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Unique Moving Supports Reduce 3D Printing Waste by 35%

While additive manufacturing (AM) may save substantial amounts in terms of material waste compared to subtractive techniques, AM is not without its own subtractive procedures, namely in the post-processing of…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 24, 2021: NSWC Carderock Division, Tel Aviv University, Integza

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering several different applications for which the technology can be used: maritime and military, electronics and medical research, and engines. A new digital…

3D Printed Insoles Absorb Sweat to Power Electronics

Sweating is not really pleasant, but it’s a normal, natural way for the human body to regulate body temperature by decreasing thermal stress, which can occur for a number of…

Xolo Introduces First Commercial Volumetric 3D Printer

Berlin startup xolo is in the process of launching xube, what could be considered the first commercially available volumetric 3D printer—if it gets off the ground. At the moment, the…

Reality or Hype: 3D Printing Improving Performance in Sports Industry?

I’m not a big sports fan, but even I’m aware of the many possible 3D printing applications, from helmets and mouthguards to surfboards and shoes and so much more. But,…

Argonne National Lab Tests Weather Stations with Low-Cost Sensors and 3D Printed Components

For two years right out of college, I worked as an associate producer at a local CBS affiliate, and spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of…

LLNL Researchers Bioprint Living Aneurysm and Watch it Heal Post-Op

Cerebral aneurysms, caused by the artery walls in the brain weakening, affect roughly one in every 50 people in the US, and are distinguished by a bulging blood vessel, which…

Smallest 3D Printed Boat Yields Possibilities for Nanotechnology

We’ve seen some big 3D printed Benchy boats before, but I bet you’ve never seen one this small! A team of researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands have published…

US Army and Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Channels on Curved Surface in an Open Lab

The field of microfluidics continues to grow as it’s used in a variety of applications: tissue engineering, drug screening and delivery, sensors, bioprinting, and more. Microfluidics involves manipulating and controlling…

Tiny Imaging Scope with 3D Printed Lens Can Scan Inside Blood Vessels

According to Dr. Jiawen Li, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) with the University of Adelaide, one person every 19 minutes in the…

Virginia Tech Team 3D Printing Rubber Latex

Making a scientific or engineering breakthrough requires a lot of legwork and research, but also teamwork. An interdisciplinary group of Virginia Tech researchers from the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII), the College of Science,…

Tuning 3D Printed Flexible Materials with Microfluidics Droplet System

As the name suggests, microfluidics is centered around the behavior, manipulation, and control of fluids that have been constrained to a very small scale. Obviously, accurate handling is of the…

Canadian Scientists Handheld 3D Skin Printer Promotes Rapid Recovery for Severe Burn Wounds

A handheld 3D skin printer developed by the University of Toronto (UoT) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre engineering researchers recently demonstrated accelerated healing of large, severe burns. According to the…

Beijing University of Chemical Technology: 3D Printed HA/PCL Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

3D printed bone scaffolds used for tissue engineering purposes need to have a good amount of mechanical strength, since the scaffold needs to be able to provide support for the…

Interview with Godwin Izibilli on 3D Printing in Nigeria

Nigeria is an African country well known for high profile academics and a large base of entrepreneurs. How is Africa’s most populous country utilizing these twin resources for 3D Printing?…

3D Printed Self-Healing Material Can Fix Sole of Shoe In Two Hours

The potential uses for unique self-healing materials are numerous, varying from fixing cell phone screens and other electronics to repairing cartilage and other biomedical applications. Now, a team of student and faculty…

Virginia Tech Researchers Using a New Method to Create 3D Printed Piezoelectric Materials

Originally discovered in the 19th century, piezoelectric materials, which convert stress and strain into electric charges, are in everything from musical greeting cards to cell phones. Piezoelectricity is electricity that results from…

Massachusetts Researchers Develop In-Line Rheometer for FDM 3D Printing

Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and the flow rate of 3D printing materials is fairly important when it comes to the final print. According to a…

Researchers Create Smart Composite Material from Graphene Oxide and Seaweed-Derived Alginate

Usually when I think about seaweed, I’m trying to decide which particular sushi roll to order at dinner. But a team of researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island, which…

Electro-Assisted 3D Bioprinting Method for Low-Concentration GelMA Microdroplets

While low-concentration gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) is biocompatible with 3D bioprinted cell‐laden structures, because of its low viscosity it’s hard to stably make organoids, and even microdroplets, with the material. A team…

Researchers Combining FDM 3D Printing with Hot-Melt Extrusion for Drug Delivery Systems

We’ve often seen 3D printing used to make drug delivery systems, but a trio of researchers from the University of Sussex are combining FDM technology with something called Hot-Melt Extrusion, or…

Researchers Use 3D Printing and Basic Electronic Components to Make Neuroscience More Accessible

While I was worse in math, science was also not one of my strong suits in school. So anything that makes it easier for students to better understand these complex…

Researchers Test Two Configurations of Biowaste 3D Printed Microbial Fuel Cells

Researchers and scientists are constantly working to develop solutions that can save our future world, from solving problems like increasing pollution and climate change to producing clean energy. A group…

Tsinghua University Investigates if Blends of PLA and PBS are Suitable for FDM 3D Printing

A trio of researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently published a paper, titled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” about preparing material blends…