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MIT Researcher Develops “Illusory Material” and Lenticular 3D Printing Platform

An award-winning product and industrial designer, Jiani Zeng, has focused her work and research in creating tangible, responsive, consumer experiences through design that combines elements from the physical and digital…

Formlabs New Dental Unit & The Formlabs 3B: Dentistry Done Different

There is no question about it, the demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and research continues to link oral health to overall health, and for many,…

Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A…

Bitmap-Based 3D Printing to Create Highly Detailed Anatomical Models

Doctors need MRI and CT scans to further evaluate, and diagnose, medical conditions. These scans produce high-resolution images in a series of slices which show the details of structures in…

MIT Researchers Work to Capture Silent Speech with Partially 3D Printed AlterEgo Device

Not all of us have the opportunity to have our inner monologue recorded on Twitter or transcribed by a 1950s style secretary, notepad in hand, pen at the ready. The…

3D Printing of Yoga Apparel and R&D Tax Credits

Yoga is a multifaceted activity as it incorporates asanas (physical exercises), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Yoga is more than just an expression of various poses – the inside-out detox…

Obtaining R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing Pasta

Want to share an al dente meal of pasta with someone in a different state? Simply 3D print your meals from your kitchen and video chat with your friend as…

MIT 3D Scanning Solution Uses Low-Cost Kinect to Produce High-Resolution Imaging of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Called Sue

Anyone who thinks that the lion is king of the beasts obviously hasn’t taken a good luck at a Tyrannosaurus rex lately. However, since the T. rex has been extinct for…

R&D Aspects of 3D Printed Prosthetics

A prosthetic is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. The most commonly known type of prosthetic is limb prostheses, but other types such as craniofacial prostheses and…

R & D Tax Credit Aspect of 3D Printed Glass

Like every other printer, a 3D printer requires a type of “ink” in order to run. This ink can be made of many different materials, depending on what is being…

Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D…

MIT Uses 3D Printing to Create Shape-Shifting Noodles

Is there anyone who isn’t fascinated and delighted by the many shapes of pasta? There may be some people who don’t get excited about pasta, yes, and I do apologize…

xPrint System to Offer 3D Printing ToolKit of the Future for Computer Human Interaction Researchers

The brilliant minds have been working overtime at MIT again, much to our benefit. Coming from Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, which we just reported on recently regarding…

MIT Creates a New 3D Printer & Art Form: Will the World of Making Glass Be Forever Transformed?

While this is a category bursting at the seams with innovations from the 3D printing industry, we have one more that must be stuffed into the ‘what will they think…

MIT Media Lab: New Algorithms to Harness Polarized Light for 3D Printing from Smartphones

Everything in life and work is better if you’ve got a smooth rhythm going. But according to MIT, soon it’s going to be all about some serious new moves with…

3D and 4D Printing Will Allow Clothing and Consumer Products to Think For Us

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the epicenter of the world’s technological innovation, and nothing is more on the forefront of the future than the MIT Media Lab. At…

MIT, Autodesk & Stratasys are Working With ‘Secret’ Materials to Develop New 4D Printing Applications

3D printing has come a long way since its inception in 1984. Today, we can print amazing things — from toys on home desktop 3D printers to replacement parts for…

Neri Oxman & Team Utilize Stratasys’ Triple-Jetting Technology to Create “Wearable Skins” with Stellar Inspiration

Neri Oxman is an architect, professor, and designer with an impressive CV. She directs the Mediated Matter design research group at MIT Media Lab, where her group researches and applies…

MIT Researchers Create Water-Based Robotic Fabrication Method for Natural Biodegradable 3D Printing

Although we have mentioned its benefits so many times in the past, while 3D printing is substantially cutting back on waste within the manufacturing industry, it’s actually creating hundreds of…