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UK: Making an Affordable Electrospray and Electrospinning Setup Using A Desktop 3D Printer

UK researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed an affordable new device, outlined in ‘Low-cost FDM 3D-printed modular electrospray/electrospinning setup for biomedical applications.’ While one of the greatest benefits…

3D Printing Models & Stents for Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Joyce van Loon recently presented a Master’s thesis, ‘Personalized Endovascular Stent Grafts: Developing a Phantom Aneurysm Model to Test Personalized Stent Grafts,’ to the University of Twente. This work is…

UK Researchers Develop 3D Printed Regulator for Continuous Flow Synthesis in Chemistry

David L Walmsley and Emilie Sellier, UK scientists at Vernalis Research, have 3D printed a new device for flow chemistry applications, outlining their study in the recently published ‘Design and…

3D Printed Prosthetics with Little Assembly Show Promise for Greater Use in Developing Countries

Statistics regarding amputees, discussed in the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis’ are disturbing, as nearly 40 million people are in need of prosthetics today and…

TU Delft: A New Approach for the 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic

In the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis,’ authors (from TU Delft) Juan Sebastian Cuellar, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld, Amir Abbas Zadpoor, and Dick Plettenburg outline…

Testing the Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers

University of Alberta thesis student Danesh Zonoobi takes fabrication potential to the next level, exploring the world of 4D in ‘Mechanical Properties of Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing of Shape Memory Polymers.’…

Desktop FDM 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymers Create QR Codes

In the recently published ‘Additive Manufacturing of Information Carriers Based on Shape Memory Polyester Urethane,’ Dilip Chalissery, Thorsten Pretsch, Sarah Staub, and Heiko Andrä explored more in the 4D printing…

French Researchers Develop Algorithm to Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

Ten Guidelines for Non-Assembly A Prosthetic Hand is 3D Printed in One Piece with No Need for Assembly

3D printing has made prosthetics accessible to many more people than had access to them before, especially in developing countries. However, the World Health Organization estimates that there are still…

Designing Compound Objects Through 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

Smart manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, involves automated yet collaborative processes – humans and machines working together. In a new study entitled “Design and Interaction Interface using Augmented Reality…

Researchers Compare Human Cadavers and 3D Printed Anatomical Models to Determine Print Accuracy

Surgeons often turn to innovative technology, like 3D printed anatomical models, to get a closer, more detailed look inside a patient’s body ahead of complex procedures. In particular, these models…

NoiseAware Makes Some Noise (But Not Too Much) About Ultimaker 3D Printers

By a certain age, many people have likely either had the police called on them for making too much noise on their properties, or called the police themselves to report…

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children’s Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician…

Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going…

Tennessee Veterinarians Use 3D Printed Models for Pre-Surgical Planning and Practice

As owners of two cats and two fairly rambunctious dogs, my husband and I have paid our fair share of visits to the veterinarian. Most of the time, it’s only…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an…

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D…

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in…

Pinshape Releases Its 2017 3D Printer Guide, With Top Options in the Professional, Prosumer, and Hobbyist Categories

So – you’ve decided to take the leap and purchase a 3D printer. But which one is right for you? Thankfully, there are all sorts of 3D Printer Buying Guides…

Ultimaker Enhances the Ultimaker 3 and 2+ 3D Printers with Several New Products

It’s been less than a year since Ultimaker introduced the new Ultimaker 3, the latest version of their ultra-popular desktop 3D printer series. The hasn’t disappointed, it seems – like…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing…