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Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every 5,000 live births, depending on ethnicity. The condition causes an undersized and malformed outer ear due to structural abnormalities, and can even result in hearing […]

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every 5,000 live births, depending on ethnicity. The condition causes an...
Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and Monster? According to Mordor Intelligence, the global energy drink market reached $55 billion in 2017, and Grand View Research believes that number will ramp up […]

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and Monster? According to Mordor Intelligence, the global energy drink market reached $55 billion in 2017, and Grand View Research...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with biomedical and chemical engineering, is combining engineering, 3D printing, and medicine to repair damaged hearts […]

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with...
3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my mother and I talked about it, […]

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my...
Startup Uses GPS Data to 3D Print Colorful Models of Running and Cycling Routes

Startup Uses GPS Data to 3D Print Colorful Models of Running and Cycling Routes

I learned in college that I was not a runner when my then-boyfriend, now husband, invited me to join him once (and once only) on his typical route. Wanting only to spend time together, I agreed to a run, not thinking I would have any trouble keeping up with him – who had experience running […]

I learned in college that I was not a runner when my then-boyfriend, now husband, invited me to join him once (and once only) on his typical route. Wanting only to spend time together, I agreed to a run, not thinking I would have any trouble keeping up with him...
3D Printing Remains Popular on Kickstarter: Quickly-Funded Obsidian 3D Printer, Eco-Friendly adorn3d 3D Printed Jewelry

3D Printing Remains Popular on Kickstarter: Quickly-Funded Obsidian 3D Printer, Eco-Friendly adorn3d 3D Printed Jewelry

It seems like these days, just about everyone is turning to crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter to get their 3D printing-related products off the ground, whether it’s 3D printable gaming miniatures, a small smart button, custom 3D printed sandals, multifunctional robot arms, or just about any type of 3D printer you can imagine, from […]

It seems like these days, just about everyone is turning to crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter to get their 3D printing-related products off the ground, whether it’s 3D printable gaming miniatures, a small smart button, custom 3D printed sandals,...
Movin' On with Tweels: Michelin Debuts 3D Printed, Biodegradable Smart Tire at Its Sustainable Mobility Summit

Movin' On with Tweels: Michelin Debuts 3D Printed, Biodegradable Smart Tire at Its Sustainable Mobility Summit

Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company, Groupe Michelin, is holding its global summit for sustainable mobility, Movin’ On, in Montreal, and Michelin made a big announcement at the summit: the company used […]

Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company, Groupe Michelin, is holding its global summit for sustainable mobility,...
Chinese Researchers Use 4D Printing Technology to Construct Breast Implant for Cancer Patient

Chinese Researchers Use 4D Printing Technology to Construct Breast Implant for Cancer Patient

I’m not certain about other countries, but breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the US. According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in US women in 2017 alone, and it is only surpassed by lung cancer as the leading […]

I’m not certain about other countries, but breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the US. According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in US women in 2017 alone, and it is...
POSTECH Research Team Publishes Paper on Single-Step Process for 3D Bioprinting Synthetic Skin

POSTECH Research Team Publishes Paper on Single-Step Process for 3D Bioprinting Synthetic Skin

I remember teachers asking the question, “What is the largest human organ?” in class many years ago, and most kids shouted out incorrect guesses, like the stomach or the brain. While the largest internal human organ is the liver, by now we should all know that the skin is the actual largest organ. There has […]

I remember teachers asking the question, “What is the largest human organ?” in class many years ago, and most kids shouted out incorrect guesses, like the stomach or the brain. While the largest internal human organ is the liver, by now we should all know...
DCL Researchers' New 3D Printing Software Used to Design Voxel Chair 3D Printed with a Continuous Line of Material

DCL Researchers' New 3D Printing Software Used to Design Voxel Chair 3D Printed with a Continuous Line of Material

Whenever we hear about a new project from researchers and students at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, we know it’s going to be something unique and interesting, like a self-sustaining quarry project in Rio de Janeiro that uses quarry dust as a 3D printing material, developing new methods for 3D printing with concrete, or […]

Whenever we hear about a new project from researchers and students at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, we know it’s going to be something unique and interesting, like a self-sustaining quarry project in Rio de Janeiro that uses quarry dust as a 3D...
GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living tissue or engineering it. Recently, a research team from The George Washington University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) […]

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living...
Polish Design Students Use ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Create Eco-Friendly Shoe Prototype

Polish Design Students Use ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Create Eco-Friendly Shoe Prototype

People have used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s multitool machines to make all sorts of interesting objects, from jewelry molds, neon signs, and wine corks with interchangeable Star Wars heads, to prosthetics, a multifunctional walker prototype, and a really cool revolving puzzle bookshelf. Recently, two Polish design students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw used […]

People have used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s multitool machines to make all sorts of interesting objects, from jewelry molds, neon signs, and wine corks with interchangeable Star Wars heads, to prosthetics, a multifunctional walker prototype, and a really...
Fashion Designer Babette Sperling Uses WillowFlex Filament to 3D Print Secret Messages in Natural Materials

Fashion Designer Babette Sperling Uses WillowFlex Filament to 3D Print Secret Messages in Natural Materials

3D printed fashion has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, and there’s no denying that it’s really cool. I’ve seen one 3D printed fashion show in person, and have watched and read about many others online, and I’m amazed at what designers are able to do with 3D printing. Like a […]

3D printed fashion has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, and there’s no denying that it’s really cool. I’ve seen one 3D printed fashion show in person, and have watched and read about many others online, and I’m amazed at what...
Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

I go through clothes and shoes pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed sleeve or a hole in a shoe. As an obsessive environmentalist, […]

I go through clothes and shoes pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed...
Evonik Researchers Working on 3D Printed Biodegradable Implants for Bone Fracture Repair

Evonik Researchers Working on 3D Printed Biodegradable Implants for Bone Fracture Repair

Time for your Obvious Statement of the Day: Breaking a bone is a huge pain, in more ways than one. I still remember how painful and limiting it was to break my wrist 20 years ago, and that was just a small fracture; I was able to get back to normal – albeit carefully – pretty much […]

Time for your Obvious Statement of the Day: Breaking a bone is a huge pain, in more ways than one. I still remember how painful and limiting it was to break my wrist 20 years ago, and that was just a small fracture; I was able to get back to normal – albeit...
Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan Technological University. Last year, researchers from the university headed breakthrough developments for 3D printing with […]

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan...
PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we realize the drawbacks environmentally as well as chemically in terms of very real issues […]

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we...
PriO Concept Fuses Biodegradable Materials, 3D Printing & Appliance Design

PriO Concept Fuses Biodegradable Materials, 3D Printing & Appliance Design

“I use to work in a juice bar and we use to make Juice out of oranges, apples, carrot ect. it was made by placing the fruit and vegetables into an industrial juicer and the fruit would turn into juice and exit though a funnel, then the left over fibers of the fruit would make […]

“I use to work in a juice bar and we use to make Juice out of oranges, apples, carrot ect. it was made by placing the fruit and vegetables into an industrial juicer and the fruit would turn into juice and exit though a funnel, then the left over fibers of the...
Award-Winning XYZPrinting Offers New Lines of Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Materials

Award-Winning XYZPrinting Offers New Lines of Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Materials

XYZPrinting announced today that they’ve released a new line of new PLA filaments as well as refillable ABS filament cartridges for their devices which provide a biodegradable option. Two colors are ready to debut now, with Nature and Clear Yellow biodegradable PLA filaments available on Amazon. These initial colors will be joined throughout this year […]

XYZPrinting announced today that they’ve released a new line of new PLA filaments as well as refillable ABS filament cartridges for their devices which provide a biodegradable option. Two colors are ready to debut now, with Nature and Clear Yellow biodegradable...
Re-examining the Clothes Hanger: A 3D Printed Closet Solution

Re-examining the Clothes Hanger: A 3D Printed Closet Solution

We’re accustomed to seeing innovations on the cutting edge of aeronautics and medicine resulting from 3D printing. Sometimes, however, it is the everyday object that needs renewed attention. North Dakota State University Student Amber Grindeland and her business partner Caet Fox have demonstrated how new processes can reshape the way we think about accepted objects […]

We’re accustomed to seeing innovations on the cutting edge of aeronautics and medicine resulting from 3D printing. Sometimes, however, it is the everyday object that needs renewed attention. North Dakota State University Student Amber Grindeland and her business...
MIT Researchers Create Water-Based Robotic Fabrication Method for Natural Biodegradable 3D Printing

MIT Researchers Create Water-Based Robotic Fabrication Method for Natural Biodegradable 3D Printing

Although we have mentioned its benefits so many times in the past, while 3D printing is substantially cutting back on waste within the manufacturing industry, it’s actually creating hundreds of tons of waste annually within the consumer segment of the market. The majority of desktop 3D printers you will find in the homes of individuals rely […]

Although we have mentioned its benefits so many times in the past, while 3D printing is substantially cutting back on waste within the manufacturing industry, it’s actually creating hundreds of tons of waste annually within the consumer segment of the market....
All Natural 3D Printed Trail Markers Designed to Keep You Safe -- and Smarter

All Natural 3D Printed Trail Markers Designed to Keep You Safe -- and Smarter

At the risk of sounding antiquated, I have to say it: “Boy, things have really changed since I was into hiking.” Having experienced hiking and backpacking trips with directional aids consisting of maps, cairns, and some frighteningly simplistic advice and directions from rangers who were willing to send me into pure wilderness with no experience whatsoever, these […]

At the risk of sounding antiquated, I have to say it: “Boy, things have really changed since I was into hiking.” Having experienced hiking and backpacking trips with directional aids consisting of maps, cairns, and some frighteningly simplistic advice and directions...
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