3d printed sensors

MIT Researchers 3D Print Plasma Sensors Using Glass-Ceramic Material

A team of researchers from MIT fabricated what they say are the first fully digitally manufactured plasma sensors, known as retarding potential analyzers (RPAs), for orbiting spacecraft. Satellites use this…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 27, 2021: Post-Processing, Jet Engines, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with news about a special report by Wohlers Associates, Inc., and then moving on to research, as a team of engineers…

3D Printed Touch Sensors Yield Feeling Future for Cybernetics

Around the middle of the twentieth century, America’s electronic communications infrastructure started to centralize around two newly-forming sciences — cybernetics and information theory —  that are still fundamental to everything…

3D Printed Sensor Created by Fraunhofer and ARBURG

One of the many Holy Grails of 3D printing is the ability to 3D print fully functional items in a single build process. Companies like Inkbit and Sakuu are after…

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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

2020’s Key COVID-19 3D Printing Stories

2020 has been a really tough year…I know this is a major understatement, but I can’t think of a more succinct way to put it. According to the World Health…

Wearable 3D Printed Sensors Could Keep You Safe from Sunburn

As a very pale person, the struggle against sunburn is real, and as Clarkson University researchers explain, about 1.7 million new skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the US each…

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Igus’s 3D Printed Sensors Enable Smart Parts that Signal Wear and Fatigue

igus, provider of specialized polymer components and material solutions, has announced that its researchers have developed a method of printing sensors into tribo-components such that they signal need for a…

Italian Researchers Integrate Sensors into 3D Printed Metal Structures

Italian researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, explore the use of sensors in 3D printing for medical applications. Authors G. De Pasquale, A. Buffon,…

Researchers 3D Print Lifelike Aortic Valve Model with Built-in Sensors

In order to help surgeons prepare to perform procedures on patients (say that three times fast), training with 3D printed medical models has been shown to help improve the overall…

Researchers 3D Print Sensors onto Moving Lung with Motion Capture Tech

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota has announced some amazing new research that uses “a visual sensing system” (motion capture technology) to print soft, electronic sensors directly…

3D Printed Sensors for Food Safety, Detecting Mycotoxin Zearalenone

International researchers have come together to explore how 3D printing can assist in food safety, detailing their findings in “3D printed electrodes for the detection of mycotoxins in food.” While…

3D Printing Carbon Monoxide Sensors with SnO2 Graphene Nanoink

US researchers have been working to improve methods for detecting carbon monoxide, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Additive Manufacturing of a Flexible Carbon Monoxide Sensor Based on…

Sensitive 3D Printed Sensors Can Measure Acetone Content in Breath, Making Life Easier for Diabetics

A collaborative team of researchers from Kiel University (CAU) in Germany and the Technical University of Moldova (TUM) used 3D printing to produce highly sensitive, energy-efficient sensors. This work could…

Somatosensitive Actuators Integrated into Soft Robotics via 3D Printing

US researchers delve further into soft robotics, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Soft Somatosensitive Actuators via Embedded 3D Printing.’ Developing a new method relying on soft somatosensitive actuators…

Australian Researchers 3D Printing Tactile Sensors with TPU and PLA Composites

In the recently published ‘An Ultrasensitive 3D Printed Tactile Sensor for Soft Robotics,’ Australian researchers Saeb Mousavi, David Howard, Chun Wang, and Shuying Wu create a new method for production…

Brazil: 3D Printing More Affordable Sensor Technology with the Piezoelectric diaphragm

Brazilian researchers outline recent scientific findings in ‘Evaluating Temperature Influence on Low-Cost Piezoelectric Transducer Response for 3D Printing Process Monitoring,’ a paper which was also presented at the 6th International…

High-Speed 3D Printing of Flexible Carbon/Silicone Sensors for Medical Wearables

In the recently published ‘Drop-on-demand high-speed 3D printing of flexible milled carbon fiber/silicone composite sensors for wearable biomonitoring devices,’ authors from University of Waterloo  and the University of California, Berkeley…

3D Printing with Sensors Using Conductive ABS

In the recently published ‘3D printing of interdigital sensor based conductive ABS for salt and sucrose concentration sensing,’ authors W. Ponan and S. Harnsoongnoen outline their findings in fabricating integrated electronics. The…

3D Printed Sensors Could Be The Key to a Seamless Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been heralded as one of the next big steps in our technological development. The vision is somewhat utopian: the system collects information, relaying it…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2019

We’ve got a case study, 3D printing in electric applications, and some news on awards for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CRP Technology helped rebuild a T-shaped bracket…

London: 3D Printing the Double-Ridged Horn Antenna for Biomedical Monitoring

Researchers are looking into ways to optimize biomedical monitoring, with their results outlined in ‘A 3D Printed High-Dielectric Filled Elliptical Double-Ridged Horn Antenna for Biomedical Monitoring Applications.’ Seeking to make…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…