New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics has already been impacted in an extremely positive way, for patients of all ages around the world. Now, women who have undergone mastectomies in New […]

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics has already been impacted in an extremely positive way, for...
BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As bioprinting becomes valuable in so many different areas of […]

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As...
Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) explored this question, publishing results recently in ‘Characterization of in-field additively manufactured polymer composites – hot and dusty […]

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment...
Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered around the study of 3D printing with metal. Using alloy Aluminum 6061 (a material often used for testing), Vishnoi observed […]

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered...
Auricular Reconstruction: Netherlands Researchers 3D Print & Assess New Methods for Making Ears

Auricular Reconstruction: Netherlands Researchers 3D Print & Assess New Methods for Making Ears

As users around the world embrace 3D printing, the impacts continue to grow in a wide range of industries—but particularly medicine as researchers make strides in their own labs with bioprinting, as well as creating medical devices, implants, prostheses, and more. And although 3D printing in the realm of hearing devices and bioprinting of ear […]

As users around the world embrace 3D printing, the impacts continue to grow in a wide range of industries—but particularly medicine as researchers make strides in their own labs with bioprinting, as well as creating medical devices, implants, prostheses, and more. And...
Moon Dust: Is It the Key to Space Colonization? Researchers 3D Print Simulated Regolith to See

Moon Dust: Is It the Key to Space Colonization? Researchers 3D Print Simulated Regolith to See

Our fascination with space travel is never-ending, and the reality that we have been able to travel to the moon is still a source of keen fascination (or perhaps question, if you are a conspiracy theorist on the subject!). Colonization in space is a key factor in many sci-fi movies today, as well as the […]

Our fascination with space travel is never-ending, and the reality that we have been able to travel to the moon is still a source of keen fascination (or perhaps question, if you are a conspiracy theorist on the subject!). Colonization in space is a key factor in many...
Chew on This! Wacker CAPIVA Lets You 3D Print Gum in any Shape

Chew on This! Wacker CAPIVA Lets You 3D Print Gum in any Shape

Chewing gum is a treat most of us have enjoyed since childhood with little thought to how it is made or what it is made of, but as so much is changing today due to progressive technology like 3D printing—those interested in making a variety of different edibles can have more creative control over both […]

Chewing gum is a treat most of us have enjoyed since childhood with little thought to how it is made or what it is made of, but as so much is changing today due to progressive technology like 3D printing—those interested in making a variety of different edibles can...
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Develops 3D Printed Homes That Take Three Days to Build

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Develops 3D Printed Homes That Take Three Days to Build

As 3D printing just continues to gain traction around the world—contributing enormous benefits and innovation to a wide range of industries—India has been embracing the technology and making strides with many different applications. Now, faculty and alumni at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed a new program for 3D printed construction technology and […]

As 3D printing just continues to gain traction around the world—contributing enormous benefits and innovation to a wide range of industries—India has been embracing the technology and making strides with many different applications. Now, faculty and alumni at the...
Louisiana State University: Researchers Develop 3D Printed Phantoms for Better Cancer Treatment

Louisiana State University: Researchers Develop 3D Printed Phantoms for Better Cancer Treatment

A Louisiana State University research team is putting all the benefits of progressive technology into play as they integrate 3D printing further into the field of medicine and diagnostics. Led by Wayne Newhauser, director of the medical physics program at LSU, researchers are going beyond newer but typical contributions to the medical world such as […]

A Louisiana State University research team is putting all the benefits of progressive technology into play as they integrate 3D printing further into the field of medicine and diagnostics. Led by Wayne Newhauser, director of the medical physics program at LSU,...
Irish Researchers Examine Benefits of Kinematic Error Modeling & Error Compensation in 3D Printing

Irish Researchers Examine Benefits of Kinematic Error Modeling & Error Compensation in 3D Printing

While 3D printing has certainly hit the mainstream, industries of all sizes have been using the technology to their benefit due to greater affordability, self-sustainability in creating as the middleman can be eliminated, speed in turnaround for projects—and the ultimate, as objects and projects can now be created that were not thought (or even thought […]

While 3D printing has certainly hit the mainstream, industries of all sizes have been using the technology to their benefit due to greater affordability, self-sustainability in creating as the middleman can be eliminated, speed in turnaround for projects—and the...
India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available for printers of all sizes today, questions continue regarding the strength and […]

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available...
Researchers Explore 3D Printing Embedded PLA Batteries Using Fused Deposition Modeling

Researchers Explore 3D Printing Embedded PLA Batteries Using Fused Deposition Modeling

We rely on many different types of energy sources to get through the day for our mobile power needs, making batteries a big industry. Researchers are continuing to look for ways to refine them for more streamlined use, however. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a Complete Lithium Ion Battery with Fused Filament Fabrication,’ US researchers explore […]

We rely on many different types of energy sources to get through the day for our mobile power needs, making batteries a big industry. Researchers are continuing to look for ways to refine them for more streamlined use, however. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a...
3D Printing in Construction: ICON Seed Funding Yields $9 Million

3D Printing in Construction: ICON Seed Funding Yields $9 Million

3D printing continues to grow around the world, not just in popularity with makers in the mainstream, but also in a wide range of different important industries. The technology of 3D printing is making significant impacts in the way many of us create and are inspired today, as well as manufacture products. While in many […]

3D printing continues to grow around the world, not just in popularity with makers in the mainstream, but also in a wide range of different important industries. The technology of 3D printing is making significant impacts in the way many of us create and are inspired...
Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from animal prosthetics to architectural models. 3D printing and the hardware and software that go along with it have continued to evolve at breakneck speed, and […]

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from animal prosthetics to architectural models. 3D printing and the hardware and...
3D Printing in Residential Construction: Today’s Potential

3D Printing in Residential Construction: Today’s Potential

As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream in recent years—and all around the world—researchers, designers, engineers, and makers in nearly every field found a way to embrace the technology, enticed by infinite opportunities for creation, and many of which would not have been possible previously. You may have found yourself joking initially that soon […]

As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream in recent years—and all around the world—researchers, designers, engineers, and makers in nearly every field found a way to embrace the technology, enticed by infinite opportunities for creation, and many of which...
LumiFold TB to Debut at Maker Faire Rome

LumiFold TB to Debut at Maker Faire Rome

Italy’s Lumi Industries’ journey into desktop 3D printing began over five years ago with development of the initial LumiFold—unique in its affordability and portability. Soon after came the formal inception of Lumi Industries, and multiple campaigns on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter, with their latest innovation about to be on display in multiple upcoming venues, along […]

Italy’s Lumi Industries’ journey into desktop 3D printing began over five years ago with development of the initial LumiFold—unique in its affordability and portability. Soon after came the formal inception of Lumi Industries, and multiple campaigns on both Indiegogo...
Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for items like protheses and implants, industries like aerospace where rockets now bear […]

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for...
3D Printing in Spain: Will You Be Having the Steak or Chicken?

3D Printing in Spain: Will You Be Having the Steak or Chicken?

  3D printing has made headlines around the world due to groundbreaking innovations in the medical field—even allowing for patients’ lives to be saved in some cases due to new implants or devices that would not have been possible previously. The aerospace industry has been affected, allowing for new strides in the manufacturing of rocket […]

  3D printing has made headlines around the world due to groundbreaking innovations in the medical field—even allowing for patients’ lives to be saved in some cases due to new implants or devices that would not have been possible previously. The aerospace...
Poland: Inter-Faculty Project Yields 3D Printed Parts for Silesian Greenpower Racecar

Poland: Inter-Faculty Project Yields 3D Printed Parts for Silesian Greenpower Racecar

3D printing has the potential to become a driving force in automobiles of the future. Allowing for exponentially more economical design and production, as well as invaluable rapid prototyping, this technology has been in use for many of the bigger names in car production for decades; in fact, companies like BMW have employed 3D printers […]

3D printing has the potential to become a driving force in automobiles of the future. Allowing for exponentially more economical design and production, as well as invaluable rapid prototyping, this technology has been in use for many of the bigger names in car...
TU Delft: 3D Printed Chaise Lounge Morphs into a Bed

TU Delft: 3D Printed Chaise Lounge Morphs into a Bed

Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is one of the world’s leading higher learning institutions, evidenced by continual innovations in student research. We have followed as TU Delft faculty have 3D printed electronic devices, students have fabricated parts for racecars, and even performed studies regarding some pretty amazing potential for 3D printed bacteria and its […]

Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is one of the world’s leading higher learning institutions, evidenced by continual innovations in student research. We have followed as TU Delft faculty have 3D printed electronic devices, students have...
Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly ruled by thermoplastics such as ABS and PLA, the list […]

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly...
Pakistani Researchers Create 3D Printed Drug Delivery Device

Pakistani Researchers Create 3D Printed Drug Delivery Device

  Modern-day medicine has advanced enormously in methods for pain management in the last decades, and thankfully so for patients who are in dire need. If you have ever been seriously injured or debilitated by an illness that was accompanied by severe physical discomfort, then you are aware how helpful a fast drug delivery system […]

  Modern-day medicine has advanced enormously in methods for pain management in the last decades, and thankfully so for patients who are in dire need. If you have ever been seriously injured or debilitated by an illness that was accompanied by severe physical...
Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes pressure. While it is understandable that some objects are still works in progress, most of us […]

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes...
Researchers Use AI, 3D Printing & Bending Light for Numerical Calculations

Researchers Use AI, 3D Printing & Bending Light for Numerical Calculations

Today, you will find 3D printers in the most surprising places—and all over the world. Not only that, but they are often busy doing the most surprising things for the human race. If you have been following 3D printing for even the shortest amount of time, then you may have learned to continually expect the […]

Today, you will find 3D printers in the most surprising places—and all over the world. Not only that, but they are often busy doing the most surprising things for the human race. If you have been following 3D printing for even the shortest amount of time, then you may...
OPM Licensed for Marketing & Manufacturing 3D Printed Medical Devices in Asia

OPM Licensed for Marketing & Manufacturing 3D Printed Medical Devices in Asia

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. is a Connecticut-based company we have followed for years as they continue to forge ahead in the realm of 3D printed implants. Their proprietary OsteoFab technology has propelled them into the industry of medical devices in both materials sciences and manufacturing. Now, this will also include the Japanese market as well. […]

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. is a Connecticut-based company we have followed for years as they continue to forge ahead in the realm of 3D printed implants. Their proprietary OsteoFab technology has propelled them into the industry of medical devices in both...
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