materials science

KAMPERS: Bioproduction of Organic, Conductive and Biodegradable 3D Print Materials

“Explore to what extent new materials synthesized through synthetic biology can yield superior structural polymers or resins with programmable lifetimes.” Bailey Hume, Jesse Rozsa, Hyun Jin Jung, and Mark P….

Seoul: Assessing Infill Densities for Better 3D Printing of Models in Radiation Therapy

In the recently published ‘Radiological Characteristics of Materials Used in 3-Dimensional Printing with Various Infill Densities,’ researchers from the Veterans Health Service Medical Center in Seoul, Korea are assessing new…

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: 3D Printing Optimized Low Pressure Turbine Blades

In ‘Preliminary optimization of a hollow low pressure turbine blade,’ Lorenzo Abrusci presents a thesis paper exploring additive manufacturing processes for creating critical industrial components. As materials science has advanced…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials science…

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration…

Breaking The Boundaries Of 3D Printing

The 3D Printing industry should take note: just as Heston Blumenthal has transformed traditional concepts of what is possible with culinary ingredients, Ultimaker’s Senior Materials Engineer Diana Garcia-Alonso is cooking…

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…

AMBER and Johnson & Johnson to Establish Collaborative 3D Bioprinting Laboratory

As evidenced by all of the major innovations in the field, it’s clear that 3D bioprinting is the future of medicine. One ultimate goal is to replicate patient-specific organs, but…

EBM 3D Printing Process Used to Process a Steel Alloy with High Damage Tolerance

While the adoption and development of metal 3D printing continues to grow, so too does research into different types of metals that can be 3D printed, including steel. The aerospace and…

Researchers Develop Inexpensive 3D Printing Technique That Generates Molecular Patterns in Hydrogels

Earlier this month, a paper was published by Imperial College London which posited that 3D printing could be made faster, more consistent, and less expensive by combining engineering and molecular…

ORNL Reaching Out to Future Scientists with World’s Smallest 3D Printed Fidget Spinner

If you have a child or know one, you have probably heard about fidget spinners. Maybe you first saw one when it stole the show during an SNL skit featuring…

3D Printed Fabric Could Help Keep Wearers Cooler

If you live in a hot climate, or even one that just experiences hot periods, there are few really good arguments for putting clothes on. Trying to maintain your metaphorical…

3D Printing Improves X-Ray Diffraction Experiments

I was never very good at chemistry experiments in school, and now that I’ve just heard the word mechanochemistry for the first time, I’m starting to get nervous all over again,…

Airwolf 3D Continues Innovation Streak with HydroFill Water Soluble Support Material

Airwolf 3D has been on the scene for several years, most recently with their release of a new build plate adhesive. There has been an ongoing struggle to understand the best…

3D Printing Reveals Nanostructures That Create Color in the Blue Tarantula

The search for new ways to create color is as old as mankind. The quest to create additions to the palette that would expand art and design beyond the whites,…

Sculpteo Performs Elastic Modulus Measurement Tests on 3D Printing Materials

While there is a great deal about 3D printing that can be highly artistic and intuitive in nature, there is also a vital portion of it that requires and celebrates…

3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way

One of the great things (among many) about 3D printing is that not only is it an important skill in itself, it’s also a valuable tool for learning about other…

New 3D Printing Technique Makes Complex Ceramics for Spaceships

When I was a kid, I would visit my great-grandmother’s apartment on Park Avenue in New York City. She had traveled the world and brought back vases, plates, and dolls…

Research Team Furthers Quest to Expand 3D Printing Materials Options

I don’t think anybody questions the fact that 3D printing has done and continues to do amazing things. The questions being asked now are about how we can continue to…

MIT Researchers 3D Print Spider Webs to Explore the Mechanical Traits of Silk

The science of materials is one that often walks in tandem with the technology of 3D printing. Researchers in many areas work continually to not only accentuate the many uses of the 3D…

Virginia Tech Professors Provide Incredible Insight into the Future of 3D Printable Materials via Reddit AMA

There is little doubt that the single most important area within the 3D printing space is that of materials. Material science could potentially lead the way to thousands of new…

Organic Vapor Jet Printing Produces Nanolobes – May Lead to 3D Printed Pills

It seems as if everything in science these days is having the prefix ‘nano’ applied to it. Partly this is because the nano is an aspect of the world to…

3D Printed Syringe Pumps Cost a Mere Fraction of Traditional Pumps

Another day, another phenomenal addition to the list of practical, hype-less, real, tangible, 3D printable tools that are bound to bring on some welcome changes. This time, it’s the scientific…

Roos Meerman Creates Art By Blowing Air Into Heated 3D Prints

Many people believe that there is a divide between science and art, but this false duality is belied by some of the greatest minds in history – from Aristotle, to…