Lazy Manufacturing: Making Things Using Less Energy

A friend took a broken part of his old boat out of his pocket.  “Can you fix this?” he asked me. It was a complicated aluminium die-casting from the cold…

Polish Research Yields Innovative 3D Printed Energy Harvester

In ‘Pendulum base 3D printed electromagnetic energy harvester,’ researchers Krzysztof Adamski and Rafał Walczak from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland presented their findings after fabricating an…

University of Texas at El Paso: 3D Printed Electrodes Show Promise Via DLP Processes

In ‘3D Architecture Electrodes for Energy Storage Applications,’ Seonghyeon Park explores the demand for harnessing and keeping energy, and especially on the micro-scale. Although micro-scale devices have been created for…

UK Researchers Customize Resins for SLA 3D Printing of Continuous Flow Microreactors

“Solar energy is by far the largest resource, amongst renewable energy sources, providing our planet with more energy in one hour than all of the energy consumed by humans in…

Siemens Saves Time and Money, and Lowers CO Emissions, with 3D Printed Gas Turbine Component

German engineering group Siemens is on a roll in its quest to determine just how many benefits can be offered by 3D printing in the power generation industry. The company…

Direct Ink Writing Process for 3D Printing Mechanoluminescent Objects

Way back in 1605, English philosopher, statesman, and scientist Francis Bacon first demonstrated the phenomenon of mechanoluminescence – light emission resulting from a mechanical action on a solid – by breaking apart…

Clemson University Scientists Generate Clean Energy with 3D Printed Graphene

You’ve likely heard of some of the most common sources of green energy – solar, wind, etc. Fewer people are familiar, however, with triboelectricity. Triboelectricity is generated when certain materials…

Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology and Chemistry to Develop a Way to Power Wearable Electronics Using Human Sweat

Sometimes, if the weather is nice and I’m feeling motivated enough, I’ll go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood, but I can’t make it very far if I don’t…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Giant Leap Technologies Receive Grant to Develop 3D Printed Microfluidic Solar Power Collectors

Alternative energy is a controversial topic, and it’s just one piece of the larger climate change debate that’s been raging for years. As the scientific evidence for climate change becomes…

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