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Mathematical Model Determines Which Spare Parts Should or Should Not be 3D Printed

A major potential AM application for many industries is using the technology to fabricate spare parts on-demand in an effort to get rid of warehouses that are stocked full of…

Star Duke University Quarterback Returns to the Field Early Thanks to a 3D Printed Brace

Clark Bulleit and Kevin Gehsmann are seniors on the Duke University football team, but they rarely see any time on the field. On September 8th, however, the team’s star quarterback,…

Duke University’s 3D Printing Innovation Lab Allows Surgeons to Create Accurate 3D Printed Medical Training Models

3D printing is becoming increasingly more accessible and affordable in many industries, including the medical field. We often see the technology used for the purposes of creating accurate training models and…

3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia…

Duke Embracing 3D Printing for Surgical Care

There is practically no area of medical practice that has not been impacted by advances in 3D printing technologies. Whether in the form of custom made prosthetics, the development of…

An Inexpensive Microchip and 3D Printing Take Ultrasound Machines from 2D to 3D

You may have seen a 3D ultrasound before, if you or someone you know are going to have a baby. They’re impressive, but not yet extremely common, because they’re expensive….

3D Printing Medical Devices and R&D Tax Credits

3D printers are now being used to develop the next generation of life-changing medical devices. Due to technological innovation in this field, it’s now possible to print medical devices that…

3D Images of 20,000 Vertebrates Open Source with oVert Museum Specimen Initiative

While 3D scanning has been used to solve a murder case and recreate a metal passenger aircraft, among other things, it’s really making a positive impact for museums. But I’m…

Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing to Create Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

From whirligigs and models to printers and smart bathrooms, 3D printing technology has definitely made an impact on diagnostics. Healthcare workers use diagnostic tools to detect and determine the severity…

3D Scanned Objects Help Robots to “See” the Way That Humans Do

Robots and humans don’t see things the same way. That’s not exactly a shocking statement, but some robots operate so efficiently and smoothly that it’s easy to forget that their…

Duke University Researchers 3D Print Electromagnetic Metamaterials on a Prusa i3 Desktop 3D Printer

Duke University has been responsible for several interesting developments related to 3D printing lately, and a lot of those developments have been related to new 3D printing materials and methods….

Duke University Churns Out Thousands of 3D Prints per Month with Help from 3DPrinterOS

Duke University has produced some amazing things using 3D printing technology. In 2017 alone, the university has developed a new 3D printable, cartilage-mimicking hydrogel, a technique for flexible digital storage,…

Duke University Researchers Develop 3D Printable Hydrogel Material for Custom Menisci Implants

Except when they made me in gym class, I didn’t play sports in high school or college (does badminton class count?). But I had friends who were far more athletically…

Lemurs Live on Through 3D Scanning Project at Duke Lemur Center

There are about 100 species of lemurs on Earth today, but if we’re not careful, there could soon be none. Almost all lemur species are facing extinction in the wild…

Duke University Develops 3D Printing Technique That Could Enable Flexible Digital Storage

Every day, our society gets a little bit more digital. CDs still exist, but when was the last time you bought one? For people who hate clutter, the digitization of…

Duke University Students Use 3D Printing to Create Robotic Vehicle, Designed to Keep Police Officers and Civilians Safe

I, like probably most American drivers, have been pulled over by the cops a time or two. They were fairly minor incidents: speeding, and once for a burned out headlight….

Duke Researchers Use Metamaterials to 3D Print Acoustic Holograms

Technology futurists have been talking about holography for decades now and while we would have thought it would be front and center for image display by now, that hasn’t exactly…

Duke University Case Study on 3D Printing Labs Leads Them to Streamlined Management with 3DPrinterOS

3D printing labs seem to have a way of growing and growing, directly in line with the ever expanding enthusiasm levels of innovating students and faculty. At Duke University, their…