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…

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