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ACEO Officially Launches Open Print Lab: Gain Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of ACEO's Silicone 3D Printing Technology

ACEO Officially Launches Open Print Lab: Gain Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of ACEO's Silicone 3D Printing Technology

Back in 2015, German chemical manufacturing company WACKER CHEMIE AG announced that the ACEO team from its WACKER SILICONES division had developed technology that made it possible to use silicone materials with 3D printing technology. The silicone 3D printing technology was introduced to the North American market at IDTechEx this fall, and ACEO, a brand of […]

Back in 2015, German chemical manufacturing company WACKER CHEMIE AG announced that the ACEO team from its WACKER SILICONES division had developed technology that made it possible to use silicone materials with 3D printing technology. The silicone 3D printing...
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...
ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed patches that can help treat ischemia, using artificial intelligence to analyze 3D virtual hearts, and special 3D printed medical tools surgeons use during complicated surgeries. […]

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed patches that can help treat ischemia, using artificial intelligence to analyze...
ViscoTec Introduces Two-Component Print Head for 3D Printing Viscous Materials

ViscoTec Introduces Two-Component Print Head for 3D Printing Viscous Materials

3D printing capabilities have come a long way quite quickly, but there’s still a long road ahead as materials development races to keep up with the demands of possibility. There’s been a major call, particularly in the medical industry, for 3D printed silicone, as its use would make way for major advances. Work has been […]

3D printing capabilities have come a long way quite quickly, but there’s still a long road ahead as materials development races to keep up with the demands of possibility. There’s been a major call, particularly in the medical industry, for 3D printed...
Soft Robotics and 3D Printing Used to Make Flexible Gloves that Allow Users to Experience Tactile Feedback in a VR Environment

Soft Robotics and 3D Printing Used to Make Flexible Gloves that Allow Users to Experience Tactile Feedback in a VR Environment

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of California San Diego presented its soft robot, capable of walking over rough terrain with four 3D printed legs. Now, a different team with UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering is working on another soft robotics project, coupled with virtual reality, that might just be music to […]

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of California San Diego presented its soft robot, capable of walking over rough terrain with four 3D printed legs. Now, a different team with UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering is working on another soft...
University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed implants. 3D printed silicone has recently begun to expand beyond prostheses and breast […]

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed...
KAUST Research Team 3D Prints Small Silicon-Based Computers to Use as Non-Invasive Health Monitor E-Stickers

KAUST Research Team 3D Prints Small Silicon-Based Computers to Use as Non-Invasive Health Monitor E-Stickers

I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, as to not end up in a hospital bed multiple times (knock on wood!). I’m thankful for this, because I know that in a place where you’re supposed to be healing, it can be hard to get any rest because you’re usually hooked up to […]

I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, as to not end up in a hospital bed multiple times (knock on wood!). I’m thankful for this, because I know that in a place where you’re supposed to be healing, it can be hard to get any rest because you’re...
ALT LLC Announces the Development of New Multi-Material Silicone 3D Printing Technology

ALT LLC Announces the Development of New Multi-Material Silicone 3D Printing Technology

One of the newest materials to hit the 3D printing market is silicone, which has gone from being a rarity in 3D printing to suddenly being almost everywhere. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted by Wacker Chemie over the summer, and revealed to the North American market just last week, but the company already […]

One of the newest materials to hit the 3D printing market is silicone, which has gone from being a rarity in 3D printing to suddenly being almost everywhere. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted by Wacker Chemie over the summer, and revealed to the...
Wacker Debuts Silicone 3D Printing Technology to North American Market at IDTechEx

Wacker Debuts Silicone 3D Printing Technology to North American Market at IDTechEx

As the entire industry looks to push the capabilities of 3D printing technology to the next level, the demand for advanced materials has never been greater. For about 70 years now, silicone has been considered a high-tech material that has provided functionality for a number of applications, and it’s now finally making a transition into […]

As the entire industry looks to push the capabilities of 3D printing technology to the next level, the demand for advanced materials has never been greater. For about 70 years now, silicone has been considered a high-tech material that has provided functionality for a...
Sterne Elastomere Unveils SiO-Shaping 1601 Silicone 3D Printer at K 2016

Sterne Elastomere Unveils SiO-Shaping 1601 Silicone 3D Printer at K 2016

Silicone 3D printing has been growing quite a bit over the last year. Until recently, the material was nearly impossible to 3D print due to properties that made it incapable of being heated and extruded in the same way that typical thermoplastic materials can be. A little over a year ago, however, chemical manufacturer Wacker Chemie delivered […]

Silicone 3D printing has been growing quite a bit over the last year. Until recently, the material was nearly impossible to 3D print due to properties that made it incapable of being heated and extruded in the same way that typical thermoplastic materials can be. A...
San Draw Medical Develops Realistic 3D Printed Model for Suture Training

San Draw Medical Develops Realistic 3D Printed Model for Suture Training

When 3D printing started appearing more frequently in the medical world, it was largely in the form of 3D printed organ models that allowed doctors and surgeons to plan out difficult surgeries before operating on the patient. As the technology has advanced, its applications in medicine began to develop further as well. Bioprinting may be […]

When 3D printing started appearing more frequently in the medical world, it was largely in the form of 3D printed organ models that allowed doctors and surgeons to plan out difficult surgeries before operating on the patient. As the technology has advanced, its...
3D Printed Silicone Seals for Fuel Cells Lead to New Service from San Draw

3D Printed Silicone Seals for Fuel Cells Lead to New Service from San Draw

In terms of 3D printing materials, silicone is a relatively new one, but it’s developing quickly. Two months ago, Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicone materials, meaning that we should be seeing a lot more 3D printed silicone parts in the near future – but that doesn’t mean they’ve been nonexistent […]

In terms of 3D printing materials, silicone is a relatively new one, but it’s developing quickly. Two months ago, Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicone materials, meaning that we should be seeing a lot more 3D printed...
Finally! Medical Students Have Realistic ‘Arm’ to Practice on with 3D Printed IV Injection Trainer

Finally! Medical Students Have Realistic ‘Arm’ to Practice on with 3D Printed IV Injection Trainer

Those studying to become doctors are known to be some of the most devoted—and competitive—students you will ever meet. As they work their way through the rigorous challenges of medical school, there are many firsts, but undoubtedly, learning to insert a needle into another human is one of the most intimidating. While some want to […]

Those studying to become doctors are known to be some of the most devoted—and competitive—students you will ever meet. As they work their way through the rigorous challenges of medical school, there are many firsts, but undoubtedly, learning to insert a needle into...
Fripp Design Finally Gains Patent for 3D Printed Silicone Picsima Process and is Now Seeking Partners

Fripp Design Finally Gains Patent for 3D Printed Silicone Picsima Process and is Now Seeking Partners

Sheffield-based design company Fripp Design developed a process for 3D printing with silicone materials called Picsima a few years ago, and they have been working on gaining a patent for in the United Kingdom. The company invested more than eighteen months into the entire patent process, and it ended up costing them well over £15,000, […]

Sheffield-based design company Fripp Design developed a process for 3D printing with silicone materials called Picsima a few years ago, and they have been working on gaining a patent for in the United Kingdom. The company invested more than eighteen months into the...
Novel 3D Printed Approach to Creating Biocompatible Electronic Medical Devices

Novel 3D Printed Approach to Creating Biocompatible Electronic Medical Devices

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a method for treating a variety of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In DBS treatment, electrical signals are delivered to a very specific region of the brain through an electrode attached to a microdevice. An area of primary concern in the continued development of these devices for DBS […]

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a method for treating a variety of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In DBS treatment, electrical signals are delivered to a very specific region of the brain through an electrode attached to a...

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