3d printing silicone

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…