Finland: Aalto University Researchers Experiment with Paste Extrusion & UV Curing of 3D Printed Biocomposites

Researchers from Aalto University are taking 3D printing of biocomposites one step further, with a new technique combining UV curing and paste extrusion. Outlining their findings in ‘Mechanical Properties of…

ORNL and UMaine Initiative Receives Funding to Create New Bio-Based 3D Printing Materials

The researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee have spent a lot of time working with unique 3D printing materials, such as polyester, lignin, and nanocellulose, which is a bio-derived…

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D…

Can Adding Wood Powder and Lubricant Make PLA 3D Printing Materials Stronger and More Flexible?

Plastic is the least expensive, most used 3D printing material out there – as an example, right now on my desk, I have seven little animal figurines, and one tiny…

Michelin Wants to 3D Print Wood Tires and is developing a Rubber 3D Printing Technology

Tire giant Michelin outlined a vision of a very different tire future. The company hopes to in two years release a tire made out of rubber combined with wood. What’s…

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into…

New Zealand Professor Granted Government Funding to Develop Synthetic, Bioprinted Wood

New Zealand: a land renowned for sheep, Middle Earth, stunning scenery — and innovation. While there is certainly a lot to know about this far-flung country, most of which already…

Using Nature to “3D Print” Wood Furniture the Old Fashioned Way

When you think 3D printed furniture I’d imagine most people picture plastic tables and chairs in garish colors, or fragile plastic parts glued together. But in actuality, there have been…

WO-FI: New Wood Filament on Indiegogo is Unique in Purity, Affordability, Versatility

Just imagine yourself 3D printing a cool new prototype while the faint scent of fresh pine wafts through the air. Not only can you deodorize your home or workspace, you…

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