Tag: Research

£47 million facilities established in the University of Sheffield for advanced industrial technologies

Three new research centers for advanced engineering and industrial technologies, such as additive manufacturing, have opened within the University of Sheffield. The £47 million facilities, which are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), UK Research and Innovation, and the University of Sheffield, will help companies develop new technologies to cut costs and lead... Read More »

Researchers 3D print objects that can communicate without electronics

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW), have developed self-tracking 3D printed devices that can provide analytics without using batteries or electronics. Jennifer Mankoff, Engineering Professor at the UW and part of the engineering team, said, “We’re interested in making accessible assistive technology with 3-D printing, but we have no easy way to know how... Read More »

Q&A: RMIT’s Dr. Kate Fox adding nanodiamonds to 3D printed implants

3D Printing Industry recently covered a study from researchers at RMIT University, Australia, proving that diamond-coated titanium implants could improve biocompatibility within the body. Dr. Kate Fox led this research titled “Polycrystalline Diamond Coating of Additively Manufactured Titanium for Biomedical Applications,” which is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. A senior lecturer at RMIT’s School of... Read More »

NIST probes SLA 3D printing to improve quality by the voxel

High resolution 3D printing is reaching new levels of quality thanks to a technique developed at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Using a very-high-resolution scanning probe, the NIST researchers were able to measure the exact moment when material cures in an SLA 3D printer. Using data gathered in this process, 3D printing... Read More »

3D printed glass-ceramics earmarked for hardy medical microdevices

Researchers at Vilnius University, Lithuania, have succeeded in 3D printing glass-ceramics on a nanoscopic scale. Strong and potentially fluorescent or superconductive, these amorphous materials, and their fabrication via additive manufacturing, facilitates the creation of tailor-made quantum dots and unlocks new potential in microdevice manufacturing. Examples of such devices include microrobots or microfluidic chips used in medical research.... Read More »

Nuclear researchers identify “critical deposition height” of DED 3D printed layers

A collaboration between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), and Monash University has discerned the perfect balance of stresses in DED 3D printed coating. Realized as a theoretical model, the critical deposition height of DED layers is a step towards improving the longevity of components repaired using... Read More »

NASA tests new antibacterial 3D printing filament

NASA is testing the suitability of an antibacterial 3D printer filament for use in future space missions. The filament is made by Copper3D, a Chilean company with a base in the USA. The study, conducted in association with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, aims to overcome the health challenges faced by NASA astronauts in... Read More »

Fraunhofer ILT to present new low-distortion LPBF 3D printing at formnext 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT based in Aachen, Germany, has developed a new laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) based 3D printing method that reduces a component’s residual stresses and distortion. In a proof of concept test, Fraunhofer ILT scientists have 3D printed a component made from superalloy Inconel 718 that reportedly “demonstrated significantly reduced... Read More »

Springy and crack-resistant cement created by 3D printing at Purdue

Springy, twisty and crack resistant are not terms often associated with cement. However, research into 3D printing for construction at Purdue University, Indiana, is going against the grain. By investigating current weaknesses (such as non-uniformity in microstructure) present in 3D printed cement structures, a team from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and School of Materials Engineering are challenging... Read More »

WEF and McKinsey highlight smart factories leading Industry 4.0

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, are conducting a global search and assessment for “Fourth Industrial Revolution [4IR] production lighthouses”— facilities actively deploying 4IR technologies within manufacturing. “The majority of [4IR] tools have been implemented at scale in select factories, and we are on a mission... Read More »

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