cellulose

Climate Disrupted: 3D Printing Lignin, Cellulose, and Starch Bioplastics, TSPs

In our series on 3D printing in a climate-disrupted world, we have been exploring the variety of biodegradable bioplastics that could be used to replace petro-based materials. We have so…

Exclusive Interview: Chitonous Hopes to Use Ubiquitous Biological Polymers for Manufacturing

I can’t remember when a startup so excited me as Chitonous does. This one is a long shot but it could fundamentally change how we design and consume materials for…

Sweden: Researchers 3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink for Greener Manufacturing

Wood materials would normally be impossible to process without a range of sharp tools to manipulate them into the desired form; however, as researchers often are famous for (within the…

MIT Developments: A Faster 3D Printer and Antibacterial 3D Printed Cellulose

Researchers at MIT have developed a new 3D printer print head that can deposit material at extremely high speed, creating objects in minutes instead of hours. A. John Hart, a professor…

Promising New Bioprinting Ink Formulated from Alginate and Cellulose Nanocrystals

3D bioprinting is an exciting subject – and a highly complex one. Organs don’t just materialize out of a 3D printer; there’s a long process that must be undertaken. In…

Researchers 3D Print Large-Scale Objects with Newly Developed Type of Cellulose

Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on Earth, and researchers have been working on ways to 3D print it and take advantage of its ready availability. There are still…

New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality

New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they’re not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to…

Bagasse Fibers as Bioink: Research Shows That Sugarcane Waste is Suitable for 3D Printing

Spreading like technological tendrils, new 3D printing hardware, software, and materials are available in countless forms around the globe today—and researchers just keep blowing our minds with new methods for…

The Princess Leia Project: Researchers Use Lasers to Create 3D Image Projections

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll remember the iconic scene from the very first movie where R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi,…

Flubber, 3D Printed Flink and R&D Tax Credits

Unrealistic scientific discoveries from our beloved childhood movies may be coming to life in today’s science community. In the 1960’s Disney movie The Absent-Minded Professor, Professor Brainard creates a substance…

Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science…

Russian Researchers Develop New Recyclable 3D Printing Polymer Out of Biomass Material

When it comes to 3D printing materials, you won’t come across a more popular choice than plastic – there are all sorts of plastics to choose from, and it’s also…

Empa Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Cellulose 3D Printing Ink

Cellulose is the main building block of plant material, and it may become the main building block of many 3D printed items, as well. The all-natural, eco-friendly, abundant material has…

MIT Researchers Create New Cellulose 3D Printing Process and Print Antimicrobial Surgical Tool

New 3D printing materials are constantly being developed, as scientists strive to come up with material that’s stronger, more versatile, more sustainable, etc. Materials development isn’t a simple process, but…

Using Cellulose to 3D Print Food

Remember when you were a kid and you just didn’t feel right, how your mom would make you a big, steaming hot bowl of cellulose to warm your tummy? No?…

Sweden Launches +Project to 3D Print Houses out of Cellulose

Cellulose — the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. It is found in the cell walls of green plants as well as within many different forms of algae. Cellulose is…

Researchers 3D Print Using Electrically Conductive, Carbon Nanotube Infused, Cellulose — Potential For Many Futuristic Uses

While many individuals and companies remain stuck on the idea of creating more advanced 3D printing hardware in order to print faster, and print in higher resolutions, others are focused…