Category Archives: University of Arkansas

3D Printing Industry review of the year October 2018

For the 3D printing industry, October 2018 was a month of progress and milestones. This month brought an extinct species back to life, and Apple’s 3D printer closer to birth. Flying higher with 3D printing October was a big month for GE Additive. The company announced a landmark event in the history of aviation and […]

The Chunker “chunk-based slicer” proposed for cobot 3D printing

In a paper recently published in Rapid Prototyping Journal, scientists detail a new slicing approach for multiple 3D printers working on the same object. In place of the typical layer-by-layer approach, this team proposes the “Chunker” that breaks CAD models down into chunks that are designated to different mobile additive manufacturing systems. According to the social […]

$500,000 3D printed construction project plans to use bacteria for building

In April 2018, assistant professor Michelle Bernhardt-Barry at the University of Arkansas was awarded a National Science Foundation research grant of $500,000 to support the development of 3D printed construction materials. Two months on, and further information about the 5 year project has been revealed, showing that it aims to use an usual method of binding natural […]