3D Printing Materials News

New method for 3-D printing extraterrestrial materials

3-D printing with lunar and Martian dust-based inks presents a new, sustainable method for extraterrestrial manufacturing of soft and hard structures and objects.

ScienceDaily | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 2:52pm EDT

3D Printing Industry Growth Predictions

3D PRINTING MARKET TO GROW AT A HIGH CAGR BETWEEN 2016 AND 2022 The 3D printing market is expected to reach USD 30.19 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 28.5% between 2016 and 2022. 3D...

Association of 3D Printing | Bill Decker | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 11:36am EDT

Thin film transistors printed entirely with layered materials

Printed transistors have now been fabricated consisting entirely of layered materials. The team’s findings have the potential to cheaply print a range of electronic devices from...

ScienceDaily | Friday, Apr 7, 2017 9:19am EDT

Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics

Researchers have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. This breakthrough could unlock the potential for...

ScienceDaily | Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 2:39pm EDT

Toward printable, sensor-laden “skin” for robots

In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They’re also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest....

MIT News - 3-D printing | Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 12:00am EDT

3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers

Researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.

ScienceDaily | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 1:21pm EDT

3D Printing Trends To Watch For In 2017

– MULTI-MATERIALS Using a plastic filament has been the norm for 3D printing for quite some time now. Although most consumers are not too bothered by this limitation,...

Association of 3D Printing | Bill Decker | Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 10:40am EDT

3-D printing with cellulose

For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT, it may also become an abundant...

MIT News - 3-D printing | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Friday, Mar 3, 2017 10:30am EST

Living sensors at your fingertips

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 3:45pm EST

Technique enables adaptable 3-D printing

Three-dimensional printing technology makes it possible to rapidly manufacture objects by depositing layer upon layer of polymers in a precisely determined pattern. Once these...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Friday, Jan 13, 2017 12:00am EST

Printable electronics

The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts as an electronic decal, letting you know the precise temperature of your triple...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 1:59pm EST

3-D-printed structures shrink when heated

Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 12:00am EDT

Designing for 3-D printing

3-D printing has progressed over the last decade to include multi-material fabrication, enabling production of powerful, functional objects. While many advances have been made, it...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 10:00am EDT

Manufacturing microspheres

Microencapsulation, in which a tiny particle of one material is encased within a shell made from another, is widely used in pharmaceuticals manufacturing and holds promise for...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 12:00am EDT

3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins

Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — and often it’s because they don’t have the proper padding to protect themselves. But...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | Monday, Oct 3, 2016 10:00am EDT