New research has shown a method to rapidly produce crystalline objects at the nano scale.
A Future Nano-Cutting 3D Printer?
Researchers have developed a new method of cutting tiny 2D materials, but could this be the foundation of a new type of 3D printer?
Major Advance in 3D Printed Battery Technology
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a method of 3D printing battery components to dramatically increase capacity.
A Look at Theoretical Futures for 3D Printing Technology
A speculative video discusses some of the issues 3D printing may face in the distant future.
3D Printing Small Objects With A New Process
A research team has developed an unusual method for 3D printing small scaffold-like structures.
Using the Other Way to 3D Print Full Color Objects
I’m learning a lot more about how light and color actually work after reading a research paper on an experimental method for 3D printing colors.
Solving The Dilemma of 3D Printed Graphene Microstructures
Graphene is one of those wonder materials you hear about, but somehow can never be properly 3D printed.
Book of the Week: The Diamond Age
This week’s selection is “The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer”, by Neal Stephenson.
Multiphoton Optics Achieves One of the Finest 3D Printing Resolutions
If you haven’t heard of Multiphoton Optics, you will soon, as the German company has developed a very powerful 3D printing process that is quite unlike others.
The First Step Towards the Ultimate 3D Printer?
Researchers at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science have devised a system that can apparently position individual atoms.
LLNL Sheds Light on 3D Printing Next-Gen Metamaterials
U.S. government labs have become involved in 3D printing in a big way, necessarily adopting the technology for research and development purposes since the technology’s inception, but also pushing the boundaries of what 3D printing is truly capable of.
Large Scale 3D Printed Nanostructures Possible
A newly invented process could enable large-scale use of nano-printed metal materials.
BAE Systems’ “Chemical” Printer: Fantasy or Possibility?
There’s a very strange announcement on the BAE Systems site, proposing a “chemputer” that would “grow” objects. Is this something that’s actually feasible?
Metal 3D Printer Manufacturer XJET Announces Huge Investment
Israel-based XJET announced a huge USD$25M investment to bolster their progress in developing an incredibly innovative metal 3D printer.
Nano-Level Electro-Chemical 3D Printing Demonstrated
A new microscopic 3D printing process has been developed by Swiss company Cytosurge, and it can print metal!
New Digital DNA-Based 3D Printing Technology Emerges
While 3D printing at human-sized scales remains a busy marketplace, research into 3D printing at microscopic scales also continues.
Nanoscribe’s Nano-Scale 3D Printing Technology
We took a closer look at Nanoscribe’s nano-scale 3D printing technology to understand how it works.
3D Printing Microscopic Surface Tutorial
Andrés Gómez has produced a simple tutorial for 3D printing a surface obtained with atomic force microscopy.
The Teeniest 3D Printed Human Ever?
Artist Jonty Hurwitz wanted to create the world’s smallest human form. And he did.
Graphene Filament for 3D Printing
Graphene 3D Labs is developing a new family of 3D printer filaments, the first being one made from graphene.
A Microscale 3D Printing Breakthrough
Harvard’s Jennifer Lewis has developed a technique for 3D printing a wide variety of materials at micro-scale dimensions.
3D Bioprinting Saved by Vitamins
Researchers developing techniques to 3D print extremely small objects for medical purposes have had a problem. To fuse material at the nano scale, a “two photon” technique is used. The material becomes solid when exposed to the targeted photons. However, bio material is not typically fusible, so researchers often print a scaffold on which… Continue reading 3D Bioprinting Saved by Vitamins
Micrometer Scale 3D Printing
German-based Nanoscribe announced a new micrometer-scale 3D printer, the Photonic Professional GT, billed as the “world’s fastest commercially available 3D printer for micro- and nanostructures”. The Photonic Professional GT uses a highly accurate, mirror-guided laser system to polymerize photosensitive material into solid objects of incredibly tiny size. The machine is capable of producing fine… Continue reading Micrometer Scale 3D Printing
DIY Pioneer Dislikes 3D Printing???
A provocative headline at LiveScience proclaims: “Why a DIY Pioneer Dislikes 3D Printing”. The pioneer in this case is Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, someone who should know the space very well indeed. It seems that Gershenfeld views the current state of “DIY” manufacturing as an extension of 1950’s… Continue reading DIY Pioneer Dislikes 3D Printing???
Years ago Eric Drexler proposed the concept of Nanotechnology in his breakthrough book, “Engines of Creation”. The book envisioned titanic swarms of microscopic machines beavering away at problems in an almost magical way. Converting a vat of raw chemicals into a house, picking off virus cells one by one from within your living body,… Continue reading NanoPixies?
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Jamais Cascio, Director of Impacts Analysis at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN), describes his thoughts on the implications of future “nanofactories”, which to me sounds a lot like my vision of the eventual end-goal of 3D printing and fabbing. Among the topics covered by Jamais were design, distribution, “toner” or its 3d printing equivalent,… Continue reading Center for Responsible Nanotechnology