silicone 3d printing

LLNL Researchers Use Direct Ink Writing to 3D Print Silicone Metamaterials with Shape Memory Behavior

LLNL Researchers Use Direct Ink Writing to 3D Print Silicone Metamaterials with Shape Memory Behavior

A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has used a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print property-specific, silicone metamaterials that possess shape memory behavior, which technically makes them 4D printed. LLNL has worked with both 3D printed metamaterials and 4D printing before, but by using a DIW process, the material becomes more […]

A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has used a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print property-specific, silicone metamaterials that possess shape memory behavior, which technically makes them 4D printed. LLNL has worked with both...
ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed patches that can help treat ischemia, using artificial intelligence to analyze 3D virtual hearts, and special 3D printed medical tools surgeons use during complicated surgeries. […]

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed patches that can help treat ischemia, using artificial intelligence to analyze...
More 3D Printing Materials and Methods: Innovation at RAPID 2017 and Beyond

More 3D Printing Materials and Methods: Innovation at RAPID 2017 and Beyond

Today is the last day for RAPID + TCT, and it’s been an exciting, packed week that we’ll continue to share news from even after the show closes. Some companies in particular have stood out with a number of announcements and product releases, and one of those companies is SABIC. The petrochemical manufacturer proudly showcased […]

Today is the last day for RAPID + TCT, and it’s been an exciting, packed week that we’ll continue to share news from even after the show closes. Some companies in particular have stood out with a number of announcements and product releases, and one of...
University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed implants. 3D printed silicone has recently begun to expand beyond prostheses and breast […]

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed...
ALT LLC Announces the Development of New Multi-Material Silicone 3D Printing Technology

ALT LLC Announces the Development of New Multi-Material Silicone 3D Printing Technology

One of the newest materials to hit the 3D printing market is silicone, which has gone from being a rarity in 3D printing to suddenly being almost everywhere. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted by Wacker Chemie over the summer, and revealed to the North American market just last week, but the company already […]

One of the newest materials to hit the 3D printing market is silicone, which has gone from being a rarity in 3D printing to suddenly being almost everywhere. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted by Wacker Chemie over the summer, and revealed to the...
Sterne Elastomere Unveils SiO-Shaping 1601 Silicone 3D Printer at K 2016

Sterne Elastomere Unveils SiO-Shaping 1601 Silicone 3D Printer at K 2016

Silicone 3D printing has been growing quite a bit over the last year. Until recently, the material was nearly impossible to 3D print due to properties that made it incapable of being heated and extruded in the same way that typical thermoplastic materials can be. A little over a year ago, however, chemical manufacturer Wacker Chemie delivered […]

Silicone 3D printing has been growing quite a bit over the last year. Until recently, the material was nearly impossible to 3D print due to properties that made it incapable of being heated and extruded in the same way that typical thermoplastic materials can be. A...
San Draw Medical Develops Realistic 3D Printed Model for Suture Training

San Draw Medical Develops Realistic 3D Printed Model for Suture Training

When 3D printing started appearing more frequently in the medical world, it was largely in the form of 3D printed organ models that allowed doctors and surgeons to plan out difficult surgeries before operating on the patient. As the technology has advanced, its applications in medicine began to develop further as well. Bioprinting may be […]

When 3D printing started appearing more frequently in the medical world, it was largely in the form of 3D printed organ models that allowed doctors and surgeons to plan out difficult surgeries before operating on the patient. As the technology has advanced, its...
3D Printed Silicone Seals for Fuel Cells Lead to New Service from San Draw

3D Printed Silicone Seals for Fuel Cells Lead to New Service from San Draw

In terms of 3D printing materials, silicone is a relatively new one, but it’s developing quickly. Two months ago, Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicone materials, meaning that we should be seeing a lot more 3D printed silicone parts in the near future – but that doesn’t mean they’ve been nonexistent […]

In terms of 3D printing materials, silicone is a relatively new one, but it’s developing quickly. Two months ago, Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicone materials, meaning that we should be seeing a lot more 3D printed...
Croatian Cancer Patient Gets New 3D Printed Ear Thanks to the University of Rijeka

Croatian Cancer Patient Gets New 3D Printed Ear Thanks to the University of Rijeka

Researchers from institutions across the world are working furiously to be the first to 3D print a functional human organ, capable of being transplanted into a patient. We’re not there yet, though we’re getting closer and closer every day. One of the more common types of tissue being worked on in labs is ear cartilage; […]

Researchers from institutions across the world are working furiously to be the first to 3D print a functional human organ, capable of being transplanted into a patient. We’re not there yet, though we’re getting closer and closer every day. One of the more...
WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE revealed in their recently released Q2 Report that their WACKER SILICONES division has developed new technology making it […]

While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE...
Picsima Technology 3D Prints Directly with Silicone, May Completely Transform the Breast Implant Industry

Picsima Technology 3D Prints Directly with Silicone, May Completely Transform the Breast Implant Industry

We live in a world where women are under an incredible amount of pressure, much of it self-imposed, to look like the model on the cover of Sports Illustrated or to emulate the herd of leggy starlets gliding down one televised red carpet after another. That’s a lot of pressure even in a healthy atmosphere, so […]

We live in a world where women are under an incredible amount of pressure, much of it self-imposed, to look like the model on the cover of Sports Illustrated or to emulate the herd of leggy starlets gliding down one televised red carpet after another. That’s a lot of...
YouMagine Selects Winners of Contest to Create a New 3D Printing Technology

YouMagine Selects Winners of Contest to Create a New 3D Printing Technology

YouMagine, a community of makers who help people remix, share, and learn by making 3D printed items, say they’ve decided on a winning entry for their “Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge.” After reviewing the entries for innovation, feasibility, and how achievable the technologies were, the first winner of the contest was Laird Popkin […]

YouMagine, a community of makers who help people remix, share, and learn by making 3D printed items, say they’ve decided on a winning entry for their “Develop a New 3D Printing Technology Challenge.” After reviewing the entries for innovation, feasibility, and...
ViscoTec Leverages Their Dosage Technology, Enters 3D Printing Space with Paste Extruder

ViscoTec Leverages Their Dosage Technology, Enters 3D Printing Space with Paste Extruder

Every day tens of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions, of containers are filled with viscous products from a variety of industries, ranging from automotive, to food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and even aerospace. You may have never thought about how your shampoo was placed into its container in such an accurate manner that the weight of each […]

Every day tens of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions, of containers are filled with viscous products from a variety of industries, ranging from automotive, to food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and even aerospace. You may have never thought about how your...

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