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Manufacturing in space-ready material

Manufacturing in space-ready material

Aug 16, 2017 United States
Made In Space Inc has begun using PEI/PC, a high-performance polymer, for 3D printing in its additive manufacturing facility aboard the International Space Station.
Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use

Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use

Jul 26, 2017 United States
Researchers have discovered a way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications.
Second construction level of NASA challenge to 3D print a habitat

Second construction level of NASA challenge to 3D print a habitat

Jul 11, 2017 United States
The teams are working to find ways to 3D print habitation structures using recyclables and simulated Martian soil, a technology goal that could support deep space exploration and advance construction capabilities on Earth.
Tiny additions yield stronger components

Tiny additions yield stronger components

Jul 3, 2017 Singapore
Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes.
Chemists create 3D printed graphene foam

Chemists create 3D printed graphene foam

Jun 26, 2017 United States
Nanotechnologists have used 3D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene.
Cytosurge Win At The IDTechEx Show! Awards

Cytosurge Win At The IDTechEx Show! Awards

May 16, 2017 Germany
At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin last week, IDTechEx was delighted to present the 'Best Development in 3D Printing Award Europe 2017' to Cytosurge.
Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

May 11, 2017 15 United States
Scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate optics.
Erasable ink for 3D printing

Erasable ink for 3D printing

May 5, 2017 Germany
3D printing by direct laser writing produces micrometer-sized structures with precisely defined properties.
3D printable implants may ease damaged knees

3D printable implants may ease damaged knees

May 1, 2017 United States
A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.
3D-Printing of glass now possible

3D-Printing of glass now possible

Apr 24, 2017 Germany
Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed by researchers for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique.
New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

Apr 17, 2017 6 United States
A team of researchers has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.