3d printing research

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...
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...
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