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US Army Invests $5.4M in New Polymer Making Technology from Case Western

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), in Ohio, teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Lab to manufacture a new lightweight and high-performance polymer that could have potential applications…

Patent Issued for Navy’s 3D Printing Material for Marine-Biodegradable Sensors and Robotics

Equipment like autonomous or unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) can help researchers get a closer look at under-the-sea environments that they are unable to easily traverse themselves. UUVs are used for…

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3D Printing Financials: 3D Systems and Stratasys Earnings Continue to Drop Amid Pandemic

Two of the biggest global leaders in 3D printing technology, Stratasys and 3D Systems, announced second-quarter 2020 results with reported revenues down, showing signs of struggle mainly due to the…

Singapore: World’s First 3D Printed Polymer Ribcage Reconstruction

Australia based Anatomics was an early pioneer in using 3D printing for surgeries. Under Neurosurgeon Paul D’Urso the firm has done a lot of work in personalized implants, surgical planning…

3D Printing Awakens Renewed Interest in Polymeric Heart Valves for Patient-Specific Treatment

Authors Charles D. Resor and Deepak L Batte review the recent work of André R. Studart and his co-researchers in creating artificial heart valves via 3D printing. Their findings are…

BASF to Invest 25 Million in Materialise What does that mean?

BASF is on a roll. After buying Inofil3D and two other startups recently it has invested in Materialise. BASF seems committed to 3D printing and willing to spend to get…

Nano Sun Opens 3D Printing Facility to Manufacture New Water Treatment Membranes

Five years ago, Dr. Darren Sun, an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and Wong Ann Chai founded a university spin-off company called Nano Sun that’s focused on water…

Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the…

LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior –…

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop 3D Printable Structures That Fold Themselves

Frequently, when we hear about self-folding 3D printable structures, they’re based on origami. But researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have built a self-folding printable…

Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at [email protected] in Australia

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne…

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,…

Russia: Scientists Create New Polymers for 3D Printing with Robotics & More

Amidst an explosion of 3D innovation, 3D hardware, software and more, many users have now too become engaged in the study of materials. While 3D printing with plastic is still…

After Generating Intense Social Media Interest, 3D Printing Chemistry Article Wins the STAM 2016 Altmetric Award

Back in early 2016, a team of researchers from American University discovered an innovative way to combine chemistry and 3D printing: the researchers, led by university chemistry professor Matthew Hartings,…

3D Tech Eases Children’s Fears, Streamlines the Process During Ear Implant Procedure

Undergoing even a routine medical procedure can be unnerving, no matter your age. But for children, whose understanding of rules and confidence in strangers is just developing, it can be…

New ProJet MJP 2500 Series by 3D Systems Sets Out to Make Inkjet 3D Printing Accessible to All

Thanks to Andrea Barchi, COO at Selltek, one of 3D Systems’ leading distributors in Europe, I recently had a chance to view a beta version of the new ProJet 2500, released…

SmarTech Launches Two New 3D Printing Industry Advisory Services for Tracking Growth

There’s a whole lot of growth and excitement in the 3D printing industry these days. Through all the chaos (which hasn’t all been positive) it’s become increasingly difficult to track developments, parse…

3D Printing a Smart Cap that Knows When Milk is Spoiled

Currently, milk in my household undergoes a complex and highly scientific process before we determine if it is still safe to drink. I remove the milk container from the refrigerator,…

Bringing Clean Water to Everyone Via 3D Printing: The Launch of the Naked Filter

As John Lennon once said, “We all wanna change the world.” In the case of Liquidity Nanotech, there might actually be a chance that a dream of that nature could…