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Researchers Demonstrate Wideband Metamaterial Absorber Made of 3D Printed Conductive Plastic

Researchers Demonstrate Wideband Metamaterial Absorber Made of 3D Printed Conductive Plastic

There’s been a lot of research into 3D printing metamaterials over the years – due to their unique properties, they’ve been used to make everything from headphones and heart valve models to door locks and acoustic holograms, and maybe someday even our very own invisibility cloaks. But ten years ago, the metamaterial absorber (MA), a type […]

There’s been a lot of research into 3D printing metamaterials over the years – due to their unique properties, they’ve been used to make everything from headphones and heart valve models to door locks and acoustic holograms, and maybe someday even...
Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D prints have poor adhesion. According to an ETH Zürich research group that specializes in 3D printing complex materials, this one of the reasons why FDM is not used […]

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D prints have poor adhesion. According to an ETH Zürich research group...
First Mechanical Properties Tests of 3D Printed Carbon CLIP Lattice Parts

First Mechanical Properties Tests of 3D Printed Carbon CLIP Lattice Parts

California 3D printing company Carbon, founded in 2013, suddenly hit the scene in 2015 with its innovative Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which uses the power of light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin. Rather than building an object up by layers, super fast CLIP 3D printing cures resin by harnessing light, using oxygen […]

California 3D printing company Carbon, founded in 2013, suddenly hit the scene in 2015 with its innovative Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which uses the power of light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin. Rather than building an object...
Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily, PLA is biodegradable, and the waste can be easily managed in multiple ways, such as combustion, composting, and dumping it in landfills. However, the best […]

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily, PLA is biodegradable, and the waste can be easily managed in multiple...
UK Researchers Develop Responsive Cellulose-Based Ink for 4D Printing

UK Researchers Develop Responsive Cellulose-Based Ink for 4D Printing

We’ve seen the results of 3D printing research about responsive materials, but what about with 4D printing, where 3D printed objects can move and change shape of their own volition? A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Bath recently developed a responsive ink for 4D printing that’s both cost-effective […]

We’ve seen the results of 3D printing research about responsive materials, but what about with 4D printing, where 3D printed objects can move and change shape of their own volition? A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Bristol and the...
LLNL Researchers Use Laser Beam Shaping to Enhance Properties During Metal 3D Printing

LLNL Researchers Use Laser Beam Shaping to Enhance Properties During Metal 3D Printing

From bioprinting blood vessels and using 3D printing to control reactive materials to 3D printing nanoporous gold and researching metal 3D printing flaws, the scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are well known for their impressive work with 3D printing materials. Recently, a group of LLNL researchers explored the use of spatial laser modulation in […]

From bioprinting blood vessels and using 3D printing to control reactive materials to 3D printing nanoporous gold and researching metal 3D printing flaws, the scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are well known for their impressive work with 3D...
Researchers Use Single Mode 1 kW Fiber Laser to 3D Print Pure Copper Powder

Researchers Use Single Mode 1 kW Fiber Laser to 3D Print Pure Copper Powder

As of right now, selective laser melting (SLM. DMLS, Powder Bed Fusion) is suitable mainly for 3D printing copper alloys. But it would be better to print pure copper (Cu), as it is more thermally and electrically conductive, and while the metal can be used in functionally graded materials, there has been some research conducted […]

As of right now, selective laser melting (SLM. DMLS, Powder Bed Fusion) is suitable mainly for 3D printing copper alloys. But it would be better to print pure copper (Cu), as it is more thermally and electrically conductive, and while the metal can be used in...
Acoustic Nozzles Improve the Performance of 3D Printed Parts

Acoustic Nozzles Improve the Performance of 3D Printed Parts

Usually when we’re talking about 3D printing in terms of acoustics, it has to do with making a good set of speakers. But, recent research has determined that acoustic signal processing could be used to monitor the build quality of a 3D printed part while in progress. There are 3D printable sound-shaping super-materials, and 3D printed objects have […]

Usually when we’re talking about 3D printing in terms of acoustics, it has to do with making a good set of speakers. But, recent research has determined that acoustic signal processing could be used to monitor the build quality of a 3D printed part while in...
Researchers Use 3D Printing, Scanning, and Modeling to Make Customized Protective Gear for Field Hockey

Researchers Use 3D Printing, Scanning, and Modeling to Make Customized Protective Gear for Field Hockey

While playing sports is great fun and can be a great workout as well, it can also be dangerous. That’s why there’s been a lot of research centered around keeping athletes safe by using 3D printing to make better protective gear. A pair of researchers who are members of the faculty of Textile Technology at the University […]

While playing sports is great fun and can be a great workout as well, it can also be dangerous. That’s why there’s been a lot of research centered around keeping athletes safe by using 3D printing to make better protective gear. A pair of researchers who...
Comparing Rectangular and Lattice Structures in 3D Printing Bioinks

Comparing Rectangular and Lattice Structures in 3D Printing Bioinks

In 3D bioprinting, scientists and researchers use bioinks for material, which are loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures; once printed, secondary crosslinking mechanisms come into play to retain the shape’s structural fidelity. These bioinks can facilitate cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation, and also exhibit all the characteristics of an extracellular matrix environment – making it possible to create […]

In 3D bioprinting, scientists and researchers use bioinks for material, which are loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures; once printed, secondary crosslinking mechanisms come into play to retain the shape’s structural fidelity. These bioinks can...
Monitoring the Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Process with Spectroscopy to Detect Defects

Monitoring the Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Process with Spectroscopy to Detect Defects

Laser powder bed fusion 3D printing, one of the most well-established processes for producing metal parts, uses a powder bed of material to build a part layer by layer. The part is formed when energy is put into the powder to fuse it together, which can achieve parts with high resolution at high productivity. Unfortunately, […]

Laser powder bed fusion 3D printing, one of the most well-established processes for producing metal parts, uses a powder bed of material to build a part layer by layer. The part is formed when energy is put into the powder to fuse it together, which can achieve parts...
Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and a few others. FDM materials should have performance that makes 3D printing easier, […]

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and...
TU Delft Researchers Develop Heat Accumulation Detection Procedure for SLM 3D Printing

TU Delft Researchers Develop Heat Accumulation Detection Procedure for SLM 3D Printing

Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based 3D printing technique also known as Laser Beam Melting or Laser Powder Bed Fusion, has been used to process metal in a variety of sectors, such as automotive, medical, and aerospace. Because this AM method offers excellent freedom of form, it’s a perfect enabling technology for designs that are topology […]

Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based 3D printing technique also known as Laser Beam Melting or Laser Powder Bed Fusion, has been used to process metal in a variety of sectors, such as automotive, medical, and aerospace. Because this AM method offers excellent...
3D Printed Dielectric Transmitarray Antenna Prototype Proves Enhanced Features of Novel Unit-Cell Design

3D Printed Dielectric Transmitarray Antenna Prototype Proves Enhanced Features of Novel Unit-Cell Design

A transmitarray (TA) antenna consists of an illuminating feed source and a periodic transmitting planar surface, which transforms an incoming wave into a desired outgoing one. It’s a good candidate for a low-cost antenna option for operating satellites in the X, Ku, K and Ka-bands, as it can exploit the advantages of phased arrays and lenses. While it […]

A transmitarray (TA) antenna consists of an illuminating feed source and a periodic transmitting planar surface, which transforms an incoming wave into a desired outgoing one. It’s a good candidate for a low-cost antenna option for operating satellites in the X,...
Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get stabbed on the job. While there are several commercially available stab-resistant materials to keep police safe […]

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get...
Researchers Develop Flow-Casting Method for Bioactive Coating of 3D Printed Porous Titanium Implants

Researchers Develop Flow-Casting Method for Bioactive Coating of 3D Printed Porous Titanium Implants

We often see titanium used in 3D printed implants for humans, and even for animals. When compared to implants that are more dense, porous titanium (PT) implants, with custom porosity and structure, have mechanical properties far more similar to natural bone, which helps reduce stress-shielding effects and facilitate nutrient transport and bone tissue ingrowth during […]

We often see titanium used in 3D printed implants for humans, and even for animals. When compared to implants that are more dense, porous titanium (PT) implants, with custom porosity and structure, have mechanical properties far more similar to natural bone, which...
Researchers Develop Novel Mixture of Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite Material for 3D Printing

Researchers Develop Novel Mixture of Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite Material for 3D Printing

When being used to 3D print structures like bridges and houses, cement needs to be able to sustain the weight of the layers being extruded on top of it. Additionally, in order to be delivered through a pumping system, 3D printable cementitious materials need to have special rheological performance properties, such as plastic viscosity and yield […]

When being used to 3D print structures like bridges and houses, cement needs to be able to sustain the weight of the layers being extruded on top of it. Additionally, in order to be delivered through a pumping system, 3D printable cementitious materials need to have...
UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with tissue formation and initial cell attachment, as well as to fix prostheses through osseointegration. We’ve seen […]

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with...
3D Printed Injectable Hydrogel Composites Studied for Use in Various Biomedical Applications

3D Printed Injectable Hydrogel Composites Studied for Use in Various Biomedical Applications

It seems safe to say that self-healing materials are extremely fascinating. The 3D printing world has shown them increasing interest lately, with potential applications including electronic devices and cartilage replacements. Last summer, a team of researchers at the University of Manitoba created a new method of designing conductive, 3D printable, self-healing hydrogel materials to make them mechanically stable, which involved […]

It seems safe to say that self-healing materials are extremely fascinating. The 3D printing world has shown them increasing interest lately, with potential applications including electronic devices and cartilage replacements. Last summer, a team of researchers at...
Can Adding Wood Powder and Lubricant Make PLA 3D Printing Materials Stronger and More Flexible?

Can Adding Wood Powder and Lubricant Make PLA 3D Printing Materials Stronger and More Flexible?

Plastic is the least expensive, most used 3D printing material out there – as an example, right now on my desk, I have seven little animal figurines, and one tiny Pacman ghost, all 3D printed out of plastic. Of the plastics, ABS and PLA are the two most popular, and PLA (polylactic acid) is more […]

Plastic is the least expensive, most used 3D printing material out there – as an example, right now on my desk, I have seven little animal figurines, and one tiny Pacman ghost, all 3D printed out of plastic. Of the plastics, ABS and PLA are the two most popular,...
Researchers Use Cross-Linking Strategy to Improve SLA 3D Printing, Focus on Polyurethane-Acrylate

Researchers Use Cross-Linking Strategy to Improve SLA 3D Printing, Focus on Polyurethane-Acrylate

Stereolithography, also referred to as SLA and SL, was the first 3D printing method invented, and while for a long time it was only considered to be a prototyping solution, we’re long past those days. This versatile technology can produce accurate, high-resolution parts with smooth surfaces, diverse build sizes, consistent properties throughout, and can also […]

Stereolithography, also referred to as SLA and SL, was the first 3D printing method invented, and while for a long time it was only considered to be a prototyping solution, we’re long past those days. This versatile technology can produce accurate,...
Researchers Develop Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping Method for 3D Data Point Collection

Researchers Develop Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping Method for 3D Data Point Collection

Historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists have used 3D technology many times over the years to pull the cover back on history. There are important implications for forensic anthropology that come from analyzing the thickness of facial tissue – most especially in terms of creating facial approximations of unidentified human remains. In traditional tissue depth studies, data was […]

Historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists have used 3D technology many times over the years to pull the cover back on history. There are important implications for forensic anthropology that come from analyzing the thickness of facial tissue – most...
NTU Singapore Researchers Develop Mobile 3D Printing Concrete Collaborative Robots

NTU Singapore Researchers Develop Mobile 3D Printing Concrete Collaborative Robots

There’s been a lot of talk about 3D printing construction robots recently, and while we’ve seen some of these robots receive help with their task from drones, we don’t often see them working together to build structures…until now. Large-scale 3D printing of objects, like buildings, is possible, but volume constraints and length of time can […]

There’s been a lot of talk about 3D printing construction robots recently, and while we’ve seen some of these robots receive help with their task from drones, we don’t often see them working together to build structures…until now. Large-scale...
Researchers Look at Fatigue Response of DMLS 3D Printed Maraging Steel

Researchers Look at Fatigue Response of DMLS 3D Printed Maraging Steel

Known to possess superior strength and toughness without losing its malleability, maraging steel is a 3D printable, low-carbon alloy based on Martensite steel. It’s a special class of exceptionally strong steels, with applications in automotive and bicycle parts, among others, that derive their strength from precipitation of intermetallic compounds and not from carbon. Maraging steel is […]

Known to possess superior strength and toughness without losing its malleability, maraging steel is a 3D printable, low-carbon alloy based on Martensite steel. It’s a special class of exceptionally strong steels, with applications in automotive and bicycle...
Researchers Compare Accuracy of Different Metal Manufacturing Methods, Including 3D Printing, for Dental Copings

Researchers Compare Accuracy of Different Metal Manufacturing Methods, Including 3D Printing, for Dental Copings

The field of dentistry has witnessed some amazing changes over the last few decades, many of which are thanks to 3D printing. A group of researchers from the Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital in Bangalore, India recently completed a study that used computer-aided milling, ringless casting, traditional casting, and direct metal laser […]

The field of dentistry has witnessed some amazing changes over the last few decades, many of which are thanks to 3D printing. A group of researchers from the Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital in Bangalore, India recently completed a study that...
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