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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…