Category Archives: University of Arkansas

AFRL and U.S. universities create 3D printable epoxy/carbon fiber composites for aircraft parts

The U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has collaborated with researchers from the University of Arkansas, the University of Miami, Louisiana Tech University and the University of Texas at El Paso to develop 3D printable epoxy/carbon fiber composites. Such materials are set to be used in the production of 3D printed structural parts on air and […]

Ambots, collaborative mobile 3D printers, usher in new era of digital factory

Ambots, an Arkansas-based 3D printing technology and assembly provider, has developed a class of mobile robots, which the founders say will initiate a new kind of digital factory. Wenchao Zhou, co-founder of Ambots, said, “Right now, we’re trying to figure out the minimum set of robots needed for a generic digital factory.” Mobile 3D printer […]

Ambots, collaborative mobile 3D printers, usher in new era of digital factory

Ambots, an Arkansas-based 3D printing technology and assembly provider, has developed a class of mobile robots, which the founders say will initiate a new kind of digital factory. Wenchao Zhou, co-founder of Ambots, said, “Right now, we’re trying to figure out the minimum set of robots needed for a generic digital factory.” Mobile 3D printer […]

AMUG announce awardees of 2019 3D printing scholarships

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has revealed the recipients of its 3D printing scholarships. The first, the Randy Stevens Scholarship, has been awarded to Wenchao Zhou, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. The second, the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, has been gifted to Victoria Sears, a […]

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 […]