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…

Bioprinting 101 – Part 11, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Here is a brief introduction to regenerative medicine and 3d bioprinting. This is article 10 in our bioprinting series.

Sea Creatures Inspire Lilian van Daal’s Sustainably 3D Printed Chair

Radiolaria are one-celled microorganisms that take their name from the radial symmetry of their spines; they are found in the ocean as zooplankton and while they may be tiny, they…

Arizona State University and PADT Receive Grant to Research Biomimicry and 3D Printing

Biomimicry is the the practice of basing design off of natural structures, such as honeycombs, for example. It has been used frequently in conjunction with 3D printing, as researchers, designers and…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 29, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs (the last one this month, how is the summer going by so quickly?!), a few companies are announcing special honors and recognitions, and then…

3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our…

Honeybees’ Surgical Precision Inspires New Design for 3D Printed Needles

No one wants to be stung by a bee, or any insect. No matter if it’s a bee, a wasp, a hornet, etc., it’s going to hurt, and it’s going…

Siemens Uses Nature, Generative Design and 3D Printing to Create Improved Components

Humans are brilliant creatures who have designed many incredible things over the centuries. But when it comes to perfect design, there’s no competing with nature. That’s why many designers and…

Plant Inspires 3D Printed Material for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

There are few things more environmentally devastating than an oil spill, and the consequences last for years after the initial disaster. All that oil isn’t easy to clean up, despite…

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