3D Printing Research

3D Printing News Briefs, March 2, 2024: 3D Printed Firearms, FDA Clearance, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with a proof of concept for 3D printing recyclable construction waste materials to make molds. Researchers investigated the relevance of forensic firearm…

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ASTRO America Announces Details of Next Steps in 3D Printing Plan for Guam

For over two years, the Applied Science and Technology Organization (ASTRO) America has been working with the government of Guam to build up additive manufacturing (AM) capacity on the Pacific…

White House Announces AM Forward Fund at Convening of Small Business Leaders

On February 14, 2024, the White House hosted a meeting of small business leaders, trade association professionals, investors, and federal officials, for a roundtable discussion concerning reforms that the Biden-Harris…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 17, 2024: Shot Blasting, Service Bureaus, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting out with post-processing, as SKZ Würzburg is using a shot blast system from AM Solutions for its research. Moving on to business,…

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Chinese Premier Calls for More Manufacturing Research Spending as US Congress Weighs Bringing Back R&D Tax Incentives

In 2017, the US Congress enacted the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), a bill reducing certain US tax revenues between 2018 and 2025 by over $100 billion annually. The…

MIT Researchers Use AI to Optimize Stiffness and Toughness Balance in 3D Printed Parts

In January, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) published a study in the journal Science Advances, which details an algorithm they…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2024: 3D Printed Bridge, Furniture, Prosthetic Sockets, & More

We’re starting with molecular design and 3D microprinting research today, before moving on to a robotic 3D printer partnership. Then it’s on to a variety of applications, including a 3D…

Elementum 3D Receives $2.875M to Lead Aluminum 3D Printing Research

Elementum 3D, a Colorado-based additive manufacturing (AM) company specializing in metals development, has been awarded $2.875 million by Manufacturing USA institute America Makes for the “Proliferation of AM Aluminum Alloy…

Senvol to Bring Machine Learning to 3D Printing Process Qualification

When Senvol first emerged, the company concentrated on the meticulous task of establishing materials databases. Subsequently, the firm offered API access to its data. The US Army enlisted Senvol to…

Machine-Centered Benchmarking for Improved SLS 3D Printing Accuracy

Introduction: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology offers exciting possibilities for high-precision manufacturing. However, achieving consistent accuracy within tight tolerances can be challenging. Traditionally, quality assessments primarily focus on finished parts,…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 27, 2024: PAEK, Triangle Mesh, Bionic Arm, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about PAEK materials and QA for polymer 3D printing, before moving on to real-time tracking of electron beam additive manufacturing. Upwing Energy integrated…

Flexible Wireless Temperature Sensor Made with 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Glasgow, University of Southampton, and Loughborough University have developed an innovative flexible temperature sensor utilizing microwaves and 3D printing technology. As detailed in an article…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 20, 2024: FDM, LPBF, Underwater 3D Printer, Racing, & More

We’re starting off with a process certification in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to research about solute trapping, laser powder bed fusion, and then moving on…

Optically Active Nanostructures 3D Printed by Austrian Research Team

For more than a decade, a research team at Austria’s Graz University of Technology has been developing a method for manufacturing nanostructures with 3D geometries. In November 2023, the team…

3D Printed Medical Trainers Give First Responders Key Familiarity with Altered Airways, Study Shows

The medical field has been one of the greatest success stories for additive manufacturing (AM), with AM now touching virtually every market segment within the healthcare industry. According to Additive…

US Navy, ASTRO America & Guam Team for New 3D Printing Center

The Applied Science and Technology Research Organization (ASTRO) America has been awarded $550,000 by BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit program integrator for the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) team, to…

3D Printing News Briefs December 31, 2023: Surgical Implants, Probiotics, Drones, & More

We’re starting with metal 3D printing research in this New Year’s Eve edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a 3D printed surgical model and probiotics…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 24, 2023: EBAM, DLS, & 2GL, Construction, & More

In this Christmas Eve edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with EBAM, DLS, and Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL) 3D printing news. Moving on, Airtech Advanced Materials Group is…

U.S. Air Force’s Joint Base Andrews Now Hosting a 3D Printing Course

Joint Base Andrews (JBA), the installation in Prince George’s County, Maryland that is operated by the US Air Force (USAF) and serves as a base for air combat units from…

How Toxic is 3D Printing? UL Research Sheds Light

The Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research has released a new study seeking to shed light on the nature of volatile organic compound (VOC) and particle emissions during the…

UK Atomic Energy Authority Awards University of Birmingham £1.4M to R&D 3D Printing for Nuclear Fusion

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has awarded the University of Birmingham £1.4 million (~$1.76 million), as part of a project called FATHOM2 (FAbrication of Tungsten using HOt isostatic…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 9, 2023: Equity Crowdfunding, Archaeology, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re sharing stories about business first, as DyeMansion reached a major milestone and Batch.Works launched an equity crowdfunding campaign. At formnext 2023, Wibu-Systems showcased its…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 2, 2023: Metal Powder, Additive Construction, & More

We’re kicking things off with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Mintek, South Africa’s national mineral research organization, has acquired an AMAZEMET machine. Then we move on to…

$1M to Drive Metal 3D Printing Adoption in ASTRO America Project with GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Honeywell

The Applied Science & Technology Research Organization of America (ASTRO America) has partnered with Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, and GE on a project intended to ease adoption of metal additive…