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Programmable Filament: Multicolor & Multimaterial 3D Printing with No Hardware Upgrades

Most of us still get excited about the opportunity to cast aside single-color fused filament fabrication (FFF) and explore the potential of multi-colored, multi-material printing, typically reserved for higher end…

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…

Texas A&M Researchers Make “NICE” Bioinks to Create Functional Bone Tissues

Managing bone defects and injuries using traditional treatments can be slow and expensive. When bones break, bone cells can usually repair them, unless the break is too large. In that…

Texas A&M: A Method for 3D Printing Porosity Free Martensitic Steels

While seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels in 1912, British researcher Harry Brearley, who is commonly regarded as the inventor of stainless steel, discovered a martensitic stainless steel alloy….

Optimizing Multi-Head FDM 3D Printing

International researchers are delving further into FDM 3D printing, investigating details that have an impact on prints, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Optimizing Design Patterns for Multi-Head…

3D Printing Therapeutic Proteins With A New Bioink By Texas A&M Engineering Team

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University (TAMU) have developed a 3D printable hydrogel bioink containing mineral nanoparticles that can deliver protein therapeutics to control cell behavior. TAMU researchers led…

US Army Research Lab Scientists Creating Atomic-Level 3D Reconstructions of Specimens

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is responsible for plenty of innovative 3D printing research over the years, such as 3D printing drones and working with recycled 3D printing material. Now, material…

3D Printed Maps Help Visually Impaired Texas A&M Students Get Around Campus

Kaitlyn Kellermeyer is a senior economics major at Texas A&M University. She is also blind, and working on a project to help other blind and visually impaired students orient themselves…

When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected

One of the things that often surprises an organization that gets its first 3D printer is the unexpected uses that seem to pop out of the woodwork once it arrives….

This Week in Science: A Look at Three 3D Printing Material Studies

3D printing is both an art and a science, and science is what we’re looking at today – particularly materials science. Every day we come across countless scientific studies having…

Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation…

NASDAQ Stock Market Opens to Sound of a Bell Rung by 3D Printed Medical Device Startup TriFusion Devices

There may be no better metaphor for the way 3D printing and robotics are changing the economy than the ceremonial participation by frontier tech companies – and in some cases,…

Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past,…

3D Printed Knee Cartilage: Improvement on Meniscectomy Surgeries to be Offered Soon

A technology that was once not accessible to the public, 3D printing is now highly visible. You’ll see plug-and-play 3D printers available at great prices in the most common of physical…

Texas A&M Students 3D Print A Unique Robotic DJ

Rico Balakit is a computer engineering student at Texas A&M University with access to the 3D printing studio at the Mechanical Engineering Department, and he quite literally likes building things from…

Making Wind Turbines Bat-Proof: Researchers to Create 3D Printed Echolocation Whistles

Cashing in on the pros of wind energy sure sounds like a great idea up front, but before you go erecting a wind turbine in the expanse of your back…