New Heat Treatment Allows 3D-Printed Metals to Withstand Extreme Heat

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-47533
Published February 01, 2023 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

An MIT-developed heat treatment aims to transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making the materials stronger and more resilient in extreme thermal environments. The technique also aims to make it possible to 3D print high-performance blades and vanes for power-generating gas turbines and jet engines, which would enable improved fuel consumption and energy efficiency.