Imagine a world where your phone battery never goes flat, because of a band you wear around your wrist. Sounds far-fetched? Well obviously you’ve not been keeping up with the latest developments in materials science. A recent breakthrough by researchers at London’s Brunel University has used 3D printing to produce a flexible supercapacitor, which could serve as a wearable battery booster pack.
The future of sophisticated, tech-driven warfare might be here sooner than we think. A division of the U.S. marines has officially begun to 3D print and test small explosives, a US Defense Department blog reported yesterday. While only in its initial p…
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American University in Washington, DC have found that 3D printed ABS plastic has the potential to integrate substances that can store and detect gases in the environment….
ORBITREC, a customizable 3D printed bike with metal parts made using generative design and lattice structures, is almost ready for commercialization. XON’s IoT-connected bicycle gathers data from its environment to improve performance, and was first seen at CES 2016.
Here’s another 3D printing news roundup to keep you up to speed with the latest happenings. Stories include Fishy Filaments finding investors, GKN adopting 3D printing methods, and much more besides.
A team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia are developing “smart 3D printed braces” which could help straighten and align teeth faster thanks to embedded LED lights and non-toxic batteries.
German chemicals company BASF has signed an agreement with French biotech firm Poietis to continue developing services and products in the 3D bioprinting field. The two companies, which have been collaborating for the past two years on cosmetics-relate…
Slovakian company Kinazo Design has 3D printed an electric bicycle with the help of auto company Volskwagen. The two-wheeled vehicle, printed on a Concept Laser X Line 2000R 3D printer, is available to buy for €20,000 ($23,500).
When maker James Bruton isn’t making awesome electric skateboards from 3D printed Lego blocks he is apparently 3D printing himself. The UK-based maker, known primarily for his XRobots Youtube 3D printing projects, recently unveiled a gigantic 3D printed sculpture of himself at the Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire, England.
Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have joined forces with beamline scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory, using extremely bright X-rays to examine 3D printing materials and processes.