A 3D-printed laptop prepared for crowdfunding campaign
Open for business: 3-D printer creates first object in space on space station
The International Space Station's 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.
New digital fabrication technique creates interlocking 3D-printed ceramic PolyBricks
An innovative system using automated 3D printing technology and advanced digital tools to create customized, prefabricated ceramic building blocks, called PolyBricks, is enabling the construction of mortar-less ...
Leading the way in 3D metal printing for industry
The University of Adelaide is working with local companies to investigate 3D metal printing for the development of prototype and operational manufacturing parts.
Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer
A terrifying killer liquid metal robot from a blockbuster "Terminator" science fiction film has inspired what was heralded here as a revolution in 3D printing.
Space station 3-D printed items, seedlings return in the belly of a Dragon
Newly 3-D printed wrenches, data to improve cooling systems, protein crystals and seedling samples returned Feb. 10 aboard SpaceX's fifth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. Researchers ...
CSAIL team puts design in your hands (w/ Video)
Even as 3-D printing is poised to help democratize manufacturing, it's often overlooked that many 3-D-printed items are far too complicated for users to digitally design.
The engineering behind the 3-D printing revolution
While 3-D pens and printers are enjoyed by students, artists and makers, innovative American companies are using similar equipment to manufacture aerospace, automotive and medical technologies. The number ...
New solder for semiconductors allows good electronic performance
A research team led by the University of Chicago's Dmitri Talapin has demonstrated how semiconductors can be soldered and still deliver good electronic performance.
Novel 3-D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market
Lower-cost 3D printers for the consumer market offer only a limited selection of plastic materials, while industrial additive manufacturing (AM) machines can print parts made of high-performance metals. The ...
International Space Station enables interplanetary space exploration
If necessity is the mother of invention, then survival in space breeds many "children." These children are the research and technologies demonstrated aboard the International Space Station. For 16 years, ...
3-D printing finds its 'sweet spot' through 'nifty shades of gray' (w/ Video)
A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger, using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical.
Amazon to team with independent booksellers on Kindles
Amazon announced plans Wednesday to work with independent booksellers and other retailers on sales of its Kindle tablets, offering the merchants a share of e-book revenues.
Advanced 3-D printer sparks unique collaborations across campus
When the UW-Madison Mechanical Engineering Department acquired an advanced 3D printer in 2012, it not only increased the lab's research capabilities, but it also opened a door to new collaborations on campus.