3d printing Archive

3d printingBreakthrough for large scale printing of wood at ten times lower cost than other 3D printing

Cellulose is the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. The bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects has had big problems that prevented printing wood for practical applications. Use in combination with plastics …

3d printingOrganic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer …

3d printingRadically simpler 3D printing rockets with less than 100 parts instead of nearly 100,000

Relativity Space is 3D printing rockets. Rocket Labs is also trying to 3D print rockets. Relativity Space is making a rocket that has 4 times the thrust of the Rocket Labs rocket. Relativity rocket engine will still have ten times …

3dLawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings unleashes …

3d printing3D printing for real life applications

Makerbot has created lesson plans to help kids work toward a project with a real-life application. Jackson Sanborn is helping them find “A problem that we can create a fix for.” This year, one high school student will print a …

3d printing3D Desktop Printer is ten times faster

MIT has a 3D printer that makes parts 10 times faster than current 3D Printers. Objects that take around an hour to print on conventional systems are done in a matter of minutes. – it can print 2 inch x …

3d printingGE reveals 3D Printer for one meter metal objects and system will scale to larger sizes

GE revealed the beta version of the world’s largest 3D printer for metals, which uses a laser and a powder bed to make parts. It is capable of printing parts as large as 1 meter in diameter directly from a …

3d printingEntirely automated giant 3D printing and robotics rocket factory

Relativity Space wants is reimagining the way rockets are built and flown with massive 3D printing. * 100X fewer parts. * 10X faster iteration * entirely 3D printed Relativity is creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Their long-term goal is …

3d printingOxford 3D bioprinting scaling to industrial scale tissue printing and organ printing

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that would potentially support, repair or augment …

3d printing3D printing precise titanium parts to replace bone for reconstructive surgery

Doctor Lantieri does more than mend broken bones; he tries to help his patients look as close to normal as possible. In the past, he spent long hours in the operating room, opening hundreds upon hundreds of boxes of generic …