Researchers at Purdue university’s Zucrow Labs, the largest academic propulsion lab in the world, have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision. This development may soon allow the creation of customized ceramics, solid rockets, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more.
Sandia National Laboratories has designed an automated 3D printed part testing robot. Called Alinstante, Spanish for “in an instant,” the system is a six-sided work cell, similar to a circular desk, with a commercial robot at its center that conducts high-throughput testing to quickly determine the performance and properties of 3D printed part.
Virginia Tech researchers have developed a new method of microscale 3D printing that features in-situ resin mixing, delivery and exchange, and a robotic material cleansing system to allow switching between materials of different modulus without cross c…
A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab has come up with a way to get 3D printers to print objects using physical manifestations of data sets rather than geometric representations.
A research team from Washington State University has used 3D printing in a one-step process to print structures made of two different materials.
Researchers at the UK’s Diamond Light Source facility have used its synchrotron imaging system to examine the mechanics of the laser 3D printing process. They built the LAMPR machine, which replicated the LAM process, and studied it in detail to see how printing defects can form.
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed a new handheld 3D bio-printer. Designed for the repair of deep skin wounds, the portable device is capable of forming tissue in situ, depositing it, and setting it in place, in under 2 mi…
The 2018 Isabelle Musy Award has gone to the founder of a concrete 3D printing startup. The prize is given to outstanding female entrepreneurs in science and technology, and this year it went to Agnès Petit, whose company Mobbot uses robotics technology to improve the concrete 3D printing process.
Dublin-based medical technology company Medtronic recently launched a new 3D printing platform for spinal implants. The company’s TiONIC technology enables titanium implants with complex geometries to be developed, for TLIF spinal surgeries.
Vader Systems has unveiled three new 3D printing systems at this year’s Rapid + TCT show. The company’s new Polaris 3D printer offers high-speed metal printing, while the Magnet-o-Jet subsystems will enable the technology to be integrated into existing manufacturing systems, and the Ares system produces Vaderite metal microspheres for powder.