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3D Printing Silica Aerogels for Small Scale Applications

International researchers working with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), led by Shanyu Zhao, Gilberto Siqueira, Wim Malfait and Matthias Koebel, are exploring new ways to…

Sweden: 3D Printed Cellulose Nanofiber Aerogels for Industrial Applications

Researchers in Sweden are digging deeper into the world of 3D printing and the ever-expanding, accompanying science of related materials. Their findings are outlined in the recently published ‘Ambient-Dried, 3D-Printable…

3D Printing in Construction: Fast-setting Aerogel and Phosphate-based Binders Offer Low Conductivity

In this study, researcher Mohammad Hajmohammadian Baghban explores the ever-expanding field of printing with cement and composites. Outlining his findings in the recently published ‘Thermal insulating cementitious composite containing aerogel…

3D Printed Graphene Aerogel May Lead to Powerful Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors are energy storage devices that charge very rapidly and can retain their storage capacity through tens of thousands of charge cycles. Their applications include regenerative braking systems in electric…

Graphene Aerogel Now Holds Guinness World Record for Lightest 3D Printed Structure

There’s a Guinness World Record category for just about everything these days. There’s a record for largest collection of stuffed crocodiles, and a record for fastest text message typed while…

Scientists Research Materials & New Processes for 3D Printing Ultra Light Graphene Aerogels

The doors that 3D printing has opened, one after the other—and at such an accelerated speed—are astounding and seemingly infinite. With incredible designs being produced in nearly every sector from…

3D Printed Graphene Aerogel Microlattices Allow for Better Transport & Energy Storage

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are big fans of using 3D printing and that’s something for naysayers, growing few and far between these days, to note. From creating…

LLNL’s 3D Printed Electrodes Could Convert CO2 to Renewable Energy

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are now 3D printing flow-through electrodes (FTEs), which are critical components in electrochemical reactors. Electrochemical reactors can convert carbon dioxide into…

We Should Mass Customize 3D Printed Screens, Meshes, and Filters

As nTopology’s Duann Scott pointed out that they were seeing “a lot of interest in filtering systems.” It’s good to know that this exciting application is getting some traction. 3D…

Graphene 3D Printing Enables Water Treatment Applications

Aerogels, formed by replacing the liquid in a gel material with a gas so the solid remains the same size, are extremely porous, lightweight yet strong solids, not dissimilar in…

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NASA’s MOXIE with 3D Printed Parts Makes Oxygen on Mars

After arriving on Mars in February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover had several groundbreaking achievements. In early April, the Ingenuity Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a controlled…

3D Printed Batteries: Powering Our Future?

3D printed batteries have been an area of interest for us in the 3D printing industry for a number of years now. Not often discussed, it is something that is…

NOVUM Project Developing Cellulose 3D Printing Pilot Line

As discussed in our series on the relationship between 3D printing and climate change, fossil fuel companies anticipating any regulation in response to global warming have warmed up to the…

AIM Sweden Creates 3D Printed Tooling Solution for Molded Fiber Containers

A team of researchers and engineers at medical and industrial component manufacturer AIM Sweden have been leveraging GE Additive’s 3D printing technology to manufacture sustainable paper food and drink containers…

US Army Invests $5.4M in New Polymer Making Technology from Case Western

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), in Ohio, teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Lab to manufacture a new lightweight and high-performance polymer that could have potential applications…

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