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How 3D Printing Is Increasing Access to Clean Water

How 3D Printing Is Increasing Access to Clean Water

The introduction of 3D printing has transformed the manufacturing process, and, by extension, the water industry. These changes are easier to understand within the context of the manufacturing process itself, and the ways in which printing technologies have adapted traditional methods of production. Additive manufacturing has a range of benefits for both efficiency and flexibility. […]

The introduction of 3D printing has transformed the manufacturing process, and, by extension, the water industry. These changes are easier to understand within the context of the manufacturing process itself, and the ways in which printing technologies have adapted...
New Multimaterial SLA 3D Printing Method: Skipping the Liquid Bath with Aerosol Jet Printing

New Multimaterial SLA 3D Printing Method: Skipping the Liquid Bath with Aerosol Jet Printing

While SLA 3D printing is extremely popular among many different types of users today, there are drawbacks in post processing, as users are forced to take a more laborious step following the layer-by-layer method in using a liquid bath. While many are glad to continue this way, and are used to conforming to this traditional […]

While SLA 3D printing is extremely popular among many different types of users today, there are drawbacks in post processing, as users are forced to take a more laborious step following the layer-by-layer method in using a liquid bath. While many are glad to continue...
Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D printing material worldwide. Recently, Japanese researchers from the Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT) put PLA to the test, outlining their results in their recently published […]

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D printing material worldwide. Recently, Japanese researchers from the...
Using Semi-Supervised Machine Learning in Laser Powder-bed Fusion Fault Detection

Using Semi-Supervised Machine Learning in Laser Powder-bed Fusion Fault Detection

Researchers from the University of Liverpool outline their findings regarding the automatic detection of faults in additive manufacturing products in a recently published paper, ‘Automatic fault detection for laser powder-bed fusion using semi-supervised machine learning.’ Their work continues an ongoing trend in perfecting 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques to enhance numerous industries currently delving […]

Researchers from the University of Liverpool outline their findings regarding the automatic detection of faults in additive manufacturing products in a recently published paper, ‘Automatic fault detection for laser powder-bed fusion using semi-supervised machine...
Nanyang Technological University: Experimenting with Acoustic Nozzles to Disrupt Clogging in 3D Printing

Nanyang Technological University: Experimenting with Acoustic Nozzles to Disrupt Clogging in 3D Printing

Thesis student, Yannapol Sriphutkiat, of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently published, ‘Development of acoustic nozzle for 3D printing,’ exploring the use of acoustic vibrations to solve one of the most common problems: clogging. As with so many innovations and improvements allowed through 3D printing, it all makes perfect […]

Thesis student, Yannapol Sriphutkiat, of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently published, ‘Development of acoustic nozzle for 3D printing,’ exploring the use of acoustic vibrations to solve one of the most...
Adding Lignin & Curcumin to PLA for 3D Printed Wound Healing Meshes

Adding Lignin & Curcumin to PLA for 3D Printed Wound Healing Meshes

As innovation in materials grows into a vast science—especially within the 3D and 4D printing realms, medical patients of today and the future can look forward to improved, patient-specific care. Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast study the implications and potential with enhanced PLA in ‘Antioxidant PLA Composites Containing Lignin for 3D Printing Applications: A Potential […]

As innovation in materials grows into a vast science—especially within the 3D and 4D printing realms, medical patients of today and the future can look forward to improved, patient-specific care. Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast study the implications and...
Project Miliquant: Nanoscribe Participates in Collaboration Using 3D Printing in Quantum Technology Research

Project Miliquant: Nanoscribe Participates in Collaboration Using 3D Printing in Quantum Technology Research

Nanoscribe has been impressing us at the micro- and nano-level for years now in 3D printing, from their work with plasmonics to micro-optics and many other projects related to industrial microfabrication. Now, the German manufacturer is developing miniaturized, frequency- and power-stable diode lasers with other industry leaders, to include: Q.ant Zeiss Bosch Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz […]

Nanoscribe has been impressing us at the micro- and nano-level for years now in 3D printing, from their work with plasmonics to micro-optics and many other projects related to industrial microfabrication. Now, the German manufacturer is developing miniaturized,...
Machine Learning & Bioprinting: Researchers Improve Drop-on-Demand (DOD) Methods

Machine Learning & Bioprinting: Researchers Improve Drop-on-Demand (DOD) Methods

As bioprinting continues to pick up steam in labs around the world, researchers still study the process intensively to build on current techniques and innovation. In ‘Multi-Objective Optimization Design through Machine Learning for Drop-on-Demand Bioprinting,’ authors Jia Shi, Jinchun Song, Bin Song, and Wen Lu explore the challenges in drop-on-demand (DOD) methods for printing cells. […]

As bioprinting continues to pick up steam in labs around the world, researchers still study the process intensively to build on current techniques and innovation. In ‘Multi-Objective Optimization Design through Machine Learning for Drop-on-Demand Bioprinting,’ authors...
Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that in past years there have been glaring improvements needed for implants such as those created for the lower area of the jaw known as the […]

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that in past years there have been glaring improvements...
UK Researchers Use 3D Printing to Evoke Sensory Food Experiences

UK Researchers Use 3D Printing to Evoke Sensory Food Experiences

Food and water are necessary for humans to survive, no matter what, but they are also often a source of enjoyment too, leading to the questioning adage of whether some of us eat to live—or live to eat. But what about eating to reinforce sentimental moments, and to improve your memory? UK researchers studied the […]

Food and water are necessary for humans to survive, no matter what, but they are also often a source of enjoyment too, leading to the questioning adage of whether some of us eat to live—or live to eat. But what about eating to reinforce sentimental moments, and to...
University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial Pressure.’ Rane opens by discussing the revolutionary and disruptive qualities of 3D printing […]

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial...
Caterpillar & Argonne National Laboratory Using Additive Manufacturing to Improve Fuel Efficiency of Diesel Engines

Caterpillar & Argonne National Laboratory Using Additive Manufacturing to Improve Fuel Efficiency of Diesel Engines

Additive manufacturing will play a significant role in a major project gearing up between Caterpillar and US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to explore better efficiency and reduced emissions in heavy-duty diesel engines. This is another extensive project meant to bring together the vast resources of large manufacturers in the US with scientists […]

Additive manufacturing will play a significant role in a major project gearing up between Caterpillar and US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to explore better efficiency and reduced emissions in heavy-duty diesel engines. This is another...
Interlayer Adhesion Improvements for 3D Construction Printing

Interlayer Adhesion Improvements for 3D Construction Printing

Interlayer adhesion is a common problem that users often battle in 3D printing, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers Taylor Marchment, Jay Sanjayan, and Ming Xia address the topic further in ‘Method of enhancing interlayer bond strength in construction scale 3D printing with mortar by effective bond area amplification.’ Since 3D Printing builds up objects […]

Interlayer adhesion is a common problem that users often battle in 3D printing, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers Taylor Marchment, Jay Sanjayan, and Ming Xia address the topic further in ‘Method of enhancing interlayer bond strength in construction...
China: Zhejiang University Researchers Evaluate Trends in Bioink Printability

China: Zhejiang University Researchers Evaluate Trends in Bioink Printability

As Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University point out in their recently published article, ‘Trends on physical understanding of bioink printability,’ the future of bioprinting is only as promising as the available materials. Authors Jun Yin, Dengke Zhao, and Jingyi Liu state that even with the increasing popularity of bioprinting among the scientific research and medical […]

As Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University point out in their recently published article, ‘Trends on physical understanding of bioink printability,’ the future of bioprinting is only as promising as the available materials. Authors Jun Yin, Dengke Zhao, and...
Lehigh University: Thesis Improves 3D Printing for Construction with Binder Jet Processes

Lehigh University: Thesis Improves 3D Printing for Construction with Binder Jet Processes

In ‘Material Characteristics of Binder Jet 3D Printed Hydrated CSA Cement and Fine Aggregates,’ structural engineering thesis student Joseph Ingaglio (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA) explores the potential of making 3D printing in construction a reality rather than a challenging concept. In reaching for the goal of creating improved methods in additive manufacturing and improved […]

In ‘Material Characteristics of Binder Jet 3D Printed Hydrated CSA Cement and Fine Aggregates,’ structural engineering thesis student Joseph Ingaglio (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA) explores the potential of making 3D printing in construction a reality rather...
University of California Researchers Explore Acoustophoresis in Regulating Electrical Composites for 3D Printing

University of California Researchers Explore Acoustophoresis in Regulating Electrical Composites for 3D Printing

Scientists from University of California Santa Barbara have been exploring the use of acoustophoresis in regulating electrical composites in accompaniment with 3D printing in ‘Flexible Composites with Programmed Electrical Anisotropy Using Acoustophoresis.’ This work expands on the current demand in the marketplace for multifunctional 3D printing materials. Today we see many different types of conductive […]

Scientists from University of California Santa Barbara have been exploring the use of acoustophoresis in regulating electrical composites in accompaniment with 3D printing in ‘Flexible Composites with Programmed Electrical Anisotropy Using Acoustophoresis.’ This work...
Korea: Researchers 3D Printing Tracheas with Epithelial Cells & Chondrocytes

Korea: Researchers 3D Printing Tracheas with Epithelial Cells & Chondrocytes

Korean researchers have been experimenting further in the bioprinting of tracheal implants, publishing recent results in ‘Trachea with Autologous Epithelial Cells and Chondrocytes.’ The team of scientists details their use of polycaprolactone and hydrogel mixed with nasal epithelial and auricular cartilage cells. After bioprinting an artificial trachea with these materials and tissue, they transplanted them […]

Korean researchers have been experimenting further in the bioprinting of tracheal implants, publishing recent results in ‘Trachea with Autologous Epithelial Cells and Chondrocytes.’ The team of scientists details their use of polycaprolactone and hydrogel mixed with...
University of Louisville: Ultrasonic Vibration Improves Layer Adhesion in FDM 3D Printing with ABS

University of Louisville: Ultrasonic Vibration Improves Layer Adhesion in FDM 3D Printing with ABS

In ‘Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Interlayer Adhesion in Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printed ABS,’  by Alireza Tofangchi, Pu Han, Julio Izquierdo, Adithya Iyengar and Keng Hsu, the authors examine the future of FFF (FDM, Material Extrusion) 3D printing, along with how different processes affect performance. They foresee greater potential for FFF printing as a […]

In ‘Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Interlayer Adhesion in Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printed ABS,’  by Alireza Tofangchi, Pu Han, Julio Izquierdo, Adithya Iyengar and Keng Hsu, the authors examine the future of FFF (FDM, Material Extrusion) 3D printing, along...
ABS: Researchers Test Temperature & Speed Settings in FDM 3D Printing

ABS: Researchers Test Temperature & Speed Settings in FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Layer-to-Layer Physical Characteristics and Compression Behavior of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Metastructures Fabricated using Different Process Parameters,’ Wright State University researcher Sivani Patibandla investigates how well ABS performs under pressure, measuring varied responses to temperature and speed, using a MakerBot 2X Replicator 3D printer. Fabrication of phononic metastructures (often lattice or periodic structures) […]

In ‘Layer-to-Layer Physical Characteristics and Compression Behavior of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Metastructures Fabricated using Different Process Parameters,’ Wright State University researcher Sivani Patibandla investigates how well ABS performs...
US Air Force Awards nScrypt Research Company Contract for 3D Printed Conformal Phased Array Antenna Project

US Air Force Awards nScrypt Research Company Contract for 3D Printed Conformal Phased Array Antenna Project

Florida-based nScrypt, which manufactures industrial systems for micro-dispensing and 3D printing, is already seeing its technology used for military applications with the US Army. But now the US Air Force has jumped on the nScrypt bandwagon as well. Sciperio, nScrypt’s research and development think tank, was awarded a second phase contract by the Air Force for its […]

Florida-based nScrypt, which manufactures industrial systems for micro-dispensing and 3D printing, is already seeing its technology used for military applications with the US Army. But now the US Air Force has jumped on the nScrypt bandwagon as well. Sciperio,...
Australian Researchers Research Feasibility of 3D Printed Ankle/Foot Orthotics for Functionality & Comfort

Australian Researchers Research Feasibility of 3D Printed Ankle/Foot Orthotics for Functionality & Comfort

3D printing has played a large and varied role in medical implants, devices, and more. Australian researchers from the University of Sydney recently published ‘Feasibility of designing, manufacturing and delivering 3D printed ankle-foot orthoses: a systematic review,‘ outlining the challenges in traditionally made ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) and the broad potential for 3D printing in both […]

3D printing has played a large and varied role in medical implants, devices, and more. Australian researchers from the University of Sydney recently published ‘Feasibility of designing, manufacturing and delivering 3D printed ankle-foot orthoses: a systematic review,‘...
Valentines Special! Researchers in India Explore 3D Printing Heart Valves

Valentines Special! Researchers in India Explore 3D Printing Heart Valves

The heart is central to keeping you alive, pumping blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body—and eliminating waste too. Disease of this central organ is also one of the leading causes of deaths in humans, with coronary heart disease most common. Hundreds of thousands of individuals die each year from heart-related issues, and over 700,000 […]

The heart is central to keeping you alive, pumping blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body—and eliminating waste too. Disease of this central organ is also one of the leading causes of deaths in humans, with coronary heart disease most common. Hundreds of...
UV Assisted Direct Ink Writing of 3D Printed and “4D Printed” Shape Memory Epoxy Parts

UV Assisted Direct Ink Writing of 3D Printed and “4D Printed” Shape Memory Epoxy Parts

The magic of 3D printing has touched most of us in some way by now, as schools in many countries are establishing programs, libraries offer makerspaces for patrons, and designers like architects show us their often bold new 3D printed works made possible by accessible new technology. Some researchers, designers, and engineers not only envision […]

The magic of 3D printing has touched most of us in some way by now, as schools in many countries are establishing programs, libraries offer makerspaces for patrons, and designers like architects show us their often bold new 3D printed works made possible by accessible...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 8, 2019

3D Printing News Briefs: February 8, 2019

We made it to the weekend! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs today, which covers business, research, and a few other topics as well. PostProcess has signed its 7th channel partner in North America, while GEFERTEC partners with Linde on 3D printing research. Researchers from Purdue and USC are working together to […]

We made it to the weekend! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs today, which covers business, research, and a few other topics as well. PostProcess has signed its 7th channel partner in North America, while GEFERTEC partners with Linde on 3D printing...
Fraunhofer ILT & Project Partners Creating New 3D Printer to Offer Both Precision & Speed

Fraunhofer ILT & Project Partners Creating New 3D Printer to Offer Both Precision & Speed

A new project is underway in Europe via Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and their partners. Funded by both the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, ‘High Productivity and Detail in Additive Manufacturing through the Combination of UV Polymerization and Multi-Photon Polymerization – HoPro-3D’ will run for the next three years […]

A new project is underway in Europe via Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and their partners. Funded by both the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, ‘High Productivity and Detail in Additive Manufacturing through the...
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