One technology uses magnetic fields to generate mechanical work. The other enhances the magnetic properties of 3D-printed materials. Combined, they could lead to efficient, economical production of magnetic actuators.
Magnetic-field-enhanced binder jet printing is a type of additive manufacturing that uses a magnetic field to align powder particles during printing. By layering powder and a binding liquid, binder jet printing could lower the price of magnetic shape-memory alloys, and open up new possibilities for magnetic actuators in manufacturing, robotics, medical devices engineering, and a variety of other industries.