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Not a Metal 3D Printer: Arizona Startup Rosotics Launches the Halo ‘Supercreator’

In one of the boldest additive manufacturing (AM) industry launches in some time, Rosotics, the Arizona-based startup specializing in making robotic production ecosystems for the space and defense sectors, has…

“Hardware at the Speed of Software”: Inkbit’s CEO on the Future of Materials in 3D Printing

Inkbit, the Massachusetts-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Vista line of 3D printers, has launched a new material offering, TEPU 50A, at Formnext 2023 (November 7-10 in Frankfurt, Germany)….

IMTS 2022: 3D Printing Tungsten Carbide with Hyperion

At the recent IMTS 2022 in Chicago, I had the opportunity to visit the booth for Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a global materials science company that has decades of experience…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 20, 2022: Consumer 3D Printer, WAAM Study, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, EPLUS3D is offering metal 3D printing as an option for flexible manufacturing of sheet metal. Anycubic is working with a MicroLED display manufacturer to…

MIT 3D Prints Objects with Lenticular Surfaces

When I was a kid, I really liked optical illusions. I think all kids do: they’re more or less the most basic element to any magic trick; and what kid…

New Self-Healing Plastic for 3D Printing Epitomizes Plastic Conundrum

Plastic is a bit reminiscent of the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities: it’s the best of materials; it’s the worst of materials. Used for just about everything, and…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 11, 2020

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and virtual events coming your way! Read on to learn more about what’s available this week. Science in the Age of Experience Over…

UCSD Researchers 3D Print Shape-Shifting Liquid Crystal Elastomers

A team of materials science and engineering researchers from UC San Diego (UCSD) closely studied the qualities of liquid crystal elastomers, or LCEs, in order to figure out how to…

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…