silicone

Sterne Bringing Silicone 3D Printing to COMPAMED Trade Fair

Sterne Bringing Silicone 3D Printing to COMPAMED Trade Fair

Sterne Elastomere, a company located in the south of France, specializes in manufacturing items out of silicone materials for industries such as food and drink, mass transit, medical, nuclear, and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Two years ago, Sterne made its move into the 3D printing world and debuted its SiO-Shaping 1601 silicone 3D printer at K 2016, […]

Sterne Elastomere, a company located in the south of France, specializes in manufacturing items out of silicone materials for industries such as food and drink, mass transit, medical, nuclear, and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Two years ago, Sterne made its move into...
Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D printing, which deposits layers of photocurable liquid polymer crosslinked by an external UV light source to make an object. Silicone materials are promising for 3D printing use due to […]

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D printing, which deposits layers of photocurable liquid polymer...
Researchers Develop and Test 3D Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training To Help Make Your Next Epidural or Surgery Safer

Researchers Develop and Test 3D Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training To Help Make Your Next Epidural or Surgery Safer

It’s always easier for doctors, surgeons, and nurses to perform a procedure on a patient if they’ve practiced it a time or two. We’ve seen 3D printed medical simulators for all sorts of medical procedures, from inserting IVs and suturing to intubating an airway and performing a keyhole surgery on a baby. However, this has […]

It’s always easier for doctors, surgeons, and nurses to perform a procedure on a patient if they’ve practiced it a time or two. We’ve seen 3D printed medical simulators for all sorts of medical procedures, from inserting IVs and suturing to...
ECCO Steps Forward with 3D Printed Custom Silicone Midsoles

ECCO Steps Forward with 3D Printed Custom Silicone Midsoles

German company ViscoTec, which manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling, and emptying medium to high-viscosity fluids for multiple industries, including automotive, medical, and aerospace, is well-known in the 3D printing world for its two-component print head for viscous materials like silicone. The Bavaria-based company, which began working with 3D printing four years ago, employs […]

German company ViscoTec, which manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling, and emptying medium to high-viscosity fluids for multiple industries, including automotive, medical, and aerospace, is well-known in the 3D printing world for its...
ACEO Highlights Silicone 3D Printing for Soft Robotic Grippers

ACEO Highlights Silicone 3D Printing for Soft Robotic Grippers

Yesterday, we learned that 3D printed silicone leader ACEO, a brand launched by German chemical company Wacker Chemie AG in 2016, made its first public disclosure of fluorosilicone 3D printing, which is a 100% elastomer that combines the good resistance of fluorocarbons with the temperature properties of silicones. Visitors to the 3D Print expo in Lyon, France, can see some sample fluorosilicone 3D […]

Yesterday, we learned that 3D printed silicone leader ACEO, a brand launched by German chemical company Wacker Chemie AG in 2016, made its first public disclosure of fluorosilicone 3D printing, which is a 100% elastomer that combines the good resistance of...
Nagami to Feature a ‘Brave New World’ with 3D Printed Chairs at Milan Design Week 2018

Nagami to Feature a ‘Brave New World’ with 3D Printed Chairs at Milan Design Week 2018

We often see artistic new 3D printed creations and innovations introduced at Milan Design Week, including work by London-based architecture and design firm Zaha Hadid Architects. At this year’s show, which begins next month, the first collection by new Spanish brand Nagami will be on display. Titled ‘Brave New World‘ after Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, the […]

We often see artistic new 3D printed creations and innovations introduced at Milan Design Week, including work by London-based architecture and design firm Zaha Hadid Architects. At this year’s show, which begins next month, the first collection by new Spanish...
All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

All-Liquid 3D Printing Has Potential for Liquid Electronics Applications

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D printing world…until now. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Usually when we hear about liquids being 3D printed, we’re talking about liquid metal. But aside from 3D printed innovations only visible in water and using a 3D printer to create images with water, good old H2O has not exactly been at the forefront in the 3D...
Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

Soft Robotic Fish with 3D Printed Components Ready for Marine Life Observation

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have introduced SoFi, a soft robotic fish made of silicone rubber with 3D printed components, […]

I am always excited on the days I get to learn about the latest remarkable 3D printing innovation coming out of MIT’S Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). This time, the researchers are taking on soft robotics again, and have...
Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process, as you generally need to heat the material rapidly or use special chemistry to cure it. But according to a team of researchers from Penn State, […]

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process, as you generally need to heat the material rapidly or use...
3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form in a region of the heart called the left atrial appendage, or LAA […]

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form...
New 3D Printed Organ Models Don’t Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

New 3D Printed Organ Models Don’t Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as does recovery. But there are still limitations to the 3D printed […]

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as...
Cyber Security Firm Uses a 3D Printed Mask to Fool iPhone X’s Facial Recognition Software

Cyber Security Firm Uses a 3D Printed Mask to Fool iPhone X’s Facial Recognition Software

Anyone with an iPhone knows they have the choice to either set a numerical pass code or use their fingerprint embedded in the phone’s home button to unlock their phone, so strangers aren’t able to access their information. But when Apple introduced the highly-anticipated iPhone X, which has a bigger screen but no home button, […]

Anyone with an iPhone knows they have the choice to either set a numerical pass code or use their fingerprint embedded in the phone’s home button to unlock their phone, so strangers aren’t able to access their information. But when Apple introduced the...
3D Printed Silicone and Partnerships in Today’s Business News

3D Printed Silicone and Partnerships in Today’s Business News

Silicone 3D printing is still relatively new. Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial silicone 3D printer just last year, and since then the technology has grown and spread at a rapid rate, with Wacker most recently coming forward with a multi-material silicone 3D printing technology. Service bureaus are now adopting the technology, too; 3Diligent has announced […]

Silicone 3D printing is still relatively new. Wacker Chemie introduced the first-ever industrial silicone 3D printer just last year, and since then the technology has grown and spread at a rapid rate, with Wacker most recently coming forward with a multi-material...
ACEO Introduces Multi-Material 3D Printing for Silicones

ACEO Introduces Multi-Material 3D Printing for Silicones

It was only a little over a year ago that silicone 3D printing became an industrial technology for the first time. Wacker Chemie introduced its ACEO brand and ACEO Imagine Series K 3D printer to the world in July 2016, bringing silicone into the 3D printing industry at a level it had not existed at before. […]

It was only a little over a year ago that silicone 3D printing became an industrial technology for the first time. Wacker Chemie introduced its ACEO brand and ACEO Imagine Series K 3D printer to the world in July 2016, bringing silicone into the 3D printing industry...
Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been affected by breast cancer, whether it’s someone they know or receiving a diagnosis […]

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been...
3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments of bone together. Over the last several years, doctors have been using 3D printing technology to produce these implants. Last winter, a group of researchers […]

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments of bone together. Over the last several years, doctors have been using 3D printing...
Aposema: 3D Printed Soft Robotics Masks

Aposema: 3D Printed Soft Robotics Masks

Soft robotics is a new area for many people. The idea of making soft robots out of soft parts could potentially bring about an entirely new way of constructing robots. Rather than having a rigid robot with lots of steel parts, flexible pneumatics could move a robot. Rather than a conventional battery and actuator, a […]

Soft robotics is a new area for many people. The idea of making soft robots out of soft parts could potentially bring about an entirely new way of constructing robots. Rather than having a rigid robot with lots of steel parts, flexible pneumatics could move a robot....
Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced manufacturing methods, like 3D printing. Lipson, a PhD who’s currently […]

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new...
Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of Colorado Boulder launched a Kickstarter campaign, currently in its final hours, for Specdrums, which is one […]

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of...
LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the fourth dimension is time in this instance. Now we’ve learned that, for the first time, the LLNL […]

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the...
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...
ViscoTec Introduces Two-Component Print Head for 3D Printing Viscous Materials

ViscoTec Introduces Two-Component Print Head for 3D Printing Viscous Materials

3D printing capabilities have come a long way quite quickly, but there’s still a long road ahead as materials development races to keep up with the demands of possibility. There’s been a major call, particularly in the medical industry, for 3D printed silicone, as its use would make way for major advances. Work has been […]

3D printing capabilities have come a long way quite quickly, but there’s still a long road ahead as materials development races to keep up with the demands of possibility. There’s been a major call, particularly in the medical industry, for 3D printed...
NC State Researchers Look to the Structural Stability of Sand Castles to Develop New 3D Printing Method for Silicone Paste

NC State Researchers Look to the Structural Stability of Sand Castles to Develop New 3D Printing Method for Silicone Paste

The other day I was walking through a local outdoor mall, and noticed that several wooden platforms had been set up. The platforms weren’t empty: each one contained a rather large pile of sand. I then realized that I was walking through what would soon be a giant sand art competition; I’m hoping to go […]

The other day I was walking through a local outdoor mall, and noticed that several wooden platforms had been set up. The platforms weren’t empty: each one contained a rather large pile of sand. I then realized that I was walking through what would soon be a...
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...
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