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Michigan Tech Develops Open Source Smart Vision for 3D Printing Quality Control

Monitoring and quality control systems are becoming more widespread in additive manufacturing as a means of ensuring repeatability and aiming for first-time-right parts. A greater need for quality control are…

Automated Production Planning for 3D Printing Factories

Researchers from the University of Valladolid in Spain discuss ways to improve efficiency and organization in 3D printing, releasing the details of their study in the recently published ‘Production planning…

3D Printing in India: Slow Adoption & What the Future Holds

Researchers from India are exploring the economic potential of 3D printing technology globally, and in relation to their own country, releasing the findings of their study in ‘A Study on…

Researchers Explore Construction 3D Printing with Calcined Clay

While industries such as medicine, aerospace, and automotive often seem to steal the wow factor within the 3D printing spotlight, the construction zone has certainly not disappointed in terms of…

Consortium Studies Use of Automotive Electronics & 3D Printing Satellite Parts

German researchers associated with the Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites project are looking for new ways to produce satellites, releasing the details of a recently published study in “Production…

3D Printed Gun Propellant Created by Xi’an Modern Chemistry Research Institute

Researchers from the Xi’an Modern Chemistry Research Institute in Xi’an China recently 3D printed materials typically used to accelerate thrust of projectiles from guns or other weapons, releasing the details…

Researchers Develop Novel Drop-on-Demand Bioprinting Technique

Medical scientists have made enormous progress in bioprinting. The mere reality that they have advanced far enough to sustain tissue in a lab—as well as implanting it into the human…

RehabPhone: 3D Printing & SmartPhones Effective in Customized Therapy for Stroke Patients

After a stroke, many patients must travel a long hard road before regaining a sense of normalcy. In the US alone, nearly 7 million individuals have survived from strokes, but…

Researchers 4D Print Chitosan Polymer Hydrogels

Authors Jeong Wook Seo, Su Ryon Shin, Yeon Joo Park, and Jojae Bae share the findings of their recent study in ‘Hydrogel Production Platform with Dynamic Movement Using Photo-Crosslinkable/Temperature Reversible…

Colorful Structures Made with Just One 3D Printing Ink

With the use of nonequilibrium self-assembly with direct-write 3D printing, researchers have created photonic crystals (PCs) with tunable structure color. Inspired by nature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of…

3D Printed Fuel Cells May Be Catalyst for Change in Energy Sector

Consumption of energy around the world and never-ending demand leads researchers to continue searching for clean, sustainable alternatives. In the quest to slow global warming, we must begin to prevent…

Using Symmetry and 3D Printed Medical Models to Repair Bone Fractures

In a new study, a team of researchers from China compared the clinical outcomes of treating isolated acetabular (concave surface of the pelvis) fractures with traditional 3D-printed planning models and…

Improving Forensic Analysis of Skull Fragments with 3D Imaging and FDM

A recent study, conducted by researchers Amber Collings and Katherine Brown at Teeside University in the U.K., analyzed the suitability of specific 3D scanning and modeling techniques in a key…

Drug Response Testing: Bioprinting Scaffold-Free Cardiac Constructs

Researchers have come together to make improvements in cardiac medicine, releasing the details of a recent study in “Drug response analysis for scaffold-free cardiac constructs fabricated using bio-3D printer.” Acting…

3D Printing Multi-Drug Delivery Systems for Improved Gastrointestinal Health

International researchers are looking into ways to promote better human health by improving gastrointestinal health, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘A core-shell multi-drug platform to improve gastrointestinal tract…

3D Printed Sensors for Food Safety, Detecting Mycotoxin Zearalenone

International researchers have come together to explore how 3D printing can assist in food safety, detailing their findings in “3D printed electrodes for the detection of mycotoxins in food.” While…

Modern Foundry: Analysis & Design Guidelines for 3D Printed Plastic Casts

Pawel Zmarzly, Damian Gogolewski, and Tomasz Kozior present their findings from a recent study in ‘Design guidelines for plastic casting using 3D printing.’ While 3D printing is used for many…

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible…

The Role of Occupational Therapists in 3D Printing & DIY Assistive Technology

Researchers from Belgium and The Netherlands offer the details of their recent study ‘Makers in Healthcare: The Role of Occupational Therapists in the Design of DIY Assistive Technology,’ exploring the…

New Frameworks for Contour-Parallel Toolpaths in FDM 3D Printing

Researchers Tim Kuipers, Eugni L. Doubrovski, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang have released the findings of a new study in the recently published ‘A framework for adaptive width control…

3D-Printed Bioplastics Analyzed for Material Defects & Degradation

Researchers from Poland and Spain seek more answers in the realm of materials science, releasing their findings in ‘Three-Dimensional Printed PLA and PLA/PHA Dumbbell-Shaped Specimens: Material Defects and Their Impact…

Investigators Explore Impact of FFF Process Parameters on 3D-Printed Parts

Scientists from Turkey continue in the ongoing study of materials science, releasing the findings of their recent research in ‘Investigation on the manufacturing variants influential on the strength of 3D…

Hey Model! 3D Printed Interactive & Modular Models Assist Blind & Limited Vision Users

Australian researchers Samuel Reinders, Matthew Butler, and Kim Marriott are exploring ways to improve 3D printed tools for individuals who are blind or have low vision (BLV). Releasing the details…

3D Printing New Dyes for Photoinitiators in Three-Component Systems

Researchers from France and Australia worked together recently to develop new 3D printing materials, apprising us of the details in the recently published ‘Free Radical Photopolymerization and 3D Printing Using…