university of sheffield

NeuroPrint: Scientists Bioprint Brain Implants for Custom Neural Interfaces

Researchers have developed a new 3D printing technology that makes it possible to rapidly customize muscular and neural implants for monitoring and restoring motor and autonomic functions. The neural interfaces…

The AMOS Project is Investigating Repair and Maintenance Technologies for the Aerospace Industry

There has been enormous progress in terms of aircraft safety in the past two decades. However, last year, the Aviation Safety Network recorded a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents,…

Knife Maker Points to 3D Printing as Alternative Method of Craftsmanship

48-year-old Stuart Mitchell has been making knives for most of his life, learning from his father as a child and using many of the same tools his parents used in…

Horizon Additive Manufacturing Leverages 3D Printing for Better Production of Aerospace Components

From model airplanes to drones to jets and rockets, you may be amazed to find out how many aircraft are flying today with 3D printed parts. And this trend will…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vanessa Campanacho, PhD, Biological Anthropologist

Vanessa Campanacho is a well-educated woman with a love for bones; in fact, she has attained educational degrees and is able to spend her days doing research some of us…

New Additive Manufacturing Process Developed by University of Sheffield Mitigates Limitations of Laser-Based 3D Printing

Many 3D printing technologies involve the use of lasers to produce both metal and plastic parts. If you’re familiar with additive manufacturing, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the…

Additive Manufacturing Keeps Production Local: William Cook Saves 200 Jobs With Investment in Sheffield 3D Printing Factory

In a bid to gain new customers, as well as ‘safeguard’ 200 manufacturing jobs, family-owned engineering business William Cook, based in the UK, recently invested £6 million in a new factory…

Innovate UK Awards Consortium £624,000 to Develop Next-Gen Automated Intelligent Post-Processing for 3D Printing

As noted by Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), the post-processing market for 3D printed parts is estimated to grow to £450 million by 2020. We all know that 3D printing technology is…

University of Sheffield: 3D Printed Micro-Rockets Fueled for Thrust by Enzymes May Soon Deliver Drugs in Human Body

When you are really, really sick, often all you want to know is that help is on the way. As doctors see you, write prescriptions and offer treatments, it’s often…

UK’s Anglian Water & University of Sheffield Exploring 3D Printing in Water Technology

The technology of 3D printing is often associated with high level industrial manufacturing, allowing for superior quality in components, while reducing cost. There are also a multitude of benefits to…

3D Scanning Technology Creates a Virtual Reality Model of Medieval Bone Crypt

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology has joined forces with the school’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Boeing in a very unusual joint effort. They’re using 3D scanning…

GKN Aerospace & University of Sheffield Establish Research Chair to Spur AM Research

GKN Aerospace and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) have established the GKN Aerospace RAEng Chair in Additive Manufacture and Advanced Structural Metallics, a five-year-long research chair which will be based at…

Lowering the Costs of 3D Printing through a Marriage of Nature & Mathematics

Nature is the ultimate designer; what else can we imagine could design something that is self-replicating, converts the energy of the sun to food, creates oxygen, and can last for hundreds of…

Rolls-Royce to Get Largest-Ever 3D Printed Component Off the Ground, Flight-Testing Engine Later This Year

Large-scale 3D printed components are now getting ever larger in scale — and in terms of ambition. Later this year, Rolls-Royce — that multi-faceted company perhaps most widely known for…

Catapulting Into the Skies: 3D Printed UAV Soars With Electric Ducted fan Engines

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) was established in 2001: it is a collaboration between England’s University of Sheffield and Boeing. Since its inception, the AMRC has grown considerably, and…

DIY Telescope 3D Printed by UK Researchers Will Have You Seeing Stars

Galileo and Newton would have been impressed. And NASA should take note! Researchers in the UK have created the first highly efficient, 3D printed telescope out of cheap, basic parts…

New High Speed Sintering 3D Printers May Hold The Key to Creating ‘Perfect’ Products

“Nothing is how it should be.” While this is a very bold statement, when you stop and think about it, it may actually hold some truth, at least when you…