Category Archives: National Science Foundation

Purdue and University of Southern California enhance 3D printing quality control with machine learning

Researchers from Purdue University, Indiana, and the University of Southern California have used machine learning algorithms to improve quality control in 3D printing. Arman Sabbaghi, the leading researcher and assistant professor of statistics at Purdue University, explained, “We’re really taking a giant leap and working on the future of manufacturing.” “We have developed automated machine […]

3D Printing News Sliced GoldenEye, Renishaw, Techniplas, Intel

3D printing to preserve dinosaur fossils; bringing back GoldenEye 007; metal powder production in China; 3D athlete tracking – all this and more inside today’s edition of Sliced, our 3D printing news digest. 3D print your own Golden Gun Conservationists from the Birmingham Museums Trust have used 3D printing to replace some of the missing bones […]

3D printing news Sliced: the Bloodhound project, Okuma, Stratasys, Nano Dimension

Today in Sliced, our 3D printings news digest, we take a glance at the latest restructuring at Aleph Objects; delve into the Bloodhound supersonic car; seek out the latest 3D printer releases; and even find a robot capable of playing holiday tunes… Companies featured in this article include Snapmaker, Hensoldt, Okuma, Nano Dimension, MIT Enterprise Forum […]

Georgia Tech, UConn, and UMass Lowell establish 3D printing research center

The Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut (UCONN), and the University of Massachusetts Lowell are collaborating to establish a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for 3D printing. The I/UCRC will operate from all three universities to form the Science of Heterogeneous Additive Printing of 3D Materials (SHAP3D) center, addressing emerging challenges […]

$500,000 3D printed construction project plans to use bacteria for building

In April 2018, assistant professor Michelle Bernhardt-Barry at the University of Arkansas was awarded a National Science Foundation research grant of $500,000 to support the development of 3D printed construction materials. Two months on, and further information about the 5 year project has been revealed, showing that it aims to use an usual method of binding natural […]

oVert to scan over 20000 vertebrates for free download and 3D printing

The openVertebrate (oVert) project is scanning between 20,000 and 30,000 fluid-preserved vertebrate specimens from institutions across the US and making them freely available to 3D print on the MorphoSource platform, a platform hosted by Duke University. Funded by a US National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, oVert has brought together research institutions who will CT scan the specimens, […]

3D printing replicates the silent flight of owls for next gen aircraft

Silent air vehicles for transport and defense have been identified as an area of national need in the U.S. in a bid to cut noise pollution and enhance military intelligence. In the wild, owls are perhaps one of the best examples of natural stealth and aerial agility, giving researchers a promising area for potential development. […]

FAMU awarded $4.9m for 3D printing micro and biomedical materials

In the latest wave of grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have received an award for $4.9 million dollars. To be delivered in instalments from September 2017 through August 2022, the grant will help the institutions establish the Center for Complex Materials Design for […]

UCF and UT win $400k for micro 3D printed light-bending research

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Texas (UT) have won a collaborative research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the course of three years the NSF will provide the project with $400,049. This money will be used for 3D printing photon funnels. As microscopic lattice-like constructs, photon funnels change the […]

Swanson School of Engineering Receives $300K in Grants to Research Complex Modeling of 3D-Printed Metals

(Swanson School of Engineering) –  The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has been awarded two major grants that will fund research into the advancement of qualification standards and efficient complex modeling for additive manufacturing in metal. To develop standard qualification methods for additive manufacturing, the National Science Foundation’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and… View Article