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By Cracking a Metal 3D-Printing Conundrum, Researchers Propel the Technology Toward Widespread Application

Diagram shows X-rays diffraction during 3D printing, with colorized microscopic image showing the orientation of different grains within the material.

Researchers used high-speed X-ray diffraction to identify the crystal structures that form within steel as it is 3D-printed. The angle at which the X-rays exit the metal correspond to the types of crystal structures within.

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