University of Southern California

Univ. of Southern California: Researchers Make 3D Printing Smarter for All Users

Researchers from the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, led by Qiang Huang, Ph.D., have recently been granted $1.4M funding support, including a recent $350,000 NSF grant. Assisted…

USC: Researchers Inspired by Nature & Nacre for 3D Printing Strong, Conductive Parts

University of Southern California researchers delve into the inspiration of nature in ‘Electrically assisted 3D printing of nacre-inspired structures with self-sensing capability,’ inspired by the strength of shells in building…

3D Printed Self-Healing Material Can Fix Sole of Shoe In Two Hours

The potential uses for unique self-healing materials are numerous, varying from fixing cell phone screens and other electronics to repairing cartilage and other biomedical applications. Now, a team of student and faculty…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 8, 2019

We made it to the weekend! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs today, which covers business, research, and a few other topics as well. PostProcess has signed…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2018

For this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, EOS is introducing its latest 3D printer at IMTS this week, while CRP Technology’s Windform RL 3D printing material is…

Plant Inspires 3D Printed Material for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

There are few things more environmentally devastating than an oil spill, and the consequences last for years after the initial disaster. All that oil isn’t easy to clean up, despite…

Formlabs Brings Experts in Design, Manufacturing, Entertainment and 3D Printing to This Year’s Roadshow

There are some major 3D printing trade shows that cover all or most aspects of the industry, and then there are more niche events that focus on a smaller area…

Relativity Space Takes Inexpensive Rockets to New Level with Giant Stargate 3D Printer

Launching a rocket is not cheap; right now, the cost is about $100 million. Within four years, Relativity Space wants to bring that price down to $10 million. How are…

Selective Separation Sintering: NASA Challenge Leads to an Entirely New 3D Printing Technology for the Moon and Mars

While there are many reasons to push for the development of 3D printing technology in space, the biggest reason is that shipping things to outer space is expensive – really…

Mumbai Surgeons Have Great Success with 3D Printed Models to Assist in Surgical Procedures

Dr. Inderbir Gill is not only getting experienced at seeing to the creation of 3D models, he’s also becoming highly proficient with more complex surgeries that certainly would have been more difficult, taken…

USC Researchers Working on Free Gaming Avatar Program Using 3D Scans

A University of Southern California research team has revolutionized modern communication by including users as part of its software. Individuals can now scan their own faces and bodies, upload these features into a…

The (Im)Possible Futures of Los Angeles Told with Eight 3D Printed Architectural Models

A new art installation opened last month at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library that takes a fictional stroll through the future of one of the United States’…

How Ancient Origami Will Influence the Design Future and Speed of Additive Manufacturing

Japanese origami, the art of paper folding, began some time after Buddhist monks first carried paper to Japan during the 6th century. Initially, it was used for religious ceremonial purposes,…

Affordable Metal 3D Printing – New Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) Process May Be Groundbreaking

We have covered several very interesting methods of affordable 3D metal printing in the past. Although none of them has made it to market as of yet, there is little…

3D Printing Houses Via Contour Crafting – Winner of ‘Create the Future’ Competition

In 2002, the publishers of the magazine NASA Tech Briefs began a contest titled “Create the Future” as a way to push forward and recognize outstanding innovation in engineering. It…