Stanford University

3D Printing News Briefs, September 5, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, the former CEO of Carbon has joined the faculty of a prestigious university. Moving on, a 3D printing whiz and Tel Aviv professor has…

Stanford University Researchers Create Better Cardiac Catheter Devices with 3D Printing

The heart disorder atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common rhythm disorder, and causes patients to have irregular, often rapid heartbeats, which messes up blood flow from the heart…

New Technique Creates Smoother 3D Printed Optical Components

3D printed objects don’t come off the print bed perfectly smooth; on the contrary, many 3D printing technologies leave a decent amount of surface roughness, which is unacceptable for applications…

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that…

Stanford Pilot Project Results in Over 100 Anthropological 3D Scans

3D technology is so often about designing and creating, allowing for a continual outpouring of innovation around the world. With the availability of 3D scanning and 3D printing, however, sharing…

An Inexpensive Microchip and 3D Printing Take Ultrasound Machines from 2D to 3D

You may have seen a 3D ultrasound before, if you or someone you know are going to have a baby. They’re impressive, but not yet extremely common, because they’re expensive….

Stanford University Creates Soft Robot That Grows Like a Vine

Stanford University is home to some of the most advanced research and respected scientists in the world, and what’s especially impressive about the work coming out of the university is…

3D Printed Patches Could Offer Answers in Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

So many different factors can cause heart attacks or strokes, and it’s scary to think how many risks there are. One of those risk factors is ischemia, a condition in…

Stanford University’s Paper or 3D Printed Whirligigs Can Diagnose Malaria for Under a Dollar

One of the simplest and oldest toys known to man is the whirligig. You may have played with one yourself without knowing its name, if you’ve ever threaded a button…

A Parrotlet in 3D Printed Goggles Just Proved Researchers Wrong About the Aerodynamics of Bird Flight

Sometimes science can be really, really adorable – while teaching us important things, as well. While putting tiny goggles on a small parrot may seem to be good for nothing…

Stanford University Joins Aether’s Research Project Collaboration, Will Receive Several Aether 1 Bioprinter Beta Units

A couple of months ago, San Francisco startup Aether announced that they would be helping to facilitate a giant research project collaboration by donating beta units of their soon-to-be-released Aether 1…

Get Your Kids Excited About Microbiology Now with the 3D Printed Microscope Powered by Your Smartphone

Parents love to discuss what their kids are ‘into,’ and this came up recently as my daughter was going to a birthday party for a boy in her class and…

Stanford Researchers Use 3D Printing to Study the Microscopic Structures of Rocks from Earth, and Eventually from Mars

We’ve written a great deal about the use of 3D scanning and printing in archaeology. Scientists have found it a helpful tool for reproducing specimens that are too delicate to…

Finally! Medical Students Have Realistic ‘Arm’ to Practice on with 3D Printed IV Injection Trainer

Those studying to become doctors are known to be some of the most devoted—and competitive—students you will ever meet. As they work their way through the rigorous challenges of medical…

3D Printing Helps Researchers Discover Why the Human Brain Has a Folded Structure

Despite its importance, the human brain still remains a huge mystery to most of medical science. While many researchers believe that the human brain has a folded structure in order…

Slow & Steady is More Satisfying: Researchers Print 3D Model to Test Airflow While Dining

My mother and her friends have serious affinity for couscous, whether it’s simple and steamed, in a salad with raisins and onions, or stuffed into something, heavy on the spices….

3D Printed Capsule Returned to Students After Two Years

In December of 2014, 3DPrint.com covered the development of a 3D printed capsule designed specifically to hold a camera that would then be attached to a weather balloon, for the…