mechanical properties of the parts.
Improving Strength of 3D/AM Material
May 20, 2019