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.
Algorithm developed by engineering researchers at University of Michigan allows desktop 3D printers to boost speed without impacting quality.
A British twenty-year-old underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor and received a 3D printed skull implant after complications.
Porous 3D printed titanium hips can mimic the quality of real bones, and potentially extend the life of a hip replacement.
Need a new door handle? These "metamaterial mechanisms" developed at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut are functional objects without moving parts.
With desktop 3D printing and empty plastic bottles, TrussFab software can design large structures sturdy enough to carry human weight.
Biochemistry researchers are 3D printing models of complex molecular structures, and using them as a teaching aid for students and educators.
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.
Engineers at Rice University used 3D printers to make theoretical schwarzites into physical structures. Math just got real, people.
Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a technique to print clear glass using desktop SLA 3D printers.
The US Navy has 3D printed a submersible hull, developed by the US Departments of Energy and Defense with support from academia and industry.
Researchers at the University of Utah used 3D printing to prototype "Smart Glasses" with liquid lenses that adjust to the wearer's sight.
Credit card skimming is a disease. Meet the cure. The New York City Police Department is testing a "skim reaper" to detect and prevent credit card fraud. It's based on a 3D printed prototype by researchers from the University of Florida.
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.
Researchers from the University of Delaware have developed a 3D printed smart window that could help cool the masses.
Fraunhofer ILT and Rapid Shape GmbH are developing "TwoCure", a resin-based 3D printing process that eliminates the need for supports.