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Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems Made by Combining FFF 3D Printing & Conventional Manufacturing

Over the last few years, research has shown that 3D printing has a lot of potential for fabricating drug delivery systems. Now, a group of researchers from the Aristotle University…

Gradient Temperature Heat Treatment of LPBF 3D Printed Inconel 718

In order to tailor and improve the performance of microstructures, it helps with many 3D-printed alloys if the post-heat treatment process is carefully designed and executed for this purpose. Researchers…

3D Printed Microfluidics for Silver Clay Extrusion

Emmanuel Segura-Cárdenas (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingenieria y Ciencias) and Luis Fernando Velásquez-García (MIT) detail the results of a recent study in ‘Additively Manufactured Robust Microfluidics via Silver Clay…

FDM 3D Printing for Personalized Solid Dosage Forms

International researchers continue to explore patient-specific treatment, detailing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘Personalized 3D Printed Medicines: Optimizing Material Properties for Successful Passive Diffusion Loading of…

OIST Researchers Create 3D Printed Modular Microfluidic Prototype for Point-of-Care Testing

Common on-site water quality test kits and at-home infection disease tests typically require the user to do all of the work – collect fluid samples, measure and mix reagents, perform…

Open Source Robotic Indoor Airship with 3D Printed Frame

3D printing is often used in the fabrication of airplane and spacecraft components, but many also turn to the technology to make smaller flying systems, like drones, RC and model…

Copper3D Antimicrobial Filament Device Attempts To Reduce HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding

3D printing startup Copper3D, based in Chile and the US, uses nano-copper additives, and adds antimicrobial properties to polymers like PLA and TPU to create antibacterial 3D printed objects. Last…

Teton Simulation’s Software Automatically Finds and Tests Optimal 3D Printing Parameters

In order to achieve successful 3D prints, you need optimal print parameters. Enter slicing software, right? But, most slicers do not have a capability that would make things even easier…

France: FDM 3D Printing with Graphite for Better Battery Cells

In the recently published ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a LiFePO4/Graphite Battery Cell via Fused Deposition Modeling,’ French researchers explore improved ways to create batteries. The researchers chose FDM 3D printing due…

SLA 3D Printing Anthropomorphic Phantom Structures for Neonates

In the recently published ‘An anthropomorphic phantom representing a prematurely born neonate for digital X-ray imaging using 3D printing: Proof of concept and comparison of image quality from different systems,’…

Brazil: 3D Printed Miniaturized Platform with Disposable Detector

Brazilian researchers from Instituto de Química explore miniaturized devices in the recently published ‘Design of novel, simple, and inexpensive 3D printing-based miniaturized electrochemical platform containing embedded disposable detector for analytical…

Ongoing Betatype and Safran Collaboration Results in Reduced Weight & Build Time for 3D Printed Electrical Generator Housing

London-based 3D printing consultancy company Betatype, founded in 2012, knows a little something about optimizing metal 3D printing applications in order to create functional components for customers in a wide…

3D Printing Being Combined with Soldering to Create High-Performance Zeolites

Researchers in China are exploring the use of minerals called zeolites, hoping to harness ‘desirable configurations’ via 3D printing and soldering, which is further outlined in ‘Fabricating Mechanically Robust Binder-Free…

Tel Aviv University: Researchers 3D Print Cardiac Patches & Cellularized Hearts

Researchers at Tel Aviv University continue to try to meet the ongoing challenges in cardiac tissue engineering. In ‘3D Printing of Personalized Thick and Perfusable Cardiac Patches and Hearts,’ authors…

EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0, announced that…

3D Printing Organic Resin Objects with Inorganic Nanoparticles for Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

In order to keep our 3D printed parts safe from being illegally replicated, we often turn to anti-counterfeiting measures, such as embedded identification tags and QR codes, bar codes, and even quantum…

DNV GL Releases First Class Approval of Manufacturer Program For 3D Printing Manufacturers

For safety purposes, it’s important to follow rules, regulations, standards, and guidelines set down by various agencies when it comes to 3D printing. Just like 3D printed implants and pharmaceuticals…

NTU Singapore Researchers Develop Mobile 3D Printing Concrete Collaborative Robots

There’s been a lot of talk about 3D printing construction robots recently, and while we’ve seen some of these robots receive help with their task from drones, we don’t often…

Thesis Provides Proof of Concept for Using 3D Printing to Improve Design of Internal Pressure Relief Valve

Over the years, 3D printing has proven to be a pretty handy technology to have in one’s toolbox when it comes to making replacement and mechanical parts, like hand water pumps,…

Researchers Investigating the Use of Blockchain to Increase Efficiency in the 3D Printing Industry

Blockchain, the underlying technology of decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin, makes it possible for all members of a network to process transactions in a decentralized, transparent manner that is free from tampering. The technology…

Kirigami Paper Folding Inspires Advanced 3D Nanofabrication Research

When it comes to 3D printed folding research, we hear most often about projects inspired by origami. But as new research coming out of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows, we…

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…

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…

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…