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De-Hyper: Can 3D Printing Alone Solve the Climate Crisis? Probably Not.

Given the compounding human-caused, ecological crises facing life on earth at the moment, I’ve been interested in speaking to experts to understand what role, if any, 3D printing and technology…

Bioprinted Brain Cells Made Possible with Laser-Based 3D Printing

Scientists from the Université de Montréal have published a study detailing the ability to bioprint adult brain cells. Key to the research was a new laser-assisted technology that made it…

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Carbon Founder’s 3D Printed Vaccine Patch Could Increase Disease Immunity

One topic that may or may not be on everyone’s minds at the moment: vaccines. You may think we’re either getting too many of them or not enough of them….

3D Printed Liquid Crystals Open up Opportunities in Medical Sensors

 Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a groundbreaking liquid crystal ink that can be extruded with direct ink write (DIW) 3D printing. Cholesteric liquid crystals have been…

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Complete Tumor 3D Printed to Facilitate Faster Treatment Prediction

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, many of which are cancerous, but the deadliest, and sadly most common, is the aggressive, fast-growing glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 31, 2021: Student Racing and More

We’re covering a software release and new composite materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by 3D printing used in Formula Student racing, to make metrology components, and to…

New UL Study Reveals VOC Emission Rates are Higher in SLA vs. FFF 3D Printing

In 2018, Chemical Insights, an institute of safety science company Underwriters Laboratories, released a study about the safety and health impact of 3D printing, which found that emissions released into the…

Australian Researchers 3D Print Molds to Create Tiny, Intricate Bioscaffolds

Tissue engineering—optimizing on the human body’s ability to heal itself in order to rebuild muscle and bone—is a major 3D printing application, as it can be used to fabricate the…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 9, 2021: CHAMPP, University of Minnesota, GE, Silca, ExOne & Celwise

First things first in this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Alloyed has received a hybrid AM research grant, and researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a spherical…

ORNL Analyzes Use of 3D Printing for Geothermal Energy Production

As global industrial society struggles to transition from fossil fuels to other forms of energy, one source of power that is often overlooked comes from within the Earth itself. The…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 29, 2021: KINGS 3D, GKN Aerospace, Bastion Cycles, Tufts University, Apple

We’re starting with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to modes of transportation, before some materials news and a 3D printed Apple accessory….

Graphene 3D Printing Enables Water Treatment Applications

Aerogels, formed by replacing the liquid in a gel material with a gas so the solid remains the same size, are extremely porous, lightweight yet strong solids, not dissimilar in…

BEAMIT Develops 3D Printing Process for Strong, Lightweight Titanium Alloy Ti6242

Headquartered in Italy, with nearly 50 dedicated additive manufacturing systems distributed across five facilities in the Parma province of the Emilia-Romagna region, the BEAMIT Group is said to be Europe’s…

Ultimaker Study Suggests COVID-19 Increased Worldwide 3D Printing Adoption

Ultimaker has released its 2021 3D Printing Sentiment Index (3DPSI), showing that awareness and adoption of 3D printing went up during 2020, and that companies used it in a more…

Tiny 3D Printed Rocket Thruster Could Democratize Nanosatellites

A study out of MIT shows the first proof of concept for a 3D printed electrospray rocket thruster, built to help nanosatellites navigate orbit. Not only is the new thruster…

Soft, Sensitive Robotic Gripping Fingers Made with Multi-material 3D Printing

Soft grippers enable robots to manipulate delicate objects, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re safe to use around living organisms, such as elderly people, so researchers continue working to…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 6, 2021: LLNL, CADENAS & FreeCAD, Print ‘N Play

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with research and moving on to software, and then ending with a fun story about a cool DIY print. LLNL…

Stratasys Upgrades Digital Anatomy Solution for Better 3D Printed Bone Models

In 2019, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) released its Digital Anatomy solution, which combined three materials and custom software inside GrabCAD with its full-color, multimaterial J750 printer for the purposes of turning…

Reality or Hype: 3D Printing Improving Performance in Sports Industry?

I’m not a big sports fan, but even I’m aware of the many possible 3D printing applications, from helmets and mouthguards to surfboards and shoes and so much more. But,…

Argonne National Lab Tests Weather Stations with Low-Cost Sensors and 3D Printed Components

For two years right out of college, I worked as an associate producer at a local CBS affiliate, and spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of…

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Plastic-Metal Structures All at Once

Until now, metal and plastic additive manufacturing technologies have been incompatible with each other because their melting points are very different. Moreover, current 3D printers employ either plastic or metal…

3D Printing Aids Intracranial Aneurysm Microsurgery Simulation

No one wants to be operated on by a surgeon who has little hands-on training, but throughout history, finding suitable models or cadavers has been challenging for medical students who…

3D Printed Egg Decoys Help Endangered Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Using 3D printing technology, researchers created “fake eggs” to track illegal sea turtle trade in Central American beaches. The eggs were equipped with a GPS tracking system inside to help…