digital light processing (DLP)

Luxinergy Using Biocompatible Resin & In-Vision’s HELIOS Light Engine to 3D Print Orthotics

Custom medical devices called orthotics are used to hep patients recover from injuries and correct body misalignments, and can also relieve pain. Unfortunately, it takes a long time to make…

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Fortify Closes $20M VC Round for Magnetically-Aligned Composite 3D Printing

Cota Capital, Accel Partners, Neotribe Ventures, and Prelude Ventures have participated in a $20 million equity round for Fortify. Boston-based Fortify has developed a digital light processing (DLP) technology that…

Holo Wants to 3D Print Millions of Copper Heatsink Parts Per Year

I’m very excited about Holo, a company that aims to take a slurry digital light processing (DLP) technology to sinter metal parts to the heatsinks industry. By creating cost-effective, topology-optimized…

ETH Zurich Develops Bioresorbable 3D Printed Airway Stent

ETH Zurich, along with University Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich, have developed a bioresorbable airway stent. The custom made stents are 3D printed using digital light processing (DLP)…

DSM’s Andrew Graves on His 30 Years in 3D Printing

DSM’s Andrew Graves has spent over three decades in 3D printing. Starting at 3D Systems, continuing for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and now with DSM, Graves has seen the market evolve…

In a Different Tongue: 3D Printed Tongue Offers New Methods for Studying Oral Treatments

Researchers at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have developed the first ever 3D printed biomimetic tongue surface. The material features mechanically relevant and accurate…

Visible Light 3D Printing for Tissue Engineering & Soft Robotics

As researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin began to expand their work in applications such as tissue engineering and soft robotics, they realized…

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Are 3D Printed Headphones Finally Here? Moondrop’s 3D Printed Earbuds for Professional In-Ear Monitoring

Founded in 2015, China-based Moondrop initially developed earbuds and in-ear headphones. Having had some initial success with products such as ‘VX’ and ‘Liebesleid’, the company gained a reputation for high…

3D Printing Liquid Crystal Elastomers to Mimic Human Tissue

Biological tissues are amazing materials. Over the years, our biological tissues mature and change so they can provide exactly what’s needed for their individual function, like how elastic cartilage can…

DLP 3D Printing: Mechanical & Strain-Sensing for Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Researchers from Spain continue the trend for the development of new combinations of materials, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Mechanical and Strain-Sensing Capabilities of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites…

The State of 3D Printing at Continental Automotive

Other organizations like NASA have also been using 3D printing technology for prototypes and functional parts—long before the rest of the world had an inkling about the impacts that would…

Imperial College London: 3D Printing Improved Biocompatible Implant Packaging

Cristina Gentili recently presented a thesis, ‘3D Printed Instrumented Packaging for Implantable Devices,’ to the Centre of Bio-Inspired Technology at the Imperial College London. While there is much research focused…

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’ While there have been…