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Rutgers Today
Greg Bruno - August 1, 2022
The Multiplexed Fused Filament Fabrication (MF3) method developed by Rutgers University researchers could be used to three-dimensionally (3D)-print large, complex parts at a fraction of the cost of current techniques. MF3 uses a 3D printer’s sliding structure or gantry arm to print individual or multiple parts at the same time. The researchers programmed the prototype with slicer software that maps objects into virtual slices and optimizes gantry arm movements for maximum efficiency, while an array of small nozzles, rather than one large nozzle, deposits molten material. The researchers said the new process boosts printing resolution while reducing the time required for printing. Rutgers’ Jeremy Cleeman said MF3 "could be a game changer” for the 3D-printing industry.