Category Archives: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Egyptian Civilisations brought to life for the BBC at Fab Lab Warrington

Egyptian artifacts discovered in the Valley of the Kings have been faithfully recreated by 3D printing at Fab Lab Warrington. A series of canopic jars, used to preserve organs for the afterlife, and other ancients objects were made as part of a festival held by the BBC that saw museums up and down the country come […]

Allevi 1 collagen 3D bioprinter technical specifications and pricing

Allevi, the 3D bioprinting company formerly known as BioBots, has launched the Allevi 1 3D bioprinter. Capable of 3D printing with collagen, protein inks, and biopolymers like PLGA, the new system is a versatile tool for laboratories, helping to spread Allevi’s mission of making 3D tissue engineering easier, and more accessible. The perfect lab tool […]

Metal 3D printing makes the cut in MIT Tech Review’s top ten tech list

Metal 3D printing is listed as one of the top 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018 by the MIT Technology Review, the online and in-print magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The list has been curated by Tech Review editors since 2001, and previously featured (in 2016 and 2017) the emergence of gene editing, alongside […]

Cornell presents foundations of collaborative human-robot 3D printing

The next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will be led by cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrating computation, networking, and manual processes. To this end, factories will rely more an more on collaboration between human employees and robots. In a recent interview Sören Papsdorf, Head of Manufacturing Engineering at KUKA, said that he believed human-robot collaboration is “the […]

Cornell presents foundations of collaborative human-robot 3D printing

The next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will be led by cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrating computation, networking, and manual processes. To this end, factories will rely more an more on collaboration between human employees and robots. In a recent interview Sören Papsdorf, Head of Manufacturing Engineering at KUKA, said that he believed human-robot collaboration is “the […]

MIT’s 3D printed mood rings may have the impact to cut fashion waste

The positive environmental impact of 3D printing has a new layer of intelligence thanks to recent research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Based on the same principle responsible for transition lenses in glasses, researchers at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have made 3D printed objects capable of changing color. The idea […]

Yale journal looks at impact of 3D printing on health and environment

A special edition of the “Journal of Industrial Ecology,” a peer-reviewed scientific journal produced by the Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE) at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), has looked at the environmental, energy and health impacts of additive manufacturing. Entitled “Environmental Dimensions of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing,” the November 2017 […]

Leading U.S. researchers demonstrate layer-free volumetric 3D printing

Volumetric 3D printing, also known as hologram 3D printing, has the potential to expedite light-based additive manufacturing in a way never seen before. The power of the process lies in its ability to cure objects in a single step, abandoning the use of support structures and the typical layer-by-layer approach. The method is the subject […]

MIT develops FastFFF – the speediest desktop 3D printer to date

Professor John Hart and Jamison Go of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have published an article demonstrating an improved FFF 3D printing process that leaves benchmark 3D printers in the dust. Named ‘FastFFF’, (Fast Fused Filament Fabrication) the method is powered by a souped-up printhead and a faster gantry system, producing objects at a rate […]

MIT 3D printed “cups” deliver multiple vaccines in a single shot

A new 3D printing method from the Langer Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a way of making vaccines that releases multiple doses of a drug over a controlled period of time. Termed StampEd Assembly of polymer Layers (SEAL), the process harnesses photolithography to 3D print and seal microscopic wells, or “cups”, […]