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One challenge facing the wider use of 3D bioprinting, is the range of inks available for 3D printing structures. Alginates, extracted from types of brown seaweed or algae, make up a sizebale base of materials used in the developme [...]

GeorgiaTECH PhD student Alexis Noel has been studying the adhesive properties of animal tongues for over two years. Originally her research focused on the sticky catapult of frog tongues, but recently it has turned to the sandpape [...]

Under the direction of new associate professor Guohao Dai, the Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University Mass. is one step closer to The 3D Printed Heart. Being such a delicate process, Dai has developed his own 3D p [...]

As The Rime of the Ancient Mariner goes: ‘Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink’. When written in 1797, Coleridge couldn’t have foreseen how telling those words would be in 2016. About one fifth of the world’s populati [...]

As seen last month in bone fractures fixed by 3D bio-printed silk, silk has great potential as a 3D printed bio-material. The trouble is when it comes to 3D printing anything less solid than, say, a surgical plate, silk as 3D prin [...]

A group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that 3D printed permanent magnets can outperform their traditionally created counterparts. The 3D printed magnets also manage to creating complex geometries with [...]

Researchers are using a 3D scanner to predict the geographical conditions that cause dams to collapse. In a scaled-down model reservoir, the team used an Optech ILRIS (Intelligent Laser Ranging and Imaging System) to record differ [...]

When I went to New York some years ago, I received four pieces of advice from a Texan gentleman philosophizing in an Irish Bar. The first three nuggets of wisdom he gave me were the vague kind of advice you’d expect e.g. ‘always h [...]

A recent paper published in the Marine Technology Society Journal, gives tantalizing details of a 3D printed autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) inspired by the water-jet propulsion motion of squids. The ‘squid-marine’ is designed [...]

A paper has been released supporting the claims that a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have managed to hack into [...]