Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, ...
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.
NASA engineer set to complete first 3-D-printed space cameras
By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components.
Printing innovations provide tenfold improvement in organic electronics
SLAC and Stanford researchers have developed a new, printing process for organic thin-film electronics that results in films of strikingly higher quality.
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 ...
Engineering breakthrough will allow cancer researchers to create live tumors with a 3D printer
(Phys.org) —Drexel's Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in the College of Engineering, has devised a method for 3D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the petri dish.
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.
Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)
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 ...
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.
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
(AP)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Kateeva announces YIELDjet—technique for printing OLEDs cheaper
A revolution in three dimensions ... maybe four: Researchers explore 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —It's an old idea, really. One of the oldest. To make useful things, humans remove the bits that aren't part of the thing we want. We've learned how to then make giant factory machines that assemble ...