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Rice University Researchers Continue Work with 3D Graphene Foam

Rice University Researchers Continue Work with 3D Graphene Foam

Foam, which is used in industries ranging from packaging and aerospace to infrastructure and sports, can be 3D printed, which can provide better durability and long-term mechanical performance than foam products made with conventional methods of manufacturing. Last year, researchers from Rice University figured out how to manufacture strong, lightweight graphene material in bulk by producing […]

Foam, which is used in industries ranging from packaging and aerospace to infrastructure and sports, can be 3D printed, which can provide better durability and long-term mechanical performance than foam products made with conventional methods of manufacturing. Last...
3D Printed Swimming Soft Robot Uses Shape Memory Polymers to Paddle Forwards and Backwards

3D Printed Swimming Soft Robot Uses Shape Memory Polymers to Paddle Forwards and Backwards

In November, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) published a study that explained how shape memory polymers can be the catalyst for making adaptable materials that will return to their original shape once heated, which we’ve seen before. The team used 3D printing, programmable design, and thermoviscoelastic meta-materials in the study, and […]

In November, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) published a study that explained how shape memory polymers can be the catalyst for making adaptable materials that will return to their original shape once heated, which...
Newcastle University Researchers Successfully 3D Print Human Corneas from Stem Cell Bioink

Newcastle University Researchers Successfully 3D Print Human Corneas from Stem Cell Bioink

The outermost layer of the eye, the cornea, is very important in terms of focusing vision, as it allows us to see while light passes through to the retina. But with 10 million people around the world needing surgery that can prevent corneal blindness resulting from diseases and infectious disorders like trachoma, and nearly 5 million who […]

The outermost layer of the eye, the cornea, is very important in terms of focusing vision, as it allows us to see while light passes through to the retina. But with 10 million people around the world needing surgery that can prevent corneal blindness resulting from...
3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer drugs, but now a team of researchers from ETH Zürich in Switzerland have published research on using 3D printed […]

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer...
Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

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 plumbing systems on a chip, have helped researchers understand and analyze sensitive bioanalytical systems. There is currently a great need to be able to reduce […]

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 plumbing systems on a chip, have helped...
LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to reactive materials and metamaterials with shape memory behavior. Last year, a team of researchers from LLNL developed […]

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to...
NC State Researchers Successfully 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

NC State Researchers Successfully 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

Amorphous metal, or metallic glass, is a solid metal material with a disordered atomic-scale structure, not dissimilar to conventional glass. The material is not like the glass you see in windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three times as strong as conventional metal alloys, which are made up […]

Amorphous metal, or metallic glass, is a solid metal material with a disordered atomic-scale structure, not dissimilar to conventional glass. The material is not like the glass you see in windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three...
New Story and ICON Working Together to 3D Print Homes in the Developing World

New Story and ICON Working Together to 3D Print Homes in the Developing World

Other than searching for what felt like years to find the perfect one and then signing more paperwork than I’ve ever seen on a single table, the act of getting our first house was not terribly difficult. But this is not always the case, especially for people living in developing countries. 3D printing is often called […]

Other than searching for what felt like years to find the perfect one and then signing more paperwork than I’ve ever seen on a single table, the act of getting our first house was not terribly difficult. But this is not always the case, especially for people...
Aurora Labs Slows Things Down to Advance Fast Metal 3D Printing

Aurora Labs Slows Things Down to Advance Fast Metal 3D Printing

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller Speed generally impresses people, especially when it comes to 3D printing…the faster a part can be 3D printed, the better, particularly for metal additive manufacturing. This leads to faster production cycles, which means […]

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller Speed generally impresses people, especially when it comes to 3D printing…the faster a part can be 3D printed, the better,...
UConn Engineers Develop Ceramic and Metal 3D Printing Solution for US Navy to Manufacture Replacement Parts At Sea

UConn Engineers Develop Ceramic and Metal 3D Printing Solution for US Navy to Manufacture Replacement Parts At Sea

The US Navy is a big proponent of additive manufacturing technology, and its use of 3D printers on ships offers self-sustainability in remote areas, allowing sailors and officers to make and repair their own tools, parts, and components on board while out at sea, rather than having to go back in to port. It is disruptive and […]

The US Navy is a big proponent of additive manufacturing technology, and its use of 3D printers on ships offers self-sustainability in remote areas, allowing sailors and officers to make and repair their own tools, parts, and components on board while out at sea,...
Identify3D is a formnext Startup Challenge Winner and Announces Two New 3D Printing Data Security Partnerships

Identify3D is a formnext Startup Challenge Winner and Announces Two New 3D Printing Data Security Partnerships

Like just about everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing world, digital supply chain software provider Identify3D is at formnext in Frankfurt this week. In addition to demonstrating its technology at the conference, and having good news to share about two recently announced partnerships, the company, which provides security and traceability software for digital manufacturing, is […]

Like just about everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing world, digital supply chain software provider Identify3D is at formnext in Frankfurt this week. In addition to demonstrating its technology at the conference, and having good news to share about two...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military’s First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military’s First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found applications for the technology. The US Navy developed the cost-saving, 3D […]

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found...
Olaf Diegel’s Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Olaf Diegel’s Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway with easily removable supports on the metals side, as of today there’s no […]

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things up with a little business news. colorFabb’s newest filament is now available […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things...
Researchers Publish Proof of Concept Detailing Inkjet Additive Manufacturing Process for Memory Devices

Researchers Publish Proof of Concept Detailing Inkjet Additive Manufacturing Process for Memory Devices

Every day, at work, at home, and out in the world, our lives involve the use of low-performance electronic functions that are implemented in computer chips for items like credit cards. These memory devices have been gradually becoming more flexible, which is a good thing. But historically, not many people have worried too much about […]

Every day, at work, at home, and out in the world, our lives involve the use of low-performance electronic functions that are implemented in computer chips for items like credit cards. These memory devices have been gradually becoming more flexible, which is a good...
Zurich Researchers Build Tiny Redox Flow Battery, Supplied with Electrolytes Thanks to 3D Printing

Zurich Researchers Build Tiny Redox Flow Battery, Supplied with Electrolytes Thanks to 3D Printing

Scientists and researchers from ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich have built an extremely small redox flow battery – it’s only around 1.5mm thick, and can potentially provide energy to tightly packed electronic components, while at the same time dissipating the heat that’s produced by these components. Redox means reduction-oxidation, and the redox flow battery […]

Scientists and researchers from ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich have built an extremely small redox flow battery – it’s only around 1.5mm thick, and can potentially provide energy to tightly packed electronic components, while at the same time...
Designer Uses ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Walker Prototype

Designer Uses ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Walker Prototype

We’ve written about biomedical engineer and 3D designer Eliza Wrobel before, when she used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer a few months ago to create this really cool revolving 3D printed bookshelf, just months after the printer itself had been announced. Before that, Wrobel put the ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid printer through […]

We’ve written about biomedical engineer and 3D designer Eliza Wrobel before, when she used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer a few months ago to create this really cool revolving 3D printed bookshelf, just months after the...
Using 3D Printing to Rapid Prototype the Pressa Bottle was a Family Affair

Using 3D Printing to Rapid Prototype the Pressa Bottle was a Family Affair

[UPDATE: The Pressa Bottle Kickstarter campaign has gone live–in the first 48 hours, it raised an impressive $10K and is well on the way to the $35K CAD funding goal. Among the backing rewards is the option to receive one of the original 3D printed bottles or other 3D printed components.] Before they had even […]

[UPDATE: The Pressa Bottle Kickstarter campaign has gone live–in the first 48 hours, it raised an impressive $10K and is well on the way to the $35K CAD funding goal. Among the backing rewards is the option to receive one of the original 3D printed bottles or...
ZeGo Robotics LLC Building Proof-of-Concept 3D Printer for Graphene 3D Lab, Inc.

ZeGo Robotics LLC Building Proof-of-Concept 3D Printer for Graphene 3D Lab, Inc.

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has been on a mission to see that their eponymous material finds its way to a proprietary 3D printer capable of taking its performance to the max. In their quest to find a 3D printing manufacturer capable of producing the superior equipment they’ve been seeking to showcase their graphene materials, as well as […]

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has been on a mission to see that their eponymous material finds its way to a proprietary 3D printer capable of taking its performance to the max. In their quest to find a 3D printing manufacturer capable of producing the superior equipment...
AirEnergy3D’s Omni3D Seeks Funding For 3D Printable Wind Turbines

AirEnergy3D’s Omni3D Seeks Funding For 3D Printable Wind Turbines

The AirEnergy3D Project is an open source, 3D printed wind turbine that was developed by Omni3D. Each turbine can generate up to 300 watts of electrical power and is, moreover, fully transportable via backpack. This means that not only could these small units be used at home, they could conceivably be taken camping as a […]

The AirEnergy3D Project is an open source, 3D printed wind turbine that was developed by Omni3D. Each turbine can generate up to 300 watts of electrical power and is, moreover, fully transportable via backpack. This means that not only could these small units be used...
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