3d printed electronics

University of Nottingham Researchers Use UV Light to 3D Print Multi-Functional Devices

University of Nottingham Researchers Use UV Light to 3D Print Multi-Functional Devices

The process of integrating electronics into 3D printed devices starts with being able to 3D print multiple materials at the same time. Thanks to an innovation developed at the University of Nottingham, the ability to 3D print functional parts containing multiple materials is becoming a viable process. A team of researchers from the university’s Centre for […]

The process of integrating electronics into 3D printed devices starts with being able to 3D print multiple materials at the same time. Thanks to an innovation developed at the University of Nottingham, the ability to 3D print functional parts containing multiple...
Researchers Develop New Type of 3D Printed Wearable Antenna

Researchers Develop New Type of 3D Printed Wearable Antenna

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) is located in Thiruvananthapuram, India and is home to several brilliant scientists working in a range of fields of study. Recently, a group of those scientists used 3D printing to develop a new kind of wearable antenna that can be embedded into fabric, like military uniforms, for example. Antennae […]

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) is located in Thiruvananthapuram, India and is home to several brilliant scientists working in a range of fields of study. Recently, a group of those scientists used 3D printing to develop a...
The Latest 3D Printing Business News: Partnerships and 3D Printers Galore

The Latest 3D Printing Business News: Partnerships and 3D Printers Galore

To kick off the beginning of a busy workweek, we’re sharing a few 3D printing business stories with you today, starting with the announcement of a strategic alignment between metal additive manufacturing service provider Sintavia, LLC, and the family-owned TRUMPF Group, a leading technology company that offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. […]

To kick off the beginning of a busy workweek, we’re sharing a few 3D printing business stories with you today, starting with the announcement of a strategic alignment between metal additive manufacturing service provider Sintavia, LLC, and the...
Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial release. Following an extensive beta program with a number of highly regarded initial […]

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial...
Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own multibillion-dollar economy. 3D printing with metal is certainly one of the processes at […]

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own...
Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no surprise!), Ehretsmann has been behind multiple projects helping to enable users all around the […]

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no...
Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn on the skin need to be able to move and stretch with the skin, […]

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn...
3D Printed Front Row Cam Allows ESPN Viewers to Get the Most Out of Baseball

3D Printed Front Row Cam Allows ESPN Viewers to Get the Most Out of Baseball

The greatest innovations are often created by those who are most motivated by need. And sports enthusiasts certainly fit into that category. Whether you are in the stands or watching from home on the television, the whole point is to see the game. And the closer, the better; in fact, some fans would like to […]

The greatest innovations are often created by those who are most motivated by need. And sports enthusiasts certainly fit into that category. Whether you are in the stands or watching from home on the television, the whole point is to see the game. And the closer, the...
Marines 3D Print Nibbler Drone to Offer Surveillance & Carry Supplies

Marines 3D Print Nibbler Drone to Offer Surveillance & Carry Supplies

The Marines have certainly been gaining steam as a force in 3D printing—of the useful sort. We’ve followed their progress, with multiple forays into the technology, even to include the use of a 3D printing hub. Other areas of the US military have been enjoying the benefits of 3D printing also, looking to the potential it […]

The Marines have certainly been gaining steam as a force in 3D printing—of the useful sort. We’ve followed their progress, with multiple forays into the technology, even to include the use of a 3D printing hub. Other areas of the US military have been...
3D Printing in Space: Optomec Wins NASA Contract to Develop Adaptive Laser Sintering System

3D Printing in Space: Optomec Wins NASA Contract to Develop Adaptive Laser Sintering System

Optomec is on a mission to advance 3D printed electronics, and they’ve been very busy and productive towards fulfilling that mission lately. A couple of weeks ago, the company received an award towards the development of 3D printed flexible hybrid electronics, and today Optomec announced that they have been awarded a NASA SBIR contract for […]

Optomec is on a mission to advance 3D printed electronics, and they’ve been very busy and productive towards fulfilling that mission lately. A couple of weeks ago, the company received an award towards the development of 3D printed flexible hybrid electronics,...
Union Pacific Continues to Use 3D Printing, Improving Safety & Efficiency

Union Pacific Continues to Use 3D Printing, Improving Safety & Efficiency

At this point it would seem safe to say that 3D printing can infiltrate any industry—and begin offering ways we simply never thought of for manufacturing, productivity, speed, affordability, and more. Whether you are a fashion designer or a brain surgeon, there may be ways that 3D printing can help you and those you serve. […]

At this point it would seem safe to say that 3D printing can infiltrate any industry—and begin offering ways we simply never thought of for manufacturing, productivity, speed, affordability, and more. Whether you are a fashion designer or a brain surgeon, there may be...
Researchers Develop Technique to 3D Print Flexible, Electronic Sensory Devices, Bringing Us One Step Closer to Printing on Human Skin

Researchers Develop Technique to 3D Print Flexible, Electronic Sensory Devices, Bringing Us One Step Closer to Printing on Human Skin

Researchers have been working hard to create 3D printed robotic prosthetic hands that look, and feel like, a real human hand; a team at the University of Wollongong developed a prosthetic hand that has an interface that, when placed on a person’s arm muscles, gives it a sense of touch. But engineering researchers at the […]

Researchers have been working hard to create 3D printed robotic prosthetic hands that look, and feel like, a real human hand; a team at the University of Wollongong developed a prosthetic hand that has an interface that, when placed on a person’s arm muscles,...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software system, while 3D Platforms is bringing another new piece of equipment to the RAPID + TCT event, […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software...
Researchers Develop Hydroprinting Method to Print Conductive Patterns onto 3D Structures

Researchers Develop Hydroprinting Method to Print Conductive Patterns onto 3D Structures

At the end of 2015, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced the opening of a new 3D and Functional Printing Center. The director of the center is Professor Shlomo Magdassi, whose innovative research was responsible for the production of the conductive nano-inks used by Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension for its flagship DragonFly 2020 circuit […]

At the end of 2015, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced the opening of a new 3D and Functional Printing Center. The director of the center is Professor Shlomo Magdassi, whose innovative research was responsible for the production of the conductive nano-inks...
Duke University Develops 3D Printing Technique That Could Enable Flexible Digital Storage

Duke University Develops 3D Printing Technique That Could Enable Flexible Digital Storage

Every day, our society gets a little bit more digital. CDs still exist, but when was the last time you bought one? For people who hate clutter, the digitization of our everyday lives is a wonderful thing – our music, our documents, our photos, our books are all stored in neat little digital devices. (I’ll […]

Every day, our society gets a little bit more digital. CDs still exist, but when was the last time you bought one? For people who hate clutter, the digitization of our everyday lives is a wonderful thing – our music, our documents, our photos, our books are all...
A Shiny Gold Bug Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Multimaterial Electronic Device

A Shiny Gold Bug Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Multimaterial Electronic Device

The golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect. I don’t often say that about many insects, but you can’t deny that the golden tortoise beetle, or goldbug, is a pretty, pretty bug. Look at it – it looks like jewelry. It also has a really fun ability – it changes color when you poke it, […]

The golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect. I don’t often say that about many insects, but you can’t deny that the golden tortoise beetle, or goldbug, is a pretty, pretty bug. Look at it – it looks like jewelry. It also has a really fun ability...
'Unbreakable' Lorenz SZ42 Encryption Machine to be Resurrected with 3D Printed Motor

'Unbreakable' Lorenz SZ42 Encryption Machine to be Resurrected with 3D Printed Motor

One of the greatest gifts that 3D printing has brought to the modern world is the conquering of obsolescence. We’ve seen this repeatedly, for auto and jet parts—and more. Now, 3D printing is reviving another encryption device from the 1940s. Previously, we were fascinated to learn about the Enigma machine used in World War II, brought back […]

One of the greatest gifts that 3D printing has brought to the modern world is the conquering of obsolescence. We’ve seen this repeatedly, for auto and jet parts—and more. Now, 3D printing is reviving another encryption device from the 1940s. Previously, we were...
Nano Dimension Shows Off at CES 2017, Targets IoT with 3D Printed Flexible Circuit Connections

Nano Dimension Shows Off at CES 2017, Targets IoT with 3D Printed Flexible Circuit Connections

Probably the most exciting thing about new technology is the sense of potential; they say that wisdom lies in knowing what one does not know, and new technologies are certainly full of unknowns. In the case of Israel-based Nano Dimension, what the company does not know is leading to development after development as their technology is being […]

Probably the most exciting thing about new technology is the sense of potential; they say that wisdom lies in knowing what one does not know, and new technologies are certainly full of unknowns. In the case of Israel-based Nano Dimension, what the company does not...
KAUST Research Team 3D Prints Small Silicon-Based Computers to Use as Non-Invasive Health Monitor E-Stickers

KAUST Research Team 3D Prints Small Silicon-Based Computers to Use as Non-Invasive Health Monitor E-Stickers

I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, as to not end up in a hospital bed multiple times (knock on wood!). I’m thankful for this, because I know that in a place where you’re supposed to be healing, it can be hard to get any rest because you’re usually hooked up to […]

I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, as to not end up in a hospital bed multiple times (knock on wood!). I’m thankful for this, because I know that in a place where you’re supposed to be healing, it can be hard to get any rest because you’re...
A Third DragonFly 2020 3D Printer is Shipped in Beta Testing: PHYTEC to Evaluate Accelerated Speed in Development

A Third DragonFly 2020 3D Printer is Shipped in Beta Testing: PHYTEC to Evaluate Accelerated Speed in Development

Previously all we were able to do was anticipate the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer from Nano Dimension, skipping from the unveiling of the groundbreaking new hardware to the announcement of their Switch software which will allow users to prepare files of electronic circuits for printing with the DragonFly 2020. Now, we see the circuit board (PCB) […]

Previously all we were able to do was anticipate the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer from Nano Dimension, skipping from the unveiling of the groundbreaking new hardware to the announcement of their Switch software which will allow users to prepare files of electronic...
UCSD Researchers Develop 3D Printed Electronics That Heal Themselves

UCSD Researchers Develop 3D Printed Electronics That Heal Themselves

The ability of the human body – and the bodies of the entire animal kingdom – to heal itself never ceases to amaze. It’s something we take for granted on a day-to-day basis with minor injuries. Got a nasty cut on your finger? It may be painful and inconvenient, but you can rest assured that […]

The ability of the human body – and the bodies of the entire animal kingdom – to heal itself never ceases to amaze. It’s something we take for granted on a day-to-day basis with minor injuries. Got a nasty cut on your finger? It may be painful and...
CentraleSupélec Rennes: French Students Create Functional 3D Printed Enigma Decryption Device

CentraleSupélec Rennes: French Students Create Functional 3D Printed Enigma Decryption Device

The Enigma machine was a decryption/encryption device most well-known for its use in World War II, when it was developed by the Germans and cracked by the British. Ultimately employed to decrypt crucial German messages, the Enigma is known to be a rarely found machine that may have actually been responsible for ending the war […]

The Enigma machine was a decryption/encryption device most well-known for its use in World War II, when it was developed by the Germans and cracked by the British. Ultimately employed to decrypt crucial German messages, the Enigma is known to be a rarely found machine...
Kengoro: 3D Printed Robot Works Up a Sweat at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems

Kengoro: 3D Printed Robot Works Up a Sweat at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems

We’ve certainly spent a lot of time considering what might happen when robots truly can think like us, but very likely not a lot (on the part of the layman, anyway) has been put into considering how they might also be able to move and even show off their stamina like we do one day. […]

We’ve certainly spent a lot of time considering what might happen when robots truly can think like us, but very likely not a lot (on the part of the layman, anyway) has been put into considering how they might also be able to move and even show off their stamina like...
Let’s Get Ghouling on Halloween Already! Check out Kitronik's 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Projects, from Flickering Lights to Horns for Your Head

Let’s Get Ghouling on Halloween Already! Check out Kitronik's 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Projects, from Flickering Lights to Horns for Your Head

While Halloween brings out the ghosty ghoulish gobliness in many of us, no matter the age, have you ever noticed the level of competition that often arises as well? This is the time to let loose, have an enormous amount of fun, and let your creativity shine through in the most gruesome ways possible. It’s […]

While Halloween brings out the ghosty ghoulish gobliness in many of us, no matter the age, have you ever noticed the level of competition that often arises as well? This is the time to let loose, have an enormous amount of fun, and let your creativity shine through in...
Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive manufacturing innovation in the United States. They’ve hosted a number of project calls focused on a wide range […]

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive...