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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…

Prosthetic Dental Treatments: Traditional Stone Casts vs. 3D Printed Casts

Egyptian researchers Passent Aly and Cherif Mohsen compare the benefits of 3D printing with conventional techniques for the production of prosthetic dental casts, releasing the findings of their study in…

Dental Students Compare Conventional and 3D Printed Surgical Training Models

There are few things I hate more than going to the dentist. That’s why I’m always glad to hear stories of dental students using 3D printed training models to learn…

UK Researchers: Single-Droplet Resolution for 3D Printed Functional Synthetic Tissues

Researchers from the UK have completed a unique study in 3D printed networks, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Controlled packing and single-droplet resolution of 3D-printed functional synthetic tissues.’…

3D Scanning & 3D Printing Used in Digital Workflow to Design & Build Custom Neck Orthosis

Custom orthotics made through conventional manufacturing methods require casting, sculpting, molding, and fitting to be completed before they’re ready for the patient to wear. It can take up to six…

Arcada: Analyzing Properties of Recycled PLA for 3D Printing

Resham Tamang recently presented a thesis, ‘Materials Analysis of Recycled PLA from 3D Printing,’ to Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. Continuing in the study of materials science…

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’ While there have been…

FDM 3D Printing: Effects of Typical Parameters on Functional Parts

Ahmed Elkaseer, Stella Schneider, and Steffen G. Scholz delve further into the effects of parameters and settings on the quality of parts, releasing the details from their recent study in…

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an…

Texas A&M Researchers: Eliminating the Weak Spots in 3D Printing

Researchers at Texas A&M, working with scientists from Essentium, Inc., continue to refine 3D printing processes. Pinpointing one of the most vulnerable areas, the individual printed layers, the researchers and…