Science & Technology

Louisiana Tech Engineering Students 3D Print UAV for NASA Research

The unmanned aerial vehicle, the UAV, is also commonly known as the drone. While these originally were thought to be rather dubious government issued aircraft, that reputation has mostly been…

Northwestern University Research Group Uses 3D Printing to Create Terahertz Lens

The Illinois-based Northwestern University has utilized 3D printing technology to research a variety of vital applications, from 3D printing fuel cells to 4D printing materials on the nanoscale. Now, researchers…

SpaceVR Raises $1.25 Million to Launch Virtual Reality Camera Satellites into Space

Traveling to space is about to get a whole lot easier in the near future thanks to the continuing advancement of virtual reality technology. San Francisco-based SpaceVR is set to…

Wohlers Report 2016: Analysis, Projections & Comprehensive 3D Printing Data from the Industry Expert

As the 3D printing industry has heated up to previously unforetold measures, allowing for a continually growing and fiercely competitive marketplace, we are suddenly and nearly as awash in reports…

3D Printed Foam Could Keep You Warmer and Safer for Longer

It’s easy to get excited about the visible breakthroughs in 3D printing – the 3D printed medical devices, the architecture, the art. What we don’t think about as often are the…

Performing Great Feats from the Desktop: Researchers Use the Zortrax M200 to Print Multiple Complex Heart Chamber Models

The Zortrax M200 3D printer is undeniably one of the most popular machines in use today, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of operating one, you know why—from the…

NASA Begins Studying Aerosol Jetting Technology to 3D Print Electronic Assemblies

It’s been just a few weeks since NASA announced their plans to invest in a new type of 3D printing technology dubbed Selective Separation Sintering (SSS), which was developed by…

3D Printed Microscope Chamber Cuts Cost by 50x

In the complex world of optical microscopy, the quest is to constantly improve access to samples, because this will yield more information and conclusive scientific results. One way to improve…

Boeing Files Patent for Technology to 3D Print Artificial “Ice,” Easing the Aircraft Certification Process

When it comes to utilizing 3D printing technology within the aerospace industry, very few companies—aside from Airbus perhaps—have been experimenting as much as Boeing. Over the last year or so,…

Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Have a Lot to Offer in 3D Printing — A Few Questions For: InfraTrac

Counterfeiting is, put simply, a big deal. While 3D printing in particular is still somewhat of a Wild West when it comes to clear definitions of what is and is…

UL AMCC Experts Discuss Hazards in 3D Metal Printing & Safety Precautions to Put in Place

It’s always great getting in on something when it’s brand new. It’s like being part of a secret club—with the rules being made up as you go. 3D printing, while…

To Mars and Beyond: How RedWorks is Going to Help NASA Colonize Space

Last May when NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world tried their…

An Open Source 3D Printed Sundial That Reads Digital Time

Do you remember the first time you grasped the concept of a sundial, the idea that we can tell general time from observing the shadow cast by the sun via…

Using 3D Printing to Help Rid the World of Landmines

It is estimated that over 110 million active landmines are scattered all over the world, and another 250 million of them stockpiled. Every 20 minutes a landmine is detonated throughout 70 different…

Understanding Why the Copyright Office is Looking into 3D Printing

For much of this year, the US Copyright Office has been looking into 3D printing. Recently, I feel some commenters here at 3Dprint.com have fundamentally misunderstood the proceeding and confused…