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Scientists deploy 3D printer to print glass

Scientists have developed a 3D printing technique to to print glass, for the first time. The printer represents another step forwards with additive manufacturing. The fabrication of chalcogenide glass will enable the manufacturing of optical components.

Tiny 3D-printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels

Tel Aviv - Given the shortage of organs for transplantation worldwide, medical researchers have been investigating the fabrication of artificial organs. One step towards this is a 3D printed heart.

NASA announces three winners of 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

Teams competing in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge completed the latest level of the competition – complete virtual construction – and the top three were awarded a share of the $100,000 prize purse.

3D printing is helping transform the lighting sector

3D printing has impacted on many sectors of manufacturing. One area which has been slow, although inroads are being taken is with lighting, for both businesses and residential buildings. A new consortium sets out how.

4D-printed materials created as stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Scientists from Rutgers University have engineered new smart materials that can change shape as temperatures change. The potential for materials that can alter shape and texture is considerable.

Researchers eye 3D printed tires and shoes that can self-repair

U.S. researchers have developed 3D printed tires and shoes that can capable of self-repairing. This means instead of throwing away used rubber products, they could have the capacity to correct themselves.

Rocket startup Relativity Space piles up talent and resources

Los Angeles - Today, three-year-old rocket startup, Relativity Space has not only added real estate but employees — and is putting the finishing touches on three additional 3D printers, each larger and more advanced than the company's first printer.

Op-Ed: New University of Michigan 3D light printing 100x faster

Ann Arbor - 3D printing is about to go from “ooze and fuse” to “splash and flash”, using a new photo printing method which can make complex shapes much faster. This could be the first practical step in a new class of design and manufacturing tools.

Review: Paladin 3D, an affordable, all-metal SLA 3D printer Special

Set to launch in April 2019, the Paladin 3D printer provides an affordable and durable SLA 3D desktop printer designed for small businesses or for the home. Digital Journal was given the opportunity to review an advanced release of the device.

3D printed glass achieved on scale

Technologists have developed a platform for printing molten glass which combines digitally integrated three-zone thermal control system with four-axis motion control system for industrial-scale production.

Q&A: Merging 3D printing and printed electronics innovations Special

Imagine a world where printed smart objects are part of our everyday lives? This type of technological innovation is getting closer, according to Dr. Paul Smith of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. He discusses how with Digital Journal.

3D printed objects track and store how they are used

Washington - 3D printed objects have been developed which can track and store how they are used without using batteries or electronics. Instead a process called backscatter is deployed.

Veterinary medicine making great strides with 3D printing

Dr. Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College replaced 70 percent of a dog's skull using a 3D printed titanium skull cap.

Q&A: Digital dentistry becomes the new standard Special

As digital dentistry becomes the new standard, dental practitioners are rushing to adopt 3D printing technologies and transition away from traditional dentistry. Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead at Formlabs explains more.

HP accelerating antibiotics by printing medicines

Global technology company HP is to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help to speed up the testing of new antibiotics, as part of the race to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Researchers 3D print of prototype for 'bionic eye'

Scientists have successfully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This is the structural basis for developing a bionic eye, with the aim of improving the sight of the visually impaired.

Carmaker XEV's new EV has many parts created by 3D printing

The LSEV as it is called took only 3 days to make and was produced by Italian car maker XEV and Polymaker a developer of 3D printing.

Interview: 3D printing promises transplantable hearts Special

The company BIOLIFE4D wants to create transplantable hearts based on patients’ own cells, eliminating organ rejection, through 3D bio-printing. The company's Steven Morris explains more.

3D printing advantages for dentistry

3D printing has the potential to give dentists and laboratory technicians the ability to make high-precision restorations cheaper, easier and faster. A new innovation from DWS Systems allows dentists to make prosthetics rapidly.

New alloy leads to printing of safe steel products

3D printing has advanced in relation to plastics. With metals, progress has been slower due to technical complexities. A new advancement with the effective and safe 3D printing of steel has been announced.

Printing 3D structures with living cells

Researchers have devised a novel method for printing living cells, based on a technique called in-air microfluidics. The method could add with regenerative surgery.

Significant corporate investment in 3D printing

Many technology companies have shifted focus to artificial intelligence, automation to advanced materials. These areas are of importance, yet other corporations have chosen to make 3D printing the priority.

3D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics

Washington - Researchers have created the first ever 3D printed objects that can connect to WiFi without the need for electronics. Such devices can, for example, signal when they are empty.

Essential Science: 3D printed rocket parts now a reality

Houston - A sign that 3D printing has matured sufficiently for products to be entrusted for use in one of the most risk adverse areas, additive manufacturing produced materials are to be used in spacecraft.

New algorithm speeds up 3D printing two-fold

Detroit - An algorithm has been developed with enables 3D printers to work at twice the current speed. This is without sacrificing the quality of the end-product.

Designer shows the power of digital printing in new display

Amsterdam - A 3D printable Makerchair is currently on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as part of the exhibition “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.” This exhibit highlights the possibilities of digital printing.

Advances in the 3D printing of nanofibers

The 3D printing of meshes will be of great advantage to manufacturers of solar cells, together with a range of other applications. Researchers have announced a new approach for the 3D printing of nanofiber meshes.

3D printing of personalized food pioneered

Jerusalem - A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D printing of food on demand has been showcased by a new start-up. The technology is based on nano-cellulose, which is a natural, edible, calorie-free fiber.

3D printing could lead to reduced vaccination rates

Boston - The number of required individual vaccinations could fall dramatically thanks to a new scientific breakthrough, potentially leading to an increase in the vaccination rate. A new process uses drug-carrying "microparticles" to slowly release medications.

Catching the digital manufacturing wave

Beyond the debate on global trade, the idea of the Fourth Industrial Revolution has emerged as the focus for prolonged value creation in the sector on the backbone of connectivity and advances in big data, artificial intelligence and automation.
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