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Navy’s HackTheMachine 2021 Features 3D Printing Challenge

The U.S. Navy will be hosting its annual “HackTheMachine” contest from March 23rd- 26th: this time, with a focus on 3D printing. HackTheMachine is a Navy outreach program designed to…

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Accessibility: 3D Printed Tactile Pregnancy Test for Visually Impaired Women

Taking a pregnancy test, and learning the results, is an incredibly private, personal moment, no matter what result you’re hoping to get. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case if you’re visually…

3D Printed Insoles Absorb Sweat to Power Electronics

Sweating is not really pleasant, but it’s a normal, natural way for the human body to regulate body temperature by decreasing thermal stress, which can occur for a number of…

Volta Spark’s Universal Charging Cable Prototypes 3D Printed with Zortrax

Have you counted how many different charging cables you have at home? Most devices and gadgets today recharge via USB, so limiting the cable clutter is almost impossible, and every…

Biome Renewables Cuts Wind Turbine Cost by 80% with Renishaw’s Metal 3D Printing

Canada-based industrial engineering and design firm Biome Renewables, founded five years ago in Ontario, is on a mission to optimize the power of nature in order to ensure a sustainable…

2020 Chevy Stingray Prototype is 75 Percent 3D Printed

Although introduced in the 80s, most famously by legendary Chuck Hull, 3D printing has been a well-kept secret by organizations like NASA and numerous automotive companies who have been enjoying…

OIST Researchers Create 3D Printed Modular Microfluidic Prototype for Point-of-Care Testing

Common on-site water quality test kits and at-home infection disease tests typically require the user to do all of the work – collect fluid samples, measure and mix reagents, perform…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2020

We’re starting with a grand opening in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Lithoz is opening its Innovation Lab. The University of Delaware has chosen Roboze technology to support its…

Costa Rica: Researchers Design 3D Printed Medical Device for Suturing Extremities

Our skin protects us from invading microorganisms and foreign substances, eliminates harmful toxins, helps to regulate our core body temperature, and is in charge of receiving both tactile and thermal…

A 3D Printed Prosthesis Helps a Brazilian Mother Recover her “Missing Piece”

Denise Vicentin is a 52-year-old Brazilian mother who lost her right eye due to skin cancer in 2010, which also left her with a gaping hole in her face and…

3D Printing Better Antennas for Millimeter-Wave Multi-Beam Applications

In the recently published ‘A 3D Printed Compact High-Efficiency Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Sub-Array for Millimeter-Wave Multi-Beam Applications,’ authors Liyue Zhao, Yujian Li, and Junhong Wang—all from Institute of Lightwave Technology,…

Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer…

3D Printing Awakens Renewed Interest in Polymeric Heart Valves for Patient-Specific Treatment

Authors Charles D. Resor and Deepak L Batte review the recent work of André R. Studart and his co-researchers in creating artificial heart valves via 3D printing. Their findings are…

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Industrial Design and Development Company Chooses EnvisionTEC for the Production of Accurate Prototypes

P5 Designers (P5) is a traditional, project-based design and development business based in Milford, NJ. The company boasts dozens of patents in product, packaging and manufacturing design. P5 has built…

Swiss & Italian Researchers 3D Print Microdevices for Clean Water

Better processes are necessary for bringing clean water to the world, and researchers from both Switzerland and Italy detail the advantages of progressive cleaning devices in ‘Magnetically navigable 3D printed…

GE Research and Project Partners Using Metal 3D Printing to Make a More Efficient Heat Exchanger

Heat exchangers are designed to efficiently transfer heat from one matter to another, and are being increasingly produced through the use of 3D printing these days, as the technology can…

Unveiled at Hannover Messe: BigRep Pro & 3D Printed NEXT Automated Guided Vehicle

Eventgoers at Hannover Messe, held in Hannover Germany from April 1-5, are getting a preview of the latest in spectacular new technology and innovation. This includes learning more about new…

Bionic Scooter Frame 3D Printed Out of Stainless Steel Powder

Last summer, my husband and I took a vacation with his family to Tybee Island, which is about 18 miles east of Savannah, Georgia and a total of just 3.2…

3D Printed Wireless Earbuds Help Enhance Hearing and Reduce Stigma Around Traditional Hearing Aids

Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Elen Parry, a current Industrial Digitalisation masters student at the university and an International Autodesk Student Ambassador for the UK, is focused on using “Human-Centred Design…

3D Printed Artificial Heart Pump Demonstrates Application of Embedded Magnet Printing

Kai von Petersdorff-Campen, a doctoral student in the mechanical and process engineering department at ETH Zurich, set out this spring to make a 3D printed artificial heart pump. He succeeded,…

Researchers Use Biomimicry and 3D Printing to Develop Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have all sorts of applications, from underwater data acquisition and detecting toxins in the water to studying and saving real fish, or just adding a new pet…

3D Printing and Global Cooperation to Create New Cost-Effective Field Kit for Disease Diagnosis

According to the World Health Organization, there are up to 1 million new cases of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread through the bites of sandflies, each year. The disease is curable…

Fighting Wildfires with the Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer

In December 2017, a fire started in California that would turn out to be the state’s largest wildfire. It raged for more than six months in Los Padres National Forest,…

IKEA Debuts 3D Printed Gaming Chair Prototype, Developed in Collaboration with UNYQ and Area Academy

Silicon Valley company UNYQ uses 3D printing and digitization technologies to customize its designs, and is responsible for some of the more interesting 3D printed medical wearable innovations we’ve seen, from…