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RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has been working on a project that combines all three. We see a wide variety of really interesting and innovative research and projects in this field, […]

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has been working on a project that combines all three. We see a...
QMUL Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing and Self-Assembly Technologies to Create Constructs Using Cells and Molecules

QMUL Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing and Self-Assembly Technologies to Create Constructs Using Cells and Molecules

Typically when we hear about self-assembling technology in the 3D printing world, it’s usually referring to robots or pieces of furniture that can build themselves. But researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are continuing to research molecular 3D printing, and recently developed a new technique, which uses molecular self-assembly, to create constructs that look like […]

Typically when we hear about self-assembling technology in the 3D printing world, it’s usually referring to robots or pieces of furniture that can build themselves. But researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are continuing to research molecular...
Shark Skin, 3D Printing, and Aerodynamics

Shark Skin, 3D Printing, and Aerodynamics

Sharks have very unique skin – it gives the animals some help in rapidly propelling themselves through the water thanks to tiny, teeth-like scales called denticles. Four years ago, scientists from Harvard University scanned sections of shark skin, then developed a 3D printable material from the data that replicated, to the best of its ability, the properties […]

Sharks have very unique skin – it gives the animals some help in rapidly propelling themselves through the water thanks to tiny, teeth-like scales called denticles. Four years ago, scientists from Harvard University scanned sections of shark skin, then developed...
TU/e Professor Develops Equations to Keep 3D Printed Concrete Walls From Collapsing

TU/e Professor Develops Equations to Keep 3D Printed Concrete Walls From Collapsing

Concrete 3D printing has made it possible for us to rapidly build all sorts of structures, from benches and bridges to houses and hotel villas. But the construction method is not without its faults. The concrete comes out flexible and soft during the process, which leaves the 3D printed walls at risk of falling over or […]

Concrete 3D printing has made it possible for us to rapidly build all sorts of structures, from benches and bridges to houses and hotel villas. But the construction method is not without its faults. The concrete comes out flexible and soft during the process, which...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 13, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 13, 2018

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which makes today Galentine’s Day if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan. To celebrate, we’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with Valentine’s Day news – some female chocolatiers are substituting candy hearts with chocolate skulls, made in 3D printed molds. Continuing on, colorFabb is celebrating its fifth anniversary with sales on […]

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which makes today Galentine’s Day if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan. To celebrate, we’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with Valentine’s Day news – some female chocolatiers are...
New Caltech Technique Makes It Possible to 3D Print Complex Metal Structures on the Nanoscale

New Caltech Technique Makes It Possible to 3D Print Complex Metal Structures on the Nanoscale

Nanoscale 3D printing is a small-scale technique that many researchers are working to further develop, and 3D printing on the nanoscale with metal is one of the major challenges. But researchers at Caltech have developed a technique that makes it possible to 3D print complex nanoscale metal structures. Once their process is scaled up, it […]

Nanoscale 3D printing is a small-scale technique that many researchers are working to further develop, and 3D printing on the nanoscale with metal is one of the major challenges. But researchers at Caltech have developed a technique that makes it possible to 3D print...
Simulation Software and 3D Microstructure Skeletons Could Automate Materials Design

Simulation Software and 3D Microstructure Skeletons Could Automate Materials Design

The innovative researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have been focused on topology optimization for 3D printing for quite some time, which makes the 3D design process easier. Designers have precise control over a 3D printed object’s microstructure, as 3D printers usually have a 600 dot per inch resolution. However, it would take too […]

The innovative researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have been focused on topology optimization for 3D printing for quite some time, which makes the 3D design process easier. Designers have precise control over a 3D printed...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot introduces a new material and CollPlant announces its Nasdaq listing. UL and Ricoh will allow […]

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot...
Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows for the 3D printing of structures with living cells. The technique, which the scientists call […]

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows...
Rutgers Engineers Develop 4D Printing Method for Shape-Shifting Hydrogels

Rutgers Engineers Develop 4D Printing Method for Shape-Shifting Hydrogels

Whenever I hear the term shape-shifting, I always picture some scary creature from a horror movie that’s able to change its form instantly to capture victims and is *probably* not real. But in reality, 3D printed shape-shifting structures can be used to make better bone implants, expandable robots that can switch from hard to soft, […]

Whenever I hear the term shape-shifting, I always picture some scary creature from a horror movie that’s able to change its form instantly to capture victims and is *probably* not real. But in reality, 3D printed shape-shifting structures can be used to make...
Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every 5,000 live births, depending on ethnicity. The condition causes an undersized and malformed outer ear due to structural abnormalities, and can even result in hearing […]

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every 5,000 live births, depending on ethnicity. The condition causes an...
CSAIL Develops Custom Ink That Can Change a 3D Printed Object's Color in 23 Minutes

CSAIL Develops Custom Ink That Can Change a 3D Printed Object's Color in 23 Minutes

Have you ever been out at the store looking for an accessory, like a necklace or smartphone case, and then you find one that is perfect in every way, from price to size, except the color is all wrong? According to researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), their new ColorFab method […]

Have you ever been out at the store looking for an accessory, like a necklace or smartphone case, and then you find one that is perfect in every way, from price to size, except the color is all wrong? According to researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and...
Researchers Use 3D Virtual Reality Houses to Explore Memory

Researchers Use 3D Virtual Reality Houses to Explore Memory

Have you ever thought about a really good memory – the day you graduated school, or maybe when you won a prize – or a very sad memory, like the death of a family member, and then wondered what specific part of your brain was activated for that certain memory? A team of neuroscientists from […]

Have you ever thought about a really good memory – the day you graduated school, or maybe when you won a prize – or a very sad memory, like the death of a family member, and then wondered what specific part of your brain was activated for that certain...
Making Better 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds at Low Temperatures with Robocasting Technique

Making Better 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds at Low Temperatures with Robocasting Technique

Scaffolds are an important part of bioprinting, as they provide necessary structure to printed cells while they grow and develop. 3D printed bone scaffolds can help with tissue regrowth, as well as improve bone regeneration. Scaffold structures also have an effect on how cells express signaling proteins that help cancer grow, and can be used to […]

Scaffolds are an important part of bioprinting, as they provide necessary structure to printed cells while they grow and develop. 3D printed bone scaffolds can help with tissue regrowth, as well as improve bone regeneration. Scaffold structures also have an effect on...
The Princess Leia Project: Researchers Use Lasers to Create 3D Image Projections

The Princess Leia Project: Researchers Use Lasers to Create 3D Image Projections

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll remember the iconic scene from the very first movie where R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi, in which she utters the famous phrase, “Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” But while many people believe the image of the crouching […]

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll remember the iconic scene from the very first movie where R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi, in which she utters the famous phrase, “Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only...
Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process, as you generally need to heat the material rapidly or use special chemistry to cure it. But according to a team of researchers from Penn State, […]

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process, as you generally need to heat the material rapidly or use...
'Chemical MP3 Player' Can 3D Print Pharmaceuticals On-Demand from Digital Code

'Chemical MP3 Player' Can 3D Print Pharmaceuticals On-Demand from Digital Code

Have you ever taken your old compact discs and converted them to MP3 files so you could listen to your favorite music on your laptop, or through a portable MP3 device that’s much smaller than an unwieldy portable CD player? Now, researchers from the University of Glasgow are working on a very similar process, but […]

Have you ever taken your old compact discs and converted them to MP3 files so you could listen to your favorite music on your laptop, or through a portable MP3 device that’s much smaller than an unwieldy portable CD player? Now, researchers from the University...
3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form in a region of the heart called the left atrial appendage, or LAA […]

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form...
Researchers Successfully 3D Print and Implant Artificial Trachea without Tissue Scaffolds into Rats

Researchers Successfully 3D Print and Implant Artificial Trachea without Tissue Scaffolds into Rats

Tissue scaffolds are a very important part of the bioprinting process – they are there to provide structure to the 3D bioprinted cells as they develop and grow. We hear about 3D printed tissue scaffolds often as research picks up around the globe, whether it’s about different types of tissue or a better way to […]

Tissue scaffolds are a very important part of the bioprinting process – they are there to provide structure to the 3D bioprinted cells as they develop and grow. We hear about 3D printed tissue scaffolds often as research picks up around the globe, whether...
Laser-Based 3D Printing Used to Fabricate Tiny Microstructures for Tissue Repair

Laser-Based 3D Printing Used to Fabricate Tiny Microstructures for Tissue Repair

The researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are already well known for their work in robotics, microscopy, and spectroscopy, but now they’re researching a new and innovative approach to repairing tissue damage, using 3D printing technology, that could be used with an endoscope to build biocompatible microstructures right into tissue inside the […]

The researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are already well known for their work in robotics, microscopy, and spectroscopy, but now they’re researching a new and innovative approach to repairing tissue damage, using 3D...
Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials – which promote bone growth and can help increase the lifespan of 3D printed hip implants. According to the university, the number of […]

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials –...
3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

3D Printing Put to Use to Create More Sensitive Strain Gauges for High-Temperature Applications

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to (stretch) the strain gauge, which will then tell you how much […]

What’s one major thing that airplanes, bridges, and weigh stations have in common? If you answered strain gauges, you were right. These simple devices measure the strain, or pull, on an object. The resistance of an object will change as you apply deformation to...
Cryogenics and 3D Printing Used to Create Super-Soft Replicas of Biological Structures for Tissue Regeneration

Cryogenics and 3D Printing Used to Create Super-Soft Replicas of Biological Structures for Tissue Regeneration

Researchers with Imperial College London (ICL) have developed a new 3D printing technique for creating replicas of biological structures, which could potentially be used for tissue regeneration, and even replica organs. Scaffold use is becoming more common in the medical field, and we are more frequently hearing about 3D printing technology in combination with tissue […]

Researchers with Imperial College London (ICL) have developed a new 3D printing technique for creating replicas of biological structures, which could potentially be used for tissue regeneration, and even replica organs. Scaffold use is becoming more common in the...
UCSF Uses 3D Cell Patterning Technology to Fold Living Tissue Into Complex Shapes

UCSF Uses 3D Cell Patterning Technology to Fold Living Tissue Into Complex Shapes

The concept behind the ancient, well-known paper folding art known as origami can also be applied to an organism’s development process – as an egg turns into an embryo, and later a mature, fully-formed being, the body wrinkles, stretches, and folds, just like a piece of origami art. We’ve seen 3D printing and origami combined […]

The concept behind the ancient, well-known paper folding art known as origami can also be applied to an organism’s development process – as an egg turns into an embryo, and later a mature, fully-formed being, the body wrinkles, stretches, and folds, just...
3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at IFW Dresden in Germany who worked on speeding up sperm cells with 3D printed bots are working to use the same technology to help treat […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at IFW Dresden in Germany who worked on speeding up sperm cells with 3D printed...
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