Archives of Innovations

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3D Printing Corneas

Cornea transplants, in which a diseased or damaged cornea is replaced with a donated one, are one of the most common transplant procedures performed. According to All About Vision, 47,000 transplants, also called cornea grafts, were performed in the United States in 2013. All told, a million have been performed worldwide since 1961. As with […]
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3D Printing Technology Enables Pioneering Research in Brain Tissue Replacements

3D bioprinting, the area of 3D printing technology dealing with the creation of biological tissues, has generated a huge amount of excitement throughout the medical community in recent years. Though there are numerous bioprinting projects underway at major universities, few have as much potential to revolutionize healthcare as a recent University of Wollongong study into […]
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Researchers Develop 3D Printable Ink for Creating Complete Electronic Circuits

In the last several years, much research has gone into the possibility of using 3D printers to create functional electronic devices. Now, researchers at the University of Nottingham have gotten one step closer to that goal by developing a method for printing complete electronic circuits using new types of 3D printable ink. This new process […]

More progress toward 3D printed meals

Since before the beginning of history, people have prepared their meals by combining ingredients and cooking them, often a time-consuming process. An associate professor at Ewha Women’s University in South Korea named Jin-Kyu Rhee is developing a new way to prepare a meal using a 3D printer, according to ZME Science. Rhee’s team developed a […]
Medical assistant changes the dressing of a wound at the emergency room. 3D printing bandage concept

Custom printed bandages

Bandages are a part of health care that almost everyone is familiar with. From the type that you get at the drug store to cover cuts and scrapes, to the more sophisticated versions that hospitals use for more serious injuries, bandages are the most common medical devices that people use. Now, according to 3D Printing […]
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NASA Uses 3D Printed Parts For Deep Space Craft

Space travel is one of the most exciting industries of the 21st century. NASA’s latest plans not only push the boundaries of aerospace but also have stirred attention in the 3D printing industry. In 2019, NASA is scheduled to launch an incredible deep space mission using a new spacecraft known as Orion. The project involves […]
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Scientists Develop Technique for 3D Printing Electronics Onto Human Skin

Handheld electronic devices have come a long way since the days of the first pagers, PDAs and cell phones. Thanks to new 3D printing techniques, though, the next generation of devices could find their place on your hand, rather than in it. A research team at the University of Minnesota recently published its findings from […]
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Using Plastic Waste to Print Useful Things in the Solomon Islands

One of the chronic problems in the developing world has been the lack of clean, safe drinking water. People who live in the Solomon Islands not only live with that shortage but with plastic pollution that clogs streams and waterways. Dr. Mazher Mohammed, along with a team from Deakin University and Plan International, has come […]
Young Male Biathlon Competitor Practicing at Shooting Range, Standing Position. Using 3D printing parts

3D Printing Provides Competitive Edge at The Olypmics

By the time an athlete has reached the level of competing in the Olympics, they are already operating at the top of their field. As physical techniques are refined from arts to sciences, shaving a hundredth of a second off a run, or adding a tenth of a point to an athlete’s score is of […]

American Military Explores Sustainable 3D Printing With Recycled Materials

In the most recent of several research studies by the American military into potential applications of 3D printing, the United States Army and Marine Corps have entered into a joint project to explore the use of recycled plastic filaments. The goal of the study is to successfully use the PET plastic found in common water […]