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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 […]
Group of Melanesian children sit at a stilt house on Malaita Island near Auki, Solomon Islands.

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 […]
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3D Printed Homes Could Bring an End to Homelessness

The American construction technologies company ICON just unveiled the first permitted, 3D printed home in the city of Austin, Texas. ICON produced this cozy little home in less than 24 hours with their revolutionary 3D printer, which is loaded with a blend of concrete designed for safety, comfort, resiliency, and minimization of waste. Technology With Purpose The […]
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The Emerging Role of 3D Printing in Architecture

Most people know that 3D printing is having a profound effect on the industrial and manufacturing sectors. But fewer are aware that the technology is also revolutionizing other areas of the economy. Among the lesser-known sectors for 3D printing is architecture. Today, architects are using additive manufacturing to aid them in everything from conceptualization to […]

Canadian Fabrication Team Completes First 3D Printed Camper Trailer

In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a fabrication team recently announced the completion of the world’s first 3D-printed camper trailer. The camper, known as The Wave, represents the single largest indoor 3D printing project ever undertaken. To execute the print, the team used a massive 3D printer dubbed the Printtron. At present, the Printtron is the largest known printer […]
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The Next Generation of 3D Printable Materials for Home Printing

3D printing has already come a long way. In 1983 pioneering inventor Chuck Hull developed the first stereolithography device that used UV rays. This process hardened resins layer-by-layer into 3D objects. Since that time, the technology has not only become applicable to a wide range of new materials but has also brought the ability to […]