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America Makes & AFRL Announce Winners of Metal 3D Printing Prediction Challenge

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute America Makes, managed and operated by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, was established in 2012…

ExOne Binder Jet 3D Printing to Be Advanced at Pennsylvania Universities

When it comes to binder jet 3D printing, ExOne is a pioneer of the technology, excelling especially with metals and composite materials, like sand. Now, the company will be partnering with…

LulzBot Releases Its First Bioprinter

Bioprinting is revolutionizing the way 3D printed tissues can be used to mimic in vivo conditions. The fields of regenerative medicine, pharmaceutical development, and cosmetic testing are benefiting from this…

Carnegie Mellon: Optimizing Soft Materials 3D Printing With Machine Learning

While 3D printing soft materials, such as silicone or proteins, offers many advantages, it also introduces many new and complicated variables to consider when creating a new part. The existing…

FluidForm & Carnegie Mellon: Closer Than Ever to Bioprinting a Human Heart

While the realm of bioprinting has continued to expand significantly in the past few years, allowing for better sustainability of cells in the lab—and the bioink used to print them—the…

Machine Learning and Metal 3D Printing Combine for Real-Time Process Monitoring Algorithm

The day is slowly coming when metal 3D printing will be widely considered as a reliable industrial manufacturing method, but there are still some issues to deal with before we…

Novel Approach to Optimizing Soft Material 3D Printing Detailed in New Research Paper

When it comes to 3D printing materials, from metals and self-folding plastics to biomaterials like soft tissue, the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) know their stuff. Now, a research team from the…

Research Team Takes Advantage of Common FFF 3D Printing Defect to 4D Print Plastic Self-Folding Objects

A lot of research has been undertaken regarding 3D printed self-folding structures and 3D printed items that can self-assemble, but a team from Carnegie Mellon University is changing things up in the…

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration…

3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on…

Additional Speakers Added to Additive Manufacturing Strategies Forum on 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

There are few industries in which 3D printing hasn’t had an impact by now. Some of the most significant impact, however, has come in the fields of medicine and dentistry….

Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

From medical tools and aerospace turbines to components for race cars and satellites, it may seem like metal 3D printing can be used to magically make just about anything, for less…

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Strides in 3D Printing Prototypes for Telescoping Structures

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have been working to make strides in improving new ways to model telescoping structures, specifically in making curves. Their goal is to continue where original telescope…

Science in the Age of Experience Focuses on Digital Pathway from Concept to Production with Additive Manufacturing Symposium

This week in Chicago, Dassault Systèmes is hosting Science in the Age of Experience as the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform continues with its forward momentum. Dassault, which recently opened its latest 3DEXPERIENCE…

Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is…

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RAPID + TCT to Feature 3D Printed Pittsburgh Bridge Replicas

Additive manufacturing has, since its inception, forced new ways of thinking, designing and producing using an entirely new set of tools and ideas. That industry-wide disruption and its resulting advances…

America Makes Announces the Seven Awardees of Their Fourth Project Call

Acting as the official additive manufacturing accelerator in the United States, the Youngstown, Ohio-based organization America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has enabled the success…

Disney Research Creates Compiler for Industrial 3D Knitting of Apparel & Structures

Although learning to knit has always been one of my aspirations, thus far I’ve been a well-known failure in this area amongst my artsy-craftsy friends, who have given up on…

DIY Human Sized Robot with 3D Printed Grippers is Designed to Fulfill Your Needs

Today, as I was picking up the 400th piece of something left somewhere by one my children, I wished for a robot that could help me around the house. I…

Researchers Convert MakerBot Replicator to 3D Print Biological Materials to Aid in Breast Cancer Research

Researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are teaming up to develop a method to better diagnose breast cancer, and learn to detect high-risk…

Shapeways Catches Us Up on Recent EDU Grants for Innovative 3D Printing Projects

In an effort to encourage more 3D printing in higher education, twice yearly Shapeways offers five $1,000 grants to college professors and students whose work “push(es) the boundaries of the materials and technology…

Pittsburgh: GE Celebrates Grand Opening of $40 Million Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA)

While many are aware of the big names in 3D printing, it still often comes as a surprise to some to find out that General Electric has had their hands…

Policymakers Want to Know More About 3D Printing & Economic Impact—Carnegie Mellon Faculty Participate in Briefing to Congress

The US government, while always under fire from one political element or another, certainly cannot be criticized for being too slow or lacking enthusiasm in embracing 3D printing on any level….

According to Doctors, The Future May Include 3D Printed Parts for Hearts

Life expectancy for the average American is at an all-time high right now. Currently, that’s around 79 years, but many, many people are living longer than that. The oldest person…