University of Sheffield spin-out FaraPack Polymers and researchers at the Universities of Loughborough have created a new 3D printer that is capable of making finger-sized parts at less than one second per part.
Scientists have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough could lead to the production of artificial tissue grafts made from the variety of cells found in the human retina and may aid in the search to cure blindness.
Amoeba, a wearable 3D printed eyeglass that analyses your bio-parameters to understand your interest levels has been developed by Sanya Rai, Florian Puech and Carine Collé at Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London.
Using 3D printing, a group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of the environment surrounding a tumour so that different types of drugs can be tested in a realistic way, the researchers said.
Google officially released the Project Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK) v0.10. The kit provides the information that third-party manufacturers need to get started on creating components for the modular smartphone.
The impressive column created by architect and designer Sam Welham and Richard Beckett from London is a master piece that has generated considerable attention. It highlights the entire bandwidth of 3D print technology in architecture.
ECN and its partners have developed so-called Digital Light Processing-based technology (DLP) for 3D printing ceramic materials, and tests have shown that this technology can also be used for printing metals, providing a higher-quality alternative to existing 3D metal-shaping techniques.
Scientists have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range. More efficient solar cells, less risky and higher resolution biological imaging, and the ability to transmit massive amounts of data at higher speeds are only a few applications that this unique semiconductor will be able to support.
Industrial 3D printing is slowly being adopted by mainstream manufacturing and the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy event in Orlando will help attendees understand how to make the transition.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a technique called light-directed electrophoretic deposition, which uses photoconductive electrodes and DC electrical fields to dynamically pattern the surface material.
Stanford cardiologist Paul Wang, MD, and colleagues are using a new technique that could soon make those surgeries even more precise, by starting with an 3D printed exact replica of the patient's heart.
Samsung announced that they developed a breakthrough large-area graphene synthesis process. The company says this is one of the most significant breakthroughs in graphene research ever, and they expect this new technique to accelerate graphene commercialization towards applications in electronics.