Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at the possibilities of using 3D printed parts in clean room environments.
It’s that time of year again; we’re rolling out our annual reader survey, and this year you could win an amazing desktop 3D printer if you participate.
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort look at how ADT’s Engineering Lab could make use of 3D printing technology.
CASTOR released their 2021 annual Additive Manufacturing Trends Report, and it’s quite a bit different than you might think.
I wondered what a “Brinter” is, and found out.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the implications of an investment firm’s unusual relocation.
Blue Origin announced plans for a new space station, but the plan also includes a 3D printing system.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger examine R&D at CollPlant as bioprinting interest picks up.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger examine the ways in which 3D printing for prosthetics may address the phenomenon of phantom limb pain.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have made a breakthrough in healthcare 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger consider new advances that could lead to great strides forward in bioprinting capabilities.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider research into 3D printing to impact e-waste.
While addressing animals on the endangered species list is a major undertaking, 3D scanning and 3D printing can preserve these Vanishing Legacies.
This week’s selection is “Things Fall Together” by Skylar Tibbits.
This week, OSHdata announced its closure.
A partly 3D printed research satellite will test the envelope of 3D printed technology.
BMF has been collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University on a very promising approach to COVID-19 vaccines.
At the end of 2020, the NIST awarded almost $4 million in grants supporting metal 3D printing measurement methods and standards.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider a leading research university’s work in advancing 3D printing materials.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the 3D printing legacy of the late Gideon Gartner.
This week’s selection is “Smoothing 3D prints from ABS using acetone vapors” by Jagoda Ryba and Urszula Lelek-Borkowska.
Very often you’ll see amazing research into new forms of 3D printing appear on our pages, but you might wonder why you can’t ever buy a product with that technology.
We’d love to hear from you: what do you want to hear about in 3D printing?
It’s that time of year again; we’re rolling out our annual reader survey.
New research has uncovered ways to optimally use 5-axis 3D printing.
I’m reading an interesting analysis of how educators could save cash by 3D printing their own learning aids.
Sometimes “field testing” is very literal, as Argonne National Laboratory’s recent work with a 3D printed weather station highlights.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers the use of 3D printing in a different sort of pharmaceutical development.
Swapnil Sinha is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University whose research in additive manufacturing shows strength for the future of both DfAM and in-situ embedding in 3D printed parts.
Bioprinting is a 3D printing technique that combines the technology of 3D printers with select biomaterials to imitate components of the body.
EOS announced a new partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to increase AM skills.
Researchers have found a way to use 3D printers to produce tensegrity structures.
We received notice that UK-based Photocentric has launched a battery research division.
We had a chance to interview Susana Marques, a designer who has been using a number of 3D printers to develop functional and attractive fabrics.
We had a chance to interview Susana Marques, a fashion designer who has been using a number of 3D printers to develop functional and attractive fabrics.
New research has uncovered a potential method for 3D printing ceramic materials using microwaves.
Everyone knows 3D printer filament must be dry to function properly, but exactly how is this best done?
A look at the challenges facing the prospect of 3D bioprinting living tissue.
Researchers have been using bioprinting technology to assist in the development of COVID-19 treatments.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman discuss 3D printing work at an advanced research institute.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech have developed an unusual method that allows latex to be 3D printed.
Deena El-Mahdy is an Egyptian architect and Assistant professor at Architectural Engineering Department at the British University in Egypt.
Today I’m looking at a 3D printer I had not seen before, the Incus Hammer Lab35.
This week’s selection is “Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry” by Francis H. Froes and Rodney Boyer.
The US may no longer the sole 3D printer operator in space, as China has demonstrated what appears to be a functioning 3D printer on their most recent mission.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into 3D printing and sanitizing efforts with UV light.
Researchers are using 3D printing to better understand the underground flow of fluids.
Cosmonauts are attempting to 3D print bone tissue using a bioprinter on the space station.
Among the many resources in 3D printing, the Wohlers Report remains the authoritative report for well-researched and trustworthy data.
INTAMSYS has worked with researchers to develop an interesting hybrid 3D printing / laser-scribing process that can be used in a variety of unusual sensors.
Researchers are now able to procure incredibly powerful 3D printing equipment at lower costs to enable work that was previously impossible.
University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has developed a new and enormous 3D printer that is capable of 3D printing a complete boat that floats!
Charles Goulding and Greer Veon review the use of 3D printing for applications involving the growing senior demographic segment.
A billionaire has invested in research to develop practical methods of 3D printing human hearts. Why would this happen? We have some ideas.
To some, India may be a mysterious faraway place when it comes to 3D printing. However, there is a flourishing market in that country, and I3DPn hopes to build it even bigger.
Charles Goulding, Ryan Donley, and Mellissa McIntyre of R&D Tax Savers discuss wet labs and opportunities for 3D printing.
Can 3D prints change shape and maintain the new shape? New research seems to show this is possible, but what could this research lead to?
A $1.5M grant is setting Auburn University up to enhance its metrology efforts for additive manufacturing.
Aerosint is taking steps to make ceramic 3D printing more robust with a binder-free powder bed process.
A new project from Virginia Tech is perhaps the closest we’ve yet come to 3D printing as a Star Trek Replicator.
Additec’s new μPrinter allows parts to be 3D printed in both powder and wire in the same system.
What do you get when a design studio collaborates with bioengineers?
A cherry-sized bioprint may lead to 3D printed human hearts in a decade.
3D printed prosthetic hands have come a long way.
Just as we start to build comfort with 3D printing, scientists throw another dimension at it: another look at 4D printing.
The Filipino Department of Science and Technology has announced plans to build a new research-focused manufacturing center.
Metal 3D printing has come a vast distance since it was first introduced some years ago.
Our friends at Sculpteo have launched their annual industry survey.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe examine the impact of 3D printing for lab equipment in scientific research.
Mellissa McIntyre and Andressa Bonafe discuss medical research in 3D printing and advances in medical innovations.
A new 3D printed sponge could help reduce side effects of chemotherapy.
ASTM International was recently awarded a $1.2 million investment set to help further standards.
Charles Goulding and Rafaella July of R&D Tax Savers explore the US FDA’s grants forwarding work in bioprinting.
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss the potential impact on 3D printing of a major philanthropic donation.
Assistive devices are typically small aids that make a big difference — and often at a big cost.
An enormous, decades-long project is launched to 3D scan virtually all fossils and specimens stored at major museums.
Steve Kelly and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers discuss quantum dots and 3D printing.
This week’s selection is “Advances in Manufacturing and Processing of Materials and Structures” by Yoseph Bar-Cohen.
New research from MIT shows a potential approach for producing self-repairing 3D prints.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals” by editors Abdul W. Basit and Simon Gaisford.
This week, I had the honor to present a discussion on Trends in 3D Printing for Production at the International Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Taiwan, 2018.
Researchers have developed a way to create a unique material, metallic glass.
While extrusion-based 3D printers have been around for decades, there is still the need for some exploration, especially when it comes to large-scale printing.
I love secret project names, and Germany’s Kuehling & Kuehling certainly have one: the Lapuna Project.
I’m thinking about how new 3D printing processes can affect existing companies, and it’s not pretty.
Alan Faulkner-Jones’s bioprinter may someday be used in commercial applications.
The government of Canada announced they’re pitching in CAD$5M to support a CAD$20M advanced digital manufacturing hub.
If you are anywhere close to the world of 3D printing, you no doubt saw the blockbuster announcement last week of Carbon3D’s new speedy process. We took a bit deeper look at it.
A new era of orthopedic surgery is taking shape at Peking University. Armed with an Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printer, doctors are able to create titanium implants that fit perfectly with a patient’s body. Over the course of the last four years, Dr. Liu Zhongjun has been using EBM 3D printing to develop new… Continue reading 3D Printing Spinal Implants
A new initiative has launched, hoping to uncover new 3D printing technological advances. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute will operate as a sponsor for selected research projects that address gaps in our knowledge of 3D printing. The program runs during August, much like Google’s Summer of Code program. The program is hosted by the… Continue reading The Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute
In a newly released report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has identified six emerging technologies that could dramatically impact K-12 education. Among the new technologies are: cloud computing, mobile learning, open content, virtual/remote laboratories and, of course, 3D printing. While the report projects that 3D printing will be among the last technologies to be… Continue reading 3D Printing Will Be Adopted by K-12 in 5 Years
After updating our resources page, we realized we had produced a useful list of personal 3D printers. If you’re in the mood for 3D printer shopping, we suggest you try our list. It includes links to companies offering low-cost pre-assembled, personal 3D printers. It does not include 3D printer kit options, which you can… Continue reading The List of Personal 3D Printers, 2013
We’ve spent some time updating our 3D resources page. If you haven’t seen it, the page contains our list of key 3D printing resources. Areas of coverage now include lists for: Do It Yourself Options Hobbyist 3D Printers Commercial 3D Printers Popular 3D Print Services Popular 3D Print Related Books 3D Print Crowdsourcing Notable… Continue reading 3D Printing Resources
The Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Research Group is investigating the mechanical properties of parts produced with RepRap-style 3D printers and they need samples to put through extensive testing. They require a very large number of samples of “tensile bars” to undergo testing. They say: We are currently asking for companies/individuals with 3D… Continue reading MOST Needs Your Help
We managed to obtain an exclusive interview with one of the world’s leading print researchers, Professor Stephen Hoskins. Professor Hoskins’ group has recently been investigating the potential of 3D printing. Fabbaloo: You’re the Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of… Continue reading An Interview with the Ceramics Master