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3D Printed Nanostructures to Create Structural Colors like Butterfly Wings

From fashion and art to research in color and lightweighting, butterfly wings have inspired many an innovation, most recently a team of researchers from ETH Zurich whose latest work could…

Foam 3D Printing in Construction Cuts Concrete Use by 70 Percent

As exciting as 3D printed buildings are, the additive construction industry is only beginning. In fact, the concrete 3D printing we now see across the sector may seem incredibly outdated…

Walking the Bridge to the Future on a Bridge from the Future

“Bridge” is a word that frequently comes to mind when you think about 3D printing. It’s a bridge technology, one that could help humanity make the transition from the fossil…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 8, 2021: Sintavia, 6K, Nexa3D, Marotta Controls, CRP Technology, HILOS, Angled, ETH Zurich, Jalopnik

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with some business and then moving on to materials and some cool 3D printed items, like shoes and assistive…

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)…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2020: Continuous Composites, AIMS, ULTRAWAVE, Digital Building Technologies, QOROX, Disney

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Continuous Composites has opened a new manufacturing facility, while Kickstarter device AIMS was designed to fully automate 3D printing with an AI…

ETH Zurich Innovates Construction 3D Printing with 3D Printed Formwork & Future Tree

A wide range of fascinating projects continue to emerge from leading university, ETH Zurich, a source of prolific research in science and exploration of technology like 3D and 4D printing….

Fast Complexity: ETH Zurich Combines Fast-Setting 3D Printed Concrete and Casting

As a disruptive technology, 3D printing has been behind many positive transformations in major industries, from dental and medical to aerospace and far beyond; however, the construction industry is worth…

Concrete Choreography Project: Reframing Concrete Typology with 3D Printing

International researchers continue to explore and refine 3D printing within architecture and progressive techniques regarding extrusion of cement, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Concrete Choreography Prefabrication of 3D…

The Eggshell Process: 3D Printing Ultra-Thin Concrete Structures

Researchers from Zurich, Switzerland continue recent trends in studying progressive techniques in construction, detailing their work in the recently published, ‘Eggshell: Ultra-Thin Three-Dimensional Printed Formwork for Concrete Structures.’ Industrial users…

$4.3M Investment Drives Carbon Fiber 3D Printing from Swiss Startup

The world of carbon fiber 3D printing is getting exciting, as an increasing number of companies are entering the market. The latest is a Zurich-based startup called 9T Labs​, which…

Investigating FDM 3D Printed Thermoplastic-Bonded Magnetic Composite Materials

While magnetic materials are pretty important when it comes to creating and implementing novel technologies, like 3D printing, it’s not easy to integrate or tune them in complicated designs, because…

Silicone 3D Printing Startup Spectroplast Completes CHF 1.5 Million Seed Round with AMV

Spectroplast AG, headquartered in Zurich, has just completed a CHF 1.5 million seed round with AM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV), allowing them to move further ahead in silicone 3D printing….

Researchers Create Dynamic Self-Assembly Process for Building Mobile Micromachines

A micromachine has the potential to maniupulate and probe the microscopic world, and can be made up of multiple chemistries, materials, or parts in order to address different functions, such…

Concrete and 3D Knitting Combine to Produce KnitCandela 3D Printed Structure

In Mexico City, a strange structure has been erected – it looks a bit like a crouching frog, or maybe an exotic flower. It was built using a special 3D…

3D Printed Artificial Heart Pump Demonstrates Application of Embedded Magnet Printing

Kai von Petersdorff-Campen, a doctoral student in the mechanical and process engineering department at ETH Zurich, set out this spring to make a 3D printed artificial heart pump. He succeeded,…

Mobile Construction Robot 3D Prints a Temporary Architectural Installation Out of Loose Stones and Twine

While plastic is used often in 3D printing, stronger materials are required for architecture and construction applications, such as brick, concrete, and cement. But while we’ve seen stone-filled PLA filaments, rocks…

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D…

3D Printed Magnets In Functional Assemblies Could Lead to New Machines and Medical Devices

Since 3D printing began to diversify, allowing for the printing of materials beyond just metal and plastic, scientists have been experimenting with the 3D printing of magnets. 3D printed magnets…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

Sand 3D Printing Used to Create Smart Slab Ceiling for ETH Zurich’s DFAB House

Last year, a project began, led by ETH Zurich and centered around the fabrication of a multi-story house called the DFAB House. The structure would showcase multiple technologies being developed at…