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MIT Thesis Explores Topology Optimization for 3D Printing in Construction & Civil Engineering

Andrew Novillo, in writing his thesis for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, explores topology optimized metal in the recently published ‘Experimentation of a topology-optimized metal structural…

Practical Applications of 3D Printing for Civil Engineering

3D printing can dramatically speed up the production of everything from food to prosthetic limbs. When it comes to civil engineering, 3D printing also offers great potential for repairing our…

Civil Engineering Applications: Researchers 3D Print Packaging for Fiber Optic Sensors

In a bustling world full of ever-expanding technology, there is much going on behind the scenes, in the air, and underground, that we don’t even think about. Fiber optics are…

G2 Crowd Releases Grid Reporting on Leaders & High Perfomers in Best Civil Engineering Design Software

When we choose our work and design tools in the 3D design and 3D printing arena, it’s often a true commitment in which direction we might be taking major career…

Swanson School of Engineering & Aerotech Partner to Refine Metal Additive Manufacturing with Fast Computational Modeling

3D printing, now available to anyone who is able save up at least a few hundred bucks and enjoy a minor learning curve, has indeed begun to infiltrate the mainstream….

The Bionic Glove Project Is Giving a Sierra Leone Civil War Survivor a New 3D Printed Hand

Chad Coarsey was born with symbrachydactyly of the left hand, which left him without most of his hand but with a functional wrist. When he was approached by a classmate…

3D Printing Tunneling Machine Takes Second in Elon Musk Competition

Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich won second place at the first Not-A-Boring Competition, a tunnel construction race designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company…

ASU Professor Granted $2M to Accelerate Concrete 3D Printing

Arizona State University (ASU)’s civil engineering Professor Narayanan Neithalath and four colleagues at other universities have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s AccelNet program,…

Harvard Team Develops Shape Memory Material for Smart 3D Printed Fabrics

Researchers at Harvard University‘s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) created a new material from keratin that can be 3D printed into complex shapes and pre-programmed…

US Air Force 3D Printed Runway Project Receives Phase II SBIR Funding

Last year, ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies), which focuses on exploring alternatives to traditional production processes, teamed up with researchers from Purdue University in order to create a 3D…

Korean Team Develops In-Situ Space Construction 3D Printing for NASA Challenge

Developing the capability for in-situ manufacturing using 3D printing technologies is critical to manufacturing and construction in space, especially if we are to explore or inhabit other space environments, such…

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ACCIONA and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

In our most recent roundup of 3D printing webinars and events, we told you about the free “Let’s Talk Concrete 3D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach” webinar by Spanish company ACCIONA….

University of Arkansas: Low Cycle Fatigue in 3D Printed 17-4PH Stainless Steel

Kaley Collins recently presented a thesis, ‘Extremely Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Additively Manufactured 17-4PH Stainless Steel,’ to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Researching the…

Virginia Tech: Analyzing Fresh Mix Properties of 3D Printed Cementitious Materials

Morgan Christen Jenkins recently submitted a Master’s thesis, ‘Fresh Mix Properties and Flexural Analysis with Digital Image Correlation of Additively Manufactured Cementitious Materials,’ to Virginia Tech, focusing on materials in…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part One

Since the 1970s, carbon fiber has been used as a comparatively inexpensive replacement for metals like titanium, due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness. For that reason, finding a…

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