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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…

Researchers Prepare Silicon Carbide-Polymer Composite Materials for SLS 3D Printing

Silicon carbide, or SiC, has a lot of potential for use in industrial applications, like aeronautic and aerospace engineering, the automotive industry, and the machinery industry, due to its excellent physical…

Researchers Use Aerosol Jet 3D Printing to Develop Neuronal Interface with More Anti-Inflammatory Ability

3D printing has been used in the past to help treat degenerative diseases, or at least make it easier to cope with them. In terms of neurodegenerative diseases, implanted prosthetic devices…

SOLIDWORKS and a Form 2 Used to Make 3D Printed Micro Check Valve for IV Fluid Transfusion

Check valves are devices that allow for flow in one direction, while at the same time preventing flow in the opposite direction. The design of this device continues to improve…

3D Printed Artificial Heart Pump Demonstrates Application of Embedded Magnet Printing

Kai von Petersdorff-Campen, a doctoral student in the mechanical and process engineering department at ETH Zurich, set out this spring to make a 3D printed artificial heart pump. He succeeded,…

Effect of Build Orientation on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of SLM 3D Printed Titanium

One of the challenges of 3D printing is the ability to get repeatable results, like good mechanical properties and identical microstructure, using different build orientations. A lot of research has…

Researchers Investigate Parameters of Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding for 3D Printing Metal Parts

Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, also known as EBF3, is a wire feed metal 3D printing technique developed by NASA for aeronautics. It has a higher deposition rate than other rapid manufacturing…

Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D printing, which deposits…

Researchers Make Strong, 3D Printed Expandable Origami Structures for Engineering Applications

A collaborative team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Peking University are using 3D printing to directly build reconfigurable origami assemblages that…