Evaluating the Performance of 3D Printed Foot Orthoses for People with Flat Feet

People with conditions such as flat feet often turn to custom foot orthoses (FOs), which can be fabricated using 3D printing and scanning technologies at a reduced cost in less…

Researchers Recreate Hopping Disney/Pixar Lamp with 3D Printed Actuator

3D printing has previously been employed to create passive mechanisms and machines, as well as the actuators used to make them go. According to a new paper, titled “A Miniature…

Improving Mechanical Properties of 3D Printing with Continuous Carbon Fiber Shape Memory Composites

Researchers Yongsan An and Woon-Ryeol Yu explore improved 3D printing through the study of alternative materials. In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing of continuous carbon fiber-reinforced shape memory polymer composites,’…

Interview with Massimo Bricchi of Kuraray on 3D Printing Biodegradable Materials

Massimo Bricchi Massimo Bricchi is Kuraray Europe‘s Regional Marketing Manager. The company is involved in the production of chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high-performance material, and medical products. In…

LayerCode Offers Improved Way to Embed Bar Codes in 3D Prints

In “LayerCode: Optical Barcodes for 3D Printed Shapes,” researchers Henrique Teles Maia, Dingzeu Li, Yuan Yang, and Changxi Zheng have created a tagging scheme called LayerCode. This embedding process tags…

3D Printed Scaffolds Evaluated for Mandibular Reconstruction

In ‘Digital Design, Analysis and 3D Printing of Prosthesis Scaffolds for Mandibular Reconstruction,’ we learn more about strides in the medical field regarding mandibular surgeries, reconstruction, the potential for current…

China: 3D Printing Customized Meshes for Separating Oil and Water

Researchers from China are trying to refine mesh fabrication for exercises such as separating oil from water, with their recent findings published in ‘3D Printing of an Oil/Water Mixture Separator…

India: Improving FDM 3D Printing Through Process Parameter Optimization

In ‘Process Parameter Optimization for FDM 3D Printer,’ researchers from India discuss varying ways to improve popular fabrication processes, exploring basic parameter settings like density, layer height, and shell thickness—and…

Polaroid Debuts New Range of Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018

At a friend’s birthday party this weekend, I was introduced to the Pic-300 Instant Analog Camera by Polaroid for the first time. I felt a little behind the times, as…

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