Category Archives: Research

RMIT develops 3D printed smartphone microscope for remote healthcare

Looking for a smartphone upgrade? Look no further than your 3D printer. RMIT University scientists have developed a “clip-on” filter that can turn smartphone cameras into a powerful microscope. Capable of viewing specimens as small as 1/200th of a millimeter, the device will come in handy as a point of care diagnostic tool or research […]

Real-time metal 3D printer monitoring at El Paso awarded in $900K ARL grant

Two metal 3D printing projects at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have been awarded funding in a nine-hundred thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). With problem-solving objectives, the projects look to develop a method of monitoring and auto-correcting powder-bed fusion based processes, and to enhance the mechanical properties of […]

Cornell presents foundations of collaborative human-robot 3D printing

The next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will be led by cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrating computation, networking, and manual processes. To this end, factories will rely more an more on collaboration between human employees and robots. In a recent interview Sören Papsdorf, Head of Manufacturing Engineering at KUKA, said that he believed human-robot collaboration is “the […]

Cornell presents foundations of collaborative human-robot 3D printing

The next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will be led by cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrating computation, networking, and manual processes. To this end, factories will rely more an more on collaboration between human employees and robots. In a recent interview Sören Papsdorf, Head of Manufacturing Engineering at KUKA, said that he believed human-robot collaboration is “the […]

Code of 3D printed houses cracked by TU Eindhoven professor’s equations

When it comes to 3D printing, processes are often developed and defined using trial and error, because so many aspects of the technology not yet fully understood. This is particularly the case with 3D concrete 3D printing, which is becoming increasingly popular in construction. Prof. Akke Suiker, professor of Applied Mechanics at the Eindhoven University […]

Code of 3D printed houses cracked by TU Eindhoven professor’s equations

When it comes to 3D printing, processes are often developed and defined using trial and error, because so many aspects of the technology not yet fully understood. This is particularly the case with 3D concrete 3D printing, which is becoming increasingly popular in construction. Prof. Akke Suiker, professor of Applied Mechanics at the Eindhoven University […]

Caltech nanoscale 3D printing produces smallest metallic objects yet

3D printed objects smaller than a human hair, and invisible to the naked eye are commonly produced using a process called two-photon lithography. This method has been used to develop innovative medical treatments, security features, and even castles on the tip of a pencil. In a new technique developed by the Greer Group at California […]

DNV GL launches offshore & marine 3D printing research center at Singapore’s NAMIC

Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)  has received a boost with the launch of a new research center and the construction of a nanofabrication facility for multi-disciplinary research. Global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the cluster.  Furthermore, a new nanofabrication facility under […]

DNV GL launches offshore & marine 3D printing research center at Singapore’s NAMIC

Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)  has received a boost with the launch of a new research center and the construction of a nanofabrication facility for multi-disciplinary research. Global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has established a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the cluster.  Furthermore, a new nanofabrication facility under […]

NYU’s 3D printed microballoon foam could help keep submarines afloat

3D printed foams are used in experiments by materials scientists to make everyday objects smarter, and more effective for purpose. Containing millions of hollow microballoon air pockets, foams are lightweight, and enable materials to be manipulated in new and exciting ways. Foam has been used variously to make a type of 3D graphene, form fitting silicone, and […]