3d printing research

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...
Seoul National University: Researchers Use FDM 3D Printing to Explore Limitations in Creating Fashion

Seoul National University: Researchers Use FDM 3D Printing to Explore Limitations in Creating Fashion

While 3D printing is certainly playing a noble role in numerous industries today—from the creation of medical devices that help babies survive to rocket engines nozzles built by NASA—most of us are fascinated by the strides made in fashion (a girl has gotta have a nice dress to wear to the party after all!), and […]

While 3D printing is certainly playing a noble role in numerous industries today—from the creation of medical devices that help babies survive to rocket engines nozzles built by NASA—most of us are fascinated by the strides made in fashion (a girl has gotta have a...
ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 Standard: New Data on 3D Printer Particle Emissions & Safety Measures  

ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 Standard: New Data on 3D Printer Particle Emissions & Safety Measures  

Innovators around the world appreciate the euphoria associated with 3D printing as they explore a new realm of infinite possibilities. Unfortunately, this awesome new world is also full of tiny little floating particles that may be hazardous to humans. Are we ready to become as educated about the health concerns as we are about learning […]

Innovators around the world appreciate the euphoria associated with 3D printing as they explore a new realm of infinite possibilities. Unfortunately, this awesome new world is also full of tiny little floating particles that may be hazardous to humans. Are we ready to...
NASA Nebraska Space Grant Means Further Collaboration with Copper3D to Study Microbial Risk in Space

NASA Nebraska Space Grant Means Further Collaboration with Copper3D to Study Microbial Risk in Space

Chilean startup Copper3D and 3D printing endeavors at the International Space Station are both interests we have followed actively—but never together up until last year when NASA expressed interest in their antibacterial 3D printing filament, PLACTIVE. A collaboration between the two entities makes a lot of sense when you consider the obvious need for avoiding […]

Chilean startup Copper3D and 3D printing endeavors at the International Space Station are both interests we have followed actively—but never together up until last year when NASA expressed interest in their antibacterial 3D printing filament, PLACTIVE. A collaboration...
Researchers Study Effects of Blade Shape & Grain Size Distribution in SLS Printing

Researchers Study Effects of Blade Shape & Grain Size Distribution in SLS Printing

SLS 3D printing is a fascinating process to watch, as a laser binds material together to build an object, part, or prototype. Selective laser sintering has been in use since the 80’s, one of the main types of 3D printing created by technology pioneers—along with SLA and FDM. Beneficial to users because of its ability […]

SLS 3D printing is a fascinating process to watch, as a laser binds material together to build an object, part, or prototype. Selective laser sintering has been in use since the 80’s, one of the main types of 3D printing created by technology pioneers—along with SLA...
Georgia Tech Research: Desktop FDM 3D Printing Particle Emissions May Be Dangerous to Humans

Georgia Tech Research: Desktop FDM 3D Printing Particle Emissions May Be Dangerous to Humans

Sometimes 3D printing may seem to be almost too good to be true, offering what can sometimes be astounding benefits in affordability, production of speed, self-sustainability, and savings in materials and labor. The downsides are few, but as with the use of any machinery, the topic of safety should always present. And although physical hazards […]

Sometimes 3D printing may seem to be almost too good to be true, offering what can sometimes be astounding benefits in affordability, production of speed, self-sustainability, and savings in materials and labor. The downsides are few, but as with the use of any...
India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology, continuing to infiltrate the mainstream today. 3D printing with metal and carbon fiber is especially popular now, and has become more affordable and accessible to everyone, while initially being restricted to […]

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology, continuing to infiltrate the mainstream today. 3D printing with metal and carbon fiber is especially popular...
Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) explored this question, publishing results recently in ‘Characterization of in-field additively manufactured polymer composites – hot and dusty […]

3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment...
Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered around the study of 3D printing with metal. Using alloy Aluminum 6061 (a material often used for testing), Vishnoi observed […]

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered...
Irish Researchers Examine Benefits of Kinematic Error Modeling & Error Compensation in 3D Printing

Irish Researchers Examine Benefits of Kinematic Error Modeling & Error Compensation in 3D Printing

While 3D printing has certainly hit the mainstream, industries of all sizes have been using the technology to their benefit due to greater affordability, self-sustainability in creating as the middleman can be eliminated, speed in turnaround for projects—and the ultimate, as objects and projects can now be created that were not thought (or even thought […]

While 3D printing has certainly hit the mainstream, industries of all sizes have been using the technology to their benefit due to greater affordability, self-sustainability in creating as the middleman can be eliminated, speed in turnaround for projects—and the...
India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available for printers of all sizes today, questions continue regarding the strength and […]

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available...
3DPrint.com And SmarTech Markets Publishing; The Leading Additive Manufacturing Research Firm Join Forces

3DPrint.com And SmarTech Markets Publishing; The Leading Additive Manufacturing Research Firm Join Forces

3DPrint.com owner, 3DR Holdings, has acquired an interest in SmarTech Markets Publishing; the Leading Industry Analysis Firm in the Additive Manufacturing Sector. SmarTech Publishing is the only firm providing granular market analysis for the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry.  Its offerings include market reports on a diverse range of topics from additive manufacturing materials to 3D […]

3DPrint.com owner, 3DR Holdings, has acquired an interest in SmarTech Markets Publishing; the Leading Industry Analysis Firm in the Additive Manufacturing Sector. SmarTech Publishing is the only firm providing granular market analysis for the 3D printing/additive...
MPI: New Research Project Will Develop Metal 3D Printed Parts for Automotive and Other Applications

MPI: New Research Project Will Develop Metal 3D Printed Parts for Automotive and Other Applications

In the United Kingdom, a new project is being carried out that could change the way car parts are made. Liberty Powder Metals, which is owned by Liberty House Group, was granted £4.6 million to research alloy metal powders to be used in the 3D printing of automotive parts and other components. Last week, members of […]

In the United Kingdom, a new project is being carried out that could change the way car parts are made. Liberty Powder Metals, which is owned by Liberty House Group, was granted £4.6 million to research alloy metal powders to be used in the 3D printing of automotive...
Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for items like protheses and implants, industries like aerospace where rockets now bear […]

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for...
Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly ruled by thermoplastics such as ABS and PLA, the list […]

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly...
Where is All This 3D Printing Research Coming From?

Where is All This 3D Printing Research Coming From?

3D printing is a field ripe for research and exploration. Studies have been done on all things related to the technology, from 3D printed food to bioprinting and everything in between. There is an overwhelming number of studies out there, but where are they all coming from? A new study entitled “3D printing new direction […]

3D printing is a field ripe for research and exploration. Studies have been done on all things related to the technology, from 3D printed food to bioprinting and everything in between. There is an overwhelming number of studies out there, but where are they all coming...
Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes pressure. While it is understandable that some objects are still works in progress, most of us […]

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes...
New Study Looks at 3D Printing Research Over Last Decade

New Study Looks at 3D Printing Research Over Last Decade

3D printing is a field of research unto itself, as applications, materials, and machines provide fertile ground for in-depth and fascinating study. How much research is really out there, though? To answer this question, B.M. Gupta and S.M. Dhawan from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have put together a study of the […]

3D printing is a field of research unto itself, as applications, materials, and machines provide fertile ground for in-depth and fascinating study. How much research is really out there, though? To answer this question, B.M. Gupta and S.M. Dhawan from the Council of...
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...
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