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Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2020

We’re beginning today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a little research, and then moving on to business. An international team of researchers has been experimenting with 3D printed medications that…

Aether Partners with Two UK Universities to Democratize 3D Printed Nanotechnology

Aether, manufacturer of the Aether 1 bioprinter, announced in 2016 that it would be collaborating with multiple universities on a massive, multifaceted research project utilizing the bioprinter. The project has…

Self Repairing Cities Project Continues to Make Progress with Flying Road-Fixing 3D Printers

The holiday season is here…and so is the season for terrible roads. Snow and ice will be ruling the roads for the next few months, and when they go, they…

How Accurate is 3D Printing for Reconstructing Forensic Evidence?

More than one crime, including multiple murders, has been solved with help from 3D printing, as the technology can help recreate forensic evidence. But in a new study entitled “A…

Researchers Use 3D Printing-Guided Method to Create Thermoresponsive Nanohybrid Scaffolds

3D printed medical implants are typically stiffer and stronger than the surrounding tissue, and while they don’t always adapt well to biological and physical stimuli, that stiffness is important. The biological…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 28, 2018

We’re talking about business, cool products, and events in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a how-to video on smoothing your 3D prints and a student competition project. Nano…

Autonomous Robots Mounted to Drones Could 3D Print Asphalt to Fix Potholes Overnight

I live in Ohio, where we know that the four seasons are not Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer, but rather Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction; most of the Midwest…

3D Printed Bust of Cheddar Man Shows Early Britons Had Dark Skin and Light Eyes

3D printing and scanning technology has been used many times to provide a face for modern human remains that can’t otherwise be identified. But researchers also use 3D printing to…

Kickstarter Campaigns: It’s All About Personalization in 3D Printed Medicine and Jewelry

When I was growing up, I hated drinking milk, and so had to take these giant, brown, disgusting calcium pills every night with dinner. My mother used to call them…

The R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Pharmaceuticals

With the release of the first 3D printed and FDA approved drug last year, pharmaceutical companies from all around are investing in 3D printing technologies. It has proven to be…

3D Printing Helps UCL and Microsoft Research Gamify Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Treatment

I have never been much of a video gamer, but I’m a little obsessed with playing Angry Birds on my phone. There aren’t a lot of high stakes in that…

3D Printing Customized Printlets Creates Personal Pharmaceutical Solutions — A Few Questions For: FabRx

Some medications don’t require a spoonful of sugar to go down easier — just 3D printing them into customized shapes and formulations might be just what the doctor (very literally)…

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage Works on Conserving 3D Printed Artwork

I think we can all agree that 3D printed art is a marvel, even if you’re still not sure you can technically call it art. In my personal opinion, 3D printing…

Ogle Models Puts 3D Printing Talents to Work for Student Team Racing in Formula Student 2016

While hopefully most of us are indeed ‘following our passions’ and enjoying our careers on a daily basis, sometimes hearing about the exciting things others are doing from within the…

CurVoxels Develops Robot to 3D Print Intricate Filigree Chairs

A group of students from the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London called CurVoxels have developed a new 3D printing technique that allows them to 3D print…

This 3D Printed Impeller Sucks…And That’s a Good Thing!

An impeller is a rotor designed to modify the pressure and flow of a fluid, specifically to create a ‘sucking’ force. It is the counterpart to the more familiar propeller which…

Researchers Complete Trial Run for 3D Printed Medication–Including Dinosaur Shapes for Finicky Kids

For all the multi-taskers out there who cut strategic corners to stay organized, for those who are glad to never leave the home or the computer, and for all the…