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Virginia Tech Team 3D Printing Rubber Latex

Making a scientific or engineering breakthrough requires a lot of legwork and research, but also teamwork. An interdisciplinary group of Virginia Tech researchers from the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII), the College of Science,…

3D Printed SlothBot Aids Conservation Efforts in Atlanta

A new resident will be living high above the ground in the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the next few months, and while it may resemble an animal, it’s actually a…

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…

MIT Researchers Create New Cellulose 3D Printing Process and Print Antimicrobial Surgical Tool

New 3D printing materials are constantly being developed, as scientists strive to come up with material that’s stronger, more versatile, more sustainable, etc. Materials development isn’t a simple process, but…

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…

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…

Swanson School of Engineering & Aerotech Partner to Refine Metal Additive Manufacturing with Fast Computational Modeling

3D printing, now available to anyone who is able save up at least a few hundred bucks and enjoy a minor learning curve, has indeed begun to infiltrate the mainstream….

University of Pittsburgh Receives $500K Grant to Study Formations of Metal Structures on Nanoscale, Using Specialized LLNL Microscope

Much research being performed today in relation to the 3D printing industry can be so complex it takes a while to wrap our brains around what exactly it is these…

Looking Toward Cloaking & Acoustic Tagging: Researchers Implant 3D Printed Objects with Sound Data

For many, 3D printing has an aura of magic about it, allowing for objects to appear before your eyes as you summon them at will. And while the technology is…

RAPID 2016: Cosine Additive to Be Accompanied by Essentium Materials This Year, Showcasing New Materials & 3D Printing

Last year we checked in with Cosine Additive not long after they had unveiled their large scale AdditiveMachine1 3D printer at the RAPID show in California. As many months have gone…

World’s First 3D Printed Excavator to Debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

Fluid power, or what is more commonly called hydraulics, is the use of keeping fluids under pressure in order to generate, control, or transmit power. Hydraulics is used in a range…

Binghamton Engineer Uses $500,000 Grant for Redefining 3D Printing via Electrospray

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached any sort of crossroads where 3D printing could already need redefining, but if you think about it, makers and scientists have been…

Virginia Tech Creates a Binder Jetting 3D Printer That Fabricates Complex Copper Parts

Copper is a material that is used extensively throughout many major industries. Whether it is the construction industry, the manufacturing of machinery and electronic components, or even for household items…