Category Archives: BioInspiration

3D Printing Industry News Sliced: BMW, America Makes, Additive Industries, Airwolf3D

In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we collect stories about a 3D printing tent sale, changes to the IN(3D)USTRY fair, as well as a new funding operation for America Makes and an update on how Brexit will affect manufacturing.  3D printing saves Olympic career German multinational automotive company BMW has used […]

Lightbulb moment for LEDs and nanoscale 3D printing at Penn State

A team working out how to maximize the amount of light emitted by LED lightbulbs has made a discovery using nanoscale 3D printing. Through studying the natural light-producing capabilities of bioluminescent bugs, Penn State researchers have pinpointed the microscopic qualities of insects with the brightest glow. Using high precision 3D printing, the team then recreated these […]

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 […]

Bees put sting in Temple’s bioinspired 3D printed needle design

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) tools, such as generative design programs and topology optimization, are changing the way our world looks. Airplane parts are now more organic-looking, taking on the shape of thick vines overarching a space, rather than the conventional blocks and right-angels. And, seeking inspiration for new materials and devices, researchers are increasingly […]

Cicadas inspire drug-free antibacterial properties of 3D printed PEKK

Though an effective means of helping to heal broken bones, orthopaedic implants (as foreign matter) always run the risk of creating bacterial infections in the body. Antibiotics are the usual defence in such situations, but what if medical devices could resist bacterial build-up simply because of the way they are made? Inspired by the naturally repellent […]

3D printed device from MIT CSAIL shows the possibility of a smart “skin” for robots

As current electronics are easily breakable, researchers are looking to develop a way to make them more flexible, and intuitive. With 3D printing, one project …

Premium Eco-Filament WillowFlex ermöglicht 3D gedruckte Schuhe die zur Natur zurückkehren

3D gedruckte Schuhe die zur Natur zurückkehren Der Zeitgeist ist da: 3D gedruckte Schuhe Einer der Bereiche in denen 3D Druck das größte Potential für massive Auswirkungen und Veränderungen aufweist ist im Bereich der Schuhindustrie. In den letzten Jahren gab es verschiedenste Ankündigungen bzgl. der Herstellung von Schuhen mittels 3D-Druck Verfahren wie beispielsweise unter anderem […]

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WillowFlex – flexibles Filament aus Kompost

“Es gibt keinen besseren Chemiker als Mutter Natur”. Mit diesem Satz beendet das Team von Bioinspiration seinen Pitch auf Kickstarter. Damit haben die Beiden vermutlich recht. Über die Crowdfunding Plattform Kickstarter bietet BioInspiration deshalb flexibles Filament für den 3D Druck aus organischem Material an. Dieses ist sogar Hitze und Kälte resistent. Kaffeebecher und Eiswürfelform aus

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