Category Archives: Research

NASA tests new antibacterial 3D printing filament

NASA is testing the suitability of an antibacterial 3D printer filament for use in future space missions. The filament is made by Copper3D, a Chilean company with a base in the USA. The study, conducted in association with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, aims to overcome the health challenges faced by NASA astronauts in […]

Fraunhofer ILT to present new low-distortion LPBF 3D printing at formnext 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT based in Aachen, Germany, has developed a new laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) based 3D printing method that reduces a component’s residual stresses and distortion. In a proof of concept test, Fraunhofer ILT scientists have 3D printed a component made from superalloy Inconel 718 that reportedly “demonstrated significantly reduced […]

Springy and crack-resistant cement created by 3D printing at Purdue

Springy, twisty and crack resistant are not terms often associated with cement. However, research into 3D printing for construction at Purdue University, Indiana, is going against the grain. By investigating current weaknesses (such as non-uniformity in microstructure) present in 3D printed cement structures, a team from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and School of Materials Engineering are challenging […]

Springy and crack-resistant cement created by 3D printing at Purdue

Springy, twisty and crack resistant are not terms often associated with cement. However, research into 3D printing for construction at Purdue University, Indiana, is going against the grain. By investigating current weaknesses (such as non-uniformity in microstructure) present in 3D printed cement structures, a team from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and School of Materials Engineering are challenging […]

Lockheed Martin enters $5.8 million contract with U.S Navy to accelerate 3D printing automation

Lockheed Martin, a Maryland-based aerospace and defense company, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) executive branch, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have partnered to accelerate the automation of industrial additive manufacturing systems. In a two-year, $5.8 million contract, the partners, led by Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center, will apply software and sensor modifications […]

Lockheed Martin enters $5.8 million contract with U.S Navy to accelerate 3D printing automation

Lockheed Martin, a Maryland-based aerospace and defense company, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) executive branch, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have partnered to accelerate the automation of industrial additive manufacturing systems. In a two-year, $5.8 million contract, the partners, led by Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center, will apply software and sensor modifications […]

Researchers develop novel 3D bioprinting method to noninvasively monitor cell activity

Professor Michael Kühl at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), and an international team of researchers from the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), located in Germany, have developed a novel 3D bioprinting method for monitoring complex tissue structures. Published in the latest edition of the materials science journal, Advanced Functional Materials, this […]

FDA awards $2.6M in grants for 3D bioprinting and biomedical research

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded grants to five research institutes for the study and improvement of biomanufacturing, including 3D bioprinting. Scott Gottlieb, MD, FDA Commissioner, said, “Advanced manufacturing technologies, such as continuous manufacturing, hold great promise for improvements in the reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of manufacturing for biological products.” “we awarded […]

Watch: MIT researchers create 3D printed motion sculptures to understand human movement

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a novel system to visualize complex human motion using 3D printed motion sculptures. MoSculp, an algorithm which converts 2D video sequences into tangible 3D pathways, is designed to enable a vivid interpretation of real-time motion that is otherwise difficult to perceive with the […]

Watch: MIT researchers create 3D printed motion sculptures to understand human movement

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a novel system to visualize complex human motion using 3D printed motion sculptures. MoSculp, an algorithm which converts 2D video sequences into tangible 3D pathways, is designed to enable a vivid interpretation of real-time motion that is otherwise difficult to perceive with the […]