Search Results For:

poly(lactic acid)

Progress in 3D Printing Microelectromechanical Systems

Tomasz Blachowicz and Andrea Ehrmann, from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland and Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany, respectively, have released the details of their recent study…

Focus on Improving PLA Mechanical Properties with Addition of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)

In ‘Improving Mechanical Properties for Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing of Poly(Lactic Acid) by Annealing and blending with Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate),’ researchers from Ghent University in Belgium, and Sichuan University in China, explore new…

New Research Summary of 3D Printing Materials and Methods for Batteries and Supercapacitors

Because the technology can achieve complex shapes and structures and multifunctional material systems, a trio of researchers in Ireland – Umair Gulzar, Colm Glynn, and Colm O’Dwyer – were interested…

3D Printing Microstructures for New Drug Delivery Systems with SPHRINT

In the recently published, ‘SPHRINT – Printing Drug Delivery Microspheres from Polymeric Melts,’ authors Tal Shpigel, Almog Uziel, and Dan Y. Lewitus explore better ways to offer sustained release pharmaceuticals…

Belfast: 3D Printing with Antioxidant PLA Composites Shows Potential in Medical Applications

In the recently published ‘Antioxidant PLA Composites Containing Lignin for 3D Printing Applications: A Potential Material for Healthcare Applications,’ Belfast researchers experiment with new 3D printing materials. Due to its…

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

Teknor Apex Announces New High-Impact, High-Heat PLA Filament

PLA, or polylactic acid, is by far the most popular material to use with your 3D printer. And while it is generally considered one of the easier materials to use, especially…

Magnesium Phosphate Aid Bone Regeneration for 3D Printed Implants

International researchers continue the trend toward overcoming challenges in bone regeneration, sharing the results of their study in the recently published “Tough magnesium phosphate-based 3D-printed implants induce bone regeneration in…

Researchers Address Benefits and Pitfalls in 3D Printing of Tissue

Authors Jesse K. Placone, Bhushan Mahadik, and John P. Fisher explore the benefits and challenges of tissue engineering. In the recently published ‘Addressing present pitfalls in 3D printing for tissue…

A New 3D Printing Method: Tethered Pyro-Electrospinning for 3D Printed Microstructures

Authors Sara Coppola, Giuseppe Nasti, Veronica Vespini, and Pietro Ferraro explore a new technique for 3D printing with biocompatible materials, outlined in ‘Layered 3D Printing by Tethered Pyro-Electrospinning.’ Motivated to…

Researchers Use Aerosol Jet 3D Printing to Develop Neuronal Interface with More Anti-Inflammatory Ability

3D printing has been used in the past to help treat degenerative diseases, or at least make it easier to cope with them. In terms of neurodegenerative diseases, implanted prosthetic devices…

Mayo Clinic Researchers Design 3D Printed Bioabsorbable Scaffold to Help Reconstruct ACL Ligaments and Deliver Time-Released Protein

Whenever I hear someone talk about the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, I know the discussion will gear towards extremely innovative medical procedures, research, and surgical tactics. According to the most…