nanoscale

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…

Kirigami Paper Folding Inspires Advanced 3D Nanofabrication Research

When it comes to 3D printed folding research, we hear most often about projects inspired by origami. But as new research coming out of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows, we…

French Artist Presents the Tiniest 3D Printed Self-Portrait You’ve Ever Seen (Or Not Seen)

There’s something magnificent about a mural or a massive statue, but when it comes to art, bigger does not always mean better. In fact, some of the most remarkable pieces…

Researchers at New R&D Center Will Use 3D Printing to Manufacture Early Prevention Implants

3D printed implants have been used in all kinds of surgeries, from dental, facial, and spinal to the chest, ears, and hips. But the thing about implants, whether they’re 3D…

Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

Microfluidics is the backbone of important research in clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, health care, and medicine. However, in the area of biology, 3D printed microfluidics platforms, which are essentially small-scale…

New Caltech Technique Makes It Possible to 3D Print Complex Metal Structures on the Nanoscale

Nanoscale 3D printing is a small-scale technique that many researchers are working to further develop, and 3D printing on the nanoscale with metal is one of the major challenges. But…

LLNL Makes a New Breakthrough in Nanoscale 3D Printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is known for its in-depth materials research, which often involves advanced 3D printing techniques. Those techniques include 3D printing on the nanoscale, and the laboratory…

3D Printing Helps Researchers Understand How Tiny Spiders Make Rainbows

In some species, males and females are virtually indistinguishable. But in species where the sexes have different appearances, the males tend to be much more flamboyant and brightly colored, the…

Lithuania 3D Prints the Pope a Nanoscale Nativity Scene

Telling someone you’ve just given them an invisible Christmas present sounds like a pretty bold cop-out of buying someone a gift, but in rare cases it’s a legitimate statement, and…

Researchers Inspired by Origami to Develop 3D Printing Alternative to Building Lattice Structures

3D printing technology is often combined with the principles of origami to fabricate things like face masks, robots, and self-folding electronics. Notably, researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in…

ORNL Reaching Out to Future Scientists with World’s Smallest 3D Printed Fidget Spinner

If you have a child or know one, you have probably heard about fidget spinners. Maybe you first saw one when it stole the show during an SNL skit featuring…

Research Team Achieves On-Demand 3D Nanoprinting of Pure Metal Structures with Direct-Writing Method

Have you ever wanted your own tiny 3D printed magic wand? While we unfortunately can’t offer you the real thing, we can tell you about a 3D shape made out…

Cytosurge Develops Nanoscale FluidFM into Consumer-Friendly 3D Printing Process

FluidFM is a technology that has been around for quite a while, but it’s also constantly developing and changing – much like 3D printing in general. The technology was originally…

Swiss Chemical Company Uses 3D Printing for Catalyst R&D, Seeks to Expand North American Footprint

According to reports released by Research & Markets, North America has been at the forefront of the 3D printing industry, which makes sense, considering that the first 3D printer was…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 24, 2017

For this Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take a look at copyright law, a 3D printer, new 3D printing products, a prestigious award and a group meeting, and…

Researchers Develop Unique 3D Manufacturing Method to Create and Control Material Architecture on the Nanoscale

Back in 2014, the National Institute of Health awarded Washington State University (WSU) researchers a five-year grant of $1.8 million, in order to improve the coating used for 3D printed titanium…