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Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process,…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics…

Penn State Uses 3D Near-Field Electrospinning Method to Create Scaffolds for Living Tissue

As of right now, almost every complex transplant tissue, whether it’s a tendon or a kidney or a heart, comes from donors who are living or dead. A research team…

US Marine Designs 3D Printed Surveillance Drone at Fraction of Regular Cost

There are all sorts of applications for 3D printing in the military, from a submarine hull and a trauma simulator to missile components and surveillance drones. Recently, Rhet McNeal, a 26-year-old…

Penn State Shenango Opens Startup Incubator, Complete with 3D Printers and a Makerspace

While people go to college to learn in the classroom, gaining real life experience is also helpful, no matter what your major is; for example, medical students have used 3D printed…

Recent Penn State Graduate Develops New Metal 3D Printing Technology: Meet Xact Metal’s XM200

If we want to know how 3D printing technology will advance in the future, we’d do well to look to the schools and universities where students are experimenting with the…

Science in the Age of Experience Focuses on Digital Pathway from Concept to Production with Additive Manufacturing Symposium

This week in Chicago, Dassault Systèmes is hosting Science in the Age of Experience as the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform continues with its forward momentum. Dassault, which recently opened its latest 3DEXPERIENCE…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 18, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing education, business, international events and conferences, and a couple of Kickstarter campaigns in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs.  Penn State is now offering master’s…

Penn State Students Finding Success in Virtual Reality Educational Consulting Startup: Rain Reality

The Bechdel test began as a way to understand whether women in works of fiction were active or passive characters as indicated by the content of their dialogue. To be…

InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of…

2D and 3D Printing Speeds Could Be Increased 1000x Thanks to Research from Penn State

Penn State University has been responsible for some major advances in research, with members of both the faculty and the student body producing incredible work in, among many fields, 3D…

Penn State Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Build Robotic Arm

When Penn State University industrial engineering doctoral student Rakshith Badarinath was just a child, he already knew that his future would involve a career in manufacturing. With his eyes glued…

New 3D Bioprinting Method Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Everyone knows that arthritis is an all-too-common – and painful – condition, but the most common form is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. The condition is…

New 3D Printing Technology Enhances Performance of Patterned Polymer Membranes

Ion exchange membranes, which are flat sheet-like materials that transport dissolved ions across a conductive polymeric membrane, are utilized in variety of energy applications. Used in fuel cells, particular batteries,…

Graduate Students 3D Print Exhibit Highlighting Climate Changes Effect on Vulnerable Ocean-Based Organisms

We all know of the societal impact that 3D printing technology has had on various fields, from prototyping to medical research, but one vital application that is generally swept under…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 26

In this week’s 3D printing news, Bulgaria’s B2N has added office space, colorFabb launches its new HT filament, and another luxury shoe brand has adopted 3D printing as one potential…

Slow & Steady is More Satisfying: Researchers Print 3D Model to Test Airflow While Dining

My mother and her friends have serious affinity for couscous, whether it’s simple and steamed, in a salad with raisins and onions, or stuffed into something, heavy on the spices….

3D Systems Plays Part in Major US Air Force Project to 3D Print Metal Aircraft Components

While 3D Systems‘ (NYSE:DDD) stock may be down considerably from its highs seen in early 2014, that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t continuing to push forward with a variety of major…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 25, 2015

This week’s stories move from Europe and South Korea, to the developing world, to North American academics and makers. This news includes: a Dutch company’s new weekly 3D printed lampshade;…