university of nottingham

Researchers Model and 3D Print Graphene Electronic Devices

Made up of single atoms of carbon, graphene is thought to be a wonder material with a wide variety of applications, due to its high strength, lightweight, flexibility and unprecedented…

3D Printing & Electrospinning Multi-Layer PCL-PGS Scaffolds with Bioactive Glasses

Sometimes, when researching tissue engineering, scientists must combine different fabrication methods and materials to build scaffolds that meet multiple requirements at once – mimic native tissue’s mechanical response, have biocompatibility,…

University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and Xiaoling Liu explore a new level…

Added Scientific Used Xaar Printhead in Pilot Project for 3D Printing Personalized Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge-based company Xaar may have had its start in developing piezoelectric, drop-on-demand industrial printheads, but transitioned to the 3D printing world back in 2014 when it helped develop the high…

AMFG Receives Funding from Innovate UK to Improve AI and Machine Learning Software Solutions for 3D Printing

London-based company AMFG, formerly known as RP Platform until this summer, creates workflow automation software for industrial 3D printing so that companies, such as Bowman International and Makelab, can streamline and manage…

3D Printed Paracetamol Tablets Have Big Implications for Personalized Medicine

Drugs affect everyone differently. That’s why it’s so hard to find the right medication and right dosage to treat people with depression, for example, or why certain people don’t seem…

3D Printed Color-Changing Material Holds Potential for Information Storage

3D printing grows more sophisticated every day. The technology is capable of producing items that change shape and even move, in experiments that still seem like something out of science fiction….

University of Nottingham Researchers Use UV Light to 3D Print Multi-Functional Devices

The process of integrating electronics into 3D printed devices starts with being able to 3D print multiple materials at the same time. Thanks to an innovation developed at the University…

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added…

Why Would We Think About 3D Printing Pharmaceuticals?

A few months ago coming home from a conference, the cardiac physician queued alongside me to board the flight back to the US was skeptical about the merits of 3D…

Behind the AM Conference: Added Scientific General Manager Sophie Jones Discusses Expertise in 3D Printing

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing brought together nearly 300 industry participants from a variety of academic and industrial operations last week in the UK. Richard Hague…

Successes and Challenges: The Industry Around 3D Printing Meets in Nottingham

Who doesn’t love a good success story? Hearing about triumphs in business can motivate, spurring additional developments to build on proven methodologies, bolstering the mood of an industry. On the…

Industrial Realities of Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing without the Hype

This week in Nottingham, great minds in additive manufacturing are converging at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. The event, now in its twelfth year, is always…

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing ‘Steers Clear of the Hype’, Announces Full Speaker Lineup

3D printing technology and the industry that has sprung up around it continues to grow with a momentum that seems never-ending. If you have been wondering about its staying power…

3D Printing in Nottingham: Xaar Holds Official Opening Event for New 3D Centre

In 2015, digital inkjet technology developer Xaar plc made the decision to expand its focus to the additive manufacturing sector, and has really been upping its game recently. Xaar introduced a…

Additive Industries Announces the Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

We cover a lot of 3D printing and 3D design contests on a regular basis, which I love because we get to see such a wide range of design talent…

Continuous Oscillatory Baffled Reactors: Complex Lab Equipment Made Easy Through 3D Printing

Continuous oscillatory baffled reactors (COBRs) may be baffling to many, but for Victor Sans and his team at the University of Nottingham, the equipment is vital to their work. The complex structure of…

University of Nottingham Researchers Use 3D Scanning to Reveal Secrets of Hidden Priest Hole Chamber in Tudor Mansion

Two years ago, the University of Nottingham in the UK received funding for a lab filled with analysis equipment and roughly £2.7 million worth of 3D printing equipment. It’s not just…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

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…

Using Cellulose to 3D Print Food

Remember when you were a kid and you just didn’t feel right, how your mom would make you a big, steaming hot bowl of cellulose to warm your tummy? No?…

New Doughy Material Promises 3D Printed Bone Repairs

It looks a bit like bread dough, and a new bio-material which can be used to fill bone fractures holds the promise of being capable of forming a bond as…

Univ. of Nottingham Receives Funding for Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-Faceted 3D Printing Research Lab

Research scientists are able to use 3D printing in a number of promising applications, but it takes time, resources, and most of all–funding. All of these elements are coming together…