University of Maryland

University of Maryland: 3D Printing Honeycomb Structures with Buckling Initiators for Crash Mitigation

When it comes to 3D print infill, honeycomb structures are generally the most efficient, maximizing storage space and minimizing necessary material. Research also shows that the honeytube, a novel form…

3D Printing in the Construction Industry: Still Evolving

In ‘Success Factors for 3D Printing Technology Adoption in Construction,” thesis student Pankhuri Pimpley at the University of Maryland, College Park, explores not only the history and benefits of 3D…

GE Research and Project Partners Using Metal 3D Printing to Make a More Efficient Heat Exchanger

Heat exchangers are designed to efficiently transfer heat from one matter to another, and are being increasingly produced through the use of 3D printing these days, as the technology can…

Using 3D Printing to Sample the Ocean Floor

When we think of biodiversity, we may think of forests with wildly differing species of birds, insects and other animals, or seas with wide varieties of fish. Sometimes biodiversity is…

Algorithms and 3D Printing Can Be Used to Create Realistic Nasal Prostheses

While it’s a shock to lose any body part, psychological impact runs especially deep when a part of the face, like the nose, is impacted, as it’s so visible and so ingrained as…

3D Printed Smartphone Case Can Be Used to Detect High Blood Pressure in Developing Countries

Far more than just a communication device and a place to play endless games of solitaire, the smartphone has turned our lives upside down since it was introduced. It is…

Custom 3D Printed Ossicular Prostheses Could Improve Treatment for Patients with Conductive Hearing Loss

Today is the last day of this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, and we’ve been hearing a lot of announcements regarding 3D printing technology from the event,…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The…

3D Printed Fabric Could Help Keep Wearers Cooler

If you live in a hot climate, or even one that just experiences hot periods, there are few really good arguments for putting clothes on. Trying to maintain your metaphorical…

University of Maryland Opens 184,000-Square-Foot Facility Centered Around Bioengineering

The University of Maryland has been heavily involved in 3D printing for years now, and they continue to expand. We’ve followed as they have opened a MakerBot Innovation Center as…

Realistic 3D Printed Small Intestine Model and Bioreactor Helps Understand the Gut

We’ve seen 3D printed stomach models, as well as tongues and livers, and even a 3D printed pancreas, but as far as I can tell, the technology has not been…

$90,000 Awarded to Developers of 3D Printed Retinal Model

The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue in the eye that plays a vital role in vision – without a healthy, functioning retina, an eye cannot see properly. It’s…

Researchers Combine Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocellulose to 3D Print Conductive Microfibers

3D printing technology can only go as far as the different materials that are able to be printed…but from metal and plastic to sand and even food, I don’t think…

R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing HVAC Systems

3D printing has made its way into almost every sector and now began to do the same with the heating and cooling industry. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems…

NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing;…

Bioprinting & Tissue Regeneration in Focus: Center for Engineering Complex Tissues Opens This Weekend Thanks to NIH Grant

Even the most cutting-edge research needs an economic boost to keep going, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often provides this boost in the form of grants. The NIH…

InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of…

Innovator Partners With Innovation Center to Create 3D Printed Prosthetic Fingers

We’ve heard stories about prosthetic limbs being produced using 3D printing, but what is often overlooked are the number of people who are missing fingers or toes who might also…

Under Armour’s New Innovation Center, the UA Lighthouse, Features 3D Printers, Scanners and Other Advanced Technology

While many apparel, athletic, and athletic apparel companies have been investigating 3D printing as an alternative to their traditional manufacturing methods, one of the most invested has been Under Armour. The…

3D Bioprinted Placenta Model May Lead to Treatment for Leading Cause of Maternal Death

Despite preeclampsia being the leading cause of death from pregnancy there is a surprisingly little amount of information known about it, what causes it and how to prevent it. The…

University of Maryland Researchers Use Graphene to 3D Print Micro-Scale Heating Elements

In a laboratory setting, tiny high-temperature heating elements are typically used to initiate controlled chemical reactions in order to produce materials synthesis. This process is used when developing new compound…

Is the Readybox the Fastest Consumer 3D Printer in the World?

While working as a lab manager for the Rapid Prototyping lab at the University of Maryland, Brett Potter came into contact with dozens of 3D printers from the smallest desktop…

Turn Any Phone into a Movie Camera with the 3D Printable Universal Smartphone Tripod Mount

It has happened to everyone. You’re surfing social media, minding your own business and cursing the rich and fulfilling lives that everyone on your friends list seems to lead, while…

University of Maryland Celebrates Grand Opening of New MakerBot Innovation Center

Since their announcement last February, MakerBot Innovation Centers have made a huge impact in the institutions that have installed them, as we’ve had the pleasure of reporting on over the…