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Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Jun 20, 2017 Netherlands
Student have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage.
3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

Jun 14, 2017 United States
A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric patients, are biodegradable, and require only a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation.
The world's first 3D printer at sub-micron direct metal printing

The world's first 3D printer at sub-micron direct metal printing

Jun 13, 2017
Cytosurge FluidFM µ3Dprinter at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2017
Daimler buses 3D printing parts

Daimler buses 3D printing parts

Jun 7, 2017 Germany
Daimler Buses is exploiting the benefits of 3D printing to meet customers' special requirements and produce small batches and replacement parts for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands.
3D printer inks from the woods

3D printer inks from the woods

Jun 5, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.
Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector

Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector

Jun 2, 2017 Spain
The Spanish city of Zaragoza has hosted the opening meeting for the European Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing).
NIF technology could revolutionize 3D printing

NIF technology could revolutionize 3D printing

May 31, 2017 United States
A technology originally developed to smooth out and pattern high-powered laser beams for the National Ignition Facility can be used to 3D print metal objects faster than ever before.
Siemens wins 3D Printing Industry Award

Siemens wins 3D Printing Industry Award

May 29, 2017 Germany
Earlier this year, Siemens announced a breakthrough in 3D printing of the first gas turbine blades ever to be produced using AM.
Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

May 26, 2017 United States
Researchers are finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can transform its shape when water is added.
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A report from the IDTechEx Show!

A report from the IDTechEx Show!

May 24, 2017
May 10th-11th saw the 2017 European-leg of the IDTechEx Show! In this article IDTechEx analysts share some of the most interesting innovations on offer at the show.
3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

May 22, 2017 United States
The new world of 3-D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study.
Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

May 19, 2017
Strong positive feedback and growth at Europe's most important event on emerging technologies
New 3D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants

New 3D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants

May 19, 2017 United States
For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.
3D printed soft four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

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

May 18, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles