Clare Scott

3D Printing Hierarchical Porous Materials

Hierarchical porous materials are commonly found in nature and have numerous applications as well, such as catalytic supports, biological scaffolds and lightweight structures. 3D printing has allowed for the fabrication…

Life Beyond 3DPrint.com

In 2015, I started writing as a freelancer for 3DPrint.com, which was at that time still a new publication. My first article ever was a profile of a startup called…

3D Printing Twisting and Rotational Bistable Structures

In a paper entitled “3D printing of twisting and rotational bistable structures with tuning elements,” a group of researchers points out that most 3D printed structures so far have been…

BEEVERYCREATIVE Continues Work with ESA: New ISS 3D Printer to be Developed

BEEVERYCREATIVE first established an outer space connection in 2016, when the Portuguese company was asked by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a breadboard, or prototype, 3D printer for…

3D Printed Robotic Mesh Structures Controlled by Magnetic Fields

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new kind of robot – one that floats on water and can be controlled with applied magnetic fields. These 3D printed flexible…

Researchers Work to Improve PLA Properties Through Thermal Treatment

PLA is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials, but it is not without its problems. According to a group of researchers in a paper entitled “In-process thermal…

The Effects of Various Additives on 3D Printed Potatoes

In a thesis entitled “Study and Characterization of Microstructural and Physio-chemical properties of potato products for 3D Food Printing,” author Iman Dankar discusses the conduction of a study of the…

CreativeBot Duo Arrives on the Market Offering Large Format Dual Extrusion 3D Printing

Ethan Baehrend is only 18 years old but has already launched a 3D printing company and new 3D printer. Creative 3D Technologies officially launches today, based in Chicago, Illinois and…

Children Design Playground Equipment to Test 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Software

In a thesis entitled “Designing Playground Equipment with VR and 3D Printing,” author Christian Knaapen argues that virtual reality is necessary in designing objects in 3D. In CAD programs, he…

Aether Partners with Two UK Universities to Democratize 3D Printed Nanotechnology

Aether, manufacturer of the Aether 1 bioprinter, announced in 2016 that it would be collaborating with multiple universities on a massive, multifaceted research project utilizing the bioprinter. The project has…

ORNL Polyester and Vinylester as Possible Materials for Large-Scale 3D Printing

In a paper entitled “Vinylester and Polyester 3D Printing,” researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) teamed up with researchers from Polynt Composites USA to evaluate the feasibility of 3D printing…

The Barnes Group Advisors Licenses Educational Material to South African Start-Up

The Barnes Group Advisors is a global Additive Manufacturing Engineering Consultancy working toward industrializing the technology. Part of its services include training in additive manufacturing with what it calls its Activate…

Iris van Herpen Branches Out but Doesn’t Ignore 3D Printing for Latest Collection

Many fashion designers have begun incorporating 3D printing into their work, but among the very first to do so was Iris van Herpen. She will always be known as the leader…

Less Than One Week to Register for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit on 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

Without exception, medicine and dentistry affect everyone – and that means that 3D printing affects everyone. The technology is becoming such a part of the medical and dental industries that…

3D Printed Prosthetics and Simulator Could Lead to Optimized Devices

In a thesis entitled “Optimizing 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand and Simulator,” author Stephen Estelle discusses an investigation of the use of an upper extremity prosthetic simulator for those who are…

3D Printing Metals Onto Fabric for Inexpensive Antenna, Sensors and Wearables

A group of researchers from Imperial College London has developed a technique for 3D printing metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics. The process could also be used…

3D Printed Electrodes Make Microfluidic Devices Cheaper and Quicker to Fabricate

Researchers at Imperial College London wanted to develop a microfluidic biosensor for analysis of cancer cells that was quicker and easier to produce. A microfluidic device involves biological material traveling through…

TU Delft Researchers Discuss Microstructural Optimization for 3D Printing Trabecular Bone

Trabecular bone, also known as spongy or cancellous bone, is one of two types of bone found in the human body. It is found at the end of long bones,…

The New gMax 2 3D Printer From gCreate Has Been Redesigned and is Even Bigger

Brooklyn 3D printing company gCreate has a several-year history of building super-sized desktop 3D printers, starting with its gMax 1.5 and gMax 1.5 XT in 2014. The gMax 1.5+ and gMax…

Fortify Raises $2.5 Million in Seed Funding and Introduces Fluxprint Technology

Boston-based startup Fortify is an exciting company offering a new Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) technology called Fluxprint. Fluxprint combines Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology with magnetics to produce composite parts with…

Plant-Derived Photoinitiator Free Resins as Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Photopolymers

In a paper entitled “Photoinitiator Free Resins Composed of Plant-Derived Monomers for the Optical µ-3D Printing of Thermosets,” a group of researchers discusses their investigation of acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) and mixtures…

Researchers Test PLA CaC03 Composite Materials to Make 3D Printed Splints

In a paper entitled “Novel PLA-CaCO3 Composites in Additive Manufacturing of Upper Limb Casts and Orthotics—A Feasibility Study,” a group of researchers looks at 3D printing to treat upper limb…

When Should 3D Printing Be Used in Sand Casting?

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper…

3D Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection is Inspired by Nature and Custom Made

Ica and Kostika’s new 3D printed shoe collection doesn’t exactly look comfortable. Gorgeous, yes, and unique, but the word wearable doesn’t exactly spring to mind. The shoes’ appearance may be…