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Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D Printed Nitinol Stents for Children

The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains…

A General Review of Methods and Materials for 3D Food Printing

Researchers from the University of Birmingham published a paper that reviews various methods and materials related to the scope of food 3D printing, which they write is “an area of…

FRESH News: SLAM Used to Fabricate Complex Hydrogel Structures With Gradients

There has been plenty of research on creating 3D printed hydrogels and using them to fabricate functional tissues. Biopolymer hydrogels, with properties that can be tailored and controlled, can be…

Processing Parameters in SLM 3D Printing: UK Researchers Test Ti6Al4V Cellular Structures

In ‘The influence of processing parameters on strut diameter and internal porosity in Ti6Al4V cellular structure,’ UK researchers from the University of Birmingham look further into strut size and porosity…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving…

Metal 3D Printed Parts Can Be Both Strong and Ductile, According to New Collaborative Research

Plenty of 3D printing research has been completed over the years on metal materials, which are decidedly strong. One adjective we also hear when describing metal 3D printing materials is…

3D Printing Inspires Artificial Blood Vessel Engineering Process in Teeth to Reimagine Root Canals

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of research conducted on how to 3D print artificial blood vessels. In December, live 3D printed blood vessels were successfully…

Curious Travellers: Your Travel Photos Could Help Recreate Heritage Risks Around the World in 3D Print

As a pretty carefree kid growing up in the southeast, I enjoyed the pleasure of many a fun and informative field trip. Those were the best days, where sack lunches…

PrintValley is the First High-Speed Metal 3D Printing, Post-Processing, Verification and Mass Production System

3D printing’s ability to manufacture individual and low production runs of customized products is one of the reasons that the process has been quickly adapted for a large number of…

3D Printed Monolithic Ceramic Thruster for Rocket Engine Survives Hot Fire Testing

Space and advanced technology certainly go hand-in-hand, and additive manufacturing is certainly taking its place among the stars. Well–at least near-space. We’ve seen developments in AM techniques lead to prototypes…