WACKER Opens New ACEO Open 3D Print Lab at Ann Arbor Facility

WACKER Opens New ACEO Open 3D Print Lab at Ann Arbor Facility

Munich-based WACKER is known for their expertise in manufacturing and supplying chemicals and materials to industry leaders. They are now adding to their silicone research and development facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated a portion of it to an ACEO® Open Print Lab. With 3D printers already on site, they will be advising on additive […]

Munich-based WACKER is known for their expertise in manufacturing and supplying chemicals and materials to industry leaders. They are now adding to their silicone research and development facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated a portion of it to an ACEO® Open...
Berkeley Researchers Studying Progress & Challenges in 4D Printing

Berkeley Researchers Studying Progress & Challenges in 4D Printing

While 3D printing allows for many users to create complex geometries not before possible, 4D printing does that and more with materials and textures that respond to their environment and then revert to their original shape when exposed to other features like temperature. Zhizhou Zhang, Kahramen G. Demir, and Grace X. Gu (all from University […]

While 3D printing allows for many users to create complex geometries not before possible, 4D printing does that and more with materials and textures that respond to their environment and then revert to their original shape when exposed to other features like...
Rutgers Engineers 4D Printing Smart Metamaterials for Industrial Applications

Rutgers Engineers 4D Printing Smart Metamaterials for Industrial Applications

Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advancing beyond the realm of 3D printing, now fabricating smart materials in 4D that will transform as needed, according to their environment. Such structures could become transforming for numerous high-level applications, with shock-absorbing materials that will change as needed, for use in examples such as: aircraft or drone design […]

Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advancing beyond the realm of 3D printing, now fabricating smart materials in 4D that will transform as needed, according to their environment. Such structures could become transforming for numerous high-level...
Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that in past years there have been glaring improvements needed for implants such as those created for the lower area of the jaw known as the […]

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that in past years there have been glaring improvements...
GE Additive to Lead GA-ASI in Accelerating Industrial Growth with Additive Manufacturing

GE Additive to Lead GA-ASI in Accelerating Industrial Growth with Additive Manufacturing

Another dynamic collaboration is in the works as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has selected GE Additive as a consultant in their latest mission for accelerating and strengthening their metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes. GE’s consultancy division, AddWorksTM will be teaming up with GA-ASI as they begin reaping all the benefits of 3D […]

Another dynamic collaboration is in the works as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has selected GE Additive as a consultant in their latest mission for accelerating and strengthening their metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes. GE’s...
University of Missouri: Thesis Student 3D Prints Collagen to Create Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

University of Missouri: Thesis Student 3D Prints Collagen to Create Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

University of Missouri thesis student, Christopher John Glover, explores the use of 3D printed structures in bioprinting, outlining his findings further in ‘In Situ Polymerizing Collagen for the Development of 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.’ Extolling the virtues of collagen while also discussing challenges in using it, Glover explains that this natural material has been […]

University of Missouri thesis student, Christopher John Glover, explores the use of 3D printed structures in bioprinting, outlining his findings further in ‘In Situ Polymerizing Collagen for the Development of 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.’ Extolling the...
UK Researchers Customize Resins for SLA 3D Printing of Continuous Flow Microreactors

UK Researchers Customize Resins for SLA 3D Printing of Continuous Flow Microreactors

“Solar energy is by far the largest resource, amongst renewable energy sources, providing our planet with more energy in one hour than all of the energy consumed by humans in an entire year.” [1] 3D printing and energy combined create a lot of excitement in the research realm, with obvious and vast potential to be […]

“Solar energy is by far the largest resource, amongst renewable energy sources, providing our planet with more energy in one hour than all of the energy consumed by humans in an entire year.” [1] 3D printing and energy combined create a lot of excitement in the...
What Would Michelangelo Say? David is Re-Created on the Microscale with Metal 3D Printing

What Would Michelangelo Say? David is Re-Created on the Microscale with Metal 3D Printing

Michelangelo’s David is one of the most well-known renaissance sculptures, created in the very early 1500s from a choice piece of marble. The original, currently on display at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, stands just a little over 14 feet high and is a masterpiece of a representation from the fable of David and Goliath. […]

Michelangelo’s David is one of the most well-known renaissance sculptures, created in the very early 1500s from a choice piece of marble. The original, currently on display at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, stands just a little over 14 feet high and is a...
Chemists Streamline Techniques for 3D and 4D Printing with Multiple Materials

Chemists Streamline Techniques for 3D and 4D Printing with Multiple Materials

If your mind hasn’t been blown enough with 3D printing, bioprinting, and the potential for everything from 3D printed homes, cars, and even organs—get ready to be awed even further as researchers streamline multimaterial and multi-dimensional manufacturing for users around the world. Researchers J.J. Schwartz and A.J. Boydston detail their new technique further in ‘Multimaterial […]

If your mind hasn’t been blown enough with 3D printing, bioprinting, and the potential for everything from 3D printed homes, cars, and even organs—get ready to be awed even further as researchers streamline multimaterial and multi-dimensional manufacturing for users...
Mexico: Researchers Test 3D Printed Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels

Mexico: Researchers Test 3D Printed Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels

Alginate, often used in research as it can be molded into stable structures, now plays a part in a study performed by scientists in Mexico, creating porous networks with hydrogels and outlining their findings in ‘Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels Reinforced with TiO2 and β-TCP Fabricated by Microextrusion-based Printing for Tissue Regeneration.’ Hydrogel scaffolds have the potential to […]

Alginate, often used in research as it can be molded into stable structures, now plays a part in a study performed by scientists in Mexico, creating porous networks with hydrogels and outlining their findings in ‘Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels Reinforced with TiO2 and...
Japan: Researchers BioPrint & Implant Esophageal Cells Without Scaffolds

Japan: Researchers BioPrint & Implant Esophageal Cells Without Scaffolds

Researchers from Nagasaki University have recently made further progress in bioprinting—and without the use of scaffolds. As they become closer to their goal of 3D printing the human esophagus, the authors detail their current findings in Regeneration of esophagus using a scaffold-free biomimetic structure created with bio-three-dimensional printing. Pointing out that they are not the […]

Researchers from Nagasaki University have recently made further progress in bioprinting—and without the use of scaffolds. As they become closer to their goal of 3D printing the human esophagus, the authors detail their current findings in Regeneration of esophagus...
Researchers Survey UK Clinicians on Effectiveness of 3D Printed Coronary Anomaly Models

Researchers Survey UK Clinicians on Effectiveness of 3D Printed Coronary Anomaly Models

Researchers have come together to study the feasibility of using 3D printed medical models in detecting coronary cardiac anomalies (CCAs). Their findings were published in ‘Evaluating 3D-printed models of coronary anomalies: a survey among clinicians and researchers at a university hospital in the UK.’ As the researchers point out, 3D printing offers a wide range […]

Researchers have come together to study the feasibility of using 3D printed medical models in detecting coronary cardiac anomalies (CCAs). Their findings were published in ‘Evaluating 3D-printed models of coronary anomalies: a survey among clinicians and researchers...
3D Printing GRCop-42: NASA Unveils Special Rocket Engine Alloy

3D Printing GRCop-42: NASA Unveils Special Rocket Engine Alloy

Engineers at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) have recently 3D printed near-fully-dense GRCop-42 components. As is so often the case with today’s 3D printed components, these latest parts may also prove to outshine those typically made through more conventional methods. The GRCop-42’s 3D printing process and parameters were […]

Engineers at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) have recently 3D printed near-fully-dense GRCop-42 components. As is so often the case with today’s 3D printed components, these latest parts may also prove to outshine those...
Air Force Research Laboratory Testing 3D Printed Parts for Motors

Air Force Research Laboratory Testing 3D Printed Parts for Motors

In ‘3D Printed Motor: In-House Seedling Effort: Experiential Training for Building and Experimentally Testing a Motor Using 3D Printed Elements,’ authors Kevin J. Yost and Maxwell Stelmack discuss what they learned in a two-month technical sprint with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), meant to teach 3D printing skills and present challenges that would allow […]

In ‘3D Printed Motor: In-House Seedling Effort: Experiential Training for Building and Experimentally Testing a Motor Using 3D Printed Elements,’ authors Kevin J. Yost and Maxwell Stelmack discuss what they learned in a two-month technical sprint with the Air Force...
UK Researchers Use 3D Printing to Evoke Sensory Food Experiences

UK Researchers Use 3D Printing to Evoke Sensory Food Experiences

Food and water are necessary for humans to survive, no matter what, but they are also often a source of enjoyment too, leading to the questioning adage of whether some of us eat to live—or live to eat. But what about eating to reinforce sentimental moments, and to improve your memory? UK researchers studied the […]

Food and water are necessary for humans to survive, no matter what, but they are also often a source of enjoyment too, leading to the questioning adage of whether some of us eat to live—or live to eat. But what about eating to reinforce sentimental moments, and to...
CELLINK and Volumetric Release New Lumen X for Bioprinting Larger Vascular Structures

CELLINK and Volumetric Release New Lumen X for Bioprinting Larger Vascular Structures

The realm of 3D printing operates on many levels, with those innovating in the medical arena constantly pushing more dynamic and complex processes forward via new hardware, 3D software, and a wide range of materials. Intense collaborations are common between industry leaders too as they bring different talents and resources forward to provide users with […]

The realm of 3D printing operates on many levels, with those innovating in the medical arena constantly pushing more dynamic and complex processes forward via new hardware, 3D software, and a wide range of materials. Intense collaborations are common between industry...
DTU and TU Delft: Stress Adapted Orthotropic Infill for 3D Printing

DTU and TU Delft: Stress Adapted Orthotropic Infill for 3D Printing

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) teamed up recently to improve functionality with infill in orthotropic materials as well as studying how they could further optimize performance and overall quality in such objects. Authors Jeroen P.Groen, JunWu, and Ole Sigmund detail their findings […]

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) teamed up recently to improve functionality with infill in orthotropic materials as well as studying how they could further optimize performance and...
Biological Gradients Help Researchers Understand More in Bioprinting

Biological Gradients Help Researchers Understand More in Bioprinting

Gradients present in structures today help us understand more about their properties, and this is critical in areas like bioprinting. Through replicating gradients we can begin to make accurate high resolution parts and scaffolds. Researchers explored these needs further in a recently published paper, ‘Engineering Biological Gradients.’ Tissue engineering is growing more and more of […]

Gradients present in structures today help us understand more about their properties, and this is critical in areas like bioprinting. Through replicating gradients we can begin to make accurate high resolution parts and scaffolds. Researchers explored these needs...
California State University: 3D Printing Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics

California State University: 3D Printing Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics

Reza Hajiha, a thesis student from California State University, explores more complex issues in 3D printing with metal in ‘A Novel Method in Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics Reinforcement by Thermal Decomposition of Aluminum Sulfate.’ Examining the miracle of 3D printing further, Hajiha discusses requirements for strength and durability in parts being […]

Reza Hajiha, a thesis student from California State University, explores more complex issues in 3D printing with metal in ‘A Novel Method in Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics Reinforcement by Thermal Decomposition of Aluminum Sulfate.’...
Singapore: 3D Bioprinting with Magnesium Alloys to Create Bone Scaffolds

Singapore: 3D Bioprinting with Magnesium Alloys to Create Bone Scaffolds

Strides in the medical field today via 3D printing have been staggering, and especially in bioprinting, with many different technologies and materials being created. Now, researchers in Singapore are exploring the use of alloys like magnesium in fabricating scaffolding, with their findings detailed in ‘Additive manufacturing of magnesium–zinc–zirconium (ZK) alloys via capillary-mediated binderless three-dimensional printing.’ […]

Strides in the medical field today via 3D printing have been staggering, and especially in bioprinting, with many different technologies and materials being created. Now, researchers in Singapore are exploring the use of alloys like magnesium in fabricating...
University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial Pressure.’ Rane opens by discussing the revolutionary and disruptive qualities of 3D printing […]

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial...
Efficacy of Piezoelectric Micro-jetting Technology in BioPrinting Tested

Efficacy of Piezoelectric Micro-jetting Technology in BioPrinting Tested

Shanghai researchers explore the use of soundwaves and inkjet bioprinting in their recently published work, ‘The Application of Piezoelectric Micro-jetting Technology in the Field of Cell Bioprinting.’ With a study centered around tissue engineering, authors Sun Huaiyuan, Song Xiaokang, Liao Yuehua, and Li Xiaoou further examine piezoelectric parameters, pulse driving voltage waveforms, and bioprinting. The […]

Shanghai researchers explore the use of soundwaves and inkjet bioprinting in their recently published work, ‘The Application of Piezoelectric Micro-jetting Technology in the Field of Cell Bioprinting.’ With a study centered around tissue engineering, authors Sun...
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Researchers Use Liquid-in-Liquid Printing to Create 3D Fluidic Devices

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Researchers Use Liquid-in-Liquid Printing to Create 3D Fluidic Devices

The mixing of oil and water is generally something most of us have no use for, with the two known to be immiscible liquids—meaning they do not combine together and eventually separate into layers. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are currently studying how these types of mixtures could be helpful in a variety of […]

The mixing of oil and water is generally something most of us have no use for, with the two known to be immiscible liquids—meaning they do not combine together and eventually separate into layers. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are currently...
Kansas State University: 3D Freeze Printing Used to Create Batteries

Kansas State University: 3D Freeze Printing Used to Create Batteries

3D design and printing can be integrated into nearly any industry today, but researchers around the world persist in using it to harness energy, and especially for storage—as in the ubiquitous battery. Researchers from Kansas State University examined previous studies and then delved into much more intricate research with an inkjet 3D printer using freeze […]

3D design and printing can be integrated into nearly any industry today, but researchers around the world persist in using it to harness energy, and especially for storage—as in the ubiquitous battery. Researchers from Kansas State University examined previous studies...
Victrex to Make Multi-Million Euro Investment In Bond

Victrex to Make Multi-Million Euro Investment In Bond

Collaborations between dynamic industrial companies are not uncommon in the 3D printing world as it allows for everyone to bring forth their specialties—and combine them for further innovation—along with adding capital to the venture in many cases too. Today, Victrex and Bond announced a partnership meant to improve the supply chain of materials for customers […]

Collaborations between dynamic industrial companies are not uncommon in the 3D printing world as it allows for everyone to bring forth their specialties—and combine them for further innovation—along with adding capital to the venture in many cases too. Today, Victrex...
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