biomimetic

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine: 3D Printing Scaffolds for Tendon-to-Bone Interface Engineering

Researchers from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine are exploring complex developments in tissue engineering, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printed multiphasic scaffolds with stratified…

3D Printed Haversian Bone: Biomimicking for Cell Regeneration

Chinese researchers continue to take on the challenge of bone regeneration in tissue engineering, sharing their findings in the recently released ‘3D printing of Haversian bone—mimicking scaffolds for multicellular delivery…

Researchers Imitate Natural Vascular Structures to 3D Print New Systems for Self-Healing in Cement

UK researchers from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge are studying new systems for construction materials, outlining their results in the recently published ‘A novel biomimetic design of a…

Biomimetic 4D printed Autonomous Scale & Flap Structures: Pine Cones as Inspiration  

Researchers from Canada and Germany walk that fine line from the 3D into the 4D, sharing their findings in ‘4D pine scale: biomimetic 4D printed autonomous scale and flap structures…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

Electrospinning Fibers for Better Success in 3D Printing Biomimetic Scaffolds

In ‘Three-dimensional printed electrospun fiber-based scaffold for cartilage regeneration,’ Chinese researchers attempt to improve on processes for creating better materials and customized geometries in bioprinting. Here, they not only employ…

Kyushu University: 4D Printing Magnetic Soft Actuators

Japanese researchers from Kyushu University have created a 4D printer for magnetic soft actuators, outlining their research in the recently published paper ‘Bio-Mimic Motion of 3D-Printed Gel Structures Dispersed with…

Researchers Use Biomimicry and 3D Printing to Develop Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have all sorts of applications, from underwater data acquisition and detecting toxins in the water to studying and saving real fish, or just adding a new pet…

Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the…

3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue Constructs Used to Develop More Accurate Drug Toxicity Testing System

While many think that bioprinting means that we’ll soon be able to 3D print a brand new organ with the touch of a button, that’s not the case quite yet….

3D Printed Photoresponsive Sunflower Could Have Applications in Soft Robotics and Biomedical Devices

It’s no secret that receiving flowers from someone can brighten your day – it’s nice to know that the other person is thinking of you, most flowers have a lovely…

Researchers Turn to 3D Printing and a Unique Flying Fish to Improve the Design of Tandem Wing Airplanes

Biomimicry, according to the Biomimicry Institute, is the search for sustainable solutions to human problems by mimicking solutions that are already found in nature. This practice has been coupled with…

Conch’s Strength Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print Stronger Protective Gear

As a kid growing up in Florida, I was always thrilled to find a conch shell intact, washed up on the shore. My grandmother had an enormous collection of them on her sunny…

High School Senior Develops 3D Printed Biomimetic Robotic Prosthetic Hand

While I never participated, I remember students in my high school’s more advanced science classes working together for the egg drop challenge, where teams built a container that would hold the egg…

3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of…

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…

EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution and a recently announced metal 3D…

Meet the Bat Bot: Aerial Robotics and Biomimetics Research Result in Caltech’s New Autonomous Drone

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Batman! In my humble opinion, this is how that phrase should really go; Superman has always been a little…

Jilin University Researchers Use 3D Printing to Replicate Complex Structures Found in Nature

3D printing may be one of the newest methods of fabrication, but in many cases, it also takes cues from the oldest fabrication techniques in the world – older than…

3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built…

World’s Fastest Robotic Roach is Created Using 3D Printed Parts by Team at UC Berkeley

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – and if you feel your skin crawl at just the thought of the darting of insects, you might be happy that you did….

Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold

One of the more notable factors affecting the field of medical 3D printing is the simple ‘cool’ factor in looking at how far we have come from treatments of times…

3D Printed Fish Scales Inspire Human Armor Development

Probably one of the first things that we learn about animals and insects is how adaptive they are to their environments. The animal that taught me this lesson well was…

Students Develop 6-Axis Robotic 3D Printer Inspired by Spiderwebs

Personally, I hate spiders. Even though they’re impressive, versatile creatures with a surprising amount of benefits to the environment and general circle of life, they’re just creepy. Walking into spiderwebs…