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.
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 USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed 3D printed metamaterials that can switch between active control and passive states, enabling control of acoustic and optical waves.
Algorithm developed by engineering researchers at University of Michigan allows desktop 3D printers to boost speed without impacting quality.
Need a new door handle? These "metamaterial mechanisms" developed at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut are functional objects without moving parts.
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.
Disney Research has developed a method which means prints can balance as you intended by using embedded metal ball bearings.
In field trials, US Marines successfully printed a plastic replacement Humvee door handle in the relentless heat of the Arizona desert.
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.
With embedded antennas that reflect surrounding signals, these 3D printed wireless connected objects don’t need power to transmit data.
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an entirely soft artificial heart made with a 3D printing and lost-wax casting technique.
Japanese researchers came up with a way to cool down a humanoid robot named Kengoro -- allowing it to sweat out of its 3D printed "bones".
A team of surgeons and engineers in the US have used 3D printed femurs for surgery preparation in real world conditions.
The additive manufacturing laboratory at Northwestern University, USA, proves the viability of 3D printing using extraterrestrial dust.
Researchers from Binghamton University in New York are developing an artificial pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes sufferers using 3D bioprinting.
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.
Researchers from the University of Delaware have developed a 3D printed smart window that could help cool the masses.