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The Calm Before the Swarm: Notre Dame Researcher 3D Prints Swarm of Robot Insects

The spread of blueprints for DIY gun manufacture has been one of the most infamous developments in 3D printing’s recent history. But this is, of course, far from the only…

BICO Granted Bioprinting Patents That “Improve Cell Viability and Reproducibility”

Leading biotechnology firm BICO has been issued two patents to help regulate and control temperature during the 3D bioprinting process. According to its inventors, they will allow for higher cell…

Watch ‘The Throne’: 3D Printed Toilets Could Be a Huge Boon to Areas Lacking Sanitation

One of the biggest challenges to addressing an issue like the environmental impact of the toilet is that people don’t really like talking about going to the bathroom. Of course,…

3D Printing Shrinks Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Even Smaller

Microfluidic devices are tiny microchips that have almost completely microscopic channels, pumps, and valves etched into them for the purposes of sorting and analyzing cells, disease biomarkers, and other miniature…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 9, 2021: Automation, Bioprinting, & More

We’re starting with new materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to automation, bioprinting, and business. B9Creations introduced new resins for 3D printed molds and production parts,…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 29, 2021: Research, Molds, & Bridges

We’re starting off with some heavy-duty research in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs as scientists from Pusan National University are 4D printing humidity-responsive polymers and 3D printed components are helping…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 21, 2021: 3D Printed COVID Test, Meatless Burgers, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, some new 3D printed industry technology is being tested at Curtin Malaysia, and three partners are working to make vehicles more lightweight. Researchers have…

Ancient Cephalopods Swam Vertically, 3D Printed Replicas Reveal

There are multiple examples of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and other related technologies being used to help shed light on, and answer questions about, creatures that walked this planet long…

Redwire Project for 3D Printing Anti-Radiation Vests In Space Wins Award

Since private equity firm AE Industrial Partners formed Redwire Space in June 2020, the space startup has been driving disruptive technology innovations and proving it is one of the new…

Redwire ISS Experiment Targets In-Space 3D Printing with Lunar Regolith

Space manufacturer Redwire will send new hardware to the International Space Station (ISS) to demonstrate 3D printing with lunar regolith simulant in microgravity. This milestone could be a major leap…

Cellink Acquires Revolutionary Microscopy Firm for $110M

Bioprinting rocket Cellink unveiled a $110 million deal to acquire disruptive microscope manufacturer Discover Echo. The move is expected to generate roughly $20 million in revenue in 2021 and is…

Australian Researchers 3D Print Molds to Create Tiny, Intricate Bioscaffolds

Tissue engineering—optimizing on the human body’s ability to heal itself in order to rebuild muscle and bone—is a major 3D printing application, as it can be used to fabricate the…

Parkway VC Launches $60M Fund Targeting Simulation and AI Startups

Emerging New York investment firm Parkway Venture Capital is raising up to $60 million for its second fund aimed at startups pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation developments to drive…

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3D Systems and CollPlant: One Step Closer to Bioprinting Tissues for Breast Cancer Patients

As part of an ongoing expansion into regenerative medicine, 3D printing pioneer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been infusing additional resources into bioprinting technologies that can build tissues and organ…

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3D Printed BioPods Could Grow Plants Anywhere, on Earth and in Space

Unveiled at the 2021 Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the design for the first inflatable plant cultivation pod holds a lot of potential for expanding sustainable farming on…

Fabrisonic’s Ultrasonic Welding Prints Parts for NASA and Commercial Industry

NASA has a long history of supporting U.S. entrepreneurs, helping them turn their innovations from ideas into commercial products. Hundreds of small businesses have leveraged the agency’s Small Business Innovation…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 9, 2021: CHAMPP, University of Minnesota, GE, Silca, ExOne & Celwise

First things first in this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Alloyed has received a hybrid AM research grant, and researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a spherical…

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How Will 3D Printing Fit into Biden’s $1.8T Infrastructure Plan

At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden presented the Build Back Better plan, calling on over $2 trillion spending to revitalize U.S. infrastructure over the next eight years. Aspects…

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Students’ In-Space 3D Printing Experiment Works in Zero-G Test

Advances in space technology and manufacturing processes have helped to lower costs and reduce entry barriers to space. Still, space is expensive. Today, all spacecraft are developed, tested, and assembled…

From Skygazing to 3D Models: Chandra Observatory Discoveries Can Be 3D Printed

For two decades, the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured the hot, turbulent regions of space, like exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes. It has helped…

3D Systems Expands in Denver to Address Demand for 3D Printed Products

As part of its planned expansion, 3D Systems announced it would add 50,000 square feet of facility space to its FDA-registered and ISO 13485-certified Denver, Colorado site. Along with new…