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3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

Sep 25, 2017 United States
Engineers have demonstrated a technique for making 3-D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand, which can be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments.
One vaccine injection could carry many doses

One vaccine injection could carry many doses

Sep 22, 2017 United States
Engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.
One step closer to lifelike robots

One step closer to lifelike robots

Sep 21, 2017 United States
A self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals, signals a breakthrough in soft robotics.
Funding to create human organs with 3D printing

Funding to create human organs with 3D printing

Sep 21, 2017 United States
Wait lists for human organ transplants could be entirely eliminated through patent-pending technologies developed by a human tissue engineering company that has invented a new way to create viable human organs using near instantaneous 3D printing.
3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

Sep 20, 2017 Finland
Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Sep 19, 2017
Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Sep 18, 2017 United States
As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
New spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

New spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

Sep 15, 2017 Australia
Titomic Kinetic Fusion puts a new spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster than the largest commercial 3D printing equipment available.
Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Sep 13, 2017 United States
Researchers have created a novel way to 3-D print the type of high-temperature polymeric materials commonly used to insulate space craft and satellites from extreme heat and cold. Previously, the polyimide could be made only in sheets.
Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Sep 13, 2017 United States
A patient-specific, fully functioning heart will be created through 3D bioprinting using the patient's own cells - eliminating the well-known challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.
3D printable open source prosthetics

3D printable open source prosthetics

Sep 11, 2017 United States
A team of engineers that has come together to improve the lives of veterans by donating custom 3D prosthetic limbs.