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Metamaterials Create 3D Printed, PIN-Protected Door Lock at Hasso-Plattner Institute

Just a few months ago, we told you about a really interesting metamaterials project developed by a team of researchers at Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI). The researchers created a 3D printed working…

LLNL Researchers First to 3D Print Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber Composites, Using a Modified DIW 3D Printing Process

California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a 60-year history of applying technology and science to make the world a safer place, and has a vision to be the premier destination…

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise…

Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale,…

Researchers at Tsinghua University Describe How Nanodroplets Deform Upon Surface Strike, Potential to Improve 3D Printing

The demand for, and interest in, nanotechnology is growing, which means that a reliance on nanoscale (one billionth of a meter) printing is not going away. Researchers at ORNL developed…

Understanding Bone Cancer Tumors with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Flow Perfusion

One year ago, we heard about the work of researchers with Rice University, who used an OpenSLS 3D printer to develop 3D printed lattices for bone tissue engineering. The researchers began…

Meet the Bat Bot: Aerial Robotics and Biomimetics Research Result in Caltech’s New Autonomous Drone

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Batman! In my humble opinion, this is how that phrase should really go; Superman has always been a little…

Researchers in Germany Design Lower-Cost Device Screen Using Luminescent Proteins & 3D Printing Technique

In today’s society, it seems nearly everyone owns at least two or three devices with screens. Most devices with a screen these days, from televisions to more portable things like…

The Importance of Continuing Development of 3D Printing Techniques in Membrane Fabrication

We know that 3D printing has many uses in a variety of fields, from medical to education to artwork; it can create almost any geometrically complex shape you can dream…

3D Scanning Helps Create Virtual Fossil That May Reveal the Last Ancestor Common to Humans and Neanderthals

The evolution of humanity is a long and complicated path that spirals through prehistory, and is likely a mystery that will never conclusively be solved. What we currently know about…

Researchers Use SLA Technology for Shape Memory Polymers for the First Time

While 3D printing is currently poised at the forefront of technology, 4D printing is nipping right at its heels. This next dimension in fabrication is really just 3D printing accentuated with the use…

3D Printed Genetic Models May Help Find Future Cancer Treatments

There is so much to know about the complexity of life that has already been discovered and yet there is an even greater amount that still remains to be explained. One…