Virginia Tech experiment makes it possible to 3D print Kapton

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Today is the time to talk about one of the latest developments in terms of 3D printing and especially the materials with which you will be able to start working very soon. According to the latest paper published by a group of researchers from the Virginia TechApparently and after many months of work and research, it is already possible to work with a material such as Kapton on your 3D printer, as long as it uses SLA technology to work.

For those who do not know exactly what Kapton is, just comment that it is a material that is mainly used when it comes to isolate space modules or the different satellites that will orbit the Earth. One of the points that has most complicated the development of this type of material to be printed is that it is marketed in the form of tape, so a new work methodology has had to be designed so that it becomes a gelatinous material. printable.


At Virginia Tech they have achieved that the Kapton can be printed in 3D using SLA technology

Going into a little more detail, especially for those who are not very clear about what Kapton is yet, just comment that it is that kind of silver envelope that appears surrounding the body of the most sensitive components that we can find in the structure of any type of, for example, satellite before it is sent into space.

Among the most interesting features that Kapton can offer, it is worth highlighting that it is a material that can withstand temperatures above 500 degrees. As a final detail, just tell you that we are dealing with an experimental material, or at least that is what its discoverers have commented. On the other hand, they hope that it can have immediate applications.

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