Category Archives: Research

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Otago reserachers develop high defintion tissue 3D printing resin

At the University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand, a team of researchers have developed a 3D printable resin that can accurately copy small features of the human body. Pre-loaded with cells, the resin acts as a cell building block for growing synthetic tissues, which can then be used for experimentation and, potentially, regenerative therapies. Otago […]

Multimaterial metal 3D printing accomplished by WSU LENS project

A team of researchers at Washington State University have recently published results of a multimaterial metal 3D printing project. Using Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology, the team has succeed in 3D printing components made from two different alloys in a single process. Amit Bandyopadhyay, WSU Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials […]

Watch this 3D printed submarine paddle without fuel or electricity

Made entirely out of plastic on a multi-material 3D printer, ETH Zürich’s mini submarine presents a crucial stroke forward for the future of smart devices. The 7.5 centimeter long vehicle is capable of paddling forwards, delivering cargo, and returning to base, all without an engine, propellant, or power supply. An impressive feat combining materials science, computing […]

New 3D Printing Jobs with The University of Exeter, LINK3D, and CDG UK

Looking for a job in 3D Printing or seeking to hire additive manufacturing experts? 3D Printing Jobs is your go-to source for the latest career opportunities in the 3D Printing Industry. This round-up of recently posted 3D printing jobs includes positions at a Russell Group University with REF recognition, a rapidly growing 3D printing startup […]

CMU expert algorithm can predict biomaterial 3D printing parameters

At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), researchers may have found a solution that makes the characterization of new 3D printer materials a breeze. An algorithm, developed by a team at CMU’s College of Engineering, is capable of sorting through possible parameters for soft-material 3D printing to identify the perfect settings for success. Termed the Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method, the […]

U.S. DoE applies LENS additive manufacturing to discover better magnets

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) are using metal additive manufacturing in the hunt for a new material with “exceptional magnetic properties.” Using Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process, the team is capable of sorting through innumerable cerium alloy compositions in search of a cheaper, more abundant alternative to rare-earth neodymium iron […]