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Healthy Sugar and 3D Printable Materials from Soy Hulls

Healthy Sugar and 3D Printable Materials from Soy Hulls

3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2021
3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes "artificial muscle" and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 23, 2020
Manufacturing Breakthrough Towards Eliminating Waste in 3D Printing

Manufacturing Breakthrough Towards Eliminating Waste in 3D Printing

Materialise  announces  Bluesint PA12, a material innovation that makes it possible to 3D print with up to 100% re-used powder.
External Company Press Release
Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities

Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities

Built for exceptional temperature stability, this new product thrives in printing conditions that no existing water-soluble support material can withstand. This makes it uniquely compatible with industry-favored thermoplastics such as Polyetheretherketone and Polyetherimide and significantly reduces the cost and time of downstream processing.
External Company Press Release
Henkel & Carbon to Further Develop Industrial 3D Printing Market

Henkel & Carbon to Further Develop Industrial 3D Printing Market

Henkel and Carbon to combine materials and printing expertise for high-performance additive manufacturing. Henkel and Carbon today have announced a partnership agreement to collaborate for Loctite branded formulations validated for use with Carbon's additive manufacturing process.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 12, 2020
A Simple Method to 3D Print Milk Products

A Simple Method to 3D Print Milk Products

Researchers have developed a method to perform direct ink writing 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 15, 2020
Wool-Like Material Could be Used in Smart Textiles, Medical Devices

Wool-Like Material Could be Used in Smart Textiles, Medical Devices

Researchers have developed a biocompatible material that can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory. The material is made using keratin, a fibrous protein found in hair, nails and shells. The researchers extracted the keratin from leftover Agora wool used in textile manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 25, 2020
3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads. Researchers report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D printer to create a load-bearing structure.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2021
3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes "artificial muscle" and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays.
External Company Press Release
Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities

Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities

Built for exceptional temperature stability, this new product thrives in printing conditions that no existing water-soluble support material can withstand. This makes it uniquely compatible with industry-favored thermoplastics such as Polyetheretherketone and Polyetherimide and significantly reduces the cost and time of downstream processing.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 12, 2020
A Simple Method to 3D Print Milk Products

A Simple Method to 3D Print Milk Products

Researchers have developed a method to perform direct ink writing 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
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