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New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University of Santiago de Compostela, UC San Diego, and Sharif University of Technology is introducing something new to 3D bioprinting – […]

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University...
2.5D Inkjet Printing Technique for Fabricating Precision Optical Components

2.5D Inkjet Printing Technique for Fabricating Precision Optical Components

There have been many breakthroughs with optical 3D printing, and now researchers in Switzerland are introducing a new one. The team, from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), developed an inkjet printing technique for manufacturing precision optical components, like waveguides, which allow a signal to propagate without a lot of energy loss by […]

There have been many breakthroughs with optical 3D printing, and now researchers in Switzerland are introducing a new one. The team, from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), developed an inkjet printing technique for manufacturing precision...
New Elastic Biodegradable Hydrogel Could Help 3D Print Human Soft Tissue in the Future

New Elastic Biodegradable Hydrogel Could Help 3D Print Human Soft Tissue in the Future

Last year, Dr. Yi Hong, a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), received an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop materials for making 3D printed blood vessels for children suffering from vascular defects. Dr. Hong has been the primary investigator on research grants totaling over $850,000 since he began […]

Last year, Dr. Yi Hong, a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), received an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop materials for making 3D printed blood vessels for children suffering from vascular...
3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer drugs, but now a team of researchers from ETH Zürich in Switzerland have published research on using 3D printed […]

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer...
Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it also prints skin tissue. The portable 3D bioprinter, a bit reminiscent of the […]

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it...
Research Team Uses Synchrotron Beamline to See Inside Laser 3D Printing Process

Research Team Uses Synchrotron Beamline to See Inside Laser 3D Printing Process

While we know that 3D printing gives us the ability to create complex shapes and geometries that would be impossible to achieve with conventional forms of manufacturing, less frequently discussed is the fact that these final objects have different properties than those created using traditional fabrication, which can cause problems in the long run. This […]

While we know that 3D printing gives us the ability to create complex shapes and geometries that would be impossible to achieve with conventional forms of manufacturing, less frequently discussed is the fact that these final objects have different properties than...
Researchers 3D Print Acoustic Metamaterials That Can Block Sound Waves and Vibrations

Researchers 3D Print Acoustic Metamaterials That Can Block Sound Waves and Vibrations

Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of 3D printable, engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, like making holograms and shaping sound. Recently, a collaborative team led by researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering created new 3D printed acoustic metamaterials that are able to be remotely switched on […]

Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of 3D printable, engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, like making holograms and shaping sound. Recently, a collaborative team led by researchers from the USC...
3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments and metamaterials. Then you move into wood and food, and even stranger materials, like algae and crushed grape skins. But today, we’re focusing on what is […]

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments and metamaterials. Then you move into wood and food, and...
Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

Microfluidics is the backbone of important research in clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, health care, and medicine. However, in the area of biology, 3D printed microfluidics platforms, which are essentially small-scale plumbing systems on a chip, have helped researchers understand and analyze sensitive bioanalytical systems. There is currently a great need to be able to reduce […]

Microfluidics is the backbone of important research in clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, health care, and medicine. However, in the area of biology, 3D printed microfluidics platforms, which are essentially small-scale plumbing systems on a chip, have helped...
NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our planet are experiencing change that could have widespread and potentially devastating impacts. To prepare, NASA is […]

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our...
LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to reactive materials and metamaterials with shape memory behavior. Last year, a team of researchers from LLNL developed […]

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to...
Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power plant, work is being done to develop the first industrial metal 3D printer for Russia’s nuclear industry, and the University […]

Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power plant, work is being done to...
New 3D Printing Method Lets Northwestern Researchers Quickly 3D Print Low-Cost, Customized Lenses

New 3D Printing Method Lets Northwestern Researchers Quickly 3D Print Low-Cost, Customized Lenses

Two years ago, researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois called on 3D printing technology to create a novel lens capable of working with frequencies on the terahertz scale. Now, a team from the university’s McCormick School of Engineering has developed a method that speeds up the 3D printing of a different kind of lens – one […]

Two years ago, researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois called on 3D printing technology to create a novel lens capable of working with frequencies on the terahertz scale. Now, a team from the university’s McCormick School of Engineering has...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D printing world…until now. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D...
NC State Researchers Successfully 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

NC State Researchers Successfully 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

Amorphous metal, or metallic glass, is a solid metal material with a disordered atomic-scale structure, not dissimilar to conventional glass. The material is not like the glass you see in windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three times as strong as conventional metal alloys, which are made up […]

Amorphous metal, or metallic glass, is a solid metal material with a disordered atomic-scale structure, not dissimilar to conventional glass. The material is not like the glass you see in windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three...
Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have introduced SoFi, a soft robotic fish made of silicone rubber with 3D printed components, […]

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have...
TU Delft Examines Innovative 3D Printable Metamaterials with Applications in Soft Robotics

TU Delft Examines Innovative 3D Printable Metamaterials with Applications in Soft Robotics

A group of materials scientists from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have been working on a project that introduces the interesting concept of 3D printable “action-at-a-distance” metamaterials, which could one day be used in wearable soft robotics. Mechanical metamaterials are a sub-category of designer materials, where the synthetic material’s geometry at the small […]

A group of materials scientists from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have been working on a project that introduces the interesting concept of 3D printable “action-at-a-distance” metamaterials, which could one day be used in wearable soft...
3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which shell it would choose for its next home. Hermit crabs, or Paguroidea, are one of the most diverse superfamilies of sea crustaceans, and one of the […]

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which shell it would choose for its next home. Hermit crabs, or Paguroidea, are one of the most diverse superfamilies...
Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce has completed a lot of work and research about 3D printing, sustainable solar power, and open source; he’s even […]

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)....
Jeju National University Researchers Publish Study on 3D Printing in Soft Robotics

Jeju National University Researchers Publish Study on 3D Printing in Soft Robotics

There are many applications in today’s world for the field of soft robotics, especially when combining the technology with 3D printing, from creating better prosthetics and making it safer to work on the factory floor to allowing people to experience tactile feedback in a virtual environment. 3D printing technology can even be used to build small, […]

There are many applications in today’s world for the field of soft robotics, especially when combining the technology with 3D printing, from creating better prosthetics and making it safer to work on the factory floor to allowing people to experience tactile...
Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need to be distracted, and always warn the nurse or […]

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need...
Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D prints, and we’ve seen materials like wax and carbon […]

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D...
Researchers Use 3D Mapping to Measure Growth and Folding Patterns in Pre-Term Babies' Brains

Researchers Use 3D Mapping to Measure Growth and Folding Patterns in Pre-Term Babies' Brains

3D printing has been used often in pediatric surgeries, but it’s also been put to work in difficult medical cases where a baby hasn’t even been born yet. A collaborative research team based at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has tested a new method, using 3D technologies, that could be used to make new diagnostic […]

3D printing has been used often in pediatric surgeries, but it’s also been put to work in difficult medical cases where a baby hasn’t even been born yet. A collaborative research team based at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has tested a new...
3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the tissues can die because the blood cells carrying precious oxygen […]

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the...
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