Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has partnered with the Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab to develop the military’s first 3D printed submarine hull. The 30-foot carbon fiber demonstrator was 3D printed on ORNL’s Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) 3D printer over the course of a few days.
Nathan Seidle, the founder of Colorado-based open source hardware supplier SparkFun, has demonstrated how a 3D printed robot he built and programmed was able to crack a safe in just 15 minutes. The DIY safe-cracking robot only cost about $200 to make.
A new 3D printing center with a focus on healthcare research was inaugurated in Singapore this morning. Called the National University of Singapore Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS), the new facility is initially being funded by a grant of S$1…
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are taking a 3D printing-inspired approach in making solar cells more cost efficient, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Advanced Energy Materials. Along the way, they’ve found a wealth of untapped application potential, says lead author Dr. Santanu Bag.
Researchers at Texas A&M University say they have discovered a way to make 3D printed parts stronger and more useful for real-world applications. The method involves bonding layers of a 3D printed part in a microwave using carbon nanotube-polymer composites.
An ongoing synthetic biology project at Harvard Medical School is using bacteria to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into more useful compounds, such as plastic. The innovative process, while still in its early stages, could one day be used to create bui…
Japanese duo Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, aka team ROK, have used generative design and 3D printing to build X VEIN, a drone made for disaster conditions and search-and-rescue missions. The drone has a lattice structure that resembles dragonfly wings.
Italian eyewear giant Safilo Group has taken a leap into the future of eyewear-making with its new OXYDO SS 2017 sunglasses collection. Manufactured in partnership with Belgian 3D printing company Materialise, the collection features a number of avant-…
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have created a 3D printed device that is worn on the ear and which can measure the user’s core body temperature with infrared sensors. The small “earable” gadget can provide real-time detection of core body temperature changes, enabling users to keep track of their physical state more closely.
A research team from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus has developed a 3D printed quality sensor device that is capable of monitoring drinking water. The small device, which gives feedback in real time, was designed to reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses, such as E. coli infections.