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10 things You Should Know About How 3D Bioprinting

June 24, 2017

The healthcare industry is trying to capitalize on 3D printing, and fast. From prosthetic limbs and various surgical devices made with plastics and metals, to using cells to print human organs, experiments in this industry are progressing [more...]

MIT Researchers Make New Graphene Discovery

January 15, 2017

Graphehe gyroid (Image Credit: Zhao Qin, MIT)   Researchers from MIT have created a new material that is actually stronger than graphene – making it 10 times stronger than steel, with only five percent of its density The research [more...]

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 which contains a different [more...]

FDA Approved 3D Printed Drug Available In The US

March 28, 2016

The first FDA approved 3D printed drug for epilepsy, Spritam is now available in the US (Photo credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals) A continued step forward in the treatment of epilepsy and the power of 3D printing. According to the Centers [more...]

3D Printing Tips and Tech: Get to Know Those Acronyms

December 5, 2015

With the rapid pervasiveness of 3D printing, confusion has begun to set in among some people regarding the different processes. Simon Caiger , Product Manager for JK Lasers, says there’s so much misunderstanding, organizations are [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 and polished parts available from [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 smartphone. (Credit: Peter Morenus/UConn Photo) [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 3D printer and Lego plastic, is called [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 materials to be printed in three dimensions. [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 possible to use tiny granules of glass in a [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 detection with cell phones, entail challenging [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, durable-yet-flexible two-dimensional [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 medical applications. One 3D printer [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 prototyping in architectural, aerospace, and [more...]

Rapid Prototyping Comparison from Quickparts

October 4, 2014

Stereolithography (SLA) MultiJet Printing (MJP – ProJet) ColorJet Printing (CJP – ZPrint) Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Plastic Jet Printing (PJP) QuickPlastic Cast Urethanes (Polys) Applications Excellent for fit and form [more...]
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