3D Printing Functional Micro-Delivery Systems: Swimming Microtori

In the recently published ‘Shape-programmed 3D printed swimming microtori for the transport of passive and active agents,’ international researchers explore the challenges in mimicking the ‘unique swimming behaviors’ of microorganisms—for…

3D Printing Hierarchical Porous Materials

Hierarchical porous materials are commonly found in nature and have numerous applications as well, such as catalytic supports, biological scaffolds and lightweight structures. 3D printing has allowed for the fabrication…

3D Printing Used to Create Holographic Color Prints for Enhanced Security

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are constantly coming up with new discoveries and 3D printing applications, from 3D printed light shows to biocompatible hydrodgels. Now scientists…

3D Nanoprinting Using Charged Aerosol Focusing

In a paper entitled “Three-dimensional nanoprinting via charged aerosol focusing,” a group of researchers describes a 3D nanoprinting method to create versatile nanostructures that cannot easily be created with existing…

3D Printing Optical Illusions at the Nanoscale

Cytosurge is a spin-off company from ETH Zurich, and it has become known for its FluidFM 3D printing technology, which was commercialized and made consumer-friendly via the FluidFM 3D printer. FluidFM…

University of Twente Researchers 3D Print Gold Microstructures Using LIFT Technique

Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a new laser printing technique that allows for the 3D printing of gold nanostructures, including complex overhanging structures. By pointing a very short…

Microlight3D Offers a New Kind of Microscale 3D Printing

For 15 years, Patrice Baldeck and Michel Bouriau led intense research and development at the Université Grenoble Alpes. They were working on a two-photon polymerization 3D printing process that would…

3D Printing Glass-Ceramics at the Nanoscale

Many methods are used to develop 3D printing materials, and the sources for new 3D printing materials are seemingly endless. In a study entitled “Additive Manufacturing of 3D Glass-Ceramics down…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Makes 3D Printed Nanoporous Gold That Could Change the Design of Electrochemical Reactors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is known for doing impressive work with materials, particularly related to 3D printing. Whether it’s nanoscale 3D printing or 3D printed glass, the organization is constantly…

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