University of Leeds: 3D Printing Folding Robots Inspired by Origami

Akeel Abtan recently submitted a PhD thesis, ‘Design and Fabrication of Origami Elements for use in a Folding Robot Structure,’ to the University of Leeds (Institute of Design, Robotics and…

Japan: Real-Time Tumor Tracking & Quality Assurance with 3D Printed Phantoms & Moving Robotic Platform

Researchers from Yamaguchi University in Japan enrolled three lung cancer patients in a study about their work assessing a dynamic moving phantom system that can reproduce patient anatomy and 3D…

Brazil: 3D Printing an Affordable & Programmable Robotic Prosthetic

Brazilian researchers Thiago A. do Carmo, Regina E. S. Cabette, and Renato G. Gomes delve further into 3D printed prosthetics, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Prototype of robotic…

3D Bioprinting Soft Actuators: Multiple Materials & Topology Optimization

In the recently published ‘Effects of Topology Optimization in Multimaterial 3D Bioprinting of Soft Actuators,’ international researchers delve further into the fabrication of soft robotics, bordering on the 4D as…

Open Source Robotic Indoor Airship with 3D Printed Frame

3D printing is often used in the fabrication of airplane and spacecraft components, but many also turn to the technology to make smaller flying systems, like drones, RC and model…

Purdue University Researchers 3D Printing Microrobots with Integrated Color

Researchers from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University have developed an innovative new patterning approach for applications like drug delivery in biomedical applications. Detailing their research in the…

NTU Singapore: Robotic Post-Processing System Removes Residual Powder from 3D Printed Parts

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wrote a paper, titled “Development of a Robotic System for Automated Decaking of 3D-Printed Parts,” about their work attempting to circumvent a significant…

Using Robotic GMAW Additive Manufacturing to Make Metal Components for Industrial Applications

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) additive manufacturing is a more affordable metal technology, with a high deposition rate for potentially fabricating medium and large components. Van Thao Le, with Le…

Grant Imahara Uses Digital Modeling & 3D Printing to Make Adorable Animatronic Baby Yoda

I do love a good Star Wars 3D print, and I know many others do as well. A popular character in the Star Wars universe is obviously Jedi Master Yoda,…

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