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Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year, a team of researchers from Purdue University used 3D printed energetic materials to create a mini shock wave, and have since continued their work with these unique […]

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year, a team of researchers from Purdue University used 3D printed energetic...
3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

3D Printed Composite Materials Based On Mantis Shrimp’s Super-Strong Appendage

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our own problems – with the help of 3D printing, of course. Mimicking solutions already found in nature to develop sustainable human solutions is called biomimicry, and […]

From designing better tandem wing airplanes and improved bomb detection equipment to making lighter weight electronics and helping paraplegics and amputees, people have turned to nature countless times to fix our own problems – with the help of 3D printing, of...
Expert Discussion Looks to the Future of 3D Printing, Supply Chain, Democratization

Expert Discussion Looks to the Future of 3D Printing, Supply Chain, Democratization

During the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience held in Boston, Dassault Systèmes brought together a well-curated group of industry experts to share a depth of experience and insights. With plenary session and breakout presentations targeting both broad and deep dives into applications and real-world adoption, attendees were treated to […]

During the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience held in Boston, Dassault Systèmes brought together a well-curated group of industry experts to share a depth of experience and insights. With plenary session and breakout...
Aerospace, Architecture, Consumer Applications Highlight 3D Printing Usage in Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Aerospace, Architecture, Consumer Applications Highlight 3D Printing Usage in Additive Manufacturing Symposium

As additive manufacturing continues its growth trajectory, it is taking its place more firmly in the 3DEXPERIENCE — as highlighted at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience event held in Boston, as Dassault Systèmes opened the happenings with a dedicated Additive Manufacturing Symposium bringing experts together to discuss the progress and challenges of the technology. […]

As additive manufacturing continues its growth trajectory, it is taking its place more firmly in the 3DEXPERIENCE — as highlighted at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience event held in Boston, as Dassault Systèmes opened the happenings with a...
3D Printing Viscous Materials: Advances Toward 3D Printed Rocket Fuel, Pharmaceuticals, Cookie Dough

3D Printing Viscous Materials: Advances Toward 3D Printed Rocket Fuel, Pharmaceuticals, Cookie Dough

A 3D printed object has to be able to support the weight of its own layers, as objects that are too fluid can collapse under their own weight. That’s why it can be so difficult to 3D print with viscous materials. A fluid’s viscosity is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear […]

A 3D printed object has to be able to support the weight of its own layers, as objects that are too fluid can collapse under their own weight. That’s why it can be so difficult to 3D print with viscous materials. A fluid’s viscosity is a measure of its...
Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking creature with a fascinating wingspan. An open earwig wing can expand 10 times […]

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking...
Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

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 disease. There are researchers who are working to detect cancer using 3D printed devices, but it’s not always fast enough. The technology has also been called […]

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 disease. There are researchers who are working to detect cancer using 3D printed devices, but...
Purdue Researchers Create Mini Shockwave with Custom Inkjet 3D Printer and Energetic Materials

Purdue Researchers Create Mini Shockwave with Custom Inkjet 3D Printer and Energetic Materials

If you’ve ever thought about the science behind how your car’s airbag deploys, you have energetic materials to thank for it. The materials in this class contain a high amount of stored chemical energy that can be released – think explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants. Many micromechanical systems use energetic materials: case in point, automotive airbags use […]

If you’ve ever thought about the science behind how your car’s airbag deploys, you have energetic materials to thank for it. The materials in this class contain a high amount of stored chemical energy that can be released – think explosives,...
Tri-D Dynamics Set to Use 3D Printers to Make Small, Less Expensive Rocket Engines for Smallsats

Tri-D Dynamics Set to Use 3D Printers to Make Small, Less Expensive Rocket Engines for Smallsats

According to one of the Purdue University graduate students who recently co-founded a startup that has big plans for 3D printers, the West Lafayette, Indiana university is “one of the best aerospace engineering schools in the world.” Judging by some of the university’s amazing research we’ve written about before, like 3D printing with liquid metal and […]

According to one of the Purdue University graduate students who recently co-founded a startup that has big plans for 3D printers, the West Lafayette, Indiana university is “one of the best aerospace engineering schools in the world.” Judging by some of the...
Researchers Developing Super-Strong Materials Thanks to a 3D Printer and the Mantis Shrimp

Researchers Developing Super-Strong Materials Thanks to a 3D Printer and the Mantis Shrimp

The rainbow-colored mantis shrimp is gorgeous to look at – to humans, anyway. To its fellow crustaceans, it’s a purple-eyed horror. The mantis shrimp is a brutal killer that dispatches its prey by beating it to death with a fist-like appendage that can hammer out blows at speeds of 10,000g – the velocity of a .22 caliber […]

The rainbow-colored mantis shrimp is gorgeous to look at – to humans, anyway. To its fellow crustaceans, it’s a purple-eyed horror. The mantis shrimp is a brutal killer that dispatches its prey by beating it to death with a fist-like appendage that can...
Purdue Student 3D Prints Jimi Hendrix Tribute Guitar

Purdue Student 3D Prints Jimi Hendrix Tribute Guitar

Jose Moreno decided that if he wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix he ought to have a guitar like legendary musician whom Rolling Stone magazine hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time. Moreno, an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is also the Vice President of the Purdue 3D Printing […]

Jose Moreno decided that if he wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix he ought to have a guitar like legendary musician whom Rolling Stone magazine hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time. Moreno, an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in West...
Purdue Researchers Print Using Liquid Metal — Are Terminator-Style T-1000 Robots on Their Way?

Purdue Researchers Print Using Liquid Metal — Are Terminator-Style T-1000 Robots on Their Way?

If you were a child of the ’80s then you likely recall watching Terminator 2 in awe at the special effects of the time. I probably watched the movie about 30 times between 1992 and 1996, oftentimes pausing, rewinding, and rewatching the part in which the T-1000 liquid metal robot is blown to pieces, and […]

If you were a child of the ’80s then you likely recall watching Terminator 2 in awe at the special effects of the time. I probably watched the movie about 30 times between 1992 and 1996, oftentimes pausing, rewinding, and rewatching the part in which the T-1000...
Nanoshaping — It’s Additive Manufacturing, But With Tiny Forces And Not Materials

Nanoshaping — It’s Additive Manufacturing, But With Tiny Forces And Not Materials

It’s an entirely new method of “additive manufacturing” where the only thing added is 1 or 2 gigapascals of force.  In case you’re wondering, one square inch of water results in 0.0361396333 pounds per square inch – and that’s 0.000000249 gigapascals. It might better be called 3D stamping, but by using “laser shock imprinting,” the […]

It’s an entirely new method of “additive manufacturing” where the only thing added is 1 or 2 gigapascals of force.  In case you’re wondering, one square inch of water results in 0.0361396333 pounds per square inch – and that’s 0.000000249...
3D Printed Aluminum Lattice Cube Weighs Just 3.9g & Holds up to 900lbs (408kg) – Over 100,000 Times Its Weight!

3D Printed Aluminum Lattice Cube Weighs Just 3.9g & Holds up to 900lbs (408kg) – Over 100,000 Times Its Weight!

When it comes to lightweight materials that provide superior strength, there are only a handful of options to choose from. One example would be carbon fiber, which is used in the manufacturing of all sorts of products, from car parts, to hockey sticks, tennis rackets, and even large aircraft. However, now that there are new […]

When it comes to lightweight materials that provide superior strength, there are only a handful of options to choose from. One example would be carbon fiber, which is used in the manufacturing of all sorts of products, from car parts, to hockey sticks, tennis rackets,...
Filasoy: Green, Soy Based 3D Printer Filament Created By Purdue Students

Filasoy: Green, Soy Based 3D Printer Filament Created By Purdue Students

The adoption of 3D printers is increasing at a rapid rate among industry and hobbyists. As the prices drop further, printing material will become an ever more important aspect of a purchase. With thousands of new printers being sold each month, there is an increasing demand for petroleum-based plastic filament. Right now it’s not having […]

The adoption of 3D printers is increasing at a rapid rate among industry and hobbyists. As the prices drop further, printing material will become an ever more important aspect of a purchase. With thousands of new printers being sold each month, there is an increasing...
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