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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…