3d printed microstructures

Gradient Temperature Heat Treatment of LPBF 3D Printed Inconel 718

In order to tailor and improve the performance of microstructures, it helps with many 3D-printed alloys if the post-heat treatment process is carefully designed and executed for this purpose. Researchers…

A New 3D Printing Method: Tethered Pyro-Electrospinning for 3D Printed Microstructures

Authors Sara Coppola, Giuseppe Nasti, Veronica Vespini, and Pietro Ferraro explore a new technique for 3D printing with biocompatible materials, outlined in ‘Layered 3D Printing by Tethered Pyro-Electrospinning.’ Motivated to…

3D Printing Microstructures for New Drug Delivery Systems with SPHRINT

In the recently published, ‘SPHRINT – Printing Drug Delivery Microspheres from Polymeric Melts,’ authors Tal Shpigel, Almog Uziel, and Dan Y. Lewitus explore better ways to offer sustained release pharmaceuticals…

3D Printing Polymeric Foam with Better Performance & Longevity for Industrial Applications

In the recently published ‘Age-aware constitutive materials model for a 3D printed polymeric foam,’ authors A. Maiti, W. Small, J.P. Lewicki, S.C. Chinn, T.S. Wilson, and A.P. Saab explore the…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

German Scientists Morph from 3D Printing to Dynamic 4D Microfluidic Structures Controlled by Laser

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are hoping to make greater strides in biomedical applications through fabrication of microstructures that can adapt like more natural substances, morphing into…

TU Delft Researchers Discuss Microstructural Optimization for 3D Printing Trabecular Bone

Trabecular bone, also known as spongy or cancellous bone, is one of two types of bone found in the human body. It is found at the end of long bones,…

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…

Microstructure of Powder Bed Fusion 316 L Stainless Steel: Colonies of Cells

A great deal of work is involved in optimizing materials for additive manufacturing. Porosity is a consistent problem in metal 3D printing, and scientists spend a lot of time studying…

Student Uses Nanoscribe Technology to Investigate 3D Printed Microstructures for Optics in Thesis

German 3D printer manufacturer Nanoscribe specializes in 3D micro and nano printing, and its Photonic Professional GT 3D printer, which uses a two-photon polymerization process, was used in two life sciences…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Smart Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater and Pick Up Objects

Pairing 3D printing with smart technology has led to some amazing innovations, such as metal parts that can track the performance of machines, windows that can keep your car cool…

Laser-Based 3D Printing Used to Fabricate Tiny Microstructures for Tissue Repair

The researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are already well known for their work in robotics, microscopy, and spectroscopy, but now they’re researching a new and innovative…

3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at…

KIT Researchers Develop Erasable Ink for 3D Printing

Back in elementary school, one of the required items on my school supply lists at the beginning of the year was a set of erasable pens. I remember being excited…

Researchers Develop Unique 3D Manufacturing Method to Create and Control Material Architecture on the Nanoscale

Back in 2014, the National Institute of Health awarded Washington State University (WSU) researchers a five-year grant of $1.8 million, in order to improve the coating used for 3D printed titanium…

Plasmonics: Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Allows for Innovative Solutions

Are you still wrapping your mind around the world of nanotechnology—and wondering why exactly it is that those brilliant minds in research labs around the world aren’t content enough just…

University Researchers Create 3D Printed Micro-Needle, Pain-Free, Inserted Internally

Just the thought of a long, thin needle loaded with chemicals coming at us in the doctor’s office invokes anxiety in most. While the pain is rarely that severe, no…

Disney Magic Creates Varying Elasticity within Single 3D Printed Objects

Disney Research, not surprisingly, is bringing their latest project home with some new 3D printed materials that are unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even perhaps bordering on–dare we say it?–the…

Team Continues Study of 3D Printed Microstructures, Tests 3D Printers, Autodesk Ember Shines

Qingnan Zhou quite simply has a fascinating fascination with materials in terms of microstructures in 3D printing as well as how they hold up under different fabricating scenarios. We’ve reported…

These 3D Printed Microstructures Morph Due to Prescribed Mechanical Behavior

There’s a lot to be said for the wonders of 3D printing technology, but what’s even better is that we are learning to bend innovation so far to our will…