Category Archives: Research

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 […]

RIT 3D bioprinting searches for materials to help the body repair itself

For several years Professor Iris Rivero has been leading research into effective material combinations for acceptance as scaffolds within the body. For this purpose, Rivero and her collaborators have used a variety of different biofabrication techniques including electrospinning, cryomilling and, of course, 3D bioprinting. A hybrid and additive manufacturing expert, Rivero is now the head of […]

Harvard 3D bioprinting research mimics kidney function like never before

Scientists working with the award winning Lewis Lab at Harvard University have made a significant advancement in the development of 3D bioprinted kidney models. Building on foundational work published in 2016, a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discusses the absorption of substances in 3D bioprinted models of a kidney’s promixal tubule. […]

Spotting a change in the water thanks to 3D printed functional materials

A Spanish-Israeli team of scientists has developed a novel, 3D printed plastic-composite sensor capable of detecting small amounts of water. The research led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and published in Advanced Functional Materials, addresses the limitations of organic polymers in terms of mechanical and thermal properties. With the use of Coordination Polymers […]

Chinese researchers use 3D printing to reinvent the wheel for SAR robotics

Researchers from China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) are using 3D printing to improve the design of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. In an effort to make such robots more adaptable to terrain, the NUDT team developed a compact wheel-track-leg hybrid system based on a novel transformable mechanism. This […]

3D Printing industry CrAMmed: KIT, University of Louisville, NTU, Manchester Metropolitan University

In this edition of CrAMmed Iranian researchers present a new 3D printing technique named Selective Laser Baking; new types of 3D printed bone formation patterns are explored by Sichuan University; and the capabilities of additive manufacturing for apparel is explored by Manchester Metropolitan University. Knit one, 3D print two “3D printing is an emergent technology which […]

Omni3D and Cyprus University of Technology launch CO₂-reducing 3D printed biofuel reactor

Polish FFF 3D printer producer and service provider Omni3D has launched a CO₂ reducing R&D project with Cyprus University of Technology. The goal of the project is to make a reactor capable of turning carbon dioxide into biomethane and/or ethanol, which can then be used as alternative fuels. Using OMNI3D’s expertise, the reactor will be made […]

Omni3D and Cyprus University of Technology launch CO₂-reducing 3D printed biofuel reactor

Polish FFF 3D printer producer and service provider Omni3D has launched a CO₂ reducing R&D project with Cyprus University of Technology. The goal of the project is to make a reactor capable of turning carbon dioxide into biomethane and/or ethanol, which can then be used as alternative fuels. Using OMNI3D’s expertise, the reactor will be made […]

3D Printing Industry research CrAMmed: MIT, National Academy of Engineering, Aalto University, Optomec

As additive manufacturing continues to enable researchers worldwide, CrAMmed, 3D Printing Industry’s academic and AM research digest, shares the latest innovations and literature demonstrating its capabilities. Controlling sounds waves with 3D printing Engineers from Aalto University in Helsinki and collaborators from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have used 3D printed tubes to create a […]

Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory unlock keyhole phenomenon in metal 3D printing

In a recently published paper, scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory used high-speed x-ray imaging to study the keyhole effect in powder-based metal 3D printing. A keyhole is a subcategory of void, or pore, that can sometimes be found in AM components. Anthony Rollett, a co-author of the paper and Professor of […]