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Virginia Tech Team 3D Printing Rubber Latex

Making a scientific or engineering breakthrough requires a lot of legwork and research, but also teamwork. An interdisciplinary group of Virginia Tech researchers from the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII), the College of Science,…

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3D Printed Respirator Masks Below N95 Standards, Says Virginia Tech Team

We’ve been cautious and careful about promoting 3D-printed COVID safety equipment here at 3DPrint.com. We talked about a general principle of first doing no harm and also discussed safety recommendations…

3D Printed Parts for Fog Harps: Water Harvesting Inspired by Redwood Trees

Weiwei Shi recently submitted a dissertation, ‘Tree Inspired Water Harvesting,’ to the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In this study, Shi and a research team developed…

Virginia Tech: Analyzing Fresh Mix Properties of 3D Printed Cementitious Materials

Morgan Christen Jenkins recently submitted a Master’s thesis, ‘Fresh Mix Properties and Flexural Analysis with Digital Image Correlation of Additively Manufactured Cementitious Materials,’ to Virginia Tech, focusing on materials in…

Virginia Tech Researchers Introduce 3D Printing Device that Creates Using Crowdsourced Data

There are many people who still think that 3D printing must surely resemble the replicator machines from Star Trek – just tell the system what you want (tea, Earl Grey,…

3D Printed Low Cost Amniotic Band Prosthetics Conform to the Body, Equipped with Electronic Sensors

The stories we have followed regarding 3D printed prosthetics over the years have been amazing, not only due to the incredible innovations we see coming forth from desktop 3D printers,…

Virginia Tech Researchers Using a New Method to Create 3D Printed Piezoelectric Materials

Originally discovered in the 19th century, piezoelectric materials, which convert stress and strain into electric charges, are in everything from musical greeting cards to cell phones. Piezoelectricity is electricity that results from…

Virginia Tech Researchers 3D Print Kapton Using Direct Ink Writing

Last year, a group of Virginia Tech researchers developed a method for 3D printing Kapton, a foil-like polyimide that possesses excellent thermal and chemical stability and therefore is commonly used…

Virginia Tech Researchers Develop New Microscale, Multimaterial 3D Printing Method

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech University have developed a new method of microscale 3D printing, which uses in-situ resin mixing and robotics to 3D print multimaterial with programmed…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University…

Virginia Tech Researchers Discuss New Method for 3D Printing Kapton

If you’re familiar at all with Kapton, you may know it as its tape form. Kapton Tape is used commonly in electrical applications and is known for being able to…

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of…

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing…

3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print…

NASA: University Students’ 3D Printed Test Models for New Mars Rover Concepts Blast Off on a Sounding Rocket

Earlier this month, NASA researchers hailing from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia watched with Virginia Tech and University of Central Florida students as a sounding rocket launched. The students…

Virginia Tech Researchers Use 3D Printing to Scale Nanotechnology Up & Harness Special Mechanical Properties

You would be hard pressed today to find a technology more versatile than 3D printing. Making significant impacts that span nearly every industry worldwide, whether you are considering dental 3D…

It Looks Like Apple is Finally Jumping into the Virtual Reality Market

While Apple has always been notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to ongoing projects and technology development, it seemed a little off that we haven’t heard much from them concerning virtual…

Virginia Tech Kicks Off Second Spring Additive Vehicle Design Challenge for Engineering Students

Design, creativity, problem-solving, and a whole lotta fun are just kicking into high gear with Virginia Tech‘s second annual AM Grand Challenge: the Spring Additive Manufacturing Vehicle Design Challenge, which started last week. With…

Virginia Tech Professors Provide Incredible Insight into the Future of 3D Printable Materials via Reddit AMA

There is little doubt that the single most important area within the 3D printing space is that of materials. Material science could potentially lead the way to thousands of new…

DreamVendor 2.0: 3D printing kiosks coming to a corner near you

From chess pieces and trinkets to hard-to-find hardware parts — If you could go down to your neighborhood grocery store and have your 3D object printed right before your eyes….