3D printed electronic components and circuits are becoming a reality. Find out how the process is being used to produce basic electronic components, circuitry, and printed circuit boards.
Thanks to ridiculously high prices, extra laboratory supplies are often hard to come by. Not anymore! Presenting some of the coolest 3D printed lab equipment.
One of the goals of low cost 3D printing is to be able to create medical and scientific devices from it. Diagnostically capable microfluidic models represent the first step into this exciting new world of 3D printing and biosensing capabilities.
The US Army is exploring ways to convert discarded plastic bottles into recycled PET filament. Soliders will become even more self-sufficient in the battlefield by 3D printing useful spare parts from waste material.
A British twenty-year-old underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor and received a 3D printed skull implant after complications.
Need a new door handle? These "metamaterial mechanisms" developed at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut are functional objects without moving parts.
Electrical engineers from the Chemnitz University of Technology have achieved a world first; they've 3D printed a working electric motor from iron, copper and ceramic materials.
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an entirely soft artificial heart made with a 3D printing and lost-wax casting technique.
With desktop 3D printing and empty plastic bottles, TrussFab software can design large structures sturdy enough to carry human weight.
Algorithm developed by engineering researchers at University of Michigan allows desktop 3D printers to boost speed without impacting quality.
3D printing is set to get a lot faster thanks to startup Daqri that are using lasers to cure a light-activated monomer into solid plastic.
A new class of adhesives -- inspired by the mighty Gecko -- have been developed by researchers in California to help soft robotic fingers get a better grip.
MIT researchers develop 3D printable expanding polymer structure that will fold itself up as soon as it's peeled off the print bed.
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have 3D printed lightweight porous honeycombs with tunable stiffness geometry and density using a ceramic foam.
A sheet of bioprinted hydrogels -- inspired by the electric eel -- is capable of delivering 110 volts of electricity. It has potential to become a soft power source which draws on a biological system's chemical energy.
A team of surgeons and engineers in the US have used 3D printed femurs for surgery preparation in real world conditions.
Researchers at MIT engineer 3D printed pasta sheets that transform into 3D shapes when dunked in water; could save food shipping costs.