Tag: Research

Fighting opioid abuse with 3D printed egg-shaped tablets

According to new research, 3D printed tablets could deter opioid abusers from misusing pharmaceuticals. A team from St. John’s University, New York, designed and tested egg-shaped thermoplastic shapes that make it difficult to misuse strong prescription drugs. These egg-shaped tablets, dubbed “egglets”, were developed and assessed by Doctors Pavan Kumar Nukala, Siddhant Palekar, Manali Patki... Read More »

UK researchers develop 3D printed crystal inspired metamaterials for more damage-tolerant parts

Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London (ICL) are exploring crystallographic microstructures in metallic alloys to improve the durability of 3D printed parts. As a result of this research, the team has developed ‘meta-crystals’ that incorporate novel lattice compositions, mimicking the structure of a single crystal – a material in which the... Read More »

Penn State researchers integrate ‘Embodied Logic’ into 3D printed smart objects

Engineers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have created bioinspired 3D printed structures that move and react to its environment. Such objects do not require electronically-integrated systems, but, much like the venus fly trap, uses atmospheric stimuli to operate; the Penn State team have dubbed this as “embodied logic”. The... Read More »

Patent filed for metal 3D printing without layers

The patent for a metal 3D printing method reportedly capable of  producing entire objects in a single step has been published online by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Invented by Nataša Muševič, director of Research and Development at small-scale manufacturing provider and consultancy Zavod Park in Slovenia, the system is a method of support-free 3D printing... Read More »

University of Michigan takes on CLIP 3D printing with “single exposure” fabrication

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a high speed 3D printing technology that can be scaled to achieve the production of large objects. Tipped to be 100 times faster than other commercially available technologies, the technique is also capable of rending a 3D object with just a single flash of light rather than layer... Read More »

UC Berkeley teams with Carbon to 3D print sponge for excess chemotherapy medication

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, CLIP 3D printer manufacturer Carbon, and UC San Francisco, have teamed up to leverage 3D printing in an experiment to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy. A so-called “drug sponge,” the ChemoFilter is designed to soak up any excess drugs left over from treatment, preventing them from damaging other... Read More »

Sound and lightwaves manipulated with 3D printed Weyl Sonic Crystal

Physicists from the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) and China’s Wuhan University have 3D printed polymer rectangular rods to create a Weyl sonic crystal cube capable of reflecting sound. A Weyl sonic crystal is considered a quantum material and acts as an acoustic analogue. Similar to graphene, electrons found on the surface of Weyl particles... Read More »

University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide receive $57K to accelerate 3D printing using Tungsten carbide

The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and General Carbide, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of compound metals, have received a $57,529 grant to research the use of tungsten carbide in additive manufacturing. This grant was financed from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the first round of the PA... Read More »

Nanyang Technological University reviews use of carbon nanotubes in 3D printing

Researchers from the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University have published a review summarising research on carbon nanotubes (CNT) and their use in 3D printing. The research paper titled, Directed and On-Demand Alignment of Carbon Nanotube: A Review toward 3D Printing of Electronics, categorizes the alignment methods of carbon... Read More »

The best way of collecting water in the desert: 3D printed beetles, cacti or grass?

Water, the most vital human need, is in scarce supply for more than 40% of the global population. In the desert, of course, we couldn’t survive without it. However, many other living creatures do. Through bioinspired design researchers at Ohio State University have 3D printed objects capable of extracting water from air. By scaling-up these... Read More »

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