Category Archives: University College Dublin

3D Printing research CrAMmed: WUR, UBC, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, KIT, University College Dublin

Welcome to the second edition of CrAMmed, our 3D printing news digest based on the latest academic additive manufacturing research. Today, CrAMmed presents research from Wageningen University and Research (WUR), who 3D printed the color changing Lycurgus Cup; the University of British Columbia (UBC), where an additively manufactured artificial nose has been produced for gas […]

University College Dublin’s Naiad receives Start-Up of the Year Award for 3D bioprinting technology

Naiad, a UK-based 3D biotechnology company, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. The company also received a €32,000 prize fund, as part of the 2018 UCD Venture Launch Accelerator Programme. As one of six emerging UCD start-ups, Naiad is developing a novel liquid-based 3D bioprinter that helps researchers fabricate […]

UCD opens $25.7 million advanced manufacturing research center with 3D printing focus

The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Center for 3D printing and digital technologies has been opened at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. The facility has been created at a cost of €22.2 million ($25.7 million) provided by the government-backed Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry stakeholders. Commenting on the launch Heather Humphreys, Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, said, “Innovation […]

ETH Zürich 3D printable “Flink” creates proactive bacterial microfactories

Bacteria grows in water-based hydrogels in a similar wold to mold that appears on the top of a forgotten cup of coffee. However, with a more solid consistency than coffee, hydrogels provide microbes with a structure, allowing them to multiply into more complex, three-dimensional shapes. Though the organisms would typically be unwelcome at any breakfast […]