Targeting the stent-manufacturing industry, this fully integrated system uses an integral linear-rotary design, offering two to five times higher throughput than screw-based or more traditional manufacturing, but it can still keep submicron tolerances on tight parts geometries. The system can produce as many stents as ordinary systems, but with fewer parts and taking up less floor space.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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