Swiss Researchers Inspired by Butterfly Wing Structure in 3D Printing Ultra-Lightweight Structures

Swiss researchers Marco Pelanconi and Alberto Ortona (both from Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology Institute (MEMTI), University of Applied Sciences (SUPSI)) are testing 3D lightweight structures inspired by butterflies. With…

3D Printing Metamaterials, Part One

One of the most fascinating innovations achieved with 3D printing is naked to the human eye. That’s because it involves changing the physical properties of an object through changes in…

ORNL Scientists Make Fake Fish with 3D Printing and Sensors to Research Environmental Impact of Hydropower Dams

Hydropower – electricity generated with the energy of moving water – is the largest source of utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy in the US, making up 6% of the…

Spaghetti Detective: Open Source AI Software Detects Prints Gone Wrong

Desktop 3D printer users are quite familiar with the mishaps of some print job going wrong and extruders spilling material all over their machine while they’re out at the store…

Singapore: 3D Printing Helps Reduce Noise Pollution with MMP Panels

Researchers from Singapore are working to decrease noise pollution with the help of 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘3D Printing of Polymeric Multi-Layer Micro-Perforated Panels for…

Optimization of Parameters & Properties with FDM 3D Printed 17-4PH Stainless Steel

International researchers have teamed up to improve the results of fused filament fabrication (FFF), releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Optimization of the 3D Printing Parameters for Tensile Properties…

Cartilage Tissue Engineering via Characterization and Application of Carboxymethyl Chitosan-Based Bioink

International researchers continue the trend in exploring natural biomaterials for bioprinting, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Characterization and Application of Carboxymethyl Chitosan-Based Bioink in Cartilage Tissue Engineering.’ Examining…

University of Sheffield: Comparative Research of SLM & EBM Additive Manufacturing with Tungsten

Jonathan Wright recently submitted a thesis to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Sheffield, exploring 3D printing with tungsten, a rare metal. In ‘Additive Manufacturing…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 4, 2020

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month! To start with, SelfCAD released a new update, and ACEO is hosting a webinar series about 3D printing with silicones,…

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