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Northwestern University Research Group Uses 3D Printing to Create Terahertz Lens

The Illinois-based Northwestern University has utilized 3D printing technology to research a variety of vital applications, from 3D printing fuel cells to 4D printing materials on the nanoscale. Now, researchers…

3D Printed Foam Could Keep You Warmer and Safer for Longer

It’s easy to get excited about the visible breakthroughs in 3D printing – the 3D printed medical devices, the architecture, the art. What we don’t think about as often are the…

Using Cellulose to 3D Print Food

Remember when you were a kid and you just didn’t feel right, how your mom would make you a big, steaming hot bowl of cellulose to warm your tummy? No?…

Using 3D Printers to Unlock Secrets of Humanity’s Distant Past

In 2013, recreational cavers Rick Hunter and Steven Tucker decided to squeeze themselves through an 8″ vertical chute for a distance of nearly 40 feet in the Rising Star cave system….

3D Printing Drones Heralding New Age of Disaster Housing

When an area has been impacted by a natural disaster, after the initial rescue and emergency medical care have been addressed, the next step in any effort is to figure…

Making New Music with 3D Printed Metallophone Instruments

I am a university professor, and I have been guilty of this myself. Taking a subject which is actually a great deal of fun to explore and then, in the…

3D Printed Whiskers Reveal Seals’ Secrets

Imagine if you had to track your lunch based on the disturbance it had caused in the air around it 30 seconds ago as detected by your beard. Obviously somewhat…

3D Bioprinting Takes Another Step Forward with Launch of First Living Cellular Bioink Kits

Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between news about advances in medicine and the plot for a B movie horror film. The latest developments related to bioprinting are…

Research Team Furthers Quest to Expand 3D Printing Materials Options

I don’t think anybody questions the fact that 3D printing has done and continues to do amazing things. The questions being asked now are about how we can continue to…

Researcher at University of Pittsburgh Receives Over $1 Million Total to Research 3D Printed Turbines

Research in regards to 3D printing has again kicked into high gear at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering–and so has the funding. As some of today’s brightest…

Entomologists Say 3D Printing Key to Saving California Avocado Crop

The vast majority of American-grown avocados come from California, and the rest come from Florida and Hawaii. The domestic avocado market is worth $429 million, and all but $23 million…

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…

Keysforge: Easy, Automatic Production of 3D Printed Copies of High-Security Keys

While retinal and other biometric scanners are coming into play for some high-security applications, there’s still some ways to go before those are reliable enough for more common use–and so…

Biologists Watch Spiders Interact with Virtual Reality Using 3D Printed Treadmills

When it comes to virtual reality, do spiders get it? Why, yes they do. Not just relegated to thrilling the upper echelons of the food chain, the awesome fun of…

GKN Aerospace & University of Sheffield Establish Research Chair to Spur AM Research

GKN Aerospace and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) have established the GKN Aerospace RAEng Chair in Additive Manufacture and Advanced Structural Metallics, a five-year-long research chair which will be based at…

Researchers Use 3D Printing for Precise Control in Programmable Release Drug Delivery Capsules

Science, research, and the technologies of the future go hand in hand–and lately we’ve seen their reach expanding and extending in ways none of us ever would have dreamed of….

Bioactive 3D Printing for Effective 3D Printed Drug Therapy, LSU Researchers Awarded $40K for New Medical Center

At my fourth grade picnic, I ran up the steps of a gazebo and fell on my knee onto the brick steps. The cut was so deep it severed nerves,…

Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within

The allure of 3D printed drones is very strong. A large number of projects have been completed recently all over the world which build on the excitement of this combination of technologies….

LUXeXceL Releases Report Establishing Benchmarks for 3D Printing Transparent Materials

We’ve had our eye on LUXeXceL for some time now here at 3DPrint.com, covering their innovative use of transparent 3d printing. The Dutch company, founded in 2009, focuses on the…

Wire-Feed Additive Manufacturing Holds Great Potential for 3D Printing

Self-examination is a component of practice in any area that has begun to coalesce into a field in its own right. The development of an academic interest in the history…

Precision Hydrographic Printing: A Fascinating New Way to Precisely Add Color to 3D Prints

I have to admit that it took me a moment to get past the GIF to the right, which shows what appears to be a cat in an advanced state of…

Disney is Researching Variable Activation 3D Printed Controls

Like many others in the millennial generation, some of my fondest childhood memories involve a Disney character, story, or toy in some way. I remember spending hours playing the Toy…

Xanofi & Izumi Release Survey Results from Bioprinting Researchers Using 3D Printers

Some undoubtedly very smart scientists have been polled, and while interesting, the results are not surprising. Bottom line? More often than not, those involved in bioprinting are using 3D printers,…

New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement

There is tremendous progress being made within the area of 3D bioprinting. In fact, there are companies working to print human organs as we speak, and within the next decade…