INVESTIGATION & DESIGN

Astronomers create the first 3D-printed stellar nurseries

Investigation & design

Astronomers create the first 3D-printed stellar nurseries


Researchers can now hold stellar nurseries in their hands thanks to 3D printing, revealing features often obscured in traditional renderings and animations ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
Science, more accessible to visually impaired people thanks to 3D printing

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Science, more accessible to visually impaired people thanks to 3D printing


A study from Baylor University in Texas uses candy-like models to make STEM images accessible to visually impaired students through their mouths. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: Baylor Universit
Create a leather-like material that is 3D printed from silk proteins

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Create a leather-like material that is 3D printed from silk proteins


Silk-based leather can be printed in different patterns and textures, has similar physical properties to real leather, and can withstand the folding, punching, and stretching typically used to create leather goods, including the ability to join pieces of leather. material and attach hardware such as rivets, grommets, handles and clasps.   ( Read more... )


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Modified RNA Bones and 3D Printing to Address Osteoporosis

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Modified RNA Bones and 3D Printing to Address Osteoporosis


CIDETEC proposes a new gene therapy to improve the lives of people with major traumatic injuries or degenerative bone diseases ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: CIDETEC
3D-printed graphene aerogels for water treatment

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3D-printed graphene aerogels for water treatment


Graphene excels at removing contaminants from water, but it’s not yet a commercially viable use of the wonder material. That could be changing. ( Read more... )


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Researchers hack a game console to 3D print at micro and nanoscale

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Researchers hack a game console to 3D print at micro and nanoscale


A research team from DTU Health Tech have successfully repurposed an optical pick-up unit component from a mass-produced gaming console to develop an affordable high-resolution large printing volume micro/nanoscale 3D printer. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
GE Researchers Developing Portable Prototype that Produces Water Out of Thin Air

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GE Researchers Developing Portable Prototype that Produces Water Out of Thin Air


The solution, named AIR2WATER, could represent a future solution to address water scarcity around the world and during its production it will carry out transformative innovations of new materials, thermal processes and additive manufacturing.   ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: GE Additive
3D-Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

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3D-Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light


Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes “artificial muscle” and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays. ( Read more... )


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A step towards visually perfect 3D printing

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A step towards visually perfect 3D printing


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new system that allows variations in brightness on a 3D printed surface. The advance could aid fine art reproduction and prosthetic design ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A solution inspired by the spiderweb and based on 3D printing

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A solution inspired by the spiderweb and based on 3D printing


The spider is no longer the only one that weaves webs with unbreakable resistance: 3D printers do this job too. A team of researchers from Polytechnique Montreal has just demonstrated how a canvas designed with additive manufacturing absorbs up to 96% of the energy of a crash without yielding.   ( Read more... )


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