A team of researchers at TU Delft has further optimized the process of 3D printing graded microstructures. A lot of minds are working on this problem because graded densities make for an incredibly efficient use of mass.
The piezoelectric materials produce an electric current when placed under mechanical stress and can be found in everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards. However, they have their limitations.
Some questions, once they’re asked, are forever debated with no discernible resolution: why did the chicken cross the road, what is the human condition, and what is the best way to prevent people from 3D printing guns?
Around 350 million years ago, the first amphibious animals made their way onto land, and then some 40 million years later, the first amniotes emerged. A fossil excavated from central Germany’s Bromacker quarry in 2000 is thought to be a “stem amniote,”
A researcher at Empa has 3D printed an ear using the polymer that gives plants their structural support: cellulose. Empa (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) is the German acronym for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for
Ceramic is one of the hardest materials, which is why it often finds its way into body armor; it works by being so hard that it shatters incoming projectiles, reducing their kinetic mass and penetrability. Ceramic is also incredibly brittle, meaning ce…
The world’s most expensive fighter jet soon may be flying with parts made from a 3D printer.
Los Angeles-based Relativity Space, a three-year-old start-up that aspires to build rockets using 3D printers, announced a contract Thursday with the U.S. Air Force to build and operate a launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Thessaloniki, Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. For the public, closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing as we all f…
There is currently a lot of interest from investors and commercial developers in the 3D printing of architectural components, so when researchers want to demonstrate their construction-grade 3D printers, the go-to structure is a bridge.