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One-Droplet Continuous 3D Printing Makes Objects from Single Drop of Resin

Researchers from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and MIT have published a paper  in Nature Communications describing an interesting take on continuous digital…

MIT Researchers 3D Print Soft Electrodes for Neural Transplants

Why is the human brain spectacular? Filled with billions of neurons, it is impressive beyond the capability of any computer, fluidly taking in data, processing it, and acting—all with the…

3D Printed Microfluidics for Silver Clay Extrusion

Emmanuel Segura-Cárdenas (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingenieria y Ciencias) and Luis Fernando Velásquez-García (MIT) detail the results of a recent study in ‘Additively Manufactured Robust Microfluidics via Silver Clay…

G-ID: Identifying 3D Printed Parts Through Slicing Parameters

There are multiple ways to identify specific 3D prints, such as QR codes and bar codes, RFID tags and watermarks, and serial numbers. But a group of researchers from MIT…

MIT Thesis Explores Topology Optimization for 3D Printing in Construction & Civil Engineering

Andrew Novillo, in writing his thesis for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, explores topology optimized metal in the recently published ‘Experimentation of a topology-optimized metal structural…

Collaborative Research Team Creates 3D Printed Armor Inspired by Chiton Scales

From lobster claws and fish scales to conch shells, humans have often been inspired by nature in the creation of protective gear. Recently, a team of researchers hailing from MIT,…

Stratasys & DSM Venturing Lead $12 Million Round in Support of Inkbit  

Stratasys and DSM Venturing (venture capital arm of Royal DSM) lead the way in yet more financing for startups, acting as the major sources of funding support of $12 million total,…

MIT: A New Fiber Ink With Electronics Embedded Inside

Innovations in printed electronic devices have led to the development of alternative approaches and exciting applications for 3D printing, focusing on both printing methods and ink materials. It is a…

MIT: Automated System Designs and 3D Prints Optimized Actuators and Displays to Spec

Actuators are complex devices that mechanically control robotic systems in response to electrical signals received. Depending on the specific application they’re used for, today’s robotic actuators have to be optimized…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

MIT: Inkbit Creates 3D Printers with Eyes, Brains & Vast Capabilities

Inkbit, an MIT startup, is comprised of a research team that truly understands the current status of 3D printing around the world—and especially in manufacturing scenarios. Their comprehensive knowledge cuts…

MIT Researchers Create Project Cilllia for 3D Printing Futuristic Hair-Like Structures

Most of us definitely take having hair for granted until it’s gone—and then losing it can be a devastating experience as going bald or experiencing thinning can really make a…

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How an Online Course Helped 3DVerkstan’s Joep Winkels Re-Think Additive Manufacturing

Joep Winkels had amassed years of experience in the IT world throughout his career. A deep understanding of systems, systems design and infrastructure had been the Dutch businessman’s bedrock. These…

MIT CSAIL Program Breaks Complex CAD Models Down Into Simpler Shapes for Easier 3D Printing

At the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference, a group of MIT researchers presented a paper describing their development of a system that applies what’s called program synthesis, which constructs computer programs automatically based…

MIT Researchers Discuss the Evolution of Their Glass 3D Printer

Researchers at MIT were among the first to 3D print glass, creating the G3DP machine a few years ago to create intricate glass structures. Last year, they scaled up the project…

3D Printed Microfluidic Device Designed to Customize Cancer Treatment

Testing cancer treatments is a lot of trial and error currently, and patients are often subject to multiple uncomfortable and time-consuming therapies before finding one that works. Developments have been…

3D Printed Capsules Deliver Drugs and Communicate via Bluetooth

One of the most interesting developments in medicine is the ability to customize drugs, and 3D printing has played a big role in the advancement of this kind of patient-specific…

MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

MIT, which has been responsible for several major 3D printing breakthroughs in various departments, has announced that is has formed a new industry-facing consortium called the Center for Additive and…

MIT Developments: A Faster 3D Printer and Antibacterial 3D Printed Cellulose

Researchers at MIT have developed a new 3D printer print head that can deposit material at extremely high speed, creating objects in minutes instead of hours. A. John Hart, a professor…

3D Printed Metallic Glass Demonstrates Benefits of Both Metal and Thermoplastics

A team of researchers led by Jan Schroers, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale, has developed a way to 3D print objects from metallic glass. The material…

Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering…

2018 TCT Hall of Fame Inductees and 3D Printing Award Winners Announced

This year’s TCT Show, held in Birmingham as usual, ended earlier this week, and yielded many announcements about new 3D printing materials, software, and of course, 3D printers and their associated…

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The Definitive AM Course: MIT’s Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production Starts October 1st

MIT has played a pivotal role in 3D printing for decades and has made seminal contributions to the advancement of machines, materials, and design tools.  Recent work on 3D printed…

MIT Offers 11-Week Online Course in 3D Printing

Some incredible advancements in 3D and 4D printing have come out of MIT, including glass 3D printing, 3D printed construction and much more. There’s a high concentration of knowledge about the…