Breakthrough adds a new dimension to printing (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Jun Yang said there's a Chinese saying that "people cannot use a basket to draw water."
Engineers cut time to 3D-print heterogeneous objects from hours to minutes (w/ Video)
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a faster 3D printing process and are now using it to model and fabricate heterogeneous objects, which comprise multiple materials.
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.
Solid Concepts 3D prints world's first metal gun (w/ Video)
Georgia Tech develops inkjet-based circuits at fraction of time and cost
(Phys.org) —Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet ...
Anti-fraud lasers and inks for transparent electronics
(Phys.org) —Two prototypes – a detection device which users lasers to fight fraud, and a piano which demonstrates the potential of printed electronics – have been unveiled by Cambridge researchers.
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 ...
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 ...
Exaggerated gait allows limbless R2G2 robot to move quickly in confined spaces, rough terrain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Snakes usually travel by bending their bodies in the familiar S-pattern. But when they're stalking prey, snakes can move in a straight line by expanding and contracting their bodies. This "rectilinear ...
3D printers' could change our economy and our lives
(Phys.org) —"When you produce something yourself instead of purchasing it, that changes your relationship to it," says Chelsea Schelly, assistant professor of social sciences. She's discussing the current ...
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 ...
3-D printing: Making your own saves energy, scientist says
3D printing isn't just cheaper, it's also greener, says Michigan Technological University's Joshua Pearce.
Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet ...