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A new, high-precision method for 3D-printing small, soft objects

The process, which takes less than 30 seconds from start to finish, has potential applications in a wide range of fields, including 3D bioprinting.

New technology to embed data into printed objects

Embed information with a 3D printer and retrieve with a commercial scanner.

Using 3D printing technique to produce glass objects

A 3D printing process to produce complex and highly porous glass objects.

3D printing customized silicon heart valves

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the South African company Strait Access Technologies are using 3D printing to produce customized silicon heart valves.

Imitating wood’s ultrastructure with 3D printing for green products

The way by which wood develops is constrained by its genetic code, which gives it novel properties such as porosity, toughness, and torsional strength....

A shocking materials technology breakthrough

The Air Force Research Laboratory in collaboration with research partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory has devised a 3-D printed polymer-based foam structure that...

3D bioprinter revolutionises skin research

Another bit of innovation at the University of Plymouth is helping analysts to build up a working skin substitute – which can emulate functional...

The ‘shine’ in gold particles has a new use in finding defects

The shine in gold has always attracted us. Now, it has a new use in finding defects in 3D printing, new research suggests. This is...

New 3D printing capabilities, paving the way for construction innovations

Scientists at the National University of Singapore, today declared the dispatch of the AM.NUS Construction 3D Printing Program to quicken the selection of 3D printing...

Now you can 3D print clay, cookie dough – or solid rocket fuel

Scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new way to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough...