3D Printing Research

Researchers 3D Print Tunable Ferroelectric Metamaterials

Researchers from the University of Buffalo (UB) have developed a unique method for 3D printing ferroelectric materials, that is materials that can have their polarization switched through the use of…

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DoD Awards $1M to 6K to Recycle Scrap for Metal 3D Printing

The United States Department of Defense (DoD)’s combat logistics support, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has awarded a Phase two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to 6K, a leading…

Pearce’s Latest Open Source 3D Printer Handles PEKK, PEI for Less than $1,000

In an effort to address, among other things, the need to sterilize 3D-printed personal protection equipment made to fight COVID-19, the lab of Michigan Technological University’s Professor Joshua Pearce has…

GE Additive, Siemens and 10 More Join Sustainable 3D Printing Trade Group

Securing environmentally friendly manufacturing industries is ideal to reduce cost and waste, support cleaner and greener technologies, and lower the negative impacts of production on society and the environment. Additive…

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Plastic-Metal Structures All at Once

Until now, metal and plastic additive manufacturing technologies have been incompatible with each other because their melting points are very different. Moreover, current 3D printers employ either plastic or metal…

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Deep Dive into 3D Printing in Microgravity for Future Space Exploration

The extraordinary advantages of a weightless laboratory have fascinated scientists for decades. That’s because observing phenomena and processes in microgravity conditions can help prepare the field for deep-space human explorations…

US Army and Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Channels on Curved Surface in an Open Lab

The field of microfluidics continues to grow as it’s used in a variety of applications: tissue engineering, drug screening and delivery, sensors, bioprinting, and more. Microfluidics involves manipulating and controlling…

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One-Droplet Continuous 3D Printing Makes Objects from Single Drop of Resin

Researchers from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and MIT have published a paper  in Nature Communications describing an interesting take on continuous digital…

Addressing an AM Imperative: Learning How to Recycle Powders and Maintain Print Quality in 3D Printing

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is still debating how best to specify virgin powders for printing and robustly assess the impact of recycling, a commercial imperative. Ideally, analysis alone should…

3D Printing Aids Intracranial Aneurysm Microsurgery Simulation

No one wants to be operated on by a surgeon who has little hands-on training, but throughout history, finding suitable models or cadavers has been challenging for medical students who…

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3D Printed Fibers Invisible to the Naked Eye Measure Air Particles and More

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a method for 3D printing tiny and transparent electronic fibers for a new generation of sensors. The fibers are 100 times thinner…

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Desktop Metal Receives $2.4M to Develop New 3D Printing Process for US Army

Desktop Metal will be developing a sophisticated additive manufacturing (AM) process capable of mass-producing Cobalt(Co)-free hard metal parts for the U.S. Army. The Boston-based company received a multimillion-dollar grant from…

Week Two of Virtual IMTS Spark: Accelerated Adoption of 3D Printing

Last week, we discussed the first week of AM InDepth, Additive Manufacturing Media‘s series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing. During the second week, experts…

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Origin to 3D Print F-16 Parts for US Air Force’s AM Olympics

3D printing startup Origin was selected to participate in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Rapid Sustainment Office’s (RSO) inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AM Olympics). The event, which is already underway,…

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AI Driven Bioprinting Speeds up Tissue Engineering

Researchers at Rice University used artificial intelligence (AI) to speed up the development of 3D printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal. A team led by computer scientist Lydia Kavraki of…

ASTM Drives 3D Printing Standards via Investment into Eight Crucial Projects

Nonprofit organization ASTM International announced its third round of funding to support research that will help expedite standards in additive manufacturing (AM). The group creates and publishes technical standards for…

Self-Learning Robot Autonomously Moves Molecules, Setting Stage for Molecular 3D Printing

If you know even just a little bit about science, you probably already know that molecules are often referred to as “the building blocks of life.” Made of a group…

3D Printed Glass Enables Next-Gen Sensing, Imaging and Photonics

For next generation photonics, sensing and imaging technologies, the ability to 3D print glass is critical to developing highly complex, freeform, or small-scale structures. Yet it has proven difficult to…

Harvard Team Develops Shape Memory Material for Smart 3D Printed Fabrics

Researchers at Harvard University‘s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) created a new material from keratin that can be 3D printed into complex shapes and pre-programmed…

Researchers Introduce New LITA Method of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Delaware are combining thermoset polymers with carbon fiber to make a composite for their new technique: localized in­plane thermal assisted (LITA) 3D printing. Carbon fibers…

3D Printing Silica Aerogels for Small Scale Applications

International researchers working with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), led by Shanyu Zhao, Gilberto Siqueira, Wim Malfait and Matthias Koebel, are exploring new ways to…

America Makes Announces Challenge for Open-Source Scanning Strategies for Metal 3D Printing

America Makes has launched a new competition to advance scanning path development in laser-based powder based additive manufacturing (AM), in partnership with GE Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory….

MIT Researcher Develops “Illusory Material” and Lenticular 3D Printing Platform

An award-winning product and industrial designer, Jiani Zeng, has focused her work and research in creating tangible, responsive, consumer experiences through design that combines elements from the physical and digital…