3D Printing Materials News

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

The growing popularity of 3D printing for manufacturing all sorts of items, from customized medical devices to affordable homes, has created more demand for new 3D printing...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Zewe | MIT News Office | Friday, Oct 15, 2021 2:00pm EDT

Engineers create 3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them

MIT researchers have developed a new method to 3D print mechanisms that detect how force is being applied to an object. The structures are made from a single piece of material, so...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Zewe | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 12:00am EDT

Nanoscribe GT2 adds to MIT.nano fabrication capabilities

MIT.nano has added the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2, a high-speed, three-dimensional microfabrication instrument, to its fabrication capabilities. The GT2 will provide MIT...

MIT News - 3-D printing | MIT.nano | Friday, Sep 3, 2021 11:50am EDT

Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

With the addition of computers, laser cutters have rapidly become a relatively simple and powerful tool, with software controlling shiny machinery that can chop metals, woods,...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 4:00pm EDT

3 Questions: Anna Jagielska on printing artificial axons

Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease — but no effective...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Shirley Goh | Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation | Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 2:40pm EDT

Visualizing cement hydration on a molecular level

The concrete world that surrounds us owes its shape and durability to chemical reactions that start when ordinary Portland cement is mixed with water. Now, MIT scientists have...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent | Monday, Jun 7, 2021 6:00am EDT

Top collegiate inventors awarded 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Following a year that demonstrated the importance and practical applications of scientific advancement and invention, the Lemelson-MIT Program announced seven winners of its...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Lemelson-MIT Program | Monday, Apr 26, 2021 9:00am EDT

A better nasal swab for Covid-19 testing

Over nearly seven years researching 3D printing systems in MIT’s Media Lab, Jifei Ou SM ’14, PhD ’19 began to suspect his work could lead to better products. He never could have...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 12:00am EDT

Stefanie Mueller changes everything: A hands-on class responds to Covid

When Professor Stefanie Mueller needed to adapt her laboratory class to the Covid-19 pandemic, she was initially overwhelmed by the amount of work that would need to be done. That...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Jane Halpern | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Friday, Feb 19, 2021 2:15pm EST

Less-wasteful laser-cutting

Laser-cutting is an essential part of many industries, from car manufacturing to construction. However, the process isn’t always easy or efficient: Cutting huge sheets of metal...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL | Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 3:00pm EST

Nanosatellite thruster emits pure ions

A 3D-printed thruster that emits a stream of pure ions could be a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites. The nanosatellite thruster created by...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Becky Ham | MIT.nano | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 4:25pm EST

Leveraging a 3D printer “defect” to create a new quasi-textile

Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a (fashionable)...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab | Monday, Oct 26, 2020 1:55pm EDT

3D printing a miniature magnetic pump

A new miniature pump — compact, valveless, and operated magnetically — demonstrates the broad capabilities of devices manufactured by 3D printing. Measuring only 1 centimeter in...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Becky Ham | Microsystems Technology Laboratories | Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 3:15pm EDT

MIT plays key role in statewide effort to produce PPE

In late March, local leaders from academia, health care, and the private sector joined a conference call to hear state officials paint a grim picture: Hospitals in Massachusetts...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Zach Winn | MIT News Office | Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 12:14pm EDT

MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

Update: Verified health care providers, EMS, urgent care clinics, or other entities that require face shields for Covid-19-related use can fill out this request form. The...

MIT News - 3-D printing | Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 4:45pm EDT