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3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments and metamaterials. Then you move into wood and food, and even stranger materials, like algae and crushed grape skins. But today, we’re focusing on what is […]

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments and metamaterials. Then you move into wood and food, and...
Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

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 plumbing systems on a chip, have helped researchers understand and analyze sensitive bioanalytical systems. There is currently a great need to be able to reduce […]

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 plumbing systems on a chip, have helped...
NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our planet are experiencing change that could have widespread and potentially devastating impacts. To prepare, NASA is […]

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our...
LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

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 carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to reactive materials and metamaterials with shape memory behavior. Last year, a team of researchers from LLNL developed […]

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 carbon fiber, advanced stainless steel, and other metals to...
Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power plant, work is being done to develop the first industrial metal 3D printer for Russia’s nuclear industry, and the University […]

Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power plant, work is being done to...
New 3D Printing Method Lets Northwestern Researchers Quickly 3D Print Low-Cost, Customized Lenses

New 3D Printing Method Lets Northwestern Researchers Quickly 3D Print Low-Cost, Customized Lenses

Two years ago, researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois called on 3D printing technology to create a novel lens capable of working with frequencies on the terahertz scale. Now, a team from the university’s McCormick School of Engineering has developed a method that speeds up the 3D printing of a different kind of lens – one […]

Two years ago, researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois called on 3D printing technology to create a novel lens capable of working with frequencies on the terahertz scale. Now, a team from the university’s McCormick School of Engineering has...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have long been working with 3D bioprinting to […]

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D printing world…until now. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D...
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...
NC State Researchers Successfully 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

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 windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three times as strong as conventional metal alloys, which are made up […]

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 windows, but because of its atomic structure, metallic glass can be up to three...
Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have introduced SoFi, a soft robotic fish made of silicone rubber with 3D printed components, […]

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have...
Powerful New 4D Printer Speeds Next-Generation, Next-Dimension 3D Printing

Powerful New 4D Printer Speeds Next-Generation, Next-Dimension 3D Printing

3D printed objects that can move and change shape are technically 4D printed – the fourth dimension comes in the object’s ability to change shape when exposed to environmental stimuli like heat, humidity, and/or light, and then revert back to its original form. At this week’s National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society […]

3D printed objects that can move and change shape are technically 4D printed – the fourth dimension comes in the object’s ability to change shape when exposed to environmental stimuli like heat, humidity, and/or light, and then revert back to its original...
TU Delft Examines Innovative 3D Printable Metamaterials with Applications in Soft Robotics

TU Delft Examines Innovative 3D Printable Metamaterials with Applications in Soft Robotics

A group of materials scientists from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have been working on a project that introduces the interesting concept of 3D printable “action-at-a-distance” metamaterials, which could one day be used in wearable soft robotics. Mechanical metamaterials are a sub-category of designer materials, where the synthetic material’s geometry at the small […]

A group of materials scientists from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have been working on a project that introduces the interesting concept of 3D printable “action-at-a-distance” metamaterials, which could one day be used in wearable soft...
3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which shell it would choose for its next home. Hermit crabs, or Paguroidea, are one of the most diverse superfamilies of sea crustaceans, and one of the […]

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which shell it would choose for its next home. Hermit crabs, or Paguroidea, are one of the most diverse superfamilies...
Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce has completed a lot of work and research about 3D printing, sustainable solar power, and open source; he’s even […]

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)....
Jeju National University Researchers Publish Study on 3D Printing in Soft Robotics

Jeju National University Researchers Publish Study on 3D Printing in Soft Robotics

There are many applications in today’s world for the field of soft robotics, especially when combining the technology with 3D printing, from creating better prosthetics and making it safer to work on the factory floor to allowing people to experience tactile feedback in a virtual environment. 3D printing technology can even be used to build small, […]

There are many applications in today’s world for the field of soft robotics, especially when combining the technology with 3D printing, from creating better prosthetics and making it safer to work on the factory floor to allowing people to experience tactile...
Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need to be distracted, and always warn the nurse or […]

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need...
Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D prints, and we’ve seen materials like wax and carbon […]

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D...
Researchers Use 3D Mapping to Measure Growth and Folding Patterns in Pre-Term Babies' Brains

Researchers Use 3D Mapping to Measure Growth and Folding Patterns in Pre-Term Babies' Brains

3D printing has been used often in pediatric surgeries, but it’s also been put to work in difficult medical cases where a baby hasn’t even been born yet. A collaborative research team based at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has tested a new method, using 3D technologies, that could be used to make new diagnostic […]

3D printing has been used often in pediatric surgeries, but it’s also been put to work in difficult medical cases where a baby hasn’t even been born yet. A collaborative research team based at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has tested a new...
3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the tissues can die because the blood cells carrying precious oxygen […]

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the...
New Zealand Researchers Develop and Characterize Micro Pellet Extruder and 3D Printing System

New Zealand Researchers Develop and Characterize Micro Pellet Extruder and 3D Printing System

Filament-based extrusion is a very common practice in the 3D printing community, but it’s not necessary for extrusion to only work with filament, at least as far as FFF 3D printers go. In order to successfully deposit layers of material to 3D print an object, an FFF system only needs a material flow that can […]

Filament-based extrusion is a very common practice in the 3D printing community, but it’s not necessary for extrusion to only work with filament, at least as far as FFF 3D printers go. In order to successfully deposit layers of material to 3D print an object, an...
3D Printed Smartphone Case Can Be Used to Detect High Blood Pressure in Developing Countries

3D Printed Smartphone Case Can Be Used to Detect High Blood Pressure in Developing Countries

Far more than just a communication device and a place to play endless games of solitaire, the smartphone has turned our lives upside down since it was introduced. It is an instant gateway, offering access from wherever you are to music, email, photos and videos, games, all forms of social media, and more memes than […]

Far more than just a communication device and a place to play endless games of solitaire, the smartphone has turned our lives upside down since it was introduced. It is an instant gateway, offering access from wherever you are to music, email, photos and videos,...
Advancing the Field of Flexible Electronics with 3D Printable Liquid Metal Alloy

Advancing the Field of Flexible Electronics with 3D Printable Liquid Metal Alloy

Whenever I hear about liquid metal, I will always picture the T-1000 from Terminator 2 first. But in reality, 3D printed liquid metal can be used to develop innovations that are far better for humanity than a nearly indestructible robotic killing machine, such as custom cars and functional electronics. A team of researchers from Oregon State University’s […]

Whenever I hear about liquid metal, I will always picture the T-1000 from Terminator 2 first. But in reality, 3D printed liquid metal can be used to develop innovations that are far better for humanity than a nearly indestructible robotic killing machine, such as...
Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research coming out of UBC Okanagan, and a lot of the work has centered around the biomedical field. […]

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research...
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