Nature Communications has put together a themed collection that showcases some of the latest interdisciplinary additive manufacturing and 3D printing content published in the journal.

The collection features a publication whose authors include MAPP colleagues, In situ X-ray imaging of defect and molten pool dynamics in laser additive manufacturing, and a Q&A with MAPP Executive member Professor Peter Lee, University College London, in the section titled Insights into 3D printing processes and post-processing.

The introduction to the collection states: "Bespoke manufacturing by design and on-demand is the ultimate goal for various fields ranging from biomaterials to structural materials. Today, additive manufacturing is a quick-moving, interdisciplinary research field. In this collection, we highlight some of the experimental and theoretical work around this topic published in Nature Communications."

The collection was launched on August 17 2020, it can be accessed here, and under the ‘Collections’ tab on the Nature Communications homepage.

The other sections are titled Advances in inks, printing resolution, and printing methods, Biological, electronic, and robotic devices, and Modulating materials properties using 3D printing.

Image from Leung ACL et. al. Nature Communications, 2018 9, 1355 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.