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Researchers Introduce New LITA Method of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Delaware are combining thermoset polymers with carbon fiber to make a composite for their new technique: localized in­plane thermal assisted (LITA) 3D printing. Carbon fibers…

Japan: Real-Time Tumor Tracking & Quality Assurance with 3D Printed Phantoms & Moving Robotic Platform

Researchers from Yamaguchi University in Japan enrolled three lung cancer patients in a study about their work assessing a dynamic moving phantom system that can reproduce patient anatomy and 3D…

The Eggshell Process: 3D Printing Ultra-Thin Concrete Structures

Researchers from Zurich, Switzerland continue recent trends in studying progressive techniques in construction, detailing their work in the recently published, ‘Eggshell: Ultra-Thin Three-Dimensional Printed Formwork for Concrete Structures.’ Industrial users…

NTU Singapore: Robotic Post-Processing System Removes Residual Powder from 3D Printed Parts

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wrote a paper, titled “Development of a Robotic System for Automated Decaking of 3D-Printed Parts,” about their work attempting to circumvent a significant…

ABB Robotics Adds 3D Printing to RobotStudio Software

Industrial robotic arms are no strangers to 3D printing. Their great dexterity and flexibility have made them increasingly powerful platforms for a variety of 3D printing processes. Swiss tech giant…

Siemens and CEAD Develop Hybrid 3D Printing Robotic Arm

3D printing with continuous reinforcement fibers, like carbon fiber, is just now starting to come into its own, with numerous startups developing their own unique approaches to the concept. Their…

3D Print the New Youbionic Human Arm at Home or Through a Service

Youbionic, founded in 2015, has recently released its new Human Arm. The wildly creative Italian tech startup is on a mission to accentuate already sophisticated technology around the world, while…

Developing 3D Printed Soft Actuators for Robotic Arms

As 3D printing and electronics continue to advance—along with robotics—soft actuators are becoming a great subject of study, as thesis student Hong Fai Lau outlines in the recently published ‘3D-Printed…

Print Your City Initiative is 3D Printing Furniture Out of Plastic Waste for Public Spaces in Greece

At this very minute, I am eating a salad I made for lunch, which is inside a plastic dish that used to hold Chinese food. My husband and I often…

Researchers Decrease Support Structures for Models Through Multidirectional 3D Printing

In most planar-layer based 3D printing systems, material collapse is prevented on large overhangs by adding support structures to the bottom. But support structures in single-material 3D printing methods have some…

Researchers Use Robotic Arm 3D Printing Process for Mold Fabrication

Many objects that we call 3D printed, from crayons and chess pieces to turbines and dental aligners, and were actually created using 3D printed molds, rather than being fully printed themselves….

Sandia National Laboratories Develops Modular Robot for Rapid Testing of 3D Printed Parts

Sandia National Laboratories has been busy and inventive lately, taking a whole new approach to 3D printing recently with the creation of a telescope. Now the lab is looking at…

Robot Builds IKEA Furniture Using 3D Camera, Grippers, and Force Sensors

The wonder that is IKEA has brought us many delights over the years – beautifully decorated showrooms, those tasty Swedish meatballs, and mostly easy to build furniture that, if not itself 3D…

Fraunhofer IGD Develops Real-Time Autonomous 3D Scanning System

Vintage cars are cool, but they can also be troublesome, particularly when one of their parts breaks. When a car is no longer being manufactured, that means its parts are…

Airbus Used Robotics and 3D Printing Technology to Build Record-Breaking Fully Electric Satellite

Due to the freedom of form and reduced production time, cost, and weight that 3D printing offers, many industries, including the aerospace sector, make good use of the technology in…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Soft Robotic Mechanism, Inspired by Origami Tower, For Use on the Assembly Line

3D printed robots come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve seen cute robots, robots that can crawl, or walk on 3D printed legs, robots that resemble eels, and humans, and…

3D Printed Robotic Sign Language Interpreter Helps Bridge Communication Gap

When I was in high school, I worked as a camp counselor for a summer camp at which many of the children were hearing impaired. I learned quite a bit…

MIT’s Mediated Matter Lab Develops Mobile, Autonomous Robot and 3D Prints Large Dome Structure in Hours

3D printing has revolutionized how we manufacture things today, from the smallest nanostructures to the tallest buildings. One institution that always seems to be right in the thick of the…

UAE Students Develop 3D Printed Robotic Arms to Aid Stroke Victims and Bomb Disposal Units

There’s hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear a story of the advances that are being made in 3D printed prosthetic limbs. Organizations such as e-NABLE and others are…

Puzzles Dynamics Launches Robotic Arm Windows 3D Printer “ARMBOT” on Kickstarter

A group of Brazilian and Hong Kong entrepreneurs, focused on sharing the practical benefits of 3D printers all over the world, makes up Puzzles Dynamics. They already offer several options…

Virtual Reality App from 219 Design Simplifies the Programming of Robots

While robots may make complicated tasks look easy, programming a robot is anything but – particularly when you’re talking about large, complex industrial robots whirring away in factories. But with…

Set Up Your Own Tend.ai Mini-Factory with a Robot Manager & Team of 3D Printers

It’s often said that while robots are able to do jobs that humans simply can’t, whether that’s because they are working in extreme or overtime conditions, sometimes robots are able…

Australian Researchers Combine Robotics and 3D Printing to Design a Prosthetic That Could Restore the Sense of Touch

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Not long ago, prosthetic hands and arms were clunky, awkward and limited in function. Now, thanks…

Lund University Students Create Mobile 3D Printer to Print Concrete Furniture & Art, with Sights Set on 3D Printed Houses

For those of you who frequently follow the 3D printing space, the name Olaf Diegel probably rings a bell. He has been the subject of several stories which we have covered,…