3D printing in science

Recent

Featured image of UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Jul 2, 2018
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Featured image of BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Jun 25, 2018
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Featured image of Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Jun 13, 2018
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Jun 7, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Featured image of 3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Apr 20, 2018
3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Featured image of Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Apr 18, 2018
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Featured image of Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
Apr 11, 2018
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
Featured image of 3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide
Apr 10, 2018
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide
Featured image of How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge
Apr 3, 2018
How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge
Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
Mar 28, 2018
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
Featured image of 4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices
Mar 25, 2018
4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices
Featured image of Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam
Mar 2, 2018
Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam
Featured image of Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?
Feb 27, 2018
Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?
Featured image of 3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal
Feb 23, 2018
3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal
Featured image of Researchers 3D Reconstruct Face Of Famous Irish Writer Jonathan Swift And His Muse Johnson
Jan 25, 2018
Researchers 3D Reconstruct Face Of Famous Irish Writer Jonathan Swift And His Muse Johnson
Featured image of New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics
Jan 18, 2018
New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics
Featured image of YouTuber Builds Binary Clock
Jan 18, 2018
YouTuber Builds Binary Clock
Featured image of Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training
Dec 7, 2017
Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training
Featured image of MIT Engineers 3D Print Genetically Programmed Living Cells from Bacterial Ink
Dec 6, 2017
MIT Engineers 3D Print Genetically Programmed Living Cells from Bacterial Ink
Featured image of AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes
Dec 4, 2017
AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes

Most popular

Featured image of 3D Print Your Own “Lucy” Hominin Fossil
Skeleton.stl
3D Print Your Own “Lucy” Hominin Fossil

Thanks to the growing proclivity for community driven research, it's now possible to 3D print your own copy of famous ancient fossil Lucy.

Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
We all live in a 3D printed submarine
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.

Featured image of Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Kids, don‘t try this at home
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

Featured image of New MIT Technology Makes 3D Printers 10 Times Faster
FastFFF: Just Add Lasers
New MIT Technology Makes 3D Printers 10 Times Faster

3D printing has just been given a speed boost: MIT researchers have developed a 3D printer that is 10 times faster than most consumer models.

Featured image of Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

Featured image of Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
Better Bandages
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy

Scientists from Temple University in Philadelphia created a prototype for an "electrospun healing" device which uses soy protein and water to print personalized bandages directly onto a patient's skin.

Featured image of Digital Smile Design Uses 3D Printing To Plan Dental Procedures
Say Cheese!
Digital Smile Design Uses 3D Printing To Plan Dental Procedures

Using digital scanning and the Form 2, Digital Smile Design allows dental patients to view the results of their procedure before it happens.

Featured image of 3D Print Replica Bones From Lucy the Fossil
3D Printing in Science
3D Print Replica Bones From Lucy the Fossil

The famous fossil, Lucy the Australopithecus, is now available for any amateur paleontologists to download and 3D print for free.

Featured image of ScanAllFish Project Turning World’s Fish into 3D Scans
All the Fish!
ScanAllFish Project Turning World’s Fish into 3D Scans

University professor Adam Summers wants to create a library of 3D scans of the world's fish for research and 3D printing.

Featured image of YouTuber Builds Binary Clock
Time to Build a Clock
YouTuber Builds Binary Clock

YouTuber Mattias Jähnke, aka engineerish, demonstrates how to build and read a binary clock. The parts include a Raspberry Pi, some LEDs, and a 3D printed case.

Featured image of AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes
A Watershed Innovation
AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes

Irish company AquaRoot Technologies has developed a way to easily create irrigation pipes that are both biodegradable and customized.

Featured image of Missing Bones in Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Provided by 3D Printing
Printing the past
Missing Bones in Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Provided by 3D Printing

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands used 3D scanning and printing to complete the third most complete T-Rex skeleton.

Featured image of 3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information
Mammoth Hunter Bosom Buddy
3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information

Historians used 3D scanning to find out more about a statuette called Venus of Dolní Věstonice, found in 1925 by Czech archaeologists.

Featured image of How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge
Ames Laboratory Breakthrough
How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge

CaloriSMART is a advanced model system that uses magnetocaloric materials to achieve refrigeration cooling. The system was designed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids
3D printed liquid tubes
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids