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3D Bioprinting Revolution Solidifies Gains

December 4, 2016

In this image, a 3D-printed four-valve switch (left) is shown connected to a 3D-printed cell culture chamber (right). Each valve is pneumatically operated through one of four dedicated tubes, each of [more...]

How to Smooth 3D-Printed Parts

December 5, 2015

Many high-quality parts produced on 3D printers can be sanded by hand to eliminate layer lines and produce a smooth finish. There’s a misconception that 3D printing cannot make the kind of smooth [more...]

An Easy Test for Sickle Cell Disease

November 8, 2015

A new device developed by University of Connecticut biomedical engineers provides a simple, inexpensive, and quick test for the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease using a common [more...]

Creating Microchannels with a 3-D Printer

October 5, 2015

Bionanotechnologists from Wageningen University have developed a new, inexpensive way to make microfluidic devices without using costly materials or cleanroom facilities. The technique, which uses a [more...]

New Frontiers in 3D printing

September 22, 2015

A new “active” 3D printhead, developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, mixes complex inks using a rotational impeller inside a microscale nozzle, allowing heterogeneous [more...]

3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

September 6, 2015

The palette of materials that can be used as 3-D printing “ink” is quickly growing in diversity, but one ubiquitous material has, until now, been absent: transparent glass. It’s already [more...]

Unibody Lab-on-a-chip Fast Prototyping

May 10, 2015

Author: Germán Comina, Anke Suska and Daniel Filippini Optical Devices Laboratory (ODL) Linkoping University, Sweden Introduction: The development of disposable devices for optical chemical [more...]

Graphene Structures Created with 3D Printing

February 21, 2015

Image Credit: Advanced Materials/Esther García-Tuñon et al. Researchers have created a graphene composite paste that can be 3D printed into complex, patterned structures. Super-strong, super-light, [more...]

Precision 3D Printing by Solidscape

November 2, 2014

With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the 3D printing technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course, is the use of 3D printing in [more...]

3D laser lithography

October 13, 2014

Additive manufacturing (AM) or three-dimensional (3D) printing is hitting the headlines with ever-spectacular developments. While AM has been used for years as the de facto standard for rapid [more...]

3D Printed Optics

October 2, 2014

The LUXeXceL Group in the Netherlands has announced both the launch of a new additive manufacturing platform that delivers high speed and precision as well as the introduction of a new clear material [more...]
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