sensors

Made In Space Announces That Final 3D Printed Test Shield for Radiation Experiments Aboard the BEAM Is Complete

Earlier this summer, we heard about radiation experiments being conducted on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This experimental module, made by Bigelow Aerospace, was…

3D Printing Helps UCL and Microsoft Research Gamify Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Treatment

I have never been much of a video gamer, but I’m a little obsessed with playing Angry Birds on my phone. There aren’t a lot of high stakes in that…

Movin’ On with Tweels: Michelin Debuts 3D Printed, Biodegradable Smart Tire at Its Sustainable Mobility Summit

Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company,…

Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers…and Everyone Else

While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work,…

Soft Robotics and 3D Printing Used to Make Flexible Gloves that Allow Users to Experience Tactile Feedback in a VR Environment

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of California San Diego presented its soft robot, capable of walking over rough terrain with four 3D printed legs. Now, a different team…

Researchers Develop Technique to 3D Print Flexible, Electronic Sensory Devices, Bringing Us One Step Closer to Printing on Human Skin

Researchers have been working hard to create 3D printed robotic prosthetic hands that look, and feel like, a real human hand; a team at the University of Wollongong developed a…

3D Printed Smart Bandage Will Keep Patients and Doctors Apprised of the Healing Process

While the only bone I’ve ever broken was one of my my pinky toes, and I’ve never suffered some other serious injury (knock on wood!), I have certainly had to use bandages…

Empa Researchers Use 3D Printed Fruit-Shaped Molds to Develop Artificial Fruit Sensor

You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I’m one of those people who has to have fruit every single day – whether it’s bananas…

Unique Youbionic 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand Looking for Investors, Planning Next Phase

The last time we wrote about the Youbionic 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand, it was finally available for pre-order. It’s been quite a journey since Federico Ciccarese founded the company…

OR Lasertechnologie Develops Additive Manufacturing Method to Protect Sensitive Sensors

The thing about sensors is that they’re sensitive. Obviously, they need to be, as their name and purpose suggest, and generally, the more sensitive a sensor is, the more effective…

Welsh Researchers Use Optomec Aerosol Jet Technology to 3D Print Hair-Sized Sensors

We hear a lot about 3D printing being used in aerospace, usually to print larger components. But researchers at Swansea University in Wales are finding that it’s also very useful…

3D Printed Wristwatch Also Tells If You are Too Drunk to Drive

Whoever said that engineers aren’t fashion conscious clearly wasn’t thinking of David Ng, a mechanical engineer and founder of Cnaptic, a company that develops STEM-based programs using emerging technologies. Ng has…

Sensors Embedded into 3D Printed Casts and Braces Will Track Patients’ Progress

A team of researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia have devised a low-cost and portable technology which used 3D printing to assist patients with their rehabilitation following joint injuries and…

Designer Chemistry Mixed with 3D Printing Results in Innovative Safety Sensors  

It’s a formidable combination as designer chemistry meets 3D printing, proving that the two may have a very promising future together. In a recent research project funded by the University…

You Can Now 3D Print Love

You have heard about 3D printing orthotics, 3D printed shells for hermit crabs, and 3D printed beaks for Penguins, but now the LOVE PROJECT is 3-D printing love. This project…

Ultrasonic 3D Printing Allows for Electronics to be Embedded in Metal via Sound

A machine’s sensors take a beating during its lifetime. They can degrade over their lifetime of use due to force, corrosion, or the simple wear of everyday usage. It may…