3d printing research

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...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Strides in 3D Printing Prototypes for Telescoping Structures

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Strides in 3D Printing Prototypes for Telescoping Structures

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have been working to make strides in improving new ways to model telescoping structures, specifically in making curves. Their goal is to continue where original telescope makers left off, leaving a legacy of technology that the research team sees as still ‘relatively unexplored.’ They have created new models, both mathematical and […]

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have been working to make strides in improving new ways to model telescoping structures, specifically in making curves. Their goal is to continue where original telescope makers left off, leaving a legacy of technology that the...
Belgian Researchers Develop 3D Printed Wand for Foot Kinematics

Belgian Researchers Develop 3D Printed Wand for Foot Kinematics

Recently I was at an orthopedist’s appointment with my son, having his shoes fitted with some inserts to relieve discomfort in the boots he wears while traversing around Colorado flyfishing. I couldn’t help but ask the orthopedist what he thought about 3D printing in his industry. His response was enthusiastic, indicating that he had seen […]

Recently I was at an orthopedist’s appointment with my son, having his shoes fitted with some inserts to relieve discomfort in the boots he wears while traversing around Colorado flyfishing. I couldn’t help but ask the orthopedist what he thought about 3D printing in...
NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report was compiled in an effort to improve manufacturing and promote advances in reliability […]

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
GE Global Research Developing Methods to Speed Up Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

GE Global Research Developing Methods to Speed Up Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

I’ve always found videos depicting time lapse designs to be really impressive, and time lapse footage can be really helpful if you’re trying to quickly show the entire span of a lengthy project. But in terms of giving you a realistic idea of how long a 3D printing process actually takes, time lapse videos are […]

I’ve always found videos depicting time lapse designs to be really impressive, and time lapse footage can be really helpful if you’re trying to quickly show the entire span of a lengthy project. But in terms of giving you a realistic idea of how long a 3D...
EOS Expands Academia Program, Enhancing Additive Manufacturing Training Offerings

EOS Expands Academia Program, Enhancing Additive Manufacturing Training Offerings

While EOS is certainly well-known by many big name companies for its expertise in additive manufacturing solutions for both metals and polymers, it has also supported academics and researchers for over 20 years with its Academia program, allowing them to buy EOS systems at “favorable conditions.” Universities and research institutions around the world, including the Technical […]

While EOS is certainly well-known by many big name companies for its expertise in additive manufacturing solutions for both metals and polymers, it has also supported academics and researchers for over 20 years with its Academia program, allowing them to buy EOS...
LLNL Researchers Use Direct Ink Writing to 3D Print Silicone Metamaterials with Shape Memory Behavior

LLNL Researchers Use Direct Ink Writing to 3D Print Silicone Metamaterials with Shape Memory Behavior

A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has used a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print property-specific, silicone metamaterials that possess shape memory behavior, which technically makes them 4D printed. LLNL has worked with both 3D printed metamaterials and 4D printing before, but by using a DIW process, the material becomes more […]

A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has used a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print property-specific, silicone metamaterials that possess shape memory behavior, which technically makes them 4D printed. LLNL has worked with both...
Reach for the Stars: Students Working with NASA to Reduce the Weight of 3D Printed Objects Sent to Space

Reach for the Stars: Students Working with NASA to Reduce the Weight of 3D Printed Objects Sent to Space

During college, I was a staff photographer and the chief copy editor for our school newspaper. I also landed two great summer internships – one in the marketing department of a symphony, and one as a copy editor for a local newspaper. During all of these experiences, I made good contacts and learned a lot […]

During college, I was a staff photographer and the chief copy editor for our school newspaper. I also landed two great summer internships – one in the marketing department of a symphony, and one as a copy editor for a local newspaper. During all of these...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 30, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 30, 2017

On this last day of June, we will be covering everything from research to business and 3D software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. EarthShift Global and HP recently presented at a conference about the economic, environmental, and social impacts of advanced 3D printing technologies, while a Penn State student finished third in a national manufacturing […]

On this last day of June, we will be covering everything from research to business and 3D software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. EarthShift Global and HP recently presented at a conference about the economic, environmental, and social impacts of advanced...
IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their research on self-actuating objects, which are essentially flat materials […]

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their...
NC State Researchers Look to the Structural Stability of Sand Castles to Develop New 3D Printing Method for Silicone Paste

NC State Researchers Look to the Structural Stability of Sand Castles to Develop New 3D Printing Method for Silicone Paste

The other day I was walking through a local outdoor mall, and noticed that several wooden platforms had been set up. The platforms weren’t empty: each one contained a rather large pile of sand. I then realized that I was walking through what would soon be a giant sand art competition; I’m hoping to go […]

The other day I was walking through a local outdoor mall, and noticed that several wooden platforms had been set up. The platforms weren’t empty: each one contained a rather large pile of sand. I then realized that I was walking through what would soon be a...
UC San Diego Researchers' Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

UC San Diego Researchers' Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed blood vessel network and 3D printed liver tissue. But recently, a mechanical engineering professor from UC San Diego has been hard at work on his […]

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed blood vessel network and 3D printed liver tissue. But recently, a mechanical engineering...
German Research Institute Uses VSHAPER ONE Pro 3D Printer to Study and Analyze Metal-Polymer Hybrid Structures

German Research Institute Uses VSHAPER ONE Pro 3D Printer to Study and Analyze Metal-Polymer Hybrid Structures

The trend of hybrid manufacturing has been growing steadily, and manufacturers are interested in machines that combine 3D printing technology with more conventional methods like CNC milling and robotics. The LASIMM (Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine) Project began in late 2016, and is focused on developing a large-scale manufacturing machine that combines several subtractive and […]

The trend of hybrid manufacturing has been growing steadily, and manufacturers are interested in machines that combine 3D printing technology with more conventional methods like CNC milling and robotics. The LASIMM (Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular...
Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered species and reducing carbon emissions. This last is the focus of a proof-of-concept project developed […]

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered...
ADAPT Gets DoD Funding for Mountain West Advanced Manufacturer's Network, to Help Industry and Government with 3D Printing Processes

ADAPT Gets DoD Funding for Mountain West Advanced Manufacturer's Network, to Help Industry and Government with 3D Printing Processes

We talk about the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) a lot here at 3DPrint.com. Together with the University of Utah, the Colorado-based research consortium, which has welcomed new members Big Metal Additive and Spatial in the last few months and was recently honored for its achievement in economic development, received government funding […]

We talk about the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) a lot here at 3DPrint.com. Together with the University of Utah, the Colorado-based research consortium, which has welcomed new members Big Metal Additive and Spatial in the...
MIT's Mediated Matter Lab Develops Mobile, Autonomous Robot and 3D Prints Large Dome Structure in Hours

MIT's Mediated Matter Lab Develops Mobile, Autonomous Robot and 3D Prints Large Dome Structure in Hours

3D printing has revolutionized how we manufacture things today, from the smallest nanostructures to the tallest buildings. One institution that always seems to be right in the thick of the latest 3D printing innovations is MIT, and its materials science and design Mediated Matter group, which focuses on nature-inspired design and design-inspired nature. The research group […]

3D printing has revolutionized how we manufacture things today, from the smallest nanostructures to the tallest buildings. One institution that always seems to be right in the thick of the latest 3D printing innovations is MIT, and its materials science and...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes its round of Series B funding. Proto Labs receives important certification for its facility in Japan, and […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes...
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Signs 3D Printing Research MoU with GE Additive

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Signs 3D Printing Research MoU with GE Additive

We discuss Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy a lot here at 3DPrint.com…obviously. It was introduced in 2016, featuring a multi-tiered plan designed to make the UAE a global 3D printing leader. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently began utilizing 3D printing technology for dental services and lightweight prosthetics, a 3D printed office building was unveiled in early 2016, and […]

We discuss Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy a lot here at 3DPrint.com…obviously. It was introduced in 2016, featuring a multi-tiered plan designed to make the UAE a global 3D printing leader. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently began utilizing 3D...
Chinese Researchers Look to Functional Electronics 3D Printing by Liquid Metal Injection

Chinese Researchers Look to Functional Electronics 3D Printing by Liquid Metal Injection

In 2014, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), together with Tsinghua University researchers, published a paper in Science China Technological Sciences, titled “Liquid Phase 3D Printing for Quickly Manufacturing Conductive Metal Objects with Low Melting Point Alloy Ink.” The paper, which discussed how to more quickly and affordably 3D print using metal materials, was ahead of […]

In 2014, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), together with Tsinghua University researchers, published a paper in Science China Technological Sciences, titled “Liquid Phase 3D Printing for Quickly Manufacturing Conductive Metal Objects with...
New Oerlikon Partnerships Set to Advance Industrial Additive Manufacturing

New Oerlikon Partnerships Set to Advance Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Swiss technology company Oerlikon is a good example of a business that knows how to maintain longevity. They may have been in business for more than 100 years, but they’re well aware that to stay competitive and relevant, constant growth and change are crucial. Over the past few months, Oerlikon has demonstrated a steady forward […]

Swiss technology company Oerlikon is a good example of a business that knows how to maintain longevity. They may have been in business for more than 100 years, but they’re well aware that to stay competitive and relevant, constant growth and change are crucial....
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Awarded $960K National Science Foundation Grant to Study Robotics and Future Manufacturing Needs

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Awarded $960K National Science Foundation Grant to Study Robotics and Future Manufacturing Needs

It seems like every morning when I turn on my favorite radio show, the DJs are talking about whatever random holiday it is. Forget the well-known ones, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Memorial Day…I’m talking about the random ones. For instance, did you know that today, February 17th, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? […]

It seems like every morning when I turn on my favorite radio show, the DJs are talking about whatever random holiday it is. Forget the well-known ones, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Memorial Day…I’m talking about the random ones. For instance,...
Marine Corps Captain 3D Prints Water Bottle Prototype, Designed to Reduce Logistical Footprint in Military Convoys

Marine Corps Captain 3D Prints Water Bottle Prototype, Designed to Reduce Logistical Footprint in Military Convoys

3D printing is often used in the military, to make objects like the small but useful TruClip, or munitions. We also see 3D printing utilized often in a classroom setting, to teach students of all ages about the technology so they’ll have a leg up when they are starting their careers later. The technology is also […]

3D printing is often used in the military, to make objects like the small but useful TruClip, or munitions. We also see 3D printing utilized often in a classroom setting, to teach students of all ages about the technology so they’ll have a leg up when they are...
Researchers in Germany Design Lower-Cost Device Screen Using Luminescent Proteins & 3D Printing Technique

Researchers in Germany Design Lower-Cost Device Screen Using Luminescent Proteins & 3D Printing Technique

In today’s society, it seems nearly everyone owns at least two or three devices with screens. Most devices with a screen these days, from televisions to more portable things like tablets and cell phones, use liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, mainly because of their use of inorganic white light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LED screens are energy-efficient […]

In today’s society, it seems nearly everyone owns at least two or three devices with screens. Most devices with a screen these days, from televisions to more portable things like tablets and cell phones, use liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, mainly because...
Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Continue to Explore the Benefits and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing

Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Continue to Explore the Benefits and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing

I am an incredibly proud resident of Dayton, Ohio, born and raised in the Gem City. Not only did the Wright Brothers live and develop the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft here (no, Kitty Hawk, just because your breezy beaches have better flying conditions does not mean it was invented there), it is also home of […]

I am an incredibly proud resident of Dayton, Ohio, born and raised in the Gem City. Not only did the Wright Brothers live and develop the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft here (no, Kitty Hawk, just because your breezy beaches have better flying conditions does...

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