3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing News

3-D-printed, soft, four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

Engineers have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3-D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles...

ScienceDaily | May 16, 2017

Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Electronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own – known as “bioresorbable” electronics – are envisioned by many as...

ScienceDaily | May 15, 2017

the clayXYZ is a digital 3D printer for ceramics that sits on your desktop

turning the 3D-printing focus away from plastics to a more sustainable material, the clayXYZ desktop 3D printer prormises to be revolutionary for ceramicists. The post the clayXYZ...

designboom | beatrice murray-nag I designboom | May 12, 2017

New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises...

ScienceDaily | May 10, 2017

3D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch

Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment...

ScienceDaily | May 10, 2017

Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber

A team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising...

ScienceDaily | May 10, 2017

3D Printing Trade Association Looks At The 3 Faster Growing 3D Printing Segments

AUTOMOTIVE According to Chetan Mohan, a lead analyst at Technavio for computing devices research, the automotive segment “is the largest end-user for the 3D printers market, due...

Association of 3D Printing | Bill Decker | May 8, 2017

Fabrication technology in the fourth dimension

Scientists use the term 4-D printing to refer to the simple production of objects that can transform their shape at different times. Researchers have now taken this approach one...

ScienceDaily | May 8, 2017

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t fully automated the way your office’s inkjet is. With paper printers, users queue documents...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | May 4, 2017

Erasable ink for 3D printing

3D printing by direct laser writing produces micrometer-sized structures with precisely defined properties. Researchers have now developed a method to erase the ink used for 3D...

ScienceDaily | May 2, 2017

Using supplements? Order a personalized pill

Even if you are among the half of all Americans who take dietary supplements — a $30 billion industry — the idea of swallowing a handful of them daily probably makes you...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Julie Barr | MIT Alumni Association | May 1, 2017

Success in the 3-D bioprinting of cartilage

A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3-D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is...

ScienceDaily | April 28, 2017

Control of molecular motion by metal-plated 3-D printed plastic pieces

Scientists have combined 3-D-printing with electroplating to easily produce high-quality metal electrodes that can be used as a molecular beam-splitter.

ScienceDaily | April 27, 2017

System can 3-D print an entire building

Researchers have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.

ScienceDaily | April 26, 2017

3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 26, 2017