3D Printing News Unpeeled: Supercomputer Simulation and Eye Tissue Models

Share this Article

The National Eye Institute (NEI), has 3D printed scaffolds and tissue for the outer blood-retina barrier which lets them create retina tissue models. These models could make it easier to do research into age-related macular degeneration and other diseases that cause vision loss. 

The ExaAm project marries exascale computing, with 3D printing. Simulation of parts has been difficult so far and the project aims to release a series of tools publicly that will allow the simulation of entire parts. The team looked at melt pool behavior, solidification, microstructure formation, part properties and overall part performance using cutting edge super computers. A group comprising of people from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to make 3D printing more commonplace by enabling complete simulation of parts. 

Share this Article

Recent News

Ursa Major and JobsOhio to Establish $14.5M 3D Printing Hub in Youngstown

Obayashi Establishes Singapore Base for Construction 3D Printing R&D


3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns

You May Also Like

NIST Announces Up to $70M Funding Opportunity for New AI-Driven Manufacturing USA Institute

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC), has announced a funding opportunity worth up to $70 million over five years, for...

3D Printing News Briefs, July 20, 2024: Aerospace Certification, 3D Printed House, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, A3D Manufacturing received an important aerospace certification, and Photocentric introduced its new large-format 3D printer array, called JENI. Black Diamond is using Formlabs technology...

Al Arkan to 3D Print in Saudi and Beyond, Interview with Tarek Alhalabi

Dar Al Arkan is a Saudi-listed real-estate company that has built over 15,000 homes as well as malls, planned developments, and luxury villas. Active in eight countries, including Saudi Arabia,...


Not a Metal 3D Printer: Arizona Startup Rosotics Launches the Halo ‘Supercreator’

In one of the boldest additive manufacturing (AM) industry launches in some time, Rosotics, the Arizona-based startup specializing in making robotic production ecosystems for the space and defense sectors, has...