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3D Printed Aircraft Sensors Could Make Flying Safer and Cheaper

The Madrid-based IMDEA Materials Institute is developing new, embedded sensors that allow for real-time monitoring of aircraft in flight. To place them within critical components, the team has relied on…

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Carbon’s Next Gen 3D Printers Smoother and Faster with 4K Light Engine

It’s been a few years since Carbon introduced a new 3D printer, as the M2 was launched in 2017 and the L1 came in 2019. But, today, the 3D printing…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Pt 11: AI-Powered Boats

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

The Calm Before the Swarm: Notre Dame Researcher 3D Prints Swarm of Robot Insects

The spread of blueprints for DIY gun manufacture has been one of the most infamous developments in 3D printing’s recent history. But this is, of course, far from the only…

3D Printed Sensor Created by Fraunhofer and ARBURG

One of the many Holy Grails of 3D printing is the ability to 3D print fully functional items in a single build process. Companies like Inkbit and Sakuu are after…

How Conformal Will Change Design and 3D Printing

For over a decade, conformal cooling for molds has been an oft-cited 3D printing application. Conformal batteries are talked about periodically, as well. Sometimes you’ll see a mention of conformal…

Roboze 3D Prints PEEK CubeSat Parts for Study of Electromagnetic Waves

A CubeSat is basically just a miniature satellite, and 3D printing technology has been used to create these outer space devices multiple times in the past. This week, Italy-headquartered industrial…

DIY Air Filtration System Improves Ultimaker S3 3D Printer Safety

While the benefits of the technology are numerous, 3D printing does still have its safety issues: namely the emission of ultrafine particles, chemicals, and other pollutants into the surrounding air….

Soft, Sensitive Robotic Gripping Fingers Made with Multi-material 3D Printing

Soft grippers enable robots to manipulate delicate objects, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re safe to use around living organisms, such as elderly people, so researchers continue working to…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 10, 2020: Velodyne Lidar & Local Motors, Philament, PostProcess & Orthodent, Keyshot & Stratasys

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about business, materials, dental, and software. Velodyne Lidar has announced a multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors. Filamania has launched its Philament…

Argonne National Lab Tests Weather Stations with Low-Cost Sensors and 3D Printed Components

For two years right out of college, I worked as an associate producer at a local CBS affiliate, and spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of…

US Army and Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Channels on Curved Surface in an Open Lab

The field of microfluidics continues to grow as it’s used in a variety of applications: tissue engineering, drug screening and delivery, sensors, bioprinting, and more. Microfluidics involves manipulating and controlling…

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3D Printed Fibers Invisible to the Naked Eye Measure Air Particles and More

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a method for 3D printing tiny and transparent electronic fibers for a new generation of sensors. The fibers are 100 times thinner…

Patent Issued for Navy’s 3D Printing Material for Marine-Biodegradable Sensors and Robotics

Equipment like autonomous or unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) can help researchers get a closer look at under-the-sea environments that they are unable to easily traverse themselves. UUVs are used for…

Sharebot Releases Improved SnowWhite2, Low-Cost SLS 3D Printer

In 2014, Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot introduced its low-cost selective laser sintering (SLS) system, SnowWhite, at the TCT Show, two years prior to its market release. The company has since…

Reinforced Plastic 3D Printed Footbridge by DSM and Royal HaskoningDHV to Be Installed 2020

DSM and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV will collaborate with the Dutch city of Rotterdam to build a 3D printed circular composite footbridge. I was initially extremely skeptical about fiber reinforced…

3D Printed SlothBot Aids Conservation Efforts in Atlanta

A new resident will be living high above the ground in the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the next few months, and while it may resemble an animal, it’s actually a…

Researchers 3D Print Sensors onto Moving Lung with Motion Capture Tech

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota has announced some amazing new research that uses “a visual sensing system” (motion capture technology) to print soft, electronic sensors directly…

REJOINT Uses EBM, Sensors & IoT Data for Patient-Specific Knee Surgery

REJOINT is an Italy-based medical device company specializing in Total Knee Arthroplasty operations that received 3 million Euro in EU Horizon 2030 funding in 2019. The firm is seeking US…

DLP 3D Printing: Mechanical & Strain-Sensing for Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Researchers from Spain continue the trend for the development of new combinations of materials, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Mechanical and Strain-Sensing Capabilities of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites…

Tough & Conductive: 3D Printed Polymer Hydrogels for Flexible Sensors

International researchers came together recently to study more about complex 3D printing materials, releasing their findings in ‘Tough and conductive polymer hydrogel based on double network for photo-curing 3D printing.’…

Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D Printed Proximity Dresses Are Perfect for Social Distancing

If you don’t remember the stunning and technical work from Anouk Wipprecht—the Dutch fashion design working on “rethinking fashion in the age of digitalization” by combining engineering, fashion, robotics, science,…

Imperial College London: 3D Printing Improved Biocompatible Implant Packaging

Cristina Gentili recently presented a thesis, ‘3D Printed Instrumented Packaging for Implantable Devices,’ to the Centre of Bio-Inspired Technology at the Imperial College London. While there is much research focused…

$50 Open-Source Colorimeter is Remarkable in Comparison to Commercial Models

Researchers from Michigan Technological University are applying chemistry to 3D printing, detailing their recent study in ‘Open-Source Colorimeter.’ A basic sensor, the colorimeter is made up of a simple light…