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Harvard Team Develops Shape Memory Material for Smart 3D Printed Fabrics

Researchers at Harvard University‘s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) created a new material from keratin that can be 3D printed into complex shapes and pre-programmed…

CLECELL: A New Bioprinted Model Could Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Testing

Global crises can accelerate technology. Disrupting traditional responses with innovation can result in untapped opportunities that become crucial tools for humanity. This year, the Coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the evolution…

Handheld Bioprinter to Treat Skeletal Muscle Injuries

If having bioprinters available to medical practitioners and hospital workers could have a huge impact on their work, then just imagine what handheld bioprinters would do for the treatment of…

Collaborative Research Team Creates 3D Printed Armor Inspired by Chiton Scales

From lobster claws and fish scales to conch shells, humans have often been inspired by nature in the creation of protective gear. Recently, a team of researchers hailing from MIT,…

Wyss Institute Researchers Create a Fast Multimaterial 3D Printer

Researchers working at Harvard University‘s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering are quickly developing innovations to revolutionize the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, robotics and biotechnology. Just a few months back,…

Wyss Institute will Help Combat Viral Threats with 3D Printed Organ-on-a-Chips

There is no doubt that viral disease transmission is a risk to many countries, one that requires a coordinated international response and a strong scientific basis to feed our understanding…

SWIFT: Uzel and Skylar-Scott are Paving the Way for the Future of Bioprinting

A few weeks ago, Mark Skylar-Scott and Sébastien Uzel, researchers working in Jennifer Lewis’ Lab at Harvard´s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied…

Harvard Researchers Developing a New Way to 3D Print Organs

Imagine your own heart for a second. Then try to figure out how many cells it has. It’s not that simple. Some cells are very easy to spot while others…

Researchers 3D Print a New Variety of Zinc Ion Battery Shapes for Wearable Devices

With the development of flexible wearable devices comes the need for new battery shapes, as most batteries are currently limited to spherical or rectangular shapes. These shapes do not use…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Makes 3D Printed Nanoporous Gold That Could Change the Design of Electrochemical Reactors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is known for doing impressive work with materials, particularly related to 3D printing. Whether it’s nanoscale 3D printing or 3D printed glass, the organization is constantly…

Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but…

3D Printed Origami Device Safely Traps Soft-Bodied Sea Creatures for Study

Many 3D printing applications and innovations, like self-folding objects, robots, and face masks, have been inspired by the Japanese paper folding art of origami. Now, a collaborative group of scientists…

Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A…

Bitmap-Based 3D Printing to Create Highly Detailed Anatomical Models

Doctors need MRI and CT scans to further evaluate, and diagnose, medical conditions. These scans produce high-resolution images in a series of slices which show the details of structures in…

3D Printing May Be the Key to Affordable Data Storage Using DNA

Finding more storage space seems to be an ongoing quest for modern humans. Our daily lives reflect this, and usually from beginning to end; in fact, my morning began today…

Researchers Develop New Rotational 3D Printing Method

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has made a tremendous amount of progress in the field of materials science, and much of that work has…

Jennifer Lewis’ Work on 3D Organs-on-Chips Awarded 2017 Lush Prize

Innovators and researchers the world over work to develop products that address human wants and needs. Regulatory bodies the world over also work to ensure that the products that are…

3D Printed Palmyra Arch Honored for Engaging the Public with Research

In 2015, the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and Dubai’s Museum of the Future came together to form the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) and begin an inspirational project to preserve history and cultural heritage in the…

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Robotic Components

Many robotic parts are geometrically intricate and require hours of design and fabrication to make sure all connecting parts match. With 3D printing, the printer can accurately form the needed…

3D Printing to Preserve Heritage: Replica of Palmyra Arch Draws Millions of Visitors at Fourth Installation Stop in Arona, Italy

In 2015, we started to follow the inspirational and innovative work of the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and Dubai’s Museum…

Empa Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Cellulose 3D Printing Ink

Cellulose is the main building block of plant material, and it may become the main building block of many 3D printed items, as well. The all-natural, eco-friendly, abundant material has…

Inspired by the Structure of Grass, Researchers Create Lightweight 3D Printable Ceramic Foam Ink

Metal may be the biggest thing in 3D printing right now, but ceramics are beginning to catch up to their fellow materials as new methods are developed for printing the…

How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning…