Category Archives: University of Montreal

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 […]

Disney makes nature’s machines using a 3D printer

Prototyped on a 3D printer, new toys from Disney Research demonstrate the use of a digital design tool to generate compliant mechanisms. The mechanisms take inspiration from natural tendon and cartilage structure. Considered to be “the nuts and bolts of organic machines” the joints can be applied to add another degree of flexibility to mechanical toys […]