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Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside the body and even a biomaterial sleeve that can reduce the risk of infection after a body piercing. Some researchers are working to develop 3D […]

3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside the body and even a biomaterial sleeve that can reduce...
OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded by physician, scientist, and engineer Dr. Casey Kerrigan, with a tagline of “Shoes made for women, by a woman.” OESH has been making and selling […]

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded by physician, scientist, and engineer Dr. Casey Kerrigan, with...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines introduces a new board member, as well as support and maintenance programs for its […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines...
3D Images of 20,000 Vertebrates Open Source with oVert Museum Specimen Initiative

3D Images of 20,000 Vertebrates Open Source with oVert Museum Specimen Initiative

While 3D scanning has been used to solve a murder case and recreate a metal passenger aircraft, among other things, it’s really making a positive impact for museums. But I’m not just talking about recreating pieces of artwork: scientists and researchers all over the world are using CT scan 3D imaging to scan museum specimens […]

While 3D scanning has been used to solve a murder case and recreate a metal passenger aircraft, among other things, it’s really making a positive impact for museums. But I’m not just talking about recreating pieces of artwork: scientists and researchers...
MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve come up with a unique system for non-experts to design custom 3D printable robots in one sitting. […]

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve...
Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can be used to help schools improve education on the technology, develop new materials, and even make 3D printed blood vessels. This winter, the Florida A&M […]

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can be used to help schools improve education on the technology, develop new materials,...
UC Santa Barbara Scientist Receives Prestigious $3M DoD Fellowship to Fund Research in Developing 3D Printing Platform for Extreme-Use Materials

UC Santa Barbara Scientist Receives Prestigious $3M DoD Fellowship to Fund Research in Developing 3D Printing Platform for Extreme-Use Materials

Scientist Tresa Pollock, the chair of the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), doesn’t work in the extreme conditions of outer space herself, but rather works to discover new materials that can do so. Pollock will soon be getting some extra help with her research in the form of a $3 […]

Scientist Tresa Pollock, the chair of the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), doesn’t work in the extreme conditions of outer space herself, but rather works to discover new materials that can do so. Pollock will soon be...
GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living tissue or engineering it. Recently, a research team from The George Washington University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) […]

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living...
Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of photocurable liquid polymers. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of […]

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of...
Duke University Researchers Develop 3D Printable Hydrogel Material for Custom Menisci Implants

Duke University Researchers Develop 3D Printable Hydrogel Material for Custom Menisci Implants

Except when they made me in gym class, I didn’t play sports in high school or college (does badminton class count?). But I had friends who were far more athletically inclined, and every once in a while, someone would have to take time off from school due to that dreaded sports injury: the torn ACL, […]

Except when they made me in gym class, I didn’t play sports in high school or college (does badminton class count?). But I had friends who were far more athletically inclined, and every once in a while, someone would have to take time off from school due to that...
ORNL's Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

ORNL's Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a year: AME stands for Additive Manufactured Excavator, and was developed as a joint collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers […]

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a year: AME stands for Additive...
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Awarded $960K National Science Foundation Grant to Study Robotics and Future Manufacturing Needs

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Awarded $960K National Science Foundation Grant to Study Robotics and Future Manufacturing Needs

It seems like every morning when I turn on my favorite radio show, the DJs are talking about whatever random holiday it is. Forget the well-known ones, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Memorial Day…I’m talking about the random ones. For instance, did you know that today, February 17th, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? […]

It seems like every morning when I turn on my favorite radio show, the DJs are talking about whatever random holiday it is. Forget the well-known ones, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Memorial Day…I’m talking about the random ones. For instance,...
Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics, and more specifically to address the orthotics needs of veterans. […]

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot...
Meet the Bat Bot: Aerial Robotics and Biomimetics Research Result in Caltech's New Autonomous Drone

Meet the Bat Bot: Aerial Robotics and Biomimetics Research Result in Caltech's New Autonomous Drone

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Batman! In my humble opinion, this is how that phrase should really go; Superman has always been a little too squeaky clean for my liking. I know that Batman can really only fly when he’s in the Batcopter, but that’s part of why I […]

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Batman! In my humble opinion, this is how that phrase should really go; Superman has always been a little too squeaky clean for my liking. I know that Batman can really only fly when...
Students Use 3D Printing to Create Biologically-Based Robots from Living Tissue

Students Use 3D Printing to Create Biologically-Based Robots from Living Tissue

At the University of California Merced, the students in Professor Kara McCloskey’s class are building robots. That’s pretty neat, you may think, but not at all unusual – even elementary school kids are learning how to build robots these days, aren’t they? Not this kind of robots. McCloskey’s students are building bio-bots – tiny robots […]

At the University of California Merced, the students in Professor Kara McCloskey’s class are building robots. That’s pretty neat, you may think, but not at all unusual – even elementary school kids are learning how to build robots these days,...
3D Printed Excavator Still Heavily in Development; ORNL to 3D Print a Cab at 2017 Tradeshow

3D Printed Excavator Still Heavily in Development; ORNL to 3D Print a Cab at 2017 Tradeshow

While it may seem that suddenly everything and its brother is being 3D printed and hitting the headlines, you might be surprised at some of the items you’ve missed that are currently in development and will offer quite specific potential for change in areas such as construction. And indeed, the construction industry has been under […]

While it may seem that suddenly everything and its brother is being 3D printed and hitting the headlines, you might be surprised at some of the items you’ve missed that are currently in development and will offer quite specific potential for change in areas such as...