Creature Comforts: 10 Ways 3D Printing Helped Animals This Year

Everyone loves a good animal story, and the 3D printing world has plenty of them. From animal prosthetics to implants to even robotic assistance for bees, 3D printing has helped…

Researchers Use Biomimicry and 3D Printing to Develop Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have all sorts of applications, from underwater data acquisition and detecting toxins in the water to studying and saving real fish, or just adding a new pet…

Recent Graduate Wins Award for 3D Printed Robotic Fish

Jefferson Talbot, a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, had an idea after watching his college roommate carefully pack up his fishbowl and fish every time he had to leave…

Sensocore Uses 3D Printing to Improve Water Quality in Fish Farms

Imagine herds of fish thundering across the dusty plains, hardened fish hands sharing wild stories around a campfire, and fish rustlers sneaking into camp after dark to make off with…

Saving Real Fish with 3D Printed Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have been developed by multiple institutions, for multiple purposes: to study real fish, to detect toxins in water, and more. Now researchers at the Dynamical Systems…

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride –…

3D Printing and CT Scanning Lead to New Discoveries About Ancient Fish

The study of evolution is an ongoing one, and is rather like a jigsaw puzzle. Scientists are constantly discovering how new pieces fit into the map that shows how creatures…

Database of 3D Scanned Fish Now Contains Over 500 Specimens

The last time I received a fish in the mail, it was the result of a horrible practical joke. But not all posted fish are so poorly received. In fact,…

University of Washington Professor Wants to Scan Every Fish in Existence (and 3D Print a Few, Too)

If you’ve ever stood on the shore of the ocean, especially at high tide, you may have noticed each wave carrying in an assortment of glittering fishes. Silver or white,…


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