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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...]

3D-Printing of Glass Now Possible

April 28, 2017

Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique. As a consequence of the properties [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...]

3D Printing Liquid Metal Fugitive Inks

July 2, 2016

Direct-writing liquid metal as a sacrificial template for molding of microfluidic channels Researchers at NC State have developed a new method to create microfluidic channels and micro-vasculature in polymers by 3D printing liquid metal [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...]

Alternative Lab-on-a-Chip Material

February 24, 2016

A close-up image of micro-scale pillars that were formed — or, photostructured — in the OSTE polymer using UV light. (Credit: KTH Royal Institute of Technology) Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new [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...]
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