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3D Printing Used to Create Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

You’ve likely needed to use lithium-ion batteries for at least one device at some point. They can be a pain to replace when they run out of juice, and though…

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…

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…

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…

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing ‘Steers Clear of the Hype’, Announces Full Speaker Lineup

3D printing technology and the industry that has sprung up around it continues to grow with a momentum that seems never-ending. If you have been wondering about its staying power…

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 Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest…

NASA’s Early Stage Innovations Grants Awarded to 13 Universities; Several to Explore 3D Printing

In several years, it’s going to be very interesting indeed to see what comes of 13 early stage innovation space technology grants just awarded to universities around the US via…

Carnegie Mellon University Research May Lead to Enhanced Design to Reduce Porosity in 3D Printed Titanium, Leading to Stronger Parts

UPDATE:  We have been informed by a source on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and the Next Manufacturing Center that the information originally presented in this article cast the research…

Sustainable 3D Printing Methods Add to or Subtract from Existing Objects

Xiang ‘Anthony’ Cheng, along with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has a really great idea intended to move us from 3D printing so many objects from scratch. The ideas for…

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,…

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…

3D Printing Allows Researchers to Control a Smartphone with Sound Waves

It’s no secret that Disney Research is incredibly interested in all aspects of 3D printing. We’ve seen what seems like a laundry list of innovative applications for the technology, coming…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 5

The stories we didn’t cover this week run the gamut, covering announcements of new 3D scanning techniques based on built-in smartphone sensors, Stratasys’ global expansion efforts, 3D printed concrete art…

How Nano 3D Electronics Printing Will Drive the Internet of Things

Plastic printed electronics will be dominated by 3D printing technologies, and they’ll be critical to the development of what researchers are calling the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things…