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3D Printed Microstructures Can Prevent Counterfeits and Fakes

Researchers say counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by innovative security features like 3D printed microstructures.

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New Algorithm Cuts 3D Printing Times by Half

Algorithm developed by engineering researchers at University of Michigan allows desktop 3D printers to boost speed without impacting quality.

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Wi-Fi Router Upgraded with Aluminum Foil and 3D Printing

Aluminum foil and 3D printing can boost the range and security of your Wi-Fi router, according to new research from Dartmouth College.

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UK Researchers Develop 3D Printing Method for Fully Functional Electronic Circuits

A research group from University of Nottingham has developed a novel method to 3D print functional electronic circuits.

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Fraunhofer ILT’s “TwoCure” Process Offers Support Free Resin-Based 3D Printing

Fraunhofer ILT and Rapid Shape GmbH are developing "TwoCure", a resin-based 3D printing process that eliminates the need for supports.

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TU Delft Melds 3D Printing and Origami to Produce Self-Folding 3D Structures

Researchers from TU Delft have developed self-folding origami-style 3D structures using sequential shape shifting mechanisms.

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Neural Network Tricked into Thinking 3D Printed Turtle is a Rifle

With a 3D printed turtle or baseball, say MIT researchers, you have the tools you need to spoof a neural network in the physical world.

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MIT Researchers Develop 3D Printed Device to Improve Nanofiber Mesh Production

Using 3D printing technology, MIT researchers have developed a microfluidic device capable of producing nanofiber meshes.

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TrussFab: Structures Made with Plastic Bottles and 3D Printing

With desktop 3D printing and empty plastic bottles, TrussFab software can design large scale structures sturdy enough to carry human weight.

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Could 3D Printing Replace Global Trade in the Near Future?

Raoul Leering, head of international trade analysis at ING, believes that 3D printing could erase a quarter of global trade by 2060. 

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3D Printing Aluminum Alloys for Lighter, Fuel-Efficient Aircraft

HRL Laboratories in California have made a metallurgical breakthrough; a technique to successfully 3D print high-strength aluminum alloys.

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CADSkills Develops 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant to Reduce Surgical Time

CADSkills has developed a titanium 3D printed jaw implant called AMSJI, aiming to reduce patient discomfort and cut down on recovery time.

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Nanoscribe Develops Micro-Robots for Use in Human Body

German company Nanoscribe is a world leader in "nanofabrication", offering applications for medicine thanks to minuscule printing properties.

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Wyss Institute Develops Hybrid 3D Printing for Cheap Wearables

Researchers at Wyss Institute combine 3D printing of stretchable inks with electronic components to make wearables more flexible.

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This 3D Printed Pasta Changes Shape When Dunked in Water

Researchers at MIT engineer 3D printed pasta sheets that transform into 3D shapes when dunked in water; could save food shipping costs.