Carnegie Mellon converts desktop 3D printer into open-source bio-printer for under $500

Apr.17, 2018 - Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a new open-source 3D bio-printer for under $500. They put the system together by modifying a desktop FDM machine with a special large-volume syringe pump extruder, and are hoping that its accessibility will encourage more innovation and development of bio-technologies. More

Upconverting nano-particles used by Russian physicists to improve laser 3D printing process

Apr.5, 2018 - A team of researchers in Russia have successfully improved the two-photon lithography 3D printing technique, with the implementation of special nano-particles. These particles convert the laser's energy more efficiently, enabling a higher resolution and a faster printing speed. More

Canadian researcher develops technique for 3D printing composite structures without a mold

Apr.4, 2018 - A researcher based at Canada's Concordia University has developed a new way to create composite structures, which could be useful for the aerospace industry. By exploiting the deformations of the material through its interactions with the environment, his '4D' printing technique eliminates the need for a complex mold. More

Carnegie Mellon researchers develop innovative 3D printed knitwear process

Apr.2, 2018 - A team of computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has succeeded in developing an algorithm that allows knitting machines to be automated, according to 3D printing principles. It takes 3D designs and converts them into knitting instructions, with potential for on-demand textiles fabrication in future. More

LLNL researchers successfully 3D print high-performance optics using custom inks

Apr.2, 2018 - A team of researchers at California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new technique to 3D print optics. It makes use of FDM 3D printing in combination with custom silica and silica-titania inks, leading to customizable optics that perform at a level similar to commercially available products. More

LLNL researchers successfully 3D print high-performance optics using custom inks

Apr.2, 2018 - A team of researchers at California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new technique to 3D print optics. It makes use of FDM 3D printing in combination with custom silica and silica-titania inks, leading to customizable optics that perform at a level similar to commercially available products. More

Print intricatedly designed pancakes with PancakeBot printer

May.18, 2014 - This weekend, designer Miguel Valenzuela will be debuting the new version of PancakeBot at the Bay Area Maker Faire held at the San Mateo Event Center. More

Personalize your 3D printed objects with water transfer printing

Feb.26, 2014 - Inspired by a Youtube video demonstrating a man dip coating his hand with a carbon pattern using Hydrographics, Bertier Luyt decided to test this technology with 3D printed plastic object. More

New block-cell printing ups brain cell survival rate

Feb.13, 2014 - Researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells in virtually any shape onto any surface. Unlike recent, similar work using 2D or 3D printing, almost all cells survive the process. More

./articles/20120405-mit-team-could-use-nano-size-robot-pebbles-to-create-crude-3d-shapes.html MIT team could use nano-size robot pebbles to create crude 3D shapes

Apr.5, 2012 -   MIT researchers from the Distributed Robotics Laboratory (DRL) demonstrated this week the "smart sand," nano-size robot pebbles, each equipped with a rudimentary microprocessor. More

Printable gripping tool and insect-like robot 

Apr.4, 2012 -  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. More 

Print receipt-sized personal newspaper with Little Printer 

Dec.2, 2011 - The London-based design studio Berg announced a fun gadget, that you can print receipt-sized personal newspaper and notes at home. More 

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Breakthrough: Scientists developed the first printed Graphene Electronics 

Nov.28, 2011 - Downloading and printing new electronics has now become possible. Without a gram of metal - thanks to a breakthrough at the Cambridge university in UK. More 

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