3D Printing Research

3D Printing News Briefs, March 6, 2021: CGTrader, Lore, BAM

First up in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 3D model provider CGTrader has raised over $9 million in a recent funding round. Olympian Colby Pearce has partnered with new company…

DTU Researchers Hack XBox 360 to Make Nanoscale 3D Printer

We’ve seen several instances where mass-produced gaming systems, such as the Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360 scanner, have been used for purposes other than gaming. Recently, a team of researchers from…

Bioprinting Researchers: Apply to Receive an Aspect Biosystem’s RX1 Bioprinter

For the second year in a row, Aspect Biosystems announced applications are open for its RX1 Bioprinter Grant Program. Designed to support researchers who need access to advanced 3D bioprinting…

New 3D Printing Industry Leaders Join AMGTA

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) welcomed eight new member organizations adding to its list of 12 additive manufacturing (AM) companies aligned with the organization’s commitment to promoting the…

New 3D Printable Polymer Has Human-Tissue-Like Properties

A team working out of University of California at Santa Barbara has found a way to 3D print with so-called “bottlebrush” elastomers, or molecules with long “backbones” of polymers with…

Weerg Helps Physicists Track the Mysterious Neutrino with 3D Printing

3D printing service Weerg is manufacturing parts for the KM3NeT, an undersea research installation that will help scientists learn about the mysteries of the neutrino particle. KM3NeT is a collaborative…

3D Printed Veggies Made Appetizing & Nutritious for Dysphagia Patients

3D printing has been used in the past to help elderly patients with dysphagia—difficulty swallowing or chewing—by creating inks made from puréed food and extruding them into a shape that…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 13, 2021: Jilin University, University of Alberta & Royal Military Academy, voxeljet, Google ATAP

We’ve got more research and 3D printed products to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, so read on for the details! 3D Bioprinting Tissue & Organoids for…

New 3D Printing Process Changes Layers “On The Fly”

A research team at Northwestern University has used light and a robotic arm to develop a new 3D printing process which lets them move, turn, and resize model layers during…

Ulendo Receives $250K NSF Grant for 3D Printing Calibration Software

One of the common challenges with fused filament 3D printers is vibration. Running printers at high speeds often leads to excessive vibrations, which can generate low-quality prints with surface defects,…

TIPE Conference 2021: 3D Printing Drives Healthcare Advances Amid Pandemic

The first-ever TIPE 3D Printing conference featured an inspirational all-female agenda of leaders in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The goal was to spur the next generation of women in…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 4, 2021: BGU, KIT, Siemens, Moorebot, USA Luge & Creaform

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got a couple of interesting research papers to tell you about, followed by a software release, a tiny autonomous robot, and how 3D…

ExOne Agreement with ORNL Lets Company 3D Print Neutron Shielding Devices

Binder jetting company ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) now has a commercial license to print with aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide (B4C). The printing process, developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will let…

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UMaine 3D Printing Massive Wind Turbine Molds

As global society shifts to renewable energy, there will likely be efforts to make the production of wind turbines faster and more efficient. Fortunately for those involved, 3D printing will…

Australian Scientists 3D Print “Bone” with Living Cells at Room Temp

A novel, fast-setting ceramic-based bioink could allow surgeons in the future to 3D print bone with living cells to repair damaged bone tissue. Scientists from the University of New South…

U.S. Energy Department Awards QuesTek $1.2M for Ultra-high Temperature 3D Printing Metals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded a $1.2 million grant to high-performance materials developer QuesTek Innovations. The funds will be used to design and…

Penn State Researchers Make 3D Printing More Efficient with Five-Axis Fabrication

When you 3D print objects that have overhangs, supports are traditionally added to the print before the build begins, because the overhangs are not supported by anything below and your…

Cellink Subsidiary Cytena to Launch “World Changing” Single-Cell Technology

Even amid a world-halting pandemic that had companies across the world struggling to survive, leading bioprinting manufacturer Cellink has thrived thanks to its new high-profile product launches, successful acquisitions, and…

Through a Glass Clearly: 3D Printing Glass with Lasers and Clear Silica Resin

3D printing glass is a pretty tricky feat, mainly because it’s hard to maintain the material’s mechanical properties at its very high melting point. But a trio of researchers from…

Light-Responsive 3D Printed Smart Gels Replicate Octopus Camouflage

Rutgers University engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becoming an “artificial muscle.” The material may lead to some exciting research for…

Circular Economy Under-explored in 3D Printing, Say Researchers

Researchers from UNIDEMI at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal took note of the fact that, while 3D printing could serve as a key technology in a circular economy,…

Soft, Sensitive Robotic Gripping Fingers Made with Multi-material 3D Printing

Soft grippers enable robots to manipulate delicate objects, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re safe to use around living organisms, such as elderly people, so researchers continue working to…

Morphing 3D Printer Nozzle Developed for Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a shape-changing 3D printer nozzle meant to tackle a particular method for 3D printing fiber composites. The nozzle is able to…

New Process Directly Integrates Liquids into Materials During 3D Printing

If you thought 3D printing with hard materials, like plastic, could be hard, wait until you’ve tried 3D printing with liquids, which sounds like it’s even more difficult. A pair…