3D printed microfluidic devices

Germany: IMT Researchers Assess 3D Printing Materials & Processes in Miniaturization & Microfluidics

Germany: IMT Researchers Assess 3D Printing Materials & Processes in Miniaturization & Microfluidics

Just as 3D printing is allowing us to create so many things never before possible, the technology itself continues to expand beyond its previous limitations. Miniaturization is a good example, as explored recently by German researchers at Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) in ‘High‐Performance Materials for 3D Printing in Chemical Synthesis Applications.’ Previously 3D printing […]

Just as 3D printing is allowing us to create so many things never before possible, the technology itself continues to expand beyond its previous limitations. Miniaturization is a good example, as explored recently by German researchers at Institute of Microstructure...
3D Printed Electrodes Make Microfluidic Devices Cheaper and Quicker to Fabricate

3D Printed Electrodes Make Microfluidic Devices Cheaper and Quicker to Fabricate

Researchers at Imperial College London wanted to develop a microfluidic biosensor for analysis of cancer cells that was quicker and easier to produce. A microfluidic device involves biological material traveling through tiny channels and electrodes passing electrical current through the material so that a microchip can analyze what the material contains. The Imperial College London scientists […]

Researchers at Imperial College London wanted to develop a microfluidic biosensor for analysis of cancer cells that was quicker and easier to produce. A microfluidic device involves biological material traveling through tiny channels and electrodes passing electrical...
Polyjet 3D Printing Used to Make PDMS Molds for Sliding Trapper Microfluidics Design Concept

Polyjet 3D Printing Used to Make PDMS Molds for Sliding Trapper Microfluidics Design Concept

Microfluidics, which often crosses paths these days with 3D printing, deals with manipulating and controlling the flow of fluids in tiny channels, often on the sub-millimeter scale. Many microfluidic devices have been developed to assist in cell analysis, which is very beneficial for the medical field. For his University of Saskatchewan thesis paper, titled “On the […]

Microfluidics, which often crosses paths these days with 3D printing, deals with manipulating and controlling the flow of fluids in tiny channels, often on the sub-millimeter scale. Many microfluidic devices have been developed to assist in cell analysis, which is...
Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques that limit designers to working in a two-dimensional space. But in a paper entitled “Fabrication of fluidic reactors by a customized 3D printing process,” a […]

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques that limit designers to working in a...
Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework is the biggest Research and Innovation program ever launched by the EU. With almost €80 billion of available funding until the year 2020, the program has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with applications in fields from medical and aviation to automotive and aerospace. One intriguing project, which received €7.1 million […]

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework is the biggest Research and Innovation program ever launched by the EU. With almost €80 billion of available funding until the year 2020, the program has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with...
New York Genome Center Researchers Create Low-Cost Open Source 3D Printed Device for Single-Cell Analysis

New York Genome Center Researchers Create Low-Cost Open Source 3D Printed Device for Single-Cell Analysis

So many of the benefits of 3D printing—and often all of them—allow for innovative strides to be made in a variety of industries today. Some of the most undeniable and significant impacts are being made in the medical field though, as researchers and manufacturers become more interested in manipulating the 3D realm to bioprint, create […]

So many of the benefits of 3D printing—and often all of them—allow for innovative strides to be made in a variety of industries today. Some of the most undeniable and significant impacts are being made in the medical field though, as researchers and manufacturers...
MIT Improves Nanofiber Materials Through 3D Printing

MIT Improves Nanofiber Materials Through 3D Printing

Nanofiber materials are valuable in a number of applications: tissue engineering, solar cells, water filtration, body armor. But the meshes, made up of fibers with nanoscale diameters, aren’t ubiquitous in the commercial world yet because they’re difficult to manufacture with currently available methods. That could be changing, however. MIT researchers have been working on devices […]

Nanofiber materials are valuable in a number of applications: tissue engineering, solar cells, water filtration, body armor. But the meshes, made up of fibers with nanoscale diameters, aren’t ubiquitous in the commercial world yet because they’re difficult...
BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly and precisely analyze chemicals with small volumes. But the devices are expensive and […]

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly...
3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global shortage of organs for transplant; demand highly exceeds supply. Currently, only about one […]

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global...
Enterprise in Space Announces ‘Print the Future Contest’ Winning Teams and Their 3D Printable Space Experiments

Enterprise in Space Announces ‘Print the Future Contest’ Winning Teams and Their 3D Printable Space Experiments

We first heard about the Print the Future competition in October of 2016. Enterprise in Space (EIS), a nonprofit program of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Kepler Space Institute collaborated with Made In Space (MIS), 3D Hubs, Sketchfab, and Prairie Nanotechnology to launch the competition, aimed at university student teams. The objective was to […]

We first heard about the Print the Future competition in October of 2016. Enterprise in Space (EIS), a nonprofit program of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Kepler Space Institute collaborated with Made In Space (MIS), 3D Hubs, Sketchfab, and Prairie...
3D Printing May Help Make More Effective Medical Microfluidic Chips

3D Printing May Help Make More Effective Medical Microfluidic Chips

Diagnosing genetic mutations and anomalies is a tricky science. In Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, that science involves the careful preparation of microfluidic chips. These chips contain miniscule channels through which fluid samples will travel, and their preparation has to take place in a special clean room to prevent even […]

Diagnosing genetic mutations and anomalies is a tricky science. In Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, that science involves the careful preparation of microfluidic chips. These chips contain miniscule channels through which fluid...
LLNL Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Transparent Glass for Optical Applications

LLNL Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Transparent Glass for Optical Applications

The 3D printing of glass has been in the news quite a lot lately, with several breakthroughs coming in the last couple of months. Micron3DP is releasing its glass 3D printer after installing several units at its own factory, and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) recently developed a method of 3D printing glass […]

The 3D printing of glass has been in the news quite a lot lately, with several breakthroughs coming in the last couple of months. Micron3DP is releasing its glass 3D printer after installing several units at its own factory, and researchers from the Karlsruhe...
Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which is basically a small-scale plumbing system on a chip. Both of these tiny objects, which Professor Barrow has experience with, prove once again that bigger is […]

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which is basically a small-scale plumbing system...
UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms and microfluidics technology in general serve as the foundation of important and sophisticated research in the fields of medicine, […]

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms...
ESCARGOT Serves Up Simplified 3D Printing of Intricate Microfluidic Devices for Chip Technology

ESCARGOT Serves Up Simplified 3D Printing of Intricate Microfluidic Devices for Chip Technology

ESGARGOT. For some of us, this brings to mind a pricey appetizer in the form of a land snail usually spiced up with garlic, herbs, and butter. While many may have not tasted the delicacy or even heard of it, fewer yet will have heard about a recent study cleverly given this acronym–but bearing results […]

ESGARGOT. For some of us, this brings to mind a pricey appetizer in the form of a land snail usually spiced up with garlic, herbs, and butter. While many may have not tasted the delicacy or even heard of it, fewer yet will have heard about a recent study cleverly...
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