Tag: University of Washington

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 »

3DHEALS 2018 Offers a Comprehensive Look at the World of Medical 3D Printing

It’s impossible to count the number of people whose health has been somehow positively affected by 3D printing, whether it’s through a prosthetic limb, a lifesaving implant or a surgery that was completed with the help of a 3D printed medical model. It’s impossible to have a thorough conversation on 3D printing without talking about its medical... Read More »

3D printing powers laser-assisted wireless phone chargers at UW

3D printing has been used to help make a laser-powered phone charger in a study at the University of Washington (UW). The high-tech, sci-fi device has been made by the team as a possible wireless power source for rechargeable electronics, and is fully designed with safety in mind. Could the technology untangle the humble plug? Mobile... Read More »

3D Printed Device Developed at UW Allows Laser to Wirelessly Charge a Smartphone

The wireless charging system. The charging laser and guard lasers are normally invisible to the human eye, but red beams have been inserted in place of the guard beams for demonstration purposes. As Dr. Evil, and cats everywhere, have conclusively proven, everything is cooler with a laser. What’s definitely not cool is hauling around tangled... Read More »