3Qs: The 3-D printing of tomorrow
Ahmed Busnaina, the William Lincoln Smith Professor and director of the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern, has developed a method called directed ...
Micro-manufacturing breakthrough is wired for sound
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have harnessed the power of sound waves to enable precision micro- and nano-manufacturing.
Students design artificial kidney with 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —Three-dimensional printing has garnered coverage in the popular press for its application in the custom manufacturing of tools and mechanical parts. But six School of Engineering seniors have ...
NASA's space launch system using futuristic technology to build the next generation of rockets
(Phys.org)—NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this ...
Files posted online to 'print' working handgun
Computer files to create a handgun almost entirely from parts made with a 3D printer went online Monday, alarming gun control advocates after it was successfully test-fired by its inventor.
Study finds natural compound can be used for 3-D printing of medical implants
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated ...
Invention aims to lower costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug testing
(Phys.org) —A specialized 3-D printing extruder developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) sophomore and his collaborator could lower the costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug ...
SXSW kicks off with vision of a 3D printing revolution
The 27th edition of South by Southwest kicked off Friday with a bold prediction that desktop 3D printing will unleash a new industrial revolution guided by "creative explorers."
Printed electronics: A multi-touch sensor customizable with scissors
Together with researchers from the MIT Media Lab, they developed a printable multi-touch sensor whose shape and size everybody can alter. A new circuit layout makes it robust against cuts, damage, and removed ...
3D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells
A team of researchers from Scotland has used a novel 3D printing technique to arrange human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the very first time.
British project uses 3D printing for prosthetic eyes
Your smartphone as a 3D scanner: Scientists present new software
3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor ...
Titanium powder used to 3D print automotive parts
(Phys.org) —To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics – cheap printers' feedstock and high throughput. Until now 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ...
Affordable precision 3-D printing for pros
Against the backdrop of today's burgeoning 3-D printing landscape—with an ever-increasing number of machines popping up—MIT Media Lab spinout Formlabs has carved out a precise niche.