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Project Olympus : ICON chosen by NASA to develop moon base 3D printing tech

October 18th, 2020 at 5:27 pm » Comments Off

The hype around additive construction continues to grow. Unlike the days in which WinSun would “3D print” a six-story apartment building, we’re seeing numerous projects undertaken by a variety of firms around the world. All of this seems to demonstrate that, despite the hype, there is real technological value there. When that same value will […]



All-electric race car made possible with electron beam metal 3D printing

October 16th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Supported by Innovate UK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) works to speed up industrial growth in the UK by creating and embedding future skills and developing and proving manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing. The latter is specifically what the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM), part of the MTC, focuses on, and its DRAMA […]



3-D bioprinting constructs for cartilage regeneration

October 2nd, 2020 at 12:26 am » Comments Off

Schematic presentation of the study design and scaffold construction. (A) Schematic Illustration of the study design with 3D bioprinted dual-factor releasing and gradient-structured MSC-laden constructs for articular cartilage regeneration in rabbits. Schematic diagram of construction of the anisotropic cartilage scaffold and study design. (B) A computer-aided design (CAD) model was used to design the four-layer […]



Researchers create bioink that delivers oxygen to 3D printed tissue cells

September 25th, 2020 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Tissue engineering or regeneration is the process of improving upon or replacing biological tissues by combining cells and other materials with the optimal chemical and physiological conditions in order to build scaffolds upon which new viable tissue can form. We’ve seen many examples of 3D printing being used to accomplish this task. The potential to […]



Cryogenic 3Dprinting improves bioprinting for bone regeneration

September 18th, 2020 at 12:23 am » Comments Off

  Researchers from China continue in the quest to improve methods for bone regeneration, publishing their findings in “Cryogenic 3D printing of dual-delivery scaffolds for improved bone regeneration with enhanced vascularization.” A wide range of projects have emerged regarding new techniques for bone regeneration—especially in the last five years as 3D printing has become more […]



3D printing a meatless world: Self-medication with 3D printed food

September 15th, 2020 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

  As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi. These two claims of mine could have a substantial effect on 3D printing as an industry and our world in general, if they turn […]



New silicone 3D printing opens up applications for robotics, medicine, wearables

September 12th, 2020 at 12:41 am » Comments Off

The fabrication of soft devices is evolving further, with the completion of recent research performed by US scientists. With the results published in “3D printable tough silicone double networks,” the authors explain how soft materials can be fabricated with micron resolution for complex systems like robotics, as well as new types of wearables. Soft materials […]



Robot skin 3D printer close to first-in-human clinical trials

September 4th, 2020 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

In just two years a robotic device that prints a patient’s own skin cells directly onto a burn or wound could have its first-in-human clinical trials. The 3D bioprinting system for intraoperative skin regeneration developed by Australian biotech start-up Inventia Life Science has gained new momentum thanks to major investments from the Australian government and […]



Scientists develop nanophotonic 3D printing for virtual reality screens

August 27th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

In Korea, scientists are turning to better ways for improving our screen time, and this means 3D printing something most of us know little about: quantum dots. Focusing on refining the wonders of virtual reality and other electronic displays even further, researchers from the Nano Hybrid Technology Research Center of Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), […]



KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

July 30th, 2020 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

The restaurant chain says it’s the meat of the future KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken […]



Europe’s biggest 3D printer helps create an entire two-story house

July 27th, 2020 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

While 3D printing might be most commonly used to print smaller-sized models or prototypes, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be used to print larger objects. Much, much larger. In Belgium, Europe’s largest 3D printer was recently used to print an entire house. Unlike other 3D-printed houses we’ve covered (of which there are a handful), […]



This 3D printed house reduces carbon emissions and takes 48 hours to build!

June 21st, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The construction industry contributes to 39% of global carbon emissions while aviation contributes to only 2% which means we need to look for alternative building materials if we are to make a big impact on the climate crisis soon. We’ve seen buildings being made using mushrooms, bricks made from recycled plastic and sand waste, organic […]



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