Category Archives: Research

Scientists combine 3D printing and crocodile cartilage to treat joint injuries

Microbiologists at Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), Australia, are working to use crocodile protein with healing powers and 3D bioprinting to repair joint damage. A traumatic injury to a joint can leave a crack or a hole between a joining bone. The cartilage has difficulties healing as there is no blood supply to the bone. According to […]

Nanoparticles enable on-demand SLS 3D color printing

Scientists at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) have published a new research paper, showing a way to 3D print colored objects using SLS printers. The technology discussed in the paper shows the possibility of mixing polymer powders with commercial inks to enable on-demand 3D color printing using inkjet based methods by introducing […]

UCLA 3D prints an artificial “brain” that could breed new autonomous vehicles

A team from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering in Los Angeles, California, have applied 3D printing to create a “seeing” device modeled on the human brain. Appearing as a series of neatly stacked plastic plates, this device is capable of analyzing image data to identify objects such as items of clothing, and handwritten characters. By […]

UCLA 3D prints an artificial “brain” that could breed new autonomous vehicles

A team from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering in Los Angeles, California, have applied 3D printing to create a “seeing” device modeled on the human brain. Appearing as a series of neatly stacked plastic plates, this device is capable of analyzing image data to identify objects such as items of clothing, and handwritten characters. By […]

NYU moves toward clinical trials of dissolving 3D printed bone implants

Scientists and surgeons at NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry, New York, have published a study detailing 3D printed implants that dissolve as a bone heals. According to the study’s senior investigator Paulo Coelho, “Our 3D scaffold represents the best implant in development because of its ability to regenerate real bone,” “Our latest study […]

Scientists use 3D printing to support regeneration of damaged nerves

Scientists in the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, have made progress in the treatment of damaged peripheral nerves using 3D printing. Their findings showed that 3D printed tissue scaffolds could be used to repair, or regenerate damaged nerves connecting the spine and the brain to the rest of the body. […]

$13 million to be invested Latin America’s first Additive Manufacturing Consortium

The city of Querétaro, Mexico, has become the host of the first Additive Manufacturing Consortium (Conmad) in Latin America. Launched in a bid to validate and explore viable 3D printing technology for production, the consortium brings together several leading institutions and industry partners. Together, the selected partners expect to invest over $13 million to implement new […]

Motorbikes, ships, scandium and NDT: inside Additive Manufacturing journal Oct. 2018

As seen from the highly efficient 3D printed batteries at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Missouri University of Science and Technology, the October 2018 edition of ScienceDirect’s Additive Manufacturing journal is now in progress. Volume 23 currently includes the work of 9 innovative research groups from leading institutions all around the world, including projects from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), the University of Cádiz and […]

3D printing creates “major advance” for longer life batteries

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Missouri University of Science and Technology have applied 3D printing to produce high capacity lithium-ion batteries. Deemed “a major advance in 3D batteries” by the study’s authors, the findings have the potential to transform all portable electronic devices, from smartphones to laptops and games consoles. 3D printing a potential world first […]

3D printing creates “major advance” for longer life batteries

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Missouri University of Science and Technology have applied 3D printing to produce high capacity lithium-ion batteries. Deemed “a major advance in 3D batteries” by the study’s authors, the findings have the potential to transform all portable electronic devices, from smartphones to laptops and games consoles. 3D printing a potential world first […]