research paper

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been working on a unique project dealing with the many difficulties of 3D facial […]

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been...
Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when there’s an explosion. So, they turned to 3D printing technology to get an up close and personal […]

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when...
Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced manufacturing methods, like 3D printing. Lipson, a PhD who’s currently […]

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new...
3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with biomedical and chemical engineering, is combining engineering, 3D printing, and medicine to repair damaged hearts […]

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with...
LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the fourth dimension is time in this instance. Now we’ve learned that, for the first time, the LLNL […]

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the...
Bioprinting Organs: Researchers Create Less Expensive Bioink Based in 3D Printed Gelatin Hydrogels

Bioprinting Organs: Researchers Create Less Expensive Bioink Based in 3D Printed Gelatin Hydrogels

3D printed hydrogels have had many different applications in the medical field, from delivering precise doses of medicine and making custom meniscus implants to engineering tissue so that in the future, we can create artificial, transplantable organs. Two years ago, a team of researchers with the Queensland University of Technology were working to develop stiffer […]

3D printed hydrogels have had many different applications in the medical field, from delivering precise doses of medicine and making custom meniscus implants to engineering tissue so that in the future, we can create artificial, transplantable organs. Two years ago, a...
MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop 3D Printable Structures That Fold Themselves

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop 3D Printable Structures That Fold Themselves

Frequently, when we hear about self-folding 3D printable structures, they’re based on origami. But researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have built a self-folding printable device prototype that’s actually a variation on their 3D printable multimaterial electronic device that was inspired by the golden tortoise beetle. While other researchers have […]

Frequently, when we hear about self-folding 3D printable structures, they’re based on origami. But researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have built a self-folding printable device prototype that’s actually...
UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each year. The Find a Better Way foundation, which was set up by football legend Sir Bobby Charlton to aid landmine survivors and reduce casualties, awarded […]

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each year. The Find a Better Way foundation, which was set up by football legend Sir Bobby...
Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D printed biomaterials that are able to quickly degrade on demand. The research team made the degradable structures, which could have applications in making dynamically changing […]

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D printed biomaterials that are able to quickly degrade on demand. The...
Researchers Use 3D Printed End Plates and Paper Origami Mechanisms to Create Flexible, Inching Robots

Researchers Use 3D Printed End Plates and Paper Origami Mechanisms to Create Flexible, Inching Robots

A team of students and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been working on innovative research that illustrates how they used bio-inspired design and origami structures to make small, crawling robots. The research team is with the university’s Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE). We’ve seen origami, 3D printing, and robotics […]

A team of students and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been working on innovative research that illustrates how they used bio-inspired design and origami structures to make small, crawling robots. The research team is with the...
Doctors Publish Research on Top Five Areas in Which 3D Printing Technology Has the Most Potential to Change the Medical Field

Doctors Publish Research on Top Five Areas in Which 3D Printing Technology Has the Most Potential to Change the Medical Field

It’s no secret that 3D printing is changing the face of the medical field. The technology has many applications when it comes to healthcare, from custom medicines and prosthetics to tissue engineering. Two doctors from Austin Hospital in Melbourne want medical professionals to be fully aware of 3D printing potential, and recently published a paper […]

It’s no secret that 3D printing is changing the face of the medical field. The technology has many applications when it comes to healthcare, from custom medicines and prosthetics to tissue engineering. Two doctors from Austin Hospital in Melbourne want medical...
Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the brains of deceased NFL players that had been donated for scientific research. Multiple hits to the head are common for those who play contact sports, […]

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the brains of deceased NFL players that had been donated for...
Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to do with the fact that all of my prints are pretty small, it’s also thanks to the infill pattern and percentage; for instance, my 3D […]

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to do with the fact that all of my prints are pretty small, it’s also thanks to the infill pattern and percentage; for...
NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report was compiled in an effort to improve manufacturing and promote advances in reliability […]

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report...
German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I printed out a small, black raven, which sits on my desk next to my […]

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I...
Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology and Chemistry to Develop a Way to Power Wearable Electronics Using Human Sweat

Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology and Chemistry to Develop a Way to Power Wearable Electronics Using Human Sweat

Sometimes, if the weather is nice and I’m feeling motivated enough, I’ll go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood, but I can’t make it very far if I don’t have my phone with me…sassy dance workout tunes keep me going. Wouldn’t it be great if, before you went for a jog or hit the […]

Sometimes, if the weather is nice and I’m feeling motivated enough, I’ll go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood, but I can’t make it very far if I don’t have my phone with me…sassy dance workout tunes keep me going. Wouldn’t it...
MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve come up with a unique system for non-experts to design custom 3D printable robots in one sitting. […]

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve...
Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing to Create Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing to Create Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

From whirligigs and models to printers and smart bathrooms, 3D printing technology has definitely made an impact on diagnostics. Healthcare workers use diagnostic tools to detect and determine the severity of a disease, as well as plan treatment and track the patient’s response. There aren’t many diagnostic tests that are portable and easy to use, […]

From whirligigs and models to printers and smart bathrooms, 3D printing technology has definitely made an impact on diagnostics. Healthcare workers use diagnostic tools to detect and determine the severity of a disease, as well as plan treatment and track the...
3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

3D printing research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan has previously focused on quantum 3D printing, a unique algorithm for creating 3D shapes, and 3D printed devices that can assess water quality; now, a research assistant with the university’s School of Engineering is modeling and creating 3D printable artificial bone grafts, and studying […]

3D printing research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan has previously focused on quantum 3D printing, a unique algorithm for creating 3D shapes, and 3D printed devices that can assess water quality; now, a research assistant with the...
Researchers Develop New 3D Imaging Method as a More Cost-Effective, Accurate Way to Visualize Cells in Tumors

Researchers Develop New 3D Imaging Method as a More Cost-Effective, Accurate Way to Visualize Cells in Tumors

Advanced 3D imaging has been used often in the medical field, for applications as varied as to study the internal body structure of humans, prove if genes can influence our facial appearance, and even provide earlier breast cancer detection. A team of researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the […]

Advanced 3D imaging has been used often in the medical field, for applications as varied as to study the internal body structure of humans, prove if genes can influence our facial appearance, and even provide earlier breast cancer detection. A team of researchers with...
Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So while we love hearing about cool 3D printing hacks, we also know that there are people in the world who aim to hack 3D printers […]

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So while we love hearing about cool 3D printing hacks, we also know that there are people in...
BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly and precisely analyze chemicals with small volumes. But the devices are expensive and […]

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly...
3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat - in High-Resolution Detail

3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat - in High-Resolution Detail

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but I can’t imagine that your heart actually skipping a beat, or having any kind of irregular rhythm, is a good thing; in fact, atrial fibrillation, […]

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but I can’t imagine that your heart actually skipping a beat, or having any kind of...
Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Blood Vessel Model to Study Disease-Causing Blood Clots

Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Blood Vessel Model to Study Disease-Causing Blood Clots

We’ve seen 3D printed blood vessels before – even an entire functioning network of them that was surviving in mice – but researchers in the Netherlands who are working with blood vessels and 3D printing technology are focused on something a little different. The team, consisting of scientists from the University of Twente and Utrecht […]

We’ve seen 3D printed blood vessels before – even an entire functioning network of them that was surviving in mice – but researchers in the Netherlands who are working with blood vessels and 3D printing technology are focused on something a little...
Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D printing, microcomputers, and components that can be purchased at just about any […]

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D...

Newsletter Signup Form

Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and receive information and offers from third party vendors.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.