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3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2018
Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

Soft robotics mimic living organisms and adapt to their surroundings. Increased flexibility and adaptability for accomplishing tasks as well as improved safety when working around humans, stimulate the use in food industry, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 10, 2018
Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The innovation promises to add even more functionality to 3D printing and could pave the way to a new generation of printed material.\r\n\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Apr 4, 2018
Scientists successfully print glass optics

Scientists successfully print glass optics

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Apr 2, 2018
Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 26, 2018
3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using three-dimensional printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications - such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 13, 2018
3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 7, 2018
Research partnership to advance 3-D printing of energetic materials

Research partnership to advance 3-D printing of energetic materials

Minister Pyne said additive manufacturing or 3-D printing of energetic materials such as explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics has the potential to transform their performance and also offer significant logistical and cost benefits in their manufacture.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 12, 2018
Lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

Lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

A team of materials scientists has developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam — extremely strong and lightweight composites used in vehicles, airplanes, and ships.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.\r\n \r\n
3D Printing Progress
Jan 26, 2018
Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

For the first time, the Bugatti developers have succeeded in designing a brake caliper that can be produced by 3-D printing. But that is by no means all. While the main material used for the additive production of vehicle components to date has been aluminium, the new brake caliper is made from titanium.
3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2018
Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

Soft robotics mimic living organisms and adapt to their surroundings. Increased flexibility and adaptability for accomplishing tasks as well as improved safety when working around humans, stimulate the use in food industry, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 4, 2018
Scientists successfully print glass optics

Scientists successfully print glass optics

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 26, 2018
3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using three-dimensional printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications - such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 7, 2018
Research partnership to advance 3-D printing of energetic materials

Research partnership to advance 3-D printing of energetic materials

Minister Pyne said additive manufacturing or 3-D printing of energetic materials such as explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics has the potential to transform their performance and also offer significant logistical and cost benefits in their manufacture.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.\r\n \r\n
3D Printing Progress
Apr 10, 2018
Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The innovation promises to add even more functionality to 3D printing and could pave the way to a new generation of printed material.\r\n\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Apr 2, 2018
Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Mar 13, 2018
3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Feb 12, 2018
Lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

Lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

A team of materials scientists has developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam — extremely strong and lightweight composites used in vehicles, airplanes, and ships.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 26, 2018
Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

For the first time, the Bugatti developers have succeeded in designing a brake caliper that can be produced by 3-D printing. But that is by no means all. While the main material used for the additive production of vehicle components to date has been aluminium, the new brake caliper is made from titanium.
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