3D Printing Research

Ceramic Electronics 3D Printing Receives $2.7M from Department of Energy

Earlier this year, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said it would grant $175 million to 68 R&D projects to create disruptive technologies that can strengthen the nation’s advanced energy…

Building DED Metal 3D Printer Domestically Cuts Costs 2-3 Times for Indian Team

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur recently announced that the university has developed a new directed energy deposition (DED) metal printing system. Aside from the machine’s laser, as well…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 25, 2022: Partnerships, Research, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 3DOS and Ivaldi are working together to deliver on-demand critical parts for heavy industries in Africa, and ASME published an AM design standard based…

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Brinter Bioprinter Now 3D Prints Pet-Friendly Pharmaceuticals

3D printed medications, while not yet mainstream, do exist, and the technology enables more personalized pharmaceuticals. A team of researchers from Åbo Akademi University in Finland are using the modular 3D…

Asteroid Hopping Robot Reinforced with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber

A novel robot designed for low gravity could be the key to future asteroid exploration. Dubbed SpaceHopper, this three-legged “hopping” robot is described as a revolutionary mobility platform that will…

Revisiting 3DPrint.com’s Bioprinting Zone: An Evolving Startup Landscape and World Map

Ever since 3DPrint.com created the Bioprinting Zone and published the first world map of bioprinting companies in June 2019, things have changed a bit. Not only did many businesses succumb…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 18, 2022: Awards, Standards, Research, & More

We’re starting off with some awards news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Additive Industries and 3DEO both won big at the TCT Awards. Also at TCT 3Sixty, Roboze…

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Dutch Police Confirm Increase in 3D Printed Guns

Dutch police recently revealed that there has been a significant increase in 3D printed weapons in the Netherlands and abroad. The announcement comes after the National Unit, which combats serious…

ORNL to Support Siemens’ CATCH 3D Printing Lab

German technology giant Siemens already uses 3D printing extensively on its turbine blades and through its service bureau, while also developing depowdering hardware, modeling and simulation software, and much more….

3D Printing News Briefs, June 8, 2022: Clear Aligners, Standards, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re discussing software first, as Arburg says its Freeformer software speeds up 3D printing by up to 55%. Then, Prodways Group announced that a…

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3D Printed Gun Arrests Tripled in Less Than Two Years – 3DPrint.com Investigates

3D printed gun violence is on the rise. Recent events, including mass shootings at an elementary school in Texas, a deadly assault at a medical facility in Oklahoma, and last…

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3D Printed Human Lung Scaffold Showcased by 3D Systems and United Therapeutics

Ever since 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) partnered with biotech firm United Therapeutics (Nasdaq: UTHR) in 2017, the duo have focused on printing scaffolds for human lungs. The hope is that…

NASA Funds 3D Printing Research in 2022 SBIR/STTR Awards

Out of 333 proposals that NASA is funding as part of its 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, 24 are either creating new…

Bioprinted Wood Approaches Reality Thanks to MIT Team

In the most recent decade of the 3D printing industry’s history, the bioprinting sector has gone through a somewhat repulsive transition from human organs and tissue to animal meat. At…

Metal 3D Printed Model Offers Insight into Earthquakes’ Seismic Waves

It seems like no matter where you live, there is some sort of extreme weather situation to deal with; I’m in Ohio, so we have tornadoes all spring. In more…

DED Metal 3D Printing Study Reduces Errors in Functionally Graded Materials

In a new paper ¨Defect of functionally graded material of inconel 718 and STS 316L fabricated by directed energy deposition and its effect on mechanical properties,” researchers from the Korea…

Auto Glass Giant Saint-Gobain Cuts Costs & Lead Time with BCN3D 3D Printers

Automotive glass is one of those extremely mundane-sounding sectors that’s nonetheless indispensable to the stability of global supply chains. Those sectors, of course, seem to be the ones which have…

Phase Gets Grant to Make Microfluidic Devices

I’m fascinated by microfluidics. With microfluidics, you could mix, deposit, separate, or reroute tiny amounts of liquids at specific moments. Think of a 3D printer depositing a millionth of a…

Prusa Research Buys Printed Solid

Prusa Research has just closed the acquisition of its sole US reseller, Printed Solid. For the past eight years, Printed Solid was a distributor of Prusa’s printers. The company’s focus…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 18, 2022: Xerox, Full-Color Materials, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re starting off with metal, as RIT and Xerox are partnering to advance metal AM with a new system installation. Moving on, Stratasys has…

GM Turns to HP’s MJF 3D Printing for Fast Part Production

At this week’s RAPID+TCT event, HP will be running its high volume production Jet Fusion 5200 platform, powered by Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology which has now printed more than…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 11, 2022: Software, Research, & More

We’re starting with an interesting new software function in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as CoreTechnologie’s 4D_Additive can now repair 3D scan data and STL files. Business is next, as…

NASA Copper Alloy Qualified for Use with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers

Velo3D announced that it has qualified GRCop-42, a NASA-developed copper-chromium-niobium alloy, for use with Velo’s Sapphire range of metal 3D printers. Velo3D, a leading additive manufacturing (AM) startup based in…

DARPA Tasks Elementum 3D to 3D Print World’s Rarest Metal

Rhenium, the last of the stable elements to be discovered, is one of the scarcest elements in the Earth’s crust. It has the highest melting point of any metal aside…