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Researchers Develop 3D Printed Smart Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater and Pick Up Objects

Pairing 3D printing with smart technology has led to some amazing innovations, such as metal parts that can track the performance of machines, windows that can keep your car cool in the sun, and ink that can change color and shape. Now, researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a 3D printed smart gel that is... Read More »

2.5D Inkjet Printing Technique for Fabricating Precision Optical Components

There have been many breakthroughs with optical 3D printing, and now researchers in Switzerland are introducing a new one. The team, from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), developed an inkjet printing technique for manufacturing precision optical components, like waveguides, which allow a signal to propagate without a lot of energy loss by... Read More »

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it also prints skin tissue. The portable 3D bioprinter, a bit reminiscent of the... Read More »

Researchers Devise 3D Printing Method for Cost-Effective Preparation of Biochips

Microfluidics is the backbone of important research in clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, health care, and medicine. However, in the area of biology, 3D printed microfluidics platforms, which are essentially small-scale plumbing systems on a chip, have helped researchers understand and analyze sensitive bioanalytical systems. There is currently a great need to be able to reduce... Read More »

Chinese Researchers Use SLM 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Nuclear Components Out of Steel

3D printed part for nuclear fusion test reactor. [Image: Dr. Leifeng Liu, University of Birmingham] Research is always ongoing into the many different applications for 3D printing technology, including for the nuclear industry. History was made last year during the first successful installation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power plant, work is... Read More »

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

–> We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for... Read More »

Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce has completed a lot of work and research about 3D printing, sustainable solar power, and open source; he’s even... Read More »

Jeju National University Researchers Publish Study on 3D Printing in Soft Robotics

There are many applications in today’s world for the field of soft robotics, especially when combining the technology with 3D printing, from creating better prosthetics and making it safer to work on the factory floor to allowing people to experience tactile feedback in a virtual environment. 3D printing technology can even be used to build small,... Read More »

Researchers Use 3D Mapping to Measure Growth and Folding Patterns in Pre-Term Babies’ Brains

3D printing has been used often in pediatric surgeries, but it’s also been put to work in difficult medical cases where a baby hasn’t even been born yet. A collaborative research team based at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has tested a new method, using 3D technologies, that could be used to make new diagnostic... Read More »

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the tissues can die because the blood cells carrying precious oxygen... Read More »

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