Wageningen University: Adding Some Sparkle to 3D Printed Objects with Gold Nanoparticles

Nanotechnology may seem novel and advanced, but it has actually been used for thousands of years. Metallic nanoparticles are present in glass and pottery from hundreds and thousands of years…

University of Twente Researchers 3D Print Gold Microstructures Using LIFT Technique

Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a new laser printing technique that allows for the 3D printing of gold nanostructures, including complex overhanging structures. By pointing a very short…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Makes 3D Printed Nanoporous Gold That Could Change the Design of Electrochemical Reactors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is known for doing impressive work with materials, particularly related to 3D printing. Whether it’s nanoscale 3D printing or 3D printed glass, the organization is constantly…

3D Printing Offers Precision, Agility, a “New Tool to Do New Things” in Precious Metals for Cooksongold

Most of the parts on display at 3D printing trade shows are impressive; they wouldn’t have been paraded out as display pieces if they weren’t show quality. Still, while I…

Cooksongold and Boltenstern Introduce the 3D Printed Gold and Platinum Embrace Jewelry Collection

What we call 3D printed jewelry typically isn’t directly 3D printed – it’s made, like most metal jewelry, using investment casting. It’s the molds that are 3D printed. But when…

Shapeways Announces Shorter Lead Times to Get Your 3D Prints to You Even Faster

Yesterday, Shapeways announced that they have shortened their lead times for printing production, which will certainly be welcome news for both designers and shoppers alike. The turnaround times for some…

TU Wien: Researchers 3D Print Gold Using Basic Compounds & Electron Beams

The thought of winning the lottery, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hidden treasure, or the goose that lays the golden egg is always enticing….

3D Printed Gold Collection Set to Transform Jewelry Industry

Lionel Theodore Dean is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and following his schooling, Dean worked for automotive designer Pininfarina in Italy. He went on to launch his…

Reinventing the Light Bulb… With a Miniature 3D Printed Version of Yourself Inside?

The light bulb. It is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Inventor Thomas Edison was the first to bring the electric light bulb into reality, and since then not really all…


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