Student Takes A Look at Several Metal 3D Printed Antennas for Thesis Paper

Student Takes A Look at Several Metal 3D Printed Antennas for Thesis Paper

In a thesis entitled “Design of Microwave Components using Direct Metal Laser Sintering,” a Waterford Institute of Technology student named Deepak Shamvedi discusses using 3D printing to fabricate several microwave components, including the first-ever 3D printed metal Sierpinski gasket antenna, with multiple resonance characteristics. Shamvedi chose the Sierpinski gasket antenna because of its complexity, aiming […]

In a thesis entitled “Design of Microwave Components using Direct Metal Laser Sintering,” a Waterford Institute of Technology student named Deepak Shamvedi discusses using 3D printing to fabricate several microwave components, including the first-ever 3D...
Lifting the Barriers to Incorporating 3D Printing in Fashion Design Education

Lifting the Barriers to Incorporating 3D Printing in Fashion Design Education

3D printing is working its way more and more into the world of fashion. Whether it’s on the runways, in wearable collections or both, 3D printing is appearing in a variety of designers’ work. Just how important is 3D printing to the fashion industry, however? Will the technology truly change fashion design on a significant […]

3D printing is working its way more and more into the world of fashion. Whether it’s on the runways, in wearable collections or both, 3D printing is appearing in a variety of designers’ work. Just how important is 3D printing to the fashion industry,...
3D Printed Capsules Deliver Drugs and Communicate via Bluetooth

3D Printed Capsules Deliver Drugs and Communicate via Bluetooth

One of the most interesting developments in medicine is the ability to customize drugs, and 3D printing has played a big role in the advancement of this kind of patient-specific capability. In a fascinating convergence of multiple forms of technology – including 3D printing – researchers at MIT, Draper University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have […]

One of the most interesting developments in medicine is the ability to customize drugs, and 3D printing has played a big role in the advancement of this kind of patient-specific capability. In a fascinating convergence of multiple forms of technology – including...
3D Printing Chiral Metamaterials Using Cobalt Chromium

3D Printing Chiral Metamaterials Using Cobalt Chromium

In a paper entitled “3D-Printed Chiral Metasurface as Dichroic Dual-Band Polarization Converter,” a team of researchers discusses designing a 3D chiral metasurface behaving as a spatial polarization converter with asymmetric transmission. “The metasurface is made of a lattice of metallic sesquialteral (one and a half pitch) helical particles,” the researchers explain. “Each particle contains six […]

In a paper entitled “3D-Printed Chiral Metasurface as Dichroic Dual-Band Polarization Converter,” a team of researchers discusses designing a 3D chiral metasurface behaving as a spatial polarization converter with asymmetric transmission. “The...
3D Printing Tools for Treating Dyslexia

3D Printing Tools for Treating Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not an uncommon disorder, and it affects only writing, not speech or any other aspect of life. It is frequently diagnosed in early childhood, and specialized teaching devices are used to treat it. In a paper entitled “Design and production of plastic parts for read-write didactic equipment using 3D printer,” a group of […]

Dyslexia is not an uncommon disorder, and it affects only writing, not speech or any other aspect of life. It is frequently diagnosed in early childhood, and specialized teaching devices are used to treat it. In a paper entitled “Design and production of plastic...
Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques that limit designers to working in a two-dimensional space. But in a paper entitled “Fabrication of fluidic reactors by a customized 3D printing process,” a […]

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques that limit designers to working in a...
Autodesk Introduces Mobile Additive Manufacturing Toolbox To 3D Print On Location

Autodesk Introduces Mobile Additive Manufacturing Toolbox To 3D Print On Location

Autodesk has long been a big part of the 3D printing industry. Its software has been used in everything from automotive design to prosthetics, and the company has participated directly in several groundbreaking projects, such as the first 3D printed certified ship’s propeller. The WAAMpeller was 3D printed using the additive manufacturing technology known as Wire […]

Autodesk has long been a big part of the 3D printing industry. Its software has been used in everything from automotive design to prosthetics, and the company has participated directly in several groundbreaking projects, such as the first 3D printed certified...
Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue Constructs,” a group of researchers discusses the development of a bioink using alginate and fish gelatin (f-gelatin). They created a marine-based interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) consisting […]

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue Constructs,” a group of researchers discusses the development of a...
Relativity Space 3D Prints 11-Foot-Tall Fuel Tank with Stargate 3D Printer

Relativity Space 3D Prints 11-Foot-Tall Fuel Tank with Stargate 3D Printer

Relativity Space is not alone in wanting to 3D print rockets – there are plenty of companies with the goal of doing just that. What makes Relativity stand out, however, is that it has the means to 3D print entire rockets with almost no intervention from humans. The company’s massive Stargate 3D printer utilizes 18-foot-tall robotic […]

Relativity Space is not alone in wanting to 3D print rockets – there are plenty of companies with the goal of doing just that. What makes Relativity stand out, however, is that it has the means to 3D print entire rockets with almost no intervention from humans....
Local Motors Announces Second Olli Challenge

Local Motors Announces Second Olli Challenge

Olli, the autonomous 3D printed shuttle from Local Motors, has appeared in locations around the world, from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. to Berlin. Now Local Motors is opening a second fleet challenge for Olli, opening up entries to the D.C. area. The challenge asks municipalities, campuses and designated districts to propose a short-term, local use […]

Olli, the autonomous 3D printed shuttle from Local Motors, has appeared in locations around the world, from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. to Berlin. Now Local Motors is opening a second fleet challenge for Olli, opening up entries to the D.C. area. The challenge asks...
3D Printed Bar is Center of a Technological Party Experience

3D Printed Bar is Center of a Technological Party Experience

3D printing has made its way into alcohol establishments before, from bars that offer 3D printing services while you drink to bars with 3D printed taps. Distilling company Bulleit, however, has taken things a step further by 3D printing an entire bar itself. The 3D printed bar is part of a full experience called the Bulleit 3D […]

3D printing has made its way into alcohol establishments before, from bars that offer 3D printing services while you drink to bars with 3D printed taps. Distilling company Bulleit, however, has taken things a step further by 3D printing an entire bar itself. The 3D...
Researchers Use CFD Simulation to Determine Ideal Rate of Extrusion and Toolpath in FDM

Researchers Use CFD Simulation to Determine Ideal Rate of Extrusion and Toolpath in FDM

In a paper entitled “Numerical Modeling of the Material Deposition and Contouring Precision in Fused Deposition Modeling,” a group of researchers discusses how they used computation fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate the flow of the material extruded from the nozzle of a 3D printer. The molten thermoplastic was modeled as an incompressible Newtonian fluid with […]

In a paper entitled “Numerical Modeling of the Material Deposition and Contouring Precision in Fused Deposition Modeling,” a group of researchers discusses how they used computation fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate the flow of the material extruded from...
MakerBot Introduces a New 3D Printer, the Method

MakerBot Introduces a New 3D Printer, the Method

MakerBot, which has been producing desktop 3D printers for years, is introducing its first performance 3D printer, described as “bridging the gap” between desktop and industrial 3D printing. The Method 3D printer offers features previously only available on industrial 3D printers at a much lower cost, using industrial technologies and expertise from parent company Stratasys. […]

MakerBot, which has been producing desktop 3D printers for years, is introducing its first performance 3D printer, described as “bridging the gap” between desktop and industrial 3D printing. The Method 3D printer offers features previously only available...
3D Printing Used to Predict Behavior of Replacement Heart Valves

3D Printing Used to Predict Behavior of Replacement Heart Valves

3D printing has been studied by several different institutions as a method for aiding in a process called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate to severe blockage of the aortic valve, often caused by calcified deposits that build up […]

3D printing has been studied by several different institutions as a method for aiding in a process called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate to severe blockage of the...
Comparing a 3D Printed Patient Specific Thumb Splint to a Traditional One

Comparing a 3D Printed Patient Specific Thumb Splint to a Traditional One

A thumb splint may seem like a simple device, designed to keep an injured thumb stable so that it can heal. But according to a pair of researchers from Deakin University, upper limb splints often do not fit optimally and thus are underused by patients, resulting in a less than optimal recovery. In a paper […]

A thumb splint may seem like a simple device, designed to keep an injured thumb stable so that it can heal. But according to a pair of researchers from Deakin University, upper limb splints often do not fit optimally and thus are underused by patients, resulting in a...
ExOne Introduces the X1 25PRO Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer

ExOne Introduces the X1 25PRO Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer

3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider ExOne is known for its binder jetting technology, including metal binder jetting. The company offers more than 10 different 3D printer models, and recently it announced the latest addition to its inventory: the X1 25PRO. The new 3D printer offers the fine powder capabilities – what ExOne calls “fine […]

3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider ExOne is known for its binder jetting technology, including metal binder jetting. The company offers more than 10 different 3D printer models, and recently it announced the latest addition to its inventory: the...
Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Using an Ecostruder, Recycled E-Waste and Solar Power

Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Using an Ecostruder, Recycled E-Waste and Solar Power

Electronic devices are a part of daily life for people across the world – laptops, smart phones, tablets, fitness bands, etc. They’re wonderful to have for many reasons, but none of these devices last forever, and when they’re discarded, they can do serious harm to the environment. Recycling programs are springing up that can refurbish […]

Electronic devices are a part of daily life for people across the world – laptops, smart phones, tablets, fitness bands, etc. They’re wonderful to have for many reasons, but none of these devices last forever, and when they’re discarded, they can do...
3D Printing Helps Scientists to Understand How Seeds Fly

3D Printing Helps Scientists to Understand How Seeds Fly

Have you ever gone out into your yard and been surprised by a particular plant or tree that seems to have sprung up out of nowhere? It certainly wasn’t planted by you, so how did it get there? There is more than one possible way it may have happened – a seed could have been […]

Have you ever gone out into your yard and been surprised by a particular plant or tree that seems to have sprung up out of nowhere? It certainly wasn’t planted by you, so how did it get there? There is more than one possible way it may have happened – a...
GKN Aerospace Opens New Center of Excellence to Focus on Industry 4.0 Technologies

GKN Aerospace Opens New Center of Excellence to Focus on Industry 4.0 Technologies

Today, GKN Aerospace announced that it is opening a new Global Technology Center in the United Kingdom. The center is being funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute. It is expected to open in 2020 and will be 10,000 square meters, housing 300 engineers. The center will […]

Today, GKN Aerospace announced that it is opening a new Global Technology Center in the United Kingdom. The center is being funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute. It is...
Formlabs Releases Reformulated High Temp Resin for SLA 3D Printing

Formlabs Releases Reformulated High Temp Resin for SLA 3D Printing

Formlabs has announced that it has reformulated its High Temp Resin, which is part of its collection of Engineering Resins for the Form 2 3D printer. The material offers the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any Formlabs resin and is well-suited for 3D printing detailed, precise parts with high thermal stability. The new and improved […]

Formlabs has announced that it has reformulated its High Temp Resin, which is part of its collection of Engineering Resins for the Form 2 3D printer. The material offers the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any Formlabs resin and is well-suited for 3D...
Sculpteo Earns ISO 9001 Standard, Partners with Bombardier

Sculpteo Earns ISO 9001 Standard, Partners with Bombardier

3D printing service Sculpteo has announced that it has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 standard. As defined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), this standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements aims to enhance […]

3D printing service Sculpteo has announced that it has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 standard. As defined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), this standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its...
MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

MIT, which has been responsible for several major 3D printing breakthroughs in various departments, has announced that is has formed a new industry-facing consortium called the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The consortium’s major focus will be on additive manufacturing, and is based on four key pillars: visionary research, scalable education […]

MIT, which has been responsible for several major 3D printing breakthroughs in various departments, has announced that is has formed a new industry-facing consortium called the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The...
Ford Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Center and Showcases 3D Printed Production Parts

Ford Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Center and Showcases 3D Printed Production Parts

Automotive manufacturer Ford has been incorporating 3D printing into its manufacturing procedures for years. Recently the company won three Automotive Innovation Awards for a 3D printed injection mold lifter action, a window alignment feature and an assembly lift assist. While those particular parts were not production parts, Ford is now attracting attention for another 3D […]

Automotive manufacturer Ford has been incorporating 3D printing into its manufacturing procedures for years. Recently the company won three Automotive Innovation Awards for a 3D printed injection mold lifter action, a window alignment feature and an assembly lift...
Fraunhofer Develops New Plasma Jet Technique for 3D Printing Customized Bone Implants

Fraunhofer Develops New Plasma Jet Technique for 3D Printing Customized Bone Implants

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST have developed a technique that involves 3D printing bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable and variable in dimensions. Conventional surface treatments that use low pressure or atmospheric pressure techniques have limited penetration into the interior of bone implants, but Fraunhofer’s technique uses a […]

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST have developed a technique that involves 3D printing bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable and variable in dimensions. Conventional surface treatments that use low pressure...
CERN Deploys Solukon’s Depowdering Units for Titanium Alloy 3D Printed Components

CERN Deploys Solukon’s Depowdering Units for Titanium Alloy 3D Printed Components

Metal 3D printing generally requires a lot of work, even after the part has been printed. Not only do supports need to be removed, but excess powder needs to be cleaned off the part – and that’s easier said than done, as metal 3D printing powder is hazardous to handle, for one thing, and for […]

Metal 3D printing generally requires a lot of work, even after the part has been printed. Not only do supports need to be removed, but excess powder needs to be cleaned off the part – and that’s easier said than done, as metal 3D printing powder is...
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