3D printing puts theoretical mathematics into practice to produce hyperelastic metamaterials

3D printing puts theoretical mathematics into practice to produce hyperelastic metamaterials

Researchers in Italy and Poland demonstrate a mathematical approach to predicting the structure of 3D printed elastic structures. By practically realizing elastic theory, the study opens up the potential of 3D printed metamaterials that act “against their nature”, i.e. a solid plastic that resists compression from one direction, but can be stretched in another. The […]

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3DCeram extends partnership to advance 3D printed ceramics

3DCeram extends partnership to advance 3D printed ceramics

French 3D printing company 3DCeram has renewed its partnership with the Science of Ceramic Processes and Surface Treatments (SPCTS). The SPCTS is a research unit with over 100 staff and housed at the University of Limoges, central France. Since commencement of the agreement in 2010, the 7-year long partnership has now been extended for a […]

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3D printing houses on Mars with NASA and the University of Central Florida

3D printing houses on Mars with NASA and the University of Central Florida

NASA has enlisted a professor from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in order to find a way of 3D printing structures on Mars. Pegasus Professor Sudipta Seal, interim chair of UCF’s Materials Science and Engineering program is looking at how metals can be extracted from Martian soil. Speaking about the project, Seal said, It’s […]

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McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s has reportedly reinvented the straw using 3D printing as a prototyping tool. The device is termed STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). According to the PR around the “news” the STRAW has been engineered to accommodate McDonald’s new milkshake, the Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Designed by JACE Design and NK Labs, the straw will […]

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How to 3D print your own bio-bots

How to 3D print your own bio-bots

A publication in Nature from the Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory and Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign gives instructions on how to 3D print, mold and seed moving bio-bots. Moving gif shows a 3D printed hydrogel/muscle cell bio-bot powered by 1HZ of energy. Clip via NewsAtIllinois on YouTube Living […]

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MakerBot® Robert Welch Designs Ltd.

MakerBot® Robert Welch Designs Ltd.

Streamlined Manufacturing and Fast, Cost-Effective Product Iteration at this Classic-Contemporary Home Goods Company About Robert Welch Designs Ltd. Based out of Chipping Camden, UK, Robert Welch Designs Ltd. went from being a one man firm in 1955 to a brand known worldwide today. Whether for the living room, kitchen, dining room, or bathroom, this home […]

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Mcor looking expand 3D printer production and create 100 new jobs in Ireland

Mcor looking expand 3D printer production and create 100 new jobs in Ireland

Irish 3D printer company Mcor are seeking to scale-up the research and development of their 3D printers with an investment of €5million. The money is hoped to create 100 new jobs for engineers, software developers, marketers, and customer support staff, and target the 2,000 mark for monthly 3D printer sales. According to MacCormack, speaking to […]

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