MIT engineers developed a 3D-printed mesh that can be used as an ankle or a knee brace. The material is flexible enough to allow comfort and movement, but stiff enough to prevent further injuries.
Biotech June 20, 2019
Inkbit used machine vision and machine learning technologies to give their first industrial 3D printer 'eyes' and 'brain.' This enabled their printers to print more products and using a wider range of materials.
Robotics June 7, 2019
The winner for NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge has been announced. Years after the competition opened, AI SpaceFactory takes the top prize for their design, Marsha.
Space May 10, 2019
Rotterdam-based construction and design firm Concr3de plans to use 3D printing technology to help rebuild Notre-Dame. The company will make use of the cathedral's original materials to reconstruct its damaged parts.
Feature | Culture April 25, 2019
Scientists produce the first ever 3D printed heart complete with blood vessels and cells. Made from tissue taken from a patient, this 'personalized' organ is perfectly matched to the patient and expected to be received by the body without problems.
Medicine April 15, 2019
Loud noises can be reduced up to 94 percent using metamaterials created through 3D printing. Researchers at Boston University said this technology helps create peace and quiet amid the busy industrial life.
Material Science March 11, 2019
A new method promises a faster, more efficient approach to 3D printing. By using two lights, researchers say that the new method can create complex shapes from vats of liquid resin.
January 13, 2019
A robotic hand designed to mimic the human hand was able to play different styles of music on a piano. The project, according to researchers, aims to improve designs for prosthetics and other objects that require complex movements.
Robotics December 21, 2018
Using a process known as implosion fabrication, researchers from MIT said that they can shrink objects to the nanoscale level. What are the potential applications of this technology?
Feature | Science December 15, 2018
Researchers were able to turn regular white button mushrooms into sources of electricity. They manipulated the cyanobacteria to generate electricity for days by attaching it on top of a button mushroom.
Energy November 9, 2018
Just as each fingerprint of a human is unique, a new study, led by University of Buffalo, said that it's now possible to trace a 3D-printed object to the machine that made it. The 'PrinTracker,' the study said, can be very helpful to law enforcement agencies and intelligence officers in tracing the origin of 3D printed guns and counterfeit goods.
Gadgets October 19, 2018
Two researchers at Newcastle University created the world’s first 3D-printed human corneas. They were able to take cornea stem cells along with bio-ink to create 3D circular corneas.
Biotech May 30, 2018
Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a new device that heals deep wounds in two minutes. The device is considered to be a better alternative than the regular procedure for treating severe wounds.
Biotech May 7, 2018
A company is offering 3D model prints of unborn babies and the prints are based on 3D ultrasound photos. 3D printed models are used to study the fetal anatomy and the baby's health.
Robotics March 13, 2018
Austin-based company ICON collaborated with non-profit New Story to build 3D printed homes for just $10,000. A model home was unveiled during the SXSW show this month.
Feature | Tech March 13, 2018
A 3D-printed smartphone case that is capable of measuring blood pressure has the potential to save lives. However, before it may be considered a 'game-changer' in medical technology, it will first have to prove the accuracy of its readings.
Biotech March 8, 2018
A new technology developed through the joint efforts of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps will allow the U.S. warfighters to develop its own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Defense January 3, 2018
Researchers were able to create 3D-printed objects that can transmit Wi-Fi signals. Oh, and these objects don’t even need power or any kind of electronics to communicate.
Gadgets December 6, 2017
This artificial muscle is not just incredibly strong, but it also comes cheap at just three cents per gram. Are we one step closer to seeing more lifelike robots?
Robotics September 22, 2017
The Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet by ConcaveChest does more than just hold the hybrid console, as it also offers cooling and charging functions. Nintendo Switch owners with 3D printers should definitely give this project a look.
Video Games August 18, 2017
In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.
Space May 25, 2017
Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.
Space May 5, 2017
MIT researchers constructed and developed a robotic system, which used 3D printing to construct primary architectural structures. The MIT 3D Printer successfully constructed a dome within 14 hours.
Robotics April 30, 2017
Biomedical researchers have produced a novel 3D-bioprinted patch that could help renew scarred tissue and assist heart attack patients. Could this be the breakthrough that study of heart failure is waiting for?
Medicine April 24, 2017
As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2017
3D printing with metals is nothing new but a startup is taking the process to the next level by using liquid metal instead of the usual powdered ones, potentially revolutionizing the manufacturing process.
Material Science January 16, 2017
It has been established that graphene is a strong material, and it just keeps getting better. Researchers have created a new form of the material that makes it 10 times stronger than steel at a mere fraction of the latter’s density.
Material Science January 7, 2017
New research has proposed a cheaper alternative to the expensive scientific equipment necessary for the observation of cell dynamics and behavior. The new method uses smartphones and it is significantly cheaper.
Biotech December 24, 2016
Most solid materials expand when heated. Using a 3D printing process known as projection microstereolithography, researchers made a metamaterial that shrinks when exposed to heat.
Material Science October 26, 2016
By programming soft materials according to design specifications, MIT CSAIL researchers have managed to create a shock-absorbent 3D-printed robot with soft skins. The technology may be used in a range of applications, from commercial to military.
Robotics October 4, 2016
'Skylanders' companion app 'Creators' for iOS and Android, which lets players design custom Imaginator heroes, is available now. For $49.99, players can order a 3D print version and import it as a playable character in 'Skylanders Imaginators,' coming Oct. 16.
Apps/Software October 4, 2016
An international team of scientists successfully manipulated a 3D-printed structure that can 'remember' its original shape. The process can lead to advancements in a wide range of fields.
Material Science August 28, 2016
Jon Cleaver has uploaded 3D printing blueprint for a smartphone case that will help 'Pokémon GO' players in catching Pokémon. However, the case is currently only compatible with select smartphones.
Video Games July 24, 2016
The police approached a Michigan State University professor with the unusual request to create 3D-printed fingers. The authorities will use the replica to unlock the smartphone of a murder victim.
Security July 22, 2016
Never run out of juice while playing 'Pokémon GO' with a Battery Pack Pokédex! If you’re going to be the best like no one ever was, it can't hurt to look the part, right?
Video Games July 19, 2016
An official Bethesda-approved 'Doom' BFG replica is massive.
Geek July 8, 2016
A revolutionary 3D printing technique developed by scientists from Indiana University has changed both the field of medicine and the life of a cancer survivor named Shirley Anderson. Here is his story.
Biotech July 4, 2016
A breakthrough fabrication method developed by scientists in Singapore can be adjusted to suit every patient's personalized medication. This invention is in the form of 3D-printed pills.
Medicine May 30, 2016
APWorks, one of Airbus’ subsidiaries, recently unveiled a 3D printed motorcycle that weighs less than its future riders. Meet Light Rider, the first 3D printed electric motorcycle that packs powerful specs.
Car Tech May 21, 2016
A 3D printer uses lasers to create metallic objects in mid-air.
Gadgets May 17, 2016
Panoramic images can also be uploaded to the Scandy system, which takes the digital information and 3D prints it into a sphere-shaped photograph that customers can hold in their hand.
Gadgets May 16, 2016
Temptations Lab developed a 3D-printed collar that gives your cat the ability to talk back by translating meows to English.
Wearable Tech May 13, 2016
Users who are wearing the glasses can press a button on the frame to take a picture of the object in front of them.
Wearable Tech May 13, 2016
Finnish nonprofit VTT Technical Research Centre is investing in high-tech vending machines that will allow customers to customize their healthy snack that is 3D-printed.
Life & Style May 5, 2016
As the sole manufacturer of graphene-enhanced printing materials, 3D Graphene Lab co-founder Daniel Stolyarov is at the forefront of a game-changer in the 3D printing industry.
Business Tech April 29, 2016