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Newborns with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palates to be Helped Through 3D Printing

Newborns with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palates to be Helped Through 3D Printing

It’s scary to think about newborn babies undergoing surgeries and other medical procedures, but 3D printing has come into play several times to help make these successful. Now, the technology is being used again to help newborns with cleft lip and palates (CLP) in a new study conducted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). According to […]

It’s scary to think about newborn babies undergoing surgeries and other medical procedures, but 3D printing has come into play several times to help make these successful. Now, the technology is being used again to help newborns with cleft lip and palates (CLP)...
Researchers Develop Machine Learning Method to Monitor 3D Printing Process for Defects

Researchers Develop Machine Learning Method to Monitor 3D Printing Process for Defects

All sorts of issues can occur when a 3D printed part has a defect, and researchers around the world continue trying to find new ways to detect these defects before they cause too many problems. Now, two researchers from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Kansas State University are taking on […]

All sorts of issues can occur when a 3D printed part has a defect, and researchers around the world continue trying to find new ways to detect these defects before they cause too many problems. Now, two researchers from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing...
Proper 3D Printing Orientation and Technique Can Introduce Dielectric Strength Anisotropy into Insulator Components

Proper 3D Printing Orientation and Technique Can Introduce Dielectric Strength Anisotropy into Insulator Components

3D printing has been applied to multiple projects across the various branches of the US military. However, before the technology can be used for more critical applications, some of its issues and imperfections still need to be better understood and conquered. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near Dayton, […]

3D printing has been applied to multiple projects across the various branches of the US military. However, before the technology can be used for more critical applications, some of its issues and imperfections still need to be better understood and conquered. The Air...
Breakthrough 3D Printed Neural Scaffold Could Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Regain Some Functions

Breakthrough 3D Printed Neural Scaffold Could Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Regain Some Functions

Right now, 285,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injuries, with roughly 17,000 new injuries each year. 3D printed spinal implants have been shown to help patients recover more easily, and a team of engineers and medical researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have spent the last two years developing an innovative new 3D printed […]

Right now, 285,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injuries, with roughly 17,000 new injuries each year. 3D printed spinal implants have been shown to help patients recover more easily, and a team of engineers and medical researchers from the University of...
Inexpensive 3D Printed Membrane Feeder Aids in Malaria Studies

Inexpensive 3D Printed Membrane Feeder Aids in Malaria Studies

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 roughly 445,000 people around the world died of malaria, a serious disease caused by a parasite that often infects a certain type of mosquito, which in turn feeds on humans. 91% of these deaths were estimated to have taken place in the WHO African region, and […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 roughly 445,000 people around the world died of malaria, a serious disease caused by a parasite that often infects a certain type of mosquito, which in turn feeds on humans. 91% of these deaths were estimated to...
Researchers Investigate How Tensile Strength of 3D Printed Inconel 718 is Effected by Cooling Rates

Researchers Investigate How Tensile Strength of 3D Printed Inconel 718 is Effected by Cooling Rates

Nickel-chromium alloy Inconel 718 is often used to 3D print parts for various fields, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. Resistant to corrosion, the material can withstand high temperatures, but cools very slowly. According to Doug Hedges, the president and COO of metal 3D printing service provider Sintavia LLC, the material is not easy to machine with, but 3D […]

Nickel-chromium alloy Inconel 718 is often used to 3D print parts for various fields, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. Resistant to corrosion, the material can withstand high temperatures, but cools very slowly. According to Doug Hedges, the president and...
Russian Researchers Develop Biocompatible 3D Polymeric Materials for Tissue Repair

Russian Researchers Develop Biocompatible 3D Polymeric Materials for Tissue Repair

Many researchers and scientists have turned to 3D printing for applications in tissue engineering, and a team from the Polymer Materials for Tissue Engineering and Transplantology Laboratory of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is no different. In a joint project with researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences and Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University, […]

Many researchers and scientists have turned to 3D printing for applications in tissue engineering, and a team from the Polymer Materials for Tissue Engineering and Transplantology Laboratory of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is no...
Researchers 3D Print Clamping Systems to Cut Down on Slippage During Soft Tissue Testing

Researchers 3D Print Clamping Systems to Cut Down on Slippage During Soft Tissue Testing

When I think about clamps, if I do at all, it’s in terms of holding wood steady in a scene shop while making sets for a play, or keeping two large objects that have been glued together tight while the glue dries. But there are many different purposes and applications for clamps, including in the […]

When I think about clamps, if I do at all, it’s in terms of holding wood steady in a scene shop while making sets for a play, or keeping two large objects that have been glued together tight while the glue dries. But there are many different purposes and...
Researchers Build Inexpensive Open Source Bioprinter for 3D Printing Branching, Hydrogel-Based Vascular Constructs

Researchers Build Inexpensive Open Source Bioprinter for 3D Printing Branching, Hydrogel-Based Vascular Constructs

While 3D bioprinting is not yet able to fabricate full human organs just yet, it can be used to manufacture several different kinds of human tissue, such as heart and bile duct. One of the main barriers of forming viable tissues for clinical and scientific use is the development of vasculature for engineered tissue constructs, […]

While 3D bioprinting is not yet able to fabricate full human organs just yet, it can be used to manufacture several different kinds of human tissue, such as heart and bile duct. One of the main barriers of forming viable tissues for clinical and scientific use is the...
Custom 3D Printed CT-Bone Graft Implants Coming to Japan and Europe

Custom 3D Printed CT-Bone Graft Implants Coming to Japan and Europe

We first heard of innovative CT-Bone technology three years ago, when Dutch company Xilloc reached an agreement with Tokyo-based Next21 K.K., the creator of CT-Bone, to bring 3D printable bone into hospitals in Europe. Back in 2001, Next 21 K.K. collaborated with the University of Tokyo and RIKEN on developmental research into the technology, which uses 3D […]

We first heard of innovative CT-Bone technology three years ago, when Dutch company Xilloc reached an agreement with Tokyo-based Next21 K.K., the creator of CT-Bone, to bring 3D printable bone into hospitals in Europe. Back in 2001, Next 21 K.K. collaborated with the...
Actinomorphic Shape Memory Soft Robots with 3D Printed Parts Zig-Zag Through Sand and Water

Actinomorphic Shape Memory Soft Robots with 3D Printed Parts Zig-Zag Through Sand and Water

One of my favorite things about my job here at 3DPrint.com is the fact that I learn at least one new thing every single day. The first new thing I learned today is the word actinomorphic, which means something that is characterized by radial symmetry, such as a starfish or a daisy. A team of researchers […]

One of my favorite things about my job here at 3DPrint.com is the fact that I learn at least one new thing every single day. The first new thing I learned today is the word actinomorphic, which means something that is characterized by radial symmetry, such as a...
FEMTOPrint’s Technology Used to Help Produce 3D Printed Glass Molds for Droplet Microfluidic Chips

FEMTOPrint’s Technology Used to Help Produce 3D Printed Glass Molds for Droplet Microfluidic Chips

Swiss high-tech company FEMTOprint, dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, worked with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital this past winter to explore how 3D printing could be used to further innovate the med-tech industry. Now, the company is lending its talents to the production of 3D printed glass molds […]

Swiss high-tech company FEMTOprint, dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, worked with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital this past winter to explore how 3D printing could...
3D Printed Origami Device Safely Traps Soft-Bodied Sea Creatures for Study

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 from Harvard University, the University of Rhode Island, and City University of New York (CUNY) have combined the principles of 3D printing and origami to find […]

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 from Harvard University, the University of Rhode Island, and...
Metal 3D Printing Material Scalmalloy Could be the Aircraft Material of the Future

Metal 3D Printing Material Scalmalloy Could be the Aircraft Material of the Future

Aviation is one of the many industries around the world that’s increasing its adoption of 3D printing, which can be used to create the lightweight components and complex parts that are necessary for an airplane. The technology makes these parts with repeatable characteristics and consistently high quality, and can also decrease the amount of time, money, […]

Aviation is one of the many industries around the world that’s increasing its adoption of 3D printing, which can be used to create the lightweight components and complex parts that are necessary for an airplane. The technology makes these parts with repeatable...
New Research Shows That Novel Honeytube Structures Provide Superior Energy Absorption for 3D Printed Objects

New Research Shows That Novel Honeytube Structures Provide Superior Energy Absorption for 3D Printed Objects

Many industries, like automotive, robotics, and aerospace, are constantly looking for ways to make their various components and parts more lightweight. 3D printing can help with this, as it has the ability to fabricate hollow objects, which cut not only costs by reducing how many materials are used, but also weight and waste. It takes […]

Many industries, like automotive, robotics, and aerospace, are constantly looking for ways to make their various components and parts more lightweight. 3D printing can help with this, as it has the ability to fabricate hollow objects, which cut not only costs by...
New Research Paper Takes In-Depth Look at Challenges and Benefits of 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

New Research Paper Takes In-Depth Look at Challenges and Benefits of 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

It might seem like a strange idea when you first think about it, but using 3D printing to fabricate pharmaceuticals actually makes sense for several beneficial reasons, including lower production costs, feasible small batch manufacturing, and the ability to create complex dosage forms that contain multiple medications and bespoke medicines for a specific person, or even […]

It might seem like a strange idea when you first think about it, but using 3D printing to fabricate pharmaceuticals actually makes sense for several beneficial reasons, including lower production costs, feasible small batch manufacturing, and the ability to...
Researchers Compare Human Cadavers and 3D Printed Anatomical Models to Determine Print Accuracy

Researchers Compare Human Cadavers and 3D Printed Anatomical Models to Determine Print Accuracy

Surgeons often turn to innovative technology, like 3D printed anatomical models, to get a closer, more detailed look inside a patient’s body ahead of complex procedures. In particular, these models can help trauma surgeons determine the best approach to fixing complex fractures. But just how accurate are these 3D printed models when it comes to […]

Surgeons often turn to innovative technology, like 3D printed anatomical models, to get a closer, more detailed look inside a patient’s body ahead of complex procedures. In particular, these models can help trauma surgeons determine the best approach to fixing...
Kirigami Paper Folding Inspires Advanced 3D Nanofabrication Research

Kirigami Paper Folding Inspires Advanced 3D Nanofabrication Research

When it comes to 3D printed folding research, we hear most often about projects inspired by origami. But as new research coming out of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows, we shouldn’t discount the ancient Chinese art of kirigami, also known as jianzhi and paper-cuts, for 3D printed inspiration. Kirigami involves cutting patterns into flat paper before folding […]

When it comes to 3D printed folding research, we hear most often about projects inspired by origami. But as new research coming out of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows, we shouldn’t discount the ancient Chinese art of kirigami, also known as jianzhi...
Use of Simulation to Evaluate How Well 3D Printing Bioinks Work

Use of Simulation to Evaluate How Well 3D Printing Bioinks Work

Plenty of research has been completed regarding the different materials we use to create biomedical parts. Many innovative bioinks – biomaterials loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures – have been developed for 3D bioprinting purposes, from materials like stem cells, gelatin hydrogels, and even sugarcane waste. 3D bioprinting itself is changing the field of […]

Plenty of research has been completed regarding the different materials we use to create biomedical parts. Many innovative bioinks – biomaterials loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures – have been developed for 3D bioprinting purposes, from...
TU Wien Researchers Use 3D Printed Plastic Screens to Perfectly Shape Terahertz Beams

TU Wien Researchers Use 3D Printed Plastic Screens to Perfectly Shape Terahertz Beams

The terahertz spectrum is tucked away between more commonly known electromagnetic wavelengths, like infrared and microwave. This spectrum, and the radiation wavelengths it emits, is still a decently new field of study, and researchers have learned that terahertz radiation (THz) is chock full of information that can add value to applications in imaging and communications; THz is […]

The terahertz spectrum is tucked away between more commonly known electromagnetic wavelengths, like infrared and microwave. This spectrum, and the radiation wavelengths it emits, is still a decently new field of study, and researchers have learned that terahertz...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a few fun stories to make you smile. First up, Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of General Electric, has joined the board at Desktop Metal, and […]

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a few fun stories to make you smile. First up, Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of...
Direct Ink Writing Process for 3D Printing Mechanoluminescent Objects

Direct Ink Writing Process for 3D Printing Mechanoluminescent Objects

Way back in 1605, English philosopher, statesman, and scientist Francis Bacon first demonstrated the phenomenon of mechanoluminescence – light emission resulting from a mechanical action on a solid – by breaking apart sugar crystals. Since that time, researchers around the world have worked to develop mechanoluminescent (ML) materials, and the main ones studied include zinc sulphide, molecular […]

Way back in 1605, English philosopher, statesman, and scientist Francis Bacon first demonstrated the phenomenon of mechanoluminescence – light emission resulting from a mechanical action on a solid – by breaking apart sugar crystals. Since that time,...
TU Wien Research Team Develops Method for High-Resolution 3D Printing of Tough, Homogenous Photopolymers

TU Wien Research Team Develops Method for High-Resolution 3D Printing of Tough, Homogenous Photopolymers

The Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria has completed plenty of research about unique 3D printing materials, such as magnets, over the years. Now, researchers are working on a method for high-resolution 3D printing of homogenously crosslinked, tough, methacrylate-based photopolymers, which is not the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. This new […]

The Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria has completed plenty of research about unique 3D printing materials, such as magnets, over the years. Now, researchers are working on a method for high-resolution 3D printing of homogenously crosslinked, tough,...
3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our own problems – with the help of 3D printing, of course. Mimicking solutions already found in nature to develop sustainable human solutions is called biomimicry, and […]

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our own problems – with the help of 3D printing, of...
Rice University Researchers Continue Work with 3D Graphene Foam

Rice University Researchers Continue Work with 3D Graphene Foam

Foam, which is used in industries ranging from packaging and aerospace to infrastructure and sports, can be 3D printed, which can provide better durability and long-term mechanical performance than foam products made with conventional methods of manufacturing. Last year, researchers from Rice University figured out how to manufacture strong, lightweight graphene material in bulk by producing […]

Foam, which is used in industries ranging from packaging and aerospace to infrastructure and sports, can be 3D printed, which can provide better durability and long-term mechanical performance than foam products made with conventional methods of manufacturing. Last...
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