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Title: Suitability for 3D Printed Parts for Laboratory Use

3D printing has become popular for a variety of users, from industrial to the home hobbyist, to scientists and engineers interested in producing their own laboratory equipment. In order to determine the suitability of 3D printed parts for our plasma physics laboratory, we measured the accuracy, strength, vacuum compatibility, and electrical properties of pieces printed in plastic. The flexibility of rapidly creating custom parts has led to the 3D printer becoming an invaluable resource in our laboratory and is equally suitable for producing equipment for advanced undergraduate laboratories.
Authors:
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  1. PPPL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1182192
Report Number(s):
PPPL-5057
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Journal of Physics
Publisher:
American Journal of Physics
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Contributing Orgs:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY 3D printing