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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

COBOD’s 2020 Financial Results Confirm Profitable Growth for Construction 3D Printing

It turns out that 2020 was an excellent year for Danish firm COBOD. The cement 3D printer manufacturer reported a gross profit of DKK 9.3 million ($1.5 million) for 2020…

Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D Printed Meteor Dress to Premiere on “Yuri’s Night”

Known for creating fashion designs that move, breathe and react to the environment, Anouk Wipprecht revealed her latest piece: the interactive 3D printed Meteor Dress. The outfit is packed with…

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How the Perseverance Rover with 3D Printed Parts Is Thriving on Mars

Following a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverence Rover touched down at Mars’s Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. Since then, mission controllers have made a lot of progress, including capturing the…

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ICON Builds Student-Designed 3D Printed Rocket PAD for Moon Missions

As part of the Artemis Generation, a team of undergraduate students from ten U.S. colleges and universities has designed and tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad for lunar…

The LaserFactory Can Fabricate Fully Functional Drones in One Go

Talented researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have long worked with robotics, and a CSAIL team recently announced their development of a new system, called LaserFactory,…

Autonomous Swarm of 3D Printed Robot Fish Could Swim Where Humans Can’t

We’ve seen 3D printed swarms of robots that are designed to pick up garbage, complete intricate production tasks, and even participate in surveillance, environmental, and search and rescue missions at…

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…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2020: Continuous Composites, AIMS, ULTRAWAVE, Digital Building Technologies, QOROX, Disney

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Continuous Composites has opened a new manufacturing facility, while Kickstarter device AIMS was designed to fully automate 3D printing with an AI…

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Project Olympus: ICON Chosen by NASA to Develop Moon Base 3D Printing Tech

The hype around additive construction continues to grow. Unlike the days in which WinSun would “3D print” a six-story apartment building, we’re seeing numerous projects undertaken by a variety of…

Origami Inspires 3D Printed Soft Robotics

Researchers from China have been inspired by origami structures and materials, leading them to the more complex development of robotics, as presented in the recently published “Origami spring-inspired metamaterials and…

Self-Learning Robot Autonomously Moves Molecules, Setting Stage for Molecular 3D Printing

If you know even just a little bit about science, you probably already know that molecules are often referred to as “the building blocks of life.” Made of a group…

Researchers Introduce New LITA Method of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Delaware are combining thermoset polymers with carbon fiber to make a composite for their new technique: localized in­plane thermal assisted (LITA) 3D printing. Carbon fibers…

Intel Develops $50 3D Printed OpenBot to Advance Robotics Accessibility

Researchers at Intel Labs have developed a smart robot that anyone with a smartphone can build, using open source code, a 3D printer, and $50. What is different with this…

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Robotic Bioprinting Platform Aims to Cure Gastric Wounds from Inside the Body

We’ve seen handheld bioprinters used to draw new cells onto bone and print skin to help heal burn wounds, and now a pair of researchers from China’s Tsinghua University have…

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Guinness Certifies World’s Longest 3D Printed Concrete Bridge in China

Last year in February, a team at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture built a 26.3 meter long concrete bridge, claimed to be the world’s longest 3D printed bridge. Just…

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Boston Dynamics Dog Gets 3D Printed Robot Replica — And It’s Open Source

We’ve seen 3D printed robots that are capable of completing a multitude of tasks, from tattooing a person’s arm and ringing a gong to vacuuming, building houses, and mowing the lawn….

3D Printed SlothBot Aids Conservation Efforts in Atlanta

A new resident will be living high above the ground in the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the next few months, and while it may resemble an animal, it’s actually a…

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Mobile Robotic System 3D Prints Single-Piece Concrete Structures

The scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have spent a lot of time and energy over the last few years researching construction 3D printing with concrete materials. Two…

Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D Printed Proximity Dresses Are Perfect for Social Distancing

If you don’t remember the stunning and technical work from Anouk Wipprecht—the Dutch fashion design working on “rethinking fashion in the age of digitalization” by combining engineering, fashion, robotics, science,…

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…