LSU: Thesis Student 3D Prints Strain Sensors for Electronics & Wearables

Louisiana State University thesis student, Austin Smith, hits the mark in exploring mechanisms for sensors in wearable electronics. In ‘Design and Fabrication of FDM 3D Printed Strain Sensors,’ the author…

Adjusting the Design, Material, and Parameters of a 3D Printed Strain Gauge with Computational Simulation

A trio of researchers from the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University recently published a paper, titled “Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Sensor: Simulation Studies Analyzing the Effect of…

3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on…

Measuring the Residual Strains in 3D Printed Components

It seems these days that when speaking of 3D printing, it is nearly compulsory to use the words ‘revolution’ and ‘paradigm shift.’ While it is true that 3D printing has…

Designer Chemistry Mixed with 3D Printing Results in Innovative Safety Sensors  

It’s a formidable combination as designer chemistry meets 3D printing, proving that the two may have a very promising future together. In a recent research project funded by the University…

Researchers 3D Print Electrically Conductive Strain Sensors

It is amazing how quickly 3D printing technology has been advancing. The advancements we have seen from the time Chuck Hull invented the process of stereolithography in 1983 until the…


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