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3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 25, 2020

I hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the week, because we’ve got a lot of webinars and virtual events to tell you about! Formlabs and ASME are both hosting summits,…

DoE Awards $800,000 to 3D Printed Microreactor Project

A microreactor is a small container with two important components: a stir bar to mix chemical samples, and a thin needle for spraying and ionizing the samples for analysis with…

Purdue University Researchers 3D Printing Microrobots with Integrated Color

Researchers from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University have developed an innovative new patterning approach for applications like drug delivery in biomedical applications. Detailing their research in the…

Thermwood & Purdue: 3D Printed Composite Molds to Make Compression Molding Parts

If I had to name one company that’s an expert in terms of machining, I’d say Indiana-based Thermwood Corporation, the oldest CNC machine manufacturing company in business. The company has…

3DEXPERIENCE Modeling & Simulation Conference: Finn Mast Project & Guest Speaker Dr. Byron Pipes

Recently, Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE software company, held its 3DEXPERIENCE Modeling & Simulation Conference. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the event in Novi, Michigan, and the first…

Purdue University: 3D Printing Nanoantenna Arrays for Metasurfaces

Jithin Prabha of Purdue University explores AM processes using 2 photon polymerization, useful for a variety of applications such as optics, along with metamaterials and surfaces, microfluidics, tissue engineering and…

ITAMCO & Purdue Collaborate on 3D Printed Runway Mats for Air Force

Most branches of the military have begun relying on 3D printing due to a host of benefits that complement their needs. Self-sustainability and portability are high on that list though…

Purdue Researchers Create Soft Robotics Users Can Customize & Make Using 3D Printing

Researchers have patented promising new robotics technology created through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, and outlined in ‘3D Architected Soft Machines with Topologically Encoded Motion.’ Authors Debkalpa Goswami, Shuai…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 8, 2019

We made it to the weekend! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs today, which covers business, research, and a few other topics as well. PostProcess has signed…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…