Category Archives: sensors

Australian alliance to revolutionze 3D printing in mining

Mineral Technologies (NYSE:MTX), the New York headquartered mining subsidiary of Australian integrated services company Downer Group, has entered a 3D printing R&D collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC). Gravity spirals, used to separate valuable minerals from mined material, will be the focus of the research, and together the teams hope […]

Sub $400 3D prints electric sensing temporary tattoos for soldiers

Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) have 3D printed an electronic circuit on to the back of a human hand for the first time. Though temporary, like lick n stick tattoos, this technology presents great potential for helping to heal wounds, gather advanced intelligence on the battlefield, and promote response in remote locations. “It would […]

MX3D’s 3D printed steel bridge gets smart and sensitive

Later in 2018, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam is set to be graced with a 12 meter long 3D printed steel bridge, made by Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technology developer MX3D. Constructed using ABB robotic arms and WAAM technology, after installation the company has confirmed that a second, digital, bridge construction project will begin. MX3D […]

3D printing news Sliced HP, Carbon, Proto Labs, Jeju National University

Are graphene seal whiskers the future of smart sensors? How can you make new 3D printer materials using light? What can you do to improve the strength and appearance of low-cost 3D printed parts? All these questions and more, from adidas, Siemens, CollPlant, Proto Labs and South Korea, answered in today’s edition of Sliced 3D printing […]

UW students introduce Printed Wi-Fi – plastic, 3D printed, smart sensing

Vikram Iyer, Shyam Gollakota and Justin Chan at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a unique concept that could help transform the way we shop, take stock, and even control TV sets. By using 3D printed sensors, the team are creating smarter plastic objects that are capable of wireless communication without the use of batteries, or electronics. […]

ETH Zürich 3D printable “Flink” creates proactive bacterial microfactories

Bacteria grows in water-based hydrogels in a similar wold to mold that appears on the top of a forgotten cup of coffee. However, with a more solid consistency than coffee, hydrogels provide microbes with a structure, allowing them to multiply into more complex, three-dimensional shapes. Though the organisms would typically be unwelcome at any breakfast […]

Prusa releases smartest 3D printer yet: Original i3 MK3 tech specs and pricing

Just six months after the release of the MK2S upgrade, Prusa Research has announced the new, fully improved, Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer. The new features offered by the MK3 are largely to help extend its usability, and encourage 3D printer adoption by casual users. To this end, the MK3 comes with a range […]

Draper puts aersol jet to test with 3D printed Bluetooth transceiver

Aerosol jet printing (AJP) is a technique for spraying metal-based inks developed by industrial manufacturer Optomec. Its ability to adhere to readymade surfaces and make multimaterial objects makes the technique highly desirable in the consumer electronics market, where demand for device prototypes is at an all time high. To assess AJP in practice, and better […]

Could Lunewave 3D printed lenses be the “eyes” of autonomous cars?

Lunewave Inc. is a certified startup from the University of Arizona (UA) devoted to the development of next generation sensor technologies. Its proprietary products are 3D printed Lüneburg lens antennas, capable of providing wireless communications and sensing. Fabricated by atypical means, the lenses provide a low-cost, custom-made alternative to conventional antenna design. The inventors say […]

Could Lunewave 3D printed lenses be the “eyes” of autonomous cars?

Lunewave Inc. is a certified startup from the University of Arizona (UA) devoted to the development of next generation sensor technologies. Its proprietary products are 3D printed Lüneburg lens antennas, capable of providing wireless communications and sensing. Fabricated by atypical means, the lenses provide a low-cost, custom-made alternative to conventional antenna design. The inventors say […]