multimaterial 3d printing

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…