multi material 3d printing

Light-Responsive 3D Printed Smart Gels Replicate Octopus Camouflage

Rutgers University engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becoming an “artificial muscle.” The material may lead to some exciting research for…

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…

Voxel8 Lands New CEO to Lead Multi-Material 3D Printing

After its co-founder, Harvard professor Jennifer Lewis, moved to a supervisory role, Voxel8 has found a new CEO. Friedrich von Gottberg will lead the Boston startup as President and CEO. …

Multi-Material 3D Printing Improved with Novel Extruder

Multi-material 3D printing is becoming more common with newer 3D printers, but there are still challenges in getting the layers of multiple materials to adhere properly. In a paper entitled…

Strengths of Three Materials Combine to Form Composite 3D Printed Components

In a paper entitled “On the 3D printing of recycled ABS, PLA and HIPS thermoplastics for structural applications,” a group of researchers discusses multi-material 3D printing for structural applications. The…

India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of…

Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from…

3D Print with Five Materials with New Prusa Upgrade, Plus More New Features

One of the reasons that Prusa has so many fans is that it is constantly working to improve and update its products. One especially popular upgrade in the past couple…

Mosaic Manufacturing Introduces the New and Improved Palette 2 for Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing

In 2015, Mosaic Manufacturing launched the Palette, a device that allowed any 3D printer to become a multi-color, multi-material machine. It functioned by combining up to four filament strands in…

Budmen Industries’ New Minimal, Modular Buildini is a Practical 3D Printer for the Creative Mind

Pennsylvania-based company and post-digital workshop Budmen Industries, the “Home of Industrial Imagination,” was founded by lifelong creatives Isaac Budmen, author of The Book on 3D Printing, and Stephanie Keefe. In addition…

Multi-material & Multi-property Components with Additive Manufacturing

With more knowledge gathering in the additive manufacturing sector, there is a need to exploit one of its multiple advantages, which is to be able to produce components/parts with multimaterials…

Washington State Researchers Simplify Multi Material 3D Printing

Multimaterial 3D printing has become slightly more common recently, but it’s still complicated and difficult, especially in industrial 3D printing. Single material 3D printing is still much more common, but…

M3D and MakerGear Showcase New 3D Printers at RAPID + TCT 2018

We’ve been hearing all kinds of announcements about new products and systems that will be launched at this week’s RAPID + TCT conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Now, on the first day…

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Raise3D and the Pro2 3D Printer Series Look to Boost Flexible Manufacturing in the Industry

A few weeks ago, Raise3D introduced the new Pro2 series of 3D printers, now available for pre-order. According to the company, the new 3D printers are among the fastest dual-extruder 3D…

Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have…

Aerosint Brings Multi-Material Capabilities to Powder Bed 3D Printing

The recent TCT Show was an excellent opportunity to hear about many of the latest developments across the 3D printing industry, as the busy show highlighted new machines, new software,…

PhD Candidate 3D Printing Kidney and Prostate Models for Clinical Trial with Stratasys

The LaGuardia Studio at New York University (NYU), a 3D printing studio, offers students, faculty, alumni, researchers, and visiting artists the chance to take advantage of cross-discipline curricula when creating…

ZMorph Introduces New VX Multitool 3D Printer and Revamped Voxelizer Software

Since Poland-based ZMorph released its ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool desktop manufacturing solution last year – which enhanced the already great capabilities of the company’s original 2.0 S system – the…

Prusa Introduces New Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printer with Lots of New Features

In the summer of 2016, the new Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit was released, with a multi-material upgrade option and calibrate XYZ function announced just a few months later. Now,…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires…

3D Printing with Water Soluble Supports Improved with Latest Prusa Update

Nothing kills the high of 3D printing a cool model quite like having to sit down and pry off support materials. Maybe I’m wrong – maybe there are some who…

3D Printed Metamaterials Used for Patient-Specific Heart Valve Models May Help Cardiac Patients

Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and of these people, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a good option for those considered…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 5, 2016

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got everything from new breakthrough materials to innovative platform features. First, the French 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is…