Carnegie Mellon University

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

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 university’s College of Engineering has created a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3D printing, which can be tricky due to the fact that many parameters […]

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 university’s College of Engineering has created a...
Research Team Takes Advantage of Common FFF 3D Printing Defect to 4D Print Plastic Self-Folding Objects

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 field by using an inexpensive 3D printer to fabricate flat, self-folding items made from plastic. The researchers, from the university’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), have […]

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 field by using an inexpensive 3D printer to fabricate flat,...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

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 and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have long been working with 3D bioprinting to […]

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 and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon...
3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

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 an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to (stretch) the strain gauge, which will then tell you how much […]

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 an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to...
Additional Speakers Added to Additive Manufacturing Strategies Forum on 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

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. Medical and dental professionals everywhere are taking serious looks at the technology and what it can bring to their practices, as stories continue to emerge […]

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. Medical and dental professionals everywhere are taking serious looks at the technology and...
Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

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 money and weight. However, we know that the technology is not foolproof, and definitely not magic – issues like micro cracking and spattering abound, and […]

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 money and weight. However, we know that the technology is not foolproof, and definitely...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Strides in 3D Printing Prototypes for Telescoping Structures

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 makers left off, leaving a legacy of technology that the research team sees as still ‘relatively unexplored.’ They have created new models, both mathematical and […]

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 makers left off, leaving a legacy of technology that the...
Science in the Age of Experience Focuses on Digital Pathway from Concept to Production with Additive Manufacturing Symposium

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 Center in Wichita, Kansas, is positioning itself as an end-to-end solutions provider and is increasingly showcasing its offerings through high-level and high-profile events. In Wichita, […]

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 Center in Wichita, Kansas, is positioning...
Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

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 now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing hype has slowed down, and most people have now realized that […]

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 now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing...
RAPID + TCT to Feature 3D Printed Pittsburgh Bridge Replicas

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 in knowledge, technology and materials will be showcased at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11. […]

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 in knowledge, technology and materials will be showcased at the...
America Makes Announces the Seven Awardees of Their Fourth Project Call

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 of hundreds of business and educational institutes with their 3D printing prowess and network. Over this year alone, America Makes has worked with the American […]

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 of hundreds of business and...
Disney Research Creates Compiler for Industrial 3D Knitting of Apparel & Structures

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 offering support and just gone silent on the subject. Perhaps I’m just not ready to settle down by the fire and spend hours hunched over […]

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 offering support and just gone silent on the subject. Perhaps I’m just not ready to settle down...
DIY Human Sized Robot with 3D Printed Grippers is Designed to Fulfill Your Needs

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 also wished for children who would clean up after themselves, but that still seems well outside the realm of possibility. The dream of a helpful […]

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 also wished for children who would clean up after themselves, but that still seems well outside the realm of...
Researchers Convert MakerBot Replicator to 3D Print Biological Materials to Aid in Breast Cancer Research

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 cases. This could lead to more life-saving diagnoses and potentially reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries performed on women each year. The research team was […]

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 cases. This could lead to more life-saving diagnoses and potentially...
Shapeways Catches Us Up on Recent EDU Grants for Innovative 3D Printing Projects

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 available in the 3D printing.” It looks as if this year’s winners plan to do just this, push boundaries, and Shapeways’ blog summarizes their 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 available in the 3D printing.” It looks...
Pittsburgh: GE Celebrates Grand Opening of $40 Million Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA)

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 in the technology for a long time, and they just keep getting more and more invested. So, if you are wondering about the future of […]

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 in the technology for a long time, and they just keep getting more and more invested. So, if you are wondering about...
Policymakers Want to Know More About 3D Printing & Economic Impact—Carnegie Mellon Faculty Participate in Briefing to Congress

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. From White House holiday decorations that were 3D printed a couple of years ago to a widespread STEM curriculum agenda which has even had worldwide impact […]

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. From White House holiday decorations that were 3D printed a couple of years...
According to Doctors, The Future May Include 3D Printed Parts for Hearts

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 alive today is 116 years old, and in the not-so-far future, people who live to that age – or older – may be commonplace. Medical […]

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 alive today is 116 years old, and in the not-so-far future, people who live to that...
Bioprinting at Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers Create Acoustic Tweezers to Move Cells Safely

Bioprinting at Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers Create Acoustic Tweezers to Move Cells Safely

The 3D printing industry currently employs so many applications that it’s becoming nearly impossible to keep track–and if you are, that’s one long list. As you read along in this moment, designers are busy pumping out endless new innovations in apparel and shoes from the outrageous to the comfortable, the health and skincare industry is busy smoothing away […]

The 3D printing industry currently employs so many applications that it’s becoming nearly impossible to keep track–and if you are, that’s one long list. As you read along in this moment, designers are busy pumping out endless new innovations in apparel and...
From ‘Furbicated’ Horsetails to Wizards: It’s Getting Pretty Hairy Up In Here

From ‘Furbicated’ Horsetails to Wizards: It’s Getting Pretty Hairy Up In Here

Hair … glorious hair … Whether it’s an afro, a sleek ponytail, an updo, or a mess of trendy dreadlocks, the different ways in which we all present our locks, manes, and mops are infinite. Hair is more than just those threadlike strands sprouting from follicles all over our bodies. For many it’s a representation […]

Hair … glorious hair … Whether it’s an afro, a sleek ponytail, an updo, or a mess of trendy dreadlocks, the different ways in which we all present our locks, manes, and mops are infinite. Hair is more than just those threadlike strands sprouting from follicles...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Hack & Refine Hardware to 3D Print Soft Tissue and Soon, Heart Muscle

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Hack & Refine Hardware to 3D Print Soft Tissue and Soon, Heart Muscle

It’s easy to see why 3D printing is so often equated with magic. Who would have ever dreamed we could set up a fairly simple machine, give it some instructions, and watch it fabricate items from the smallest to largest–right in our own homes? That’s enough to blow any time traveler’s mind, but when you […]

It’s easy to see why 3D printing is so often equated with magic. Who would have ever dreamed we could set up a fairly simple machine, give it some instructions, and watch it fabricate items from the smallest to largest–right in our own homes? That’s enough to...
These New 3D Printed Tools Allow for Harmony Between Cyclists & Motorists

These New 3D Printed Tools Allow for Harmony Between Cyclists & Motorists

The use and ownership of bicycles is at an all-time high due to numerous obvious factors–but one new factor seems to be that the millennial crowd is more and more reluctant to plunk down money on those traditional life-long investments our parents saw as feathers in the hat for accomplishing anything at all in life–with the purchase […]

The use and ownership of bicycles is at an all-time high due to numerous obvious factors–but one new factor seems to be that the millennial crowd is more and more reluctant to plunk down money on those traditional life-long investments our parents saw as...
Encore: Research Allows for 3D Printed Augmentation of Everyday Objects

Encore: Research Allows for 3D Printed Augmentation of Everyday Objects

If you have a 3D printer then you are likely overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible objects you can find online to print out. At the same time, the technology is somewhat limited, unless you have professional CAD skills or are incredibly creative. What, for instance, would you do if you wanted to take […]

If you have a 3D printer then you are likely overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible objects you can find online to print out. At the same time, the technology is somewhat limited, unless you have professional CAD skills or are incredibly creative. What, for...
What’s Hot in 3D Metal Printing — Carnegie Mellon Professors Tell Us

What’s Hot in 3D Metal Printing — Carnegie Mellon Professors Tell Us

We recently did a story about Dr. Jack Beuth, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who’s deeply involved in researching 3D printing with metal materials, and now Dr. Beuth has put together a “Top-10” list of sorts he calls What’s Hot in 3D Printing Out of Metal. Creating the list was part of the inaugural […]

We recently did a story about Dr. Jack Beuth, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who’s deeply involved in researching 3D printing with metal materials, and now Dr. Beuth has put together a “Top-10” list of sorts he calls What’s Hot in 3D Printing...
Carnegie Mellon University Student Designs 3D Printed Crab Robot

Carnegie Mellon University Student Designs 3D Printed Crab Robot

We frequently report on developments in the field of robotics when they involve 3D printing. The latest and, arguably, one of the more unique projects comes from Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science and Arts major John Choi. Choi, currently a sophomore at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA, designed a 3D printed robotic crab. The robotic crab is […]

We frequently report on developments in the field of robotics when they involve 3D printing. The latest and, arguably, one of the more unique projects comes from Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science and Arts major John Choi. Choi, currently a sophomore at CMU...
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