smart technology

Greater Potential for Artificial Intelligence in Additive Manufacturing

Researchers from China continue in the quest to continually top 3D printing capabilities, adding complex layers with other technologies into the fold, as detailed in the recently published ‘Smart additive…

3D Printing a Smart Pillbox with Neural Network Image Recognition

Hospital pharmacists have their hands full, as they have to handle a wide variety of medications. They need to keep the medicine safe, and no matter how hard we may…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2020

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. PostProcess Technologies has announced two new partnerships, and ProtoCAM just launched its Instant Quoting platform. Moving on to…

Nano Dimension Ltd. to Release IoT Device for Testing Smart Products

Although 3D printing can produce spectacular innovation as it is today, users and manufacturers are constantly driven to add to the technology, propelling us further into the future—and providing us…

UC Berkeley Researcher Receives Award from Johnson & Johnson for Smart 3D Printer

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson launched the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Math, Manufacturing and Design) program in order to increase the representation of women in the scientific and technical fields, along…

Fabrisonic and Luna Innovations Making 3D Printed Smart Structures with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Ohio company Fabrisonic is well-known in the industry for its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations to merge layers of metal foil together in a…

ParaForma Helps Entrepreneurs Design and Craft 3D Printed Rings for Custom Jewelry Lines

Two years ago, architect and designer Joel Kahn founded jewelry design firm ParaForma in Melbourne, Australia, with a vision of enabling creativity and uniqueness in a fast-paced world that is mostly…

NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while…

Google of the Future Can Learn All About You…and 3D Print Personalized Objects For Your Own Good

“If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.” I have several friends and family members who have introduced smart technology into their homes by way of Google…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Smart Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater and Pick Up Objects

Pairing 3D printing with smart technology has led to some amazing innovations, such as metal parts that can track the performance of machines, windows that can keep your car cool…

French-Australian Research Collaboration Centers on Metallic 3D Printing and Marine Propellers

3D printing is often used for applications in the maritime and naval fields, and now a research collaboration on marine technologies between institutes in Australia and France is hoping to further…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed…

Renishaw Case Study: Benefits of Smart Implants with Sensor and 3D Printing Technologies

One of the many reasons I am grateful to be living in the current century is a much higher quality of healthcare. In times past, blacksmiths and barbers were also…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news….

Port of Rotterdam Charting a Course to Digitization with 3D Printing, IBM’s IoT Technologies, Digital Twin

Ports are an important part of the local and global economy, as over 85% of all globally traded goods have traveled on a ship at least once. The largest port…

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun

When you’ve left your car in the sun all day, unless you were lucky enough to find a parking spot under a tree, getting back in and sitting inside immediately…

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…

More 3D Printing Projects From Wevolver: Make Your Own Smartphone, Security System, and Film Equipment

For those makers who like challenging 3D printing projects that result in useful and out of the ordinary items, one of the best sites to check out is Wevolver. The…

3D Printed Smart Eyeglasses May Be Able to Count Your Calories for You

I just ordered a fitness tracker from Amazon the other day. It’s the first time I’ve tried one, and I’m getting it mostly for its sleep-tracking feature, but the fact…

General Electric Opens Yet Another New Facility: Advanced Manufacturing Works Has Grand Opening in Greenville, SC

It seems to be Additive Manufacturing April for General Electric, who, earlier this month, opened a $40 million Center for Additive Technology Advancement in Pittsburgh. Just prior to that, the company…

GEMECOD’s Smart Lock, IKILOCK, Garners the Latest 3D Printing Technologies

A company named GEMECOD has designed a smart lock known as the IKILOCK, a new solution for smart locks that virtually eliminates the need for keys to your home or business….