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Aether and UCLA Partner to Develop 3D Printed Artificial Muscles

Robots have come a long way, moving past their traditional image of stiff metal machines and becoming something much more varied and sophisticated. Soft robotics is an expanding field, leading…

TCMIP-SL: A New High Resolution and High Speed 3D Printing Process

Each year in the US, about 40 million provisional teeth restorations take place, and the temporary bridges and crowns used in these procedures are necessary to protect a patient’s teeth…

New Research Shows That Novel Honeytube Structures Provide Superior Energy Absorption for 3D Printed Objects

Many industries, like automotive, robotics, and aerospace, are constantly looking for ways to make their various components and parts more lightweight. 3D printing can help with this, as it has…

3D Printing in Architecture, Engineering, Product Design: 3D Hubs Announces 2018 Student Grant Winners

Last year, 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online network of 3D printing services, reported that nearly 500 applicants from 300 universities around the world applied for its extremely popular Student Grant…

New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and…

UCLA Chapter of 3D4E to Provide 3D Printed Ukeleles for Disadvantaged Children

The inseparable nature of art and science is continually demonstrated through 3D printing, from the creation of sculptures in which an innate understanding of the material and process of 3D…

3D Printing May Help Make More Effective Medical Microfluidic Chips

Diagnosing genetic mutations and anomalies is a tricky science. In Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, that science involves the careful preparation of microfluidic chips. These…

A Smartphone with a 3D Printed Attachment Could Help Fight the Rise of Superbugs

One of the most frightening threats to public health is one that has been growing for a long time: antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. The evolving resistance of dangerous bacteria to…

UCLA & Swedish Researchers Create 3D Printed Microscope Attachment to Aid in Field Diagnostics for Cancer

Once again, 3D printing is allowing for impacts in the medical field that most of us could not have begun to comprehend just several years ago. While we report on…

LLNL Uses 3D Printing & Lightweight Metamaterials to Solve Thermal Mismatch Issues

While you might be thinking you’ve heard it all when it comes to 3D printing, it’s generally a good idea to wait a few hours and check back with us,…

AIO Robotics and 3D For Everyone Team Up to Make 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

Unfortunately there are no prosthetic limbs that can completely replicate the functionality of a real limb, so depending on the person it really isn’t uncommon for people missing limbs to…

Now THIS is Upcycling: UCLA Researchers Capture Carbon Emissions & 3D Print Them Into New Material, CO2NCRETE

Often, it seems as if concrete is the glue that holds the world together under our busy feet, and wheels–from the smooth driveway you backed out of this morning with…

You’ve Got the Whole Universe…3D Printed in a Marble

Sometimes it becomes necessary to update children’s songs for the current times. A more contemporary version of the children’s classic “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” might be…

Optical Transient Liquid Molding: UCLA Bioengineers are 3D Printing on the Microscale

Versatile is a term we hear bandied about as a necessary feature for many items and processes, but often we aren’t quite sure how it applies specifically–to anything, anymore. With…

Men Are from Mars: Women Select the Ideal (3D Printed) Penis

In a recent study–slightly more scientific than a recent poll to determine what men view as the ideal lady parts–researchers printed out a range of penis models and then called…

Tiny House Movement Converging With 3D Printing

The Tiny House Movement has risen on the horizon in the US as people seek a simpler, less expensive and capital-intensive way of life, and 3D printing could well prove…

66-Year-Old Man is Cured of Rare Heart Condition Thanks to 3D Printing by Materialise

When it comes to complicated surgeries, 3D printing has really begun to make inroads in areas that previous technologies have had a difficult time with. We’ve seen the technology used to…

Report Highlights the Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing Sports Equipment for Athletes With Disabilities

Howard K. Brodwin says he and his firm have just completed a project at the UCLA Anderson School of Management which was focused on how 3D printing technology can be…

3D Printed Smartphone Attachment Acts as Fluorescent Microscope to Isolate & Analyze DNA

The old adage that you can do whatever you set your mind to has certainly skyrocketed to ambitious new levels lately for the collective whole. When you hear the saying…

UCLA and Architected Materials 3D Print Protective Material for Helmets, in NFL’s Head Health Challenge

Professional football isn’t getting less physical but, in the wake of national attention, concerns are becoming more prominent regarding the risk of brain injury to players. In September 2014, the…