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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...]

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 [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 [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...]

Micro and Nano Engineering 2015

September 21, 2015

MNE 2015 is the 41st international conference on micro- and nanofabrication and manufacturing using lithography and related techniques. The conference brings together engineers and scientists from [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...]
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