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Sci-Fi Becomes Reality
Sci-Fi Becomes Reality: Researchers Create “Floating 3D Prints” with Free-Space Volumetric Display

Inspired by movies like Iron Man and Star Wars, researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah have developed a breakthrough in "free-space volumetric display".  This holographic method is capable of creating full-color graphics in thin air using particles in space.  

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3D Printed Super-Soft Structures that Replicate Brain and Lungs

HRL Laboratories in California have made a metallurgical breakthrough; a technique to successfully 3D print high-strength aluminum alloys. A new process for 3D printing aluminum alloys opens up the possibility for lighter, faster aircraft which could fly further using the same amount of fuel. How so? Because modern planes are held together with thousands of […]

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Energetic Research
Researchers Develop 3D Printing Technique for Precise Deposition of Energetic Materials

Researchers from Purdue University have developed an inkjet-inspired 3D printing technique that offers a more precise and safer way to deposit energetic materials.

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Matters of the Heart
3D Printed Biopatch to Revolutionize Treatment for Heart Attacks

Minnesota university researchers have tested a 3D printed biopatch on mice which can heal scarred tissue after a heart attack.

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Printing Complexities
Molecular 3D Printing Technique Could Recreate Chemical Environments of the Human Body

Scientists have developed an easy and affordable way to print biological environments without losing their chemical complexities.

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High School Students Make 3D Printed Rocket Propellant

High schoolers joined SD Mines' Research and Engineering Apprenticeship summer program to make 3D printed rocket propellant.

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This 3D Printed Age Simulator Will Make You Feel 75 Years Old

Made by design studio Get Models Now using ZMorph Multitool 3D Printers, the Age Simulator is suit that replicates the physical sensation of being 75 years old. Wearing one will help designers to better understand the needs of the elderly.

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In The Fold
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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Turtle Power
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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Matters of the Heart
Artificial Silicone Heart 3D Printed by ETH Zurich

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an entirely soft artificial heart made with a 3D printing and lost-wax casting technique.

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But Will it Blend?
MIT Researchers Design Incredibly Light and Strong 3D Graphene

3D Graphene is a super strong material made from compressed and fused flakes of graphene, tested by MIT researchers using 3D printing.

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Solid Snake
ChainFORM: 3D Printed Shape-Shifting Hardware from MIT

New from MIT, the ChainFORM system is made from interlocking modules that can transform and change shape depending on the needs of the user.

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Ulticast Process Uses 3D Printer to Cast Silicone for Soft Robotics

Students from Delft University of Technology have modfied a 3D printer to cast silicone for soft robotics in a process they call Ulticast.

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Only Connect
3D Printed Wireless Connected Objects Work Without Batteries

With embedded antennas that reflect surrounding signals, these 3D printed wireless connected objects don’t need power to transmit data.

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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.