Category Archives: Research

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 […]

Australian alliance to revolutionze 3D printing in mining

Mineral Technologies (NYSE:MTX), the New York headquartered mining subsidiary of Australian integrated services company Downer Group, has entered a 3D printing R&D collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC). Gravity spirals, used to separate valuable minerals from mined material, will be the focus of the research, and together the teams hope […]

Interview: Inside UCLA’s faster, multimaterial 3D bioprinter

Recently, a 3D bioprinting project conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been making headlines for its potential to create complex biological tissues. Led by UCLA Professor of Engineering Ali Khademhosseini, the project describes a bioprinter that makes use of microfludic chip to efficiently print multiple materials in a single process. Yu Shrike […]

Watch: midair sugar 3D printing in the name of medicine

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a hypnotizing 3D printer that offers new possibilities in the field of tissue engineering. Seemingly gravity-defying, the 3D printer makes objects suitable for seeding cells and growing tissue samples in-lab, a crucial step when experimenting with potentially ground-breaking treatments. Tissue engineering: the challenges In medical research, […]

MIT’s 3D printed Roboats are independently making their way to Amsterdam

Blowing driverless cars out of the water – an autonomous fleet of boats developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has undergone a number of important updates. Now 3D printable, the so-called Roboats, are one step closer to introduction on the world’s rivers and canals. Transporting and self-assembling at scale The Roboat project […]

ETH Zürich leads first in-human study of custom 3D printed oral drug delivery device

Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux, Professor in Drug Formulation and Delivery at ETH Zürich, has led the first in-human study of 3D printed drug-eluting mouthguards. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore and the University of Montreal in Canada, the work, as stated in the opening abstract, “demonstrates the immense potential of 3D printing […]

ETH Zürich leads first in-human study of custom 3D printed oral drug delivery device

Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux, Professor in Drug Formulation and Delivery at ETH Zürich, has led the first in-human study of 3D printed drug-eluting mouthguards. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore and the University of Montreal in Canada, the work, as stated in the opening abstract, “demonstrates the immense potential of 3D printing […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

Synchrotron exposes the physics of metal AM with stunning video

Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, is the UK’s national synchrotron. A type of particle accelerator, the synchratron is behind some the country’s most cutting edge particle physics research, including the AMAZE collaborative, dubbed “the largest and most ambitious group ever assembled on the topic of Additive Manufacturing.” The University of Manchester (UoM) is one of the 26 […]