Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Dassault Systèmes Announces the 2017 Opening of the North American 3DEXPERIENCE Lab

We already knew that France-based Dassault Systèmes, leading 3D design software manufacturer and creator of SOLIDWORKS, had a pretty good year, after releasing their fourth quarter financial results last week before…

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…

MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots

Soft robotics are becoming increasingly common as researchers and engineers develop new ways to fabricate robots from materials that range from flexible plastics to silicones. A team of engineers at MIT, however,…

MIT Research Team Develops New Type of Strong, Lightweight 3D Graphene Material

All kinds of materials are being used in 3D printing these days, including super strong ones like Kevlar and fiberglass-reinforced nylons and Onyx by Markforged. Something scientists have also learned is that…

Lumii: Startup Leverages Combination of 2D and 3D Technology to Print Holographic 3D Images

Holograms were one of my favorite things as a child. I had stickers and bookmarks featuring silver moons and stars that shimmered and shifted in and out of view, or…

Disney Research Creates Compiler for Industrial 3D Knitting of Apparel & Structures

Although learning to knit has always been one of my aspirations, thus far I’ve been a well-known failure in this area amongst my artsy-craftsy friends, who have given up on…

MIT Creates Incredible 3D Printed Programmable Hair That Can Act as Sensors or Actuators

Trust me, this is one of those research projects that is actually way cooler than it sounds. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method of 3D…