New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing.
Britain’s road network will soon be repaired by robots capable of filling in a pothole in a minute, scientists have predicted.
Kuen-Ren “Roland” Chen, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases.
MIT researchers have designed and 3D printed an array of soft, mechanical critters whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings.
The Croatian Pavilion has presented the world’s largest and most complex 3D Printed installation at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. Titled “Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality”, the Pavilion reflects on spaces of hospitality, the environment, automated design, and architecture’s role in the 21st century.
Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company based in Dubai, said it has filed the UAE’s first 3D printing patent for construction moulds. The patent is an Immensa proprietary method for the production of moulds for concrete and other building materials using 3D printing.
Researchers at ETH Zurich have teamed up with colleagues at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to develop a new propulsion concept for swimming robots. The robot exploits temperature fluctuations in the water for propulsion without the ne…
Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery 3D-printed smart gel could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. It may also be used to make artificial heart, stomach and other muscles, along with devices for diagnosing diseases, detecting and delivering drugs and performing underwater inspections.
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3D printing. The researchers’ Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method uses an optimization algorithm that efficiently searches combinations of parameters relevant for 3D printing, enabling high-fidelity soft material products to be printed.
The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will see the first 3D-printed concrete houses built next year in Bosrijk, Meerhoven, the municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology and the four companies involved announced on Wednesday.