Category Archives: Bernd Bickel

University researchers develop new method for making 3D printed molds

Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria & the Institute of Science and Information Technology in Italy have developed a new tool for creating 3D printed molds. The tool automatically finds the best method to design silicone molds, and delivers the templates for what the team are calling ‘metamolds’. Bernd Bickel, heading the […]

Transparent 3D printable nanostructures can mimic natural colors

Scientists from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have presented an alternative method of applying user-defined color to 3D printed objects. Replacing pigment-based colors, which alter appearance by the selective absorption of electrons in a substance, the scientists have created a computational […]

How MIT’s ultimate origami algorithm is unlocking the potential of 3D printers

Two new pieces of research into 3D structures could have novel applications in 3D printing.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers Erik Demaine and Jason Ku …