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

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 years of experience went out the window, however, when he got the chance to join 3DVerkstan, one of the largest 3D printing resellers in the […]

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 years of experience went out the window, however, when he got the...
MIT CSAIL Program Breaks Complex CAD Models Down Into Simpler Shapes for Easier 3D Printing

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 on instructions, to break complex 3D meshes models down into primitive shapes, such as cubes and spheres. Essentially, the method is used to reverse engineer […]

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 on instructions, to break complex 3D...
MIT Researchers Discuss the Evolution of Their Glass 3D Printer

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 with G3DP2, a platform that enabled them to 3D print glass on an architectural scale. Now these researchers have documented their work on G3DP2 in […]

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 with G3DP2, a platform that enabled them to 3D print glass on an architectural scale. Now...
3D Printed Microfluidic Device Designed to Customize Cancer Treatment

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 made, including growing artificial tumors to test drugs on specific cancer types, but these tumors can take weeks to grow and they don’t account for […]

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 made, including growing artificial tumors to test drugs on...
3D Printed Capsules Deliver Drugs and Communicate via Bluetooth

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 capability. In a fascinating convergence of multiple forms of technology – including 3D printing – researchers at MIT, Draper University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have […]

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 capability. In a fascinating convergence of multiple forms of technology – including...
MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

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 Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The consortium’s major focus will be on additive manufacturing, and is based on four key pillars: visionary research, scalable education […]

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 Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The...
MIT Developments: A Faster 3D Printer and Antibacterial 3D Printed Cellulose

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 of mechanical engineering and director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity and the Mechanosynthesis Group at MIT, is an expert on 3D printing and is working […]

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 of mechanical engineering and director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and...
3D Printed Metallic Glass Demonstrates Benefits of Both Metal and Thermoplastics

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 is stronger than metal yet has the pliability of plastic, which makes it extremely valuable. The research is published in a paper entitled “3D printing […]

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 is stronger than metal yet has the pliability of plastic, which makes it extremely...
Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

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 many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for items like protheses and implants, industries like aerospace where rockets now bear […]

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 many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for...
2018 TCT Hall of Fame Inductees and 3D Printing Award Winners Announced

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 hardware. Additionally, the annual TCT Awards was held for the second time during a gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday. British actor and presenter […]

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 hardware. Additionally, the annual TCT Awards was held for the...
MIT Offers 11-Week Online Course in 3D Printing

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 technology at the school, and for several years now MIT has been sharing that knowledge through a series of additive manufacturing courses. Beginning on October […]

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 technology at the school, and for several years now MIT has been...
MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Hints at the Future of 4D Design in Pneumatic Objects

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Hints at the Future of 4D Design in Pneumatic Objects

MIT provides a place for brilliant minds to develop in each other’s company and, not surprisingly, fascinating developments in design and technology are produced there as a result. One of the many internal organizations that create this atmosphere of experimentation and innovation is the Self-Assembly Lab. The Self-Assembly Lab is a research lab dedicated to […]

MIT provides a place for brilliant minds to develop in each other’s company and, not surprisingly, fascinating developments in design and technology are produced there as a result. One of the many internal organizations that create this atmosphere of...
3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller arm that prints out various building materials. 3D printed buildings […]

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The printer consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller...
The Foam Printing Project Part Two: 3D Printing to Lightweight All the Things

The Foam Printing Project Part Two: 3D Printing to Lightweight All the Things

MIT research specialist Matthew Pearlson is the founder of The Foam Printing Project, an innovative advance building on his idea to use additive manufacturing and lightweight foam for the creation of lighter-weight structures so the world could use less fuel. In part one of our interview, we examine Pearlson’s idea for a new technology; in part […]

MIT research specialist Matthew Pearlson is the founder of The Foam Printing Project, an innovative advance building on his idea to use additive manufacturing and lightweight foam for the creation of lighter-weight structures so the world could use less fuel. In part...
The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled speakers. It was at RAPID + TCT 2017 that I met MIT research specialist Matthew […]

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled...
MIT’s 3D Printable Magnetic Ink Creates Rapidly Shape-Sifting Objects

MIT’s 3D Printable Magnetic Ink Creates Rapidly Shape-Sifting Objects

Often, when we’re dealing with 3D printed shape-shifting structures, they move when responding to different temperatures. But the innovative engineers at MIT, who have prior experience with using 3D printing to create shape-shifting materials, have developed a 3D printing technique to create soft, 3D printed structures that can be manipulated with magnets. The research has applications in […]

Often, when we’re dealing with 3D printed shape-shifting structures, they move when responding to different temperatures. But the innovative engineers at MIT, who have prior experience with using 3D printing to create shape-shifting materials, have developed a...
Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

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 specific research area, known as data or physical visualization, has been growing to achieve the representation of data sets in a physical form through digital fabrication. […]

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 specific research area, known as data or physical visualization, has...
3D Printed Autonomous Boats Could Reduce Traffic and Self-Assemble into Other Structures

3D Printed Autonomous Boats Could Reduce Traffic and Self-Assemble into Other Structures

Autonomous cars are becoming a reality, as self-driving vehicles finally begin to leave the concept stage and actually arrive on the streets. It would make sense, then, that autonomous boats wouldn’t be far behind, especially in cities like Venice, Bangkok and Amsterdam where heavy amounts of travel take place on waterways within the cities. Imagine […]

Autonomous cars are becoming a reality, as self-driving vehicles finally begin to leave the concept stage and actually arrive on the streets. It would make sense, then, that autonomous boats wouldn’t be far behind, especially in cities like Venice, Bangkok and...
Nervous System Explores 3D Printing to Create Form in Pre-Stretched Fabric

Nervous System Explores 3D Printing to Create Form in Pre-Stretched Fabric

If you haven’t heard of the design group Nervous System, you should take a few minutes to look at the work they have been producing over the past ten years. Founded by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, both graduates of MIT, the studio is based in Somerville, Massachusetts and has assembled an impressive portfolio of […]

If you haven’t heard of the design group Nervous System, you should take a few minutes to look at the work they have been producing over the past ten years. Founded by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, both graduates of MIT, the studio is based in...
Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I appreciated the opportunity to speak with two companies that are using innovative 3D software […]

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I...
Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on this particular technology, but rather in multiple rapid prototyping and digital […]

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on...
Researchers 3D Print Platelets for Faster Healing

Researchers 3D Print Platelets for Faster Healing

Platelets play an important role in the bloodstream – if there’s an injury, the platelets are drawn to the site, where they clot and stop the bleeding. They also release growth factors that help repair soft tissue such as skin, muscle, tendons and blood vessels, as well as “recruiting” other cells to help start the […]

Platelets play an important role in the bloodstream – if there’s an injury, the platelets are drawn to the site, where they clot and stop the bleeding. They also release growth factors that help repair soft tissue such as skin, muscle, tendons and blood...
MIT Researchers Work to Capture Silent Speech with Partially 3D Printed AlterEgo Device

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 proliferation of recording devices has made it easier to toss off notes on the fly and laptops and phones provide further methods for making our […]

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 proliferation of recording devices has made it easier to toss off notes on the fly and laptops and...
3D Printing and the Art of Kirigami Lead to a Bandage That Actually Stays in Place

3D Printing and the Art of Kirigami Lead to a Bandage That Actually Stays in Place

If you’ve ever gotten a cut on your elbow or knee, or even on the joint of a finger, you know it’s a nightmare to try to keep those cuts bandaged. No matter how secure the bandage seems at first, it often pops right off the first time you bend the affected joint. It’s incredibly […]

If you’ve ever gotten a cut on your elbow or knee, or even on the joint of a finger, you know it’s a nightmare to try to keep those cuts bandaged. No matter how secure the bandage seems at first, it often pops right off the first time you bend the affected...
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