Category Archives: nanoparticles

Vanderbilt University strikes gold on 3D printed defects

Defects in 3D printed parts can cause tremendous failures in a finished component. Luckily, new research from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, has gleaned a new way of detecting faults. By introducing gold nanoparticles into the 3D printer material, researchers can now quickly scan parts to help predict failures before they happen. “There are tremendous possibilities for […]

Fraunhofer 3D printing and nanotech gets $37.3M boost from Hamburg

From large scale metal 3D printing through to quantum-dot technology, the Fraunhofer Society is behind some of the most pivotal advances in technology. Back in 2005, one of the society’s 69 institutes (the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits – IIS) even invented and patented the MP3 file format, using Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner as a test track […]

3D printing news Sliced HP, Carbon, Proto Labs, Jeju National University

Are graphene seal whiskers the future of smart sensors? How can you make new 3D printer materials using light? What can you do to improve the strength and appearance of low-cost 3D printed parts? All these questions and more, from adidas, Siemens, CollPlant, Proto Labs and South Korea, answered in today’s edition of Sliced 3D printing […]

3D printing in water for medical use and faster 3D prints

Why would you want to 3D print in water? New research into materials shows a novel technique with applications for 3D bioprinting.

Materials scientist Shlomo Magdassi, …

3D Printed Hydrogel Seeded with Nanoparticles Filters Toxins Similar to Dialysis

(MedGadget) Investigators at the University of California, San Diego, designed a new 3D printed device that’s made of a hydrogel embedded with detoxifying nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are able to trap toxins and the hydrogel matrix makes sure they stay safely inside the device, until the whole system is removed or disconnected. Before now, it had been a challenge to evacuate nanoparticles out of the body undisturbed since the particles can get accumulated inside the liver for hepatic metabolism and excretion, creating a risk of secondary poisoning. As a proof of concept, the team ran a solution of pore-forming toxins through the device and showed that its virulence went down to zero after filtration.

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