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Conductive Silver-Nanowire Photopolymer Composites: 3D Printing for Greater Functionality

A large group of researchers convened to explore more about additives and new combinations of materials in 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Functional Printing of Conductive…

LiDar and its Applications Part 11 – Solar Planning

This article talks about the value of solar planning and resource management. The way LiDar technology can be used to help in urban development along with solar energy planning is vital for a Circular Economy thought process.

Interview with Owen Hildreth on Automated Support Removal of Metal 3D Prints

A friend tipped me about Owen Hildreth’s work. The Colorado School of Mines Professor has spent years developing an automated metal support removal process for metal printing. This is the…

Xaar: Open Printheads for Developing Inkjet 3D Printing Technologies

Xaar is a Cambridge based company that makes many different kinds of inkjet head. It is also has invested in High Speed Sintering (HSS), the Factum machine both pioneered by…

Startup Looks to 3D Printing to Make Taller, More Effective Wind Turbines

The average height of wind turbines in the United States is about 80 meters. The taller a wind turbine is, the more valuable and productive it is, as taller turbines…

AFRL Researchers Inspired by Newsprint Use 3D Printing and Perovskites to Fabricate Cost-Efficient Solar Cells

A friend told me once that it was possible to make an inexpensive, working solar oven just by painting a big cardboard box black and lining the inside with tinfoil,…

Aether 1 Bioprinter Beta Units to Be Involved in Massive Research Project Collaboration, Released Later in Year at $9K

In a marketplace that grows more fierce by the day, most 3D printing manufacturers have one typical—and important—focus: sales. From Kickstarter campaigns to unveilings at trade shows all over the…

Move Off the Grid with AMIE: 3D Printed Solar Home & Car Concept Debut at International Builders’ Show 

For as long as most of us can probably remember, keeping up with the Joneses has been a cultural pastime–and the ultimate stressor, keeping many running on that hamster wheel…

Optomec Taps Semitronics to Distribute Their 3D Printed Electronics & Aerosol Jet Systems in the UK & Ireland

New Mexico-based Optomec, among the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial, production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printing metals and 3D printing electronic components, has just signed a distribution deal with Semitronics…

Utilight Reveals Details on New Rapid Solar Cell 3D Printing System

Utilight Reveals Details on New Rapid Solar Cell 3D Printing System

June 8, 2015

In 2012, after completing a successful feasibility study made possible through funding from angel investors and research and development grants from the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist, the team…

Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the…

Finnish Researchers Create Solar Electric Forest with 3D Printed Trees

Solar power technologies are the focus of voluminous research efforts, and now a team of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. are developing a prototype 3D printed…

3D Printed Lenslets Used to Improve Efficiency and Cut Costs of Rooftop Solar Panels

Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) are a technology that generates electricity from sunlight. You probably know that already, but now a team of researchers have worked on enabling CPV systems for rooftop…

Edmund Optics And LUXeXceL Sign Partnership Deal for 3D Printed Optics

If you are a person of a particular vintage, you may recall the ads once placed in printed comic books and magazines for an outfit known as Edmund Scientific. It…

The 3D Printed Solar Bytes Pavilion Records the Day and Plays It Back at Night

Brian Peters is the co-founder of DesignLabWorkshop, and he’s spent the last few years working with 3D printers in his architectural explorations. As part of a month and a half…

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