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ProtoSpray Enables 3D Printed Touchscreens for Interactive Parts

One of the most exciting aspects of the world of technology is how one innovation builds atop one another. From basic computers, we moved to more complex operating systems and…

UK Researchers Develop Responsive Cellulose-Based Ink for 4D Printing

We’ve seen the results of 3D printing research about responsive materials, but what about with 4D printing, where 3D printed objects can move and change shape of their own volition? A…

Robot with 3D Printed Flippers Helps to Solve a Plesiosaur Puzzle

Over 200 million years ago, during the Triassic period, plesiosaurs first appeared in the ocean. The swimming, flippered reptiles lived for several million years, until the mass extinction that wiped…

3D Print Your Own Levitation Device Courtesy of the University of Bristol

If you find yourself bored sometime, don’t automatically reach for your phone or TV remote. Why not try levitating some objects instead? Thanks to some researchers at the University of…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 18, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing education, business, international events and conferences, and a couple of Kickstarter campaigns in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs.  Penn State is now offering master’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 7, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, medical technology firm axial3D has secured over £530,000 in seed funding, while four University of Bristol graduates are on their way to China with their…

BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand

Individuals—and different cultures—worldwide have varying perceptions of how robots should look, and what they should do. Dating back to the first popular science fiction books and movies, our fascination with…

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise…

Omni Invent Attracts Funding as Startup Continues to Develop and Earns a Spot in Hax Accelerator Program

Just a few months ago, we told you about a group of graduate students from the University of Bristol who developed a really interesting product for their final engineering project: it’s…

University of Bristol Engineers Awarded for Multi-Functional Manufacturing Platform

As all of us here at 3DPrint.com can attest to, 3D printing is an amazingly innovative and revolutionary manufacturing technology. But, at least for the time being, the true potential of 3D…

University of Bristol Develops New Bioink with the Potential to 3D Print Bone and Cartilage

When you first learn about 3D printing, it seems like magic, but when you begin to understand the science and mechanics of it, the concept becomes a lot more logical…

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

3D printing materials are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and we have more high-tech and advanced material options than ever before. But usable…

Bristol Researchers Create Handheld 3D Printed Robots That Assist & Correct Users 

Many of us are incredibly reliant on our electronics to do everything for us. If we could have personal robots brushing our teeth (probably not a stretch) and driving to…