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Researchers Use 3D Printing and Basic Electronic Components to Make Neuroscience More Accessible

While I was worse in math, science was also not one of my strong suits in school. So anything that makes it easier for students to better understand these complex subjects is a good idea, in my humble opinion. Tom Baden, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Sussex, has been collaborating with his... Read More »

Researchers Test Two Configurations of Biowaste 3D Printed Microbial Fuel Cells

Researchers and scientists are constantly working to develop solutions that can save our future world, from solving problems like increasing pollution and climate change to producing clean energy. A group of researchers from the University of Naples Parthenope recently published a paper, titled “Development and Performance analysis of Biowaste based Microbial Fuel Cells fabricated employing Additive... Read More »

Tsinghua University Investigates if Blends of PLA and PBS are Suitable for FDM 3D Printing

A trio of researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently published a paper, titled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” about preparing material blends of PLA and PBS with various compositions, then validating if they are suitable for use as filaments for FDM 3D printing. The abstract reads, “To... Read More »

Researchers Use Aerosol Jet 3D Printing to Develop Neuronal Interface with More Anti-Inflammatory Ability

a) Schematic illustration of the mechanism for formation of nanogel-based membrane based on the self-assembly of OPC-incorporated amphiphilic polydimethylsiloxane-modified N, O-carboxylic chitosan (OPMSC), followed by hydrogel-bonding interaction of OPC. The TEM images display the network structure of b) PMSC and c) OPMSC spherical nanogels. 3D printing has been used in the past to help treat... Read More »

SOLIDWORKS and a Form 2 Used to Make 3D Printed Micro Check Valve for IV Fluid Transfusion

Cross sectional view of the assembly in the forward flow position (a) and backward flowposition (b), with the flow shown as red arrows. Check valves are devices that allow for flow in one direction, while at the same time preventing flow in the opposite direction. The design of this device continues to improve as technology... Read More »

Researchers Investigate Parameters of Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding for 3D Printing Metal Parts

EBF3 manufacturing system. Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, also known as EBF3, is a wire feed metal 3D printing technique developed by NASA for aeronautics. It has a higher deposition rate than other rapid manufacturing methods, is well-suited for manufacturing reactive alloys, like aluminum and titanium, and can print complex geometric shapes with no material waste. Wire... Read More »

Researchers Make Strong, 3D Printed Expandable Origami Structures for Engineering Applications

Rearranging the same units can change a structure from one that can support a load 100 times its weight to one that will fold flat under the same load. [Image: Soft Matter] A collaborative team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Peking University are using 3D printing... Read More »

Researchers Complete Comprehensive Evaluation of Manufacturing Methods, Including 3D Printing, for Impellers

EDM and ECM finishing of near-net-shape turbo charger wheels produced by additive manufacturing and investment casting. Combustion engines uses turbochargers to boost their performance. But, for multiple reasons, there isn’t a conventional process chain for economically manufacturing the component. A team of researchers from RWTH Aachen University and Robert Bosch GmbH recognized the need for... Read More »

Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

PEEK 3D printed part Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and a few others. FDM materials should have performance that... Read More »

Researchers Develop Flow-Casting Method for Bioactive Coating of 3D Printed Porous Titanium Implants

We often see titanium used in 3D printed implants for humans, and even for animals. When compared to implants that are more dense, porous titanium (PT) implants, with custom porosity and structure, have mechanical properties far more similar to natural bone, which helps reduce stress-shielding effects and facilitate nutrient transport and bone tissue ingrowth during... Read More »

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