multimaterial 3d printing

Virginia Tech Researchers Develop New Microscale, Multimaterial 3D Printing Method

Virginia Tech Researchers Develop New Microscale, Multimaterial 3D Printing Method

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech University have developed a new method of microscale 3D printing, which uses in-situ resin mixing and robotics to 3D print multimaterial with programmed stiffness – without cross contaminating any of the properties. The researchers have dubbed their new method multimaterial programmable additive manufacturing with integrated resin delivery – […]

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech University have developed a new method of microscale 3D printing, which uses in-situ resin mixing and robotics to 3D print multimaterial with programmed stiffness – without cross contaminating any of the properties. The...
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 Swimming Soft Robot Uses Shape Memory Polymers to Paddle Forwards and Backwards

3D Printed Swimming Soft Robot Uses Shape Memory Polymers to Paddle Forwards and Backwards

In November, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) published a study that explained how shape memory polymers can be the catalyst for making adaptable materials that will return to their original shape once heated, which we’ve seen before. The team used 3D printing, programmable design, and thermoviscoelastic meta-materials in the study, and […]

In November, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) published a study that explained how shape memory polymers can be the catalyst for making adaptable materials that will return to their original shape once heated, which...
LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research team from Washington State University (WSU) is using LENS technology in a one-step process developed to 3D […]

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research...
Xometry Goes Off the Wall in 3D Printing Materials Experiment to Test Durability

Xometry Goes Off the Wall in 3D Printing Materials Experiment to Test Durability

Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing service provider founded in 2014, is advancing manufacturing in the US with its proprietary machine learning-based software platform. This platform, which offers multiple on-demand manufacturing services, from urethane casting and sheet metal fabrication to CNC machining, injection molding, and 3D printing, makes it easy for product engineers to streamline […]

Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing service provider founded in 2014, is advancing manufacturing in the US with its proprietary machine learning-based software platform. This platform, which offers multiple on-demand manufacturing services, from...
3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. Often for surgical planning purposes, surgeons across the Trust rely on multi-material 3D printing with technology from Stratasys. Planning out surgeries ahead of time […]

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. Often for surgical planning purposes, surgeons across the...
Celebrate 3D Printing with Award-Winning 3D Printers, Materials, Leaders

Celebrate 3D Printing with Award-Winning 3D Printers, Materials, Leaders

We’ve got plenty of 3D printing awards news to share with you today, as some of the industry’s biggest names are receiving accolades for their innovation, hard work, and dedication. First up, Polish-Swiss 3D printer reseller BIBUS MENOS is at the 10th Jubilee edition of 3D Printing Days, the largest trade fair in Poland, this week […]

We’ve got plenty of 3D printing awards news to share with you today, as some of the industry’s biggest names are receiving accolades for their innovation, hard work, and dedication. First up, Polish-Swiss 3D printer reseller BIBUS MENOS is at the 10th...
Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a massive research collaboration, and since the release of the Aether 1, […]

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
Powerful New 4D Printer Speeds Next-Generation, Next-Dimension 3D Printing

Powerful New 4D Printer Speeds Next-Generation, Next-Dimension 3D Printing

3D printed objects that can move and change shape are technically 4D printed – the fourth dimension comes in the object’s ability to change shape when exposed to environmental stimuli like heat, humidity, and/or light, and then revert back to its original form. At this week’s National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society […]

3D printed objects that can move and change shape are technically 4D printed – the fourth dimension comes in the object’s ability to change shape when exposed to environmental stimuli like heat, humidity, and/or light, and then revert back to its original...
E3D Develops Tool-Changing 3D Printer Prototype and Motion System for Multimaterial 3D Printing

E3D Develops Tool-Changing 3D Printer Prototype and Motion System for Multimaterial 3D Printing

When you hear about multitool 3D printers, it’s likely that ZMorph is the first company to come to your mind. But you might want to reset that dial, because E3D has been hard at work developing its own multitool 3D printer, complete with a tool-changer and the motion system to support it. E3D has always been […]

When you hear about multitool 3D printers, it’s likely that ZMorph is the first company to come to your mind. But you might want to reset that dial, because E3D has been hard at work developing its own multitool 3D printer, complete with a tool-changer and the...
DisTech Automation Introduces E3D V6 Hot End Upgrade to Prometheus Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing System

DisTech Automation Introduces E3D V6 Hot End Upgrade to Prometheus Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing System

Last year, a Kickstarter campaign launched by Canadian company DisTech Automation reached its funding goal in less than two hours, going on to bring in more than seven times its initial goal before the end. The object of all of this backer enthusiasm was the Prometheus System, an add-on capable of turning any FDM 3D printer […]

Last year, a Kickstarter campaign launched by Canadian company DisTech Automation reached its funding goal in less than two hours, going on to bring in more than seven times its initial goal before the end. The object of all of this backer enthusiasm was the...
UC San Diego Researchers’ Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

UC San Diego Researchers’ Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed blood vessel network and 3D printed liver tissue. But recently, a mechanical engineering professor from UC San Diego has been hard at work on his […]

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed blood vessel network and 3D printed liver tissue. But recently, a mechanical engineering...
Type A Machines to Offer Mosaic Manufacturing’s Multi-Color, Multi-Material Palette Device

Type A Machines to Offer Mosaic Manufacturing’s Multi-Color, Multi-Material Palette Device

Multi-color 3D printing is still a fresh enough development that when a new multi-color 3D printer comes out, we can’t help but be excited – especially when it’s a machine that offers a whole new twist on the technology. Most multi-color desktop 3D printers – at least the affordable ones – require multiple extruders, which […]

Multi-color 3D printing is still a fresh enough development that when a new multi-color 3D printer comes out, we can’t help but be excited – especially when it’s a machine that offers a whole new twist on the technology. Most multi-color desktop 3D...
Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive manufacturing innovation in the United States. They’ve hosted a number of project calls focused on a wide range […]

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive...
Stratasys Helps Fashion Designer Noa Raviv Create 3D Printed Dress Collection for New Met Fashion Exhibit

Stratasys Helps Fashion Designer Noa Raviv Create 3D Printed Dress Collection for New Met Fashion Exhibit

As celebrities and fashion designers filed into the New York City-based Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2016 Met Gala, many fashion critics and fans began debating the best and worst dressed attendees of the extravagant evening. We’ve covered the impact of 3D printing and technology on this year’s Met Gala on a couple of […]

As celebrities and fashion designers filed into the New York City-based Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2016 Met Gala, many fashion critics and fans began debating the best and worst dressed attendees of the extravagant evening. We’ve covered the impact of 3D...
Researchers Describe Method of 3D Printing Multiple Viscoelastic Inks from Single Print Head

Researchers Describe Method of 3D Printing Multiple Viscoelastic Inks from Single Print Head

When most of us envision a 3D printer we think of the MakerBot machines which use fused deposition modeling to fabricate objects layer-by-layer via molten thermoplastics, but in research labs as well as businesses across the globe another form of deposition printing is being used, called viscoelastic ink printing. Printing with viscoelastic inks does not require […]

When most of us envision a 3D printer we think of the MakerBot machines which use fused deposition modeling to fabricate objects layer-by-layer via molten thermoplastics, but in research labs as well as businesses across the globe another form of deposition printing...
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