Beyond the trinkets: Voxel8 shows 3D electronics printer
Engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
New 3-D printing algorithms speed production, reduce waste
New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3-D printers.
It is rocket science! World's first 3D craft set for take-off
Fuelled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team on Friday said it was preparing to launch the world's first ever 3D printed rocket.
3D printing 'will change the world'
From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.
Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly: Too hot and too cold is just right
Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their ...
How 3D printing with biomaterials can minimize our carbon footprint and revolutionize the world
How can 3D Printing revolutionize the world? In the newly published book '3D Printing with Biomaterials', authors Ad van Wijk and Iris van Wijk explore the promises of 3D printing with biomaterials towards a ...
Solid Concepts 3D prints world's first metal gun (w/ Video)
3-D printers to make human body parts? It's happening
It sounds like something from a science fiction plot: So-called three-dimensional printers are being used to fashion prosthetic arms and hands, jaw bones, spinal-cord implants - and one day perhaps even living human body ...
Researchers develop 4D printing technology for composite materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials ...
3D printing goes solar
3D printing guru Joshua Pearce wants nothing more than to provide the means of production to everyone, especially people in developing regions who must get by on very little. But there has been a drawback.
New company aims to bring 3-D printers to home users
Imagine you have an idea for a new object—say, a custom phone case that perfectly molds to your hand or a cupholder that attaches to your laptop. Then, an hour later, a tangible plastic version of that ...
Scientists build a low-cost, open-source 3-D metal printer
OK, so maybe you aren't interested in making your own toys, cellphone cases, or glow-in-the-dark Christmas decorations. How about a brake drum?
An air cushion for falling droplets
Falling droplets bounce as many as fifteen times before they come to rest on a flat surface. In the past, it was believed that this phenomenon is limited to water drops on superhydrophobic surfaces.