Syrian Amputees Aided by 3D Printed LEGO-Like Bricks for Bone Regeneration

“If you look at the way people were injured 100 years ago, 90% were the military and 10% were civilians. It’s now the other way around.”  – Amer Shoaib It is…

Analyzing Parameters of Pure and Reinforced 3D Printed PLA and ABS Samples

If you want high-quality 3D printed parts, then you need to choose the right print parameters. Research on this topic is ongoing, and the latest comes from the University of…

University of Manchester: Improved Cell Alignment with 3D Printed & Electrospun PCL Scaffolds

UK researchers from the University of Manchester are experimenting with 3D printing techniques for bioprinting, with their findings recently published in ‘Three-Dimensional Printing and Electrospinning Dual-Scale Polycaprolactone Scaffolds with Low-Density…

Research Team Uses Synchrotron Beamline to See Inside Laser 3D Printing Process

While we know that 3D printing gives us the ability to create complex shapes and geometries that would be impossible to achieve with conventional forms of manufacturing, less frequently discussed…

UK Students Design and Build Inexpensive 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand

According to the National Health Service (NHS), about 6,000 major limb amputations are carried out in the UK each year. Functional prosthetics can help, but they tend to be costly,…

Brilliant Flash of Light Lets Scientists Study Structure of 3D Printing Material at Atomic Level to Reduce Defects

Additive manufacturing processes, while amazing and valuable, are not without their flaws, and lots of research has been conducted into how and why defects in 3D printing that can cause…

3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat – in High-Resolution Detail

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but…

Almost a Spider: Advanced 3D Imaging Reveals a New Type of Arachnid that Lived 305 Million Years Ago

The ancestors of spiders started to appear more than 318 million years ago. There are 45,000 different species of spiders alive today and they can be found on every continent…

The Magic of Graphene Further Defined: Researchers Use Carbon Material for 3D Printing Wi-Fi Antennae

While graphene may be considered the golden goose of new materials emerging in the 3D printing industry, the fact that it is imbued with conductive features has been a source…