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3D Printed Microneedle Array Technology May Offer New Eye Disease Treatment

3D Printed Microneedle Array Technology May Offer New Eye Disease Treatment

According to a report commissioned by the Prevent Blindness America organization, eye disorders and treatment for people with vision loss cost close to $139 billion annually. 3D printing has been called on multiple times to help learn about and diagnose eye disease, as well as to create implants and create corneas for transplant patients, but it’s […]

According to a report commissioned by the Prevent Blindness America organization, eye disorders and treatment for people with vision loss cost close to $139 billion annually. 3D printing has been called on multiple times to help learn about and diagnose eye disease,...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to education and a game response to the terrifying possibility of nuclear war. The winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge have been announced, and Huisman is […]

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to education and a game response to the terrifying possibility of nuclear war. The winners of the 3D Pioneers...
Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A specific research area, known as data or physical visualization, has been growing to achieve the representation of data sets in a physical form through digital fabrication. […]

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A specific research area, known as data or physical visualization, has...
$3 Million Awarded to Collaborative Metal 3D Printing Research Team

$3 Million Awarded to Collaborative Metal 3D Printing Research Team

A lot of effort has been going into determining the cause of flaws and defects in metal 3D printing, which can lead to weaknesses like spattering and micro cracking in the final 3D printed parts. Collaboration is key when conducting this kind of important work, and often, multiple research institutions and universities will work together […]

A lot of effort has been going into determining the cause of flaws and defects in metal 3D printing, which can lead to weaknesses like spattering and micro cracking in the final 3D printed parts. Collaboration is key when conducting this kind of important work, and...
Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in a giant concrete 3D printer that was formally introduced in 2016 when it 3D printed a […]

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in...
Singapore: Researchers Create Reprocessable Thermosets to Eliminate Waste in 3D Printing

Singapore: Researchers Create Reprocessable Thermosets to Eliminate Waste in 3D Printing

As our world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, the topic of how to leave a smaller footprint everywhere we go is a popular one. And 3D printing is no exception as those creating often make an effort to use hardware and materials that leave as little impact as possible. Disposing of plastic waste can […]

As our world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, the topic of how to leave a smaller footprint everywhere we go is a popular one. And 3D printing is no exception as those creating often make an effort to use hardware and materials that leave as little...
Research Team Takes Advantage of Common FFF 3D Printing Defect to 4D Print Plastic Self-Folding Objects

Research Team Takes Advantage of Common FFF 3D Printing Defect to 4D Print Plastic Self-Folding Objects

A lot of research has been undertaken regarding 3D printed self-folding structures and 3D printed items that can self-assemble, but a team from Carnegie Mellon University is changing things up in the field by using an inexpensive 3D printer to fabricate flat, self-folding items made from plastic. The researchers, from the university’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), have […]

A lot of research has been undertaken regarding 3D printed self-folding structures and 3D printed items that can self-assemble, but a team from Carnegie Mellon University is changing things up in the field by using an inexpensive 3D printer to fabricate flat,...
Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab Creates Automated Knitting Processes for 3D Meshes

Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab Creates Automated Knitting Processes for 3D Meshes

You might be surprised to find out how often the worlds of knitting and 3D printing collide, with innovation and technological savvy that offers a wide range of new benefits for all involved. From a circular 3D printed knitting machine to projects translated into 3D printing to a Disney Research industrial compiler, there has been […]

You might be surprised to find out how often the worlds of knitting and 3D printing collide, with innovation and technological savvy that offers a wide range of new benefits for all involved. From a circular 3D printed knitting machine to projects translated into 3D...
Researchers Develop Robotic Arm System for Studying Irregular 3D Printed Parts

Researchers Develop Robotic Arm System for Studying Irregular 3D Printed Parts

The 3D printing industry today encompasses a wide range of software, hardware, and materials—not to mention many different peripheral products and technologies that are available to help in areas such as post-processing, troubleshooting, and more. Electronics, bionics, live cell growth, and a variety of other fields and disciplines are also often combined with 3D printing—allowing […]

The 3D printing industry today encompasses a wide range of software, hardware, and materials—not to mention many different peripheral products and technologies that are available to help in areas such as post-processing, troubleshooting, and more. Electronics,...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting, and the University of Delaware […]

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds...
Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves issues with laser metal deposition printing. The latest comes from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and […]

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves...
Miami University Researchers Work Together to 3D Print Better Bones

Miami University Researchers Work Together to 3D Print Better Bones

With the development and adoption of medical technology like x-rays, anaesthesia and antisepsis in the mid to late 1800’s that allowed doctors to treat broken bones surgically, the science of fixing bone breaks took a major leap forward. The advancements meant that a broken bone wasn’t as likely to end in infection or death, especially […]

With the development and adoption of medical technology like x-rays, anaesthesia and antisepsis in the mid to late 1800’s that allowed doctors to treat broken bones surgically, the science of fixing bone breaks took a major leap forward. The advancements meant that a...
Researchers Use Sharebot NG 3D Printer to Test Carbon Nanotube Composites

Researchers Use Sharebot NG 3D Printer to Test Carbon Nanotube Composites

3D printing can be quite sensational, with innovations continually emerging from all corners of the world. Many creations tend to be in your face, larger than life, and with the accompanying hardware to match. From entire 3D printed villages to giant statues, cars and drones, and houses, the options do seem infinitely available and exciting. […]

3D printing can be quite sensational, with innovations continually emerging from all corners of the world. Many creations tend to be in your face, larger than life, and with the accompanying hardware to match. From entire 3D printed villages to giant statues, cars and...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot introduces a new material and CollPlant announces its Nasdaq listing. UL and Ricoh will allow […]

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot...
3D Printing to Be Revolutionized by Colloidal Self-Assembly

3D Printing to Be Revolutionized by Colloidal Self-Assembly

Play is often referred to as the ‘work’ of children, and sometimes those interests overlap into the research of adult scientists too, gleaning inspiration from popular building blocks and materials like LEGOs and Play-Doh. Of course, in the world of grownup science and 3D printing innovation, the projects are just a tiny bit more complex—and […]

Play is often referred to as the ‘work’ of children, and sometimes those interests overlap into the research of adult scientists too, gleaning inspiration from popular building blocks and materials like LEGOs and Play-Doh. Of course, in the world of grownup science...
FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot of hard work for a new medical innovation to receive FDA clearance, and not […]

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot...
Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH Zurich have used living bacteria to develop a biocompatible 3D printing ink. Their […]

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some contest news from Sinterit and Solvay, then getting […]

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some...
Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into two, and launched its new value-add company Arconic, with a major focus on aerospace 3D printing, in 2016, not long […]

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into...
Researchers Mix Metal-Organic Frameworks with 3D Printing Plastic to Create New Sensors

Researchers Mix Metal-Organic Frameworks with 3D Printing Plastic to Create New Sensors

If you have been following 3D printing even for just a short amount of time, then you are probably aware that while one surprising innovation after another seems to pop up from every corner of the world, the technology has also been connected with so many others such as robotics, virtual reality, biotechnology, and far […]

If you have been following 3D printing even for just a short amount of time, then you are probably aware that while one surprising innovation after another seems to pop up from every corner of the world, the technology has also been connected with so many others such...
Chemistry with Highly Reactive Reagents in 3D Printed Reaction Vessels

Chemistry with Highly Reactive Reagents in 3D Printed Reaction Vessels

3D printing has developed towards a useful tool in laboratories for chemical, physical and biotechnological research. Typical applications for 3D printed objects are stopped flow microreactors, where uniquely optimized geometries of the reactor can be realized easily. Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Clausthal University of Technology operated a 3D printer based […]

3D printing has developed towards a useful tool in laboratories for chemical, physical and biotechnological research. Typical applications for 3D printed objects are stopped flow microreactors, where uniquely optimized geometries of the reactor can be realized easily....
3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor has received a National Science Foundation grant to study nanoprinting. There […]

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor...
SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is to increase the advancement, and the acceptance, of 3D […]

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is...
3D Printing with Food: Chinese Researchers Experiment with Lemon Gel & Potato Starch Base  

3D Printing with Food: Chinese Researchers Experiment with Lemon Gel & Potato Starch Base  

Most of the world is well aware by now that 3D printing is about far more than printing out your favorite Star Wars figures and key chains bearing the logos of your favorite sports teams. From building rockets to human tissue, this technology is very serious business—and it continues to make so many impacts around […]

Most of the world is well aware by now that 3D printing is about far more than printing out your favorite Star Wars figures and key chains bearing the logos of your favorite sports teams. From building rockets to human tissue, this technology is very serious...
Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers have many applications today, from laser surgery and laser engraving to laser light shows. There are also multiple 3D printing processes that use […]

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers have many applications today, from laser surgery and laser...
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