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3D Printer Ink Infused with Living Material

3D Printer Ink Infused with Living Material

3D Printing Progress
Jan 21, 2021
Bio-inspired: How Lobsters Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

Bio-inspired: How Lobsters Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

New research shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, to support more complex and creative architectural structures. Digital manufacturing technologies like 3D concrete printing have immense potential to save time, effort and material in construction.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 15, 2021
Healthy Sugar and 3D Printable Materials from Soy Hulls

Healthy Sugar and 3D Printable Materials from Soy Hulls

Researchers are working to transform soy hulls left over from soybean processing into valuable food and industrial products. The United Soybean Board has awarded $350,000 to further develop methods for using soy hulls in modified fiber composites for 3D printing applications and produce the sugar substitute xylose as a value-added product.
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
Jan 21, 2021
Bio-inspired: How Lobsters Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

Bio-inspired: How Lobsters Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

New research shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, to support more complex and creative architectural structures. Digital manufacturing technologies like 3D concrete printing have immense potential to save time, effort and material in construction.
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.
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