Category Archives: Research

America Makes to open second Satellite Center in Texas for 3D printing research

America Makes, a Youngstown-based national accelerator for additive manufacturing, has announced that it will open its second Satellite Center for 3D printing research and application. The Center will be located at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a part of Texas A&M University System. Rob Gorham, America Makes Executive Director, said, “With our second […]

3D Printing Research CrAMmed: DTU, TU Delft, and Imperial College London

In this edition of CrAMed, our academic additive manufacturing digest, we bring you the latest literature on metamaterials, 4D printing, regenerative medicine, multimaterial 3D printing and more from leading institutions around the globe. 3D printing better bones In recent years, 3D printing has helped make important breakthroughs in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Continuing this trend, […]

Reliance Precision and University of Huddersfield receive funding to develop EBAM

UK’s Reliance Precision, a precision manufacturing company, and the University of Huddersfield have entered a new collaboration with funding from the technology accelerator Innovate UK. The latest project will further develop electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) for wider adoption in the industry. The metal additive manufacturing process has application in the production of medical implants and […]

GE and LLNL to develop commercial multi-beam metal 3D printer

Under a project funded by national 3D printing development partner America Makes, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a commercial-grade, metal additive manufacturing system. Designed and built in collaboration with GE Global Research, the aim of the project is to develop a platform that could cut metal processing times in half. A research-grade, open-architecture metal 3D […]

3D Printing Research CrAMmed: POSTECH, UCL, Zhejiang University, Boston University

In this edition of our additive manufacturing research digest CrAMmed, academics from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. integrate additive manufacturing and 3D bioprinting to develop regenerative nose cartilage as well as complex presurgical tumor models. Also, 3D printed metamaterials are explored to address aircraft noise pollution as well as to further laboratory chemical supplies. 3D […]

MIT engineeers use 3D printing to build origami-inpired object gripper

Engineers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have used 3D printing to build a robotic device capable of gripping a wide range of objects. The findings of the research were published in a paper titled, A Vacuum-driven Origami “Magic-ball” Soft Gripper. Co-author of the paper and Professor at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Billy Wu, Imperial College London, on multi-metal 4D printing

Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) is a new method of low-cost metal fabrication in development at Imperial College London (ICL). Expanding on a presentation of the technique from Advanced Materials Technologies in August 2017, the ICL team has recently published a paper on ECAM’s potential for 4D printing. Dr. Billy Wu is one of the three corresponding authors […]

Japanese researchers use scaffold-free 3D bioprinted tissues for regenerative medicine

Researchers from Nagasaki University and Saga University have collaborated to create scaffold-free esophageal structures with 3D bioprinting. The findings of the research were published in the paper titled, Regeneration of esophagus using a scaffold-free biomimetic structure created with biothree-dimensional printing. According to the paper, the results show that “the esophagus-like scaffold-free tubular structures created using […]

The tangible impact of MIT’s 3D printed hairs

The MIT Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is renowned for applying 3D printing to some of the most unusual and inspired projects. Artist, architect, glass 3D printer and Stratasys partner Neri Oxman leads the lab’s Mediated Matter Group. And Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the lab’s Center for Bits and Atoms, founded Fab Labs. […]

LLNL scientists’ novel 3D printed bioink speeds up ethanol production

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used 3D bioprinting to produce live yeast cells capable of creating a substance similar to beer. This bioink material is 3D printed into porous scaffolds, enabling the conversion of microbes, that is, glucose into ethanol and CO2. As a result of this chemical reaction, the study […]