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The Ames Laboratory in Iowa has perfected a titanium powder suitable for use in additive manufacturing. The Ames Lab titanium metal powder has a smooth, regular texture and is ideal for laser sintering in powder bed fusion 3D prin [...]

Researchers at MIT have developed a method of altering 3D printed objects once printed. The technique involves using light in order to adapt the chemical structure of a 3D printed material. This allows the creation of more complex [...]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, is known for 3D printing large objects, such as their airplane part that made it into the Guinness World Book of Records and the 3D printed vehicles they displayed during Chicago's [...]

Through studying the geometry of strong structures, MIT researchers are now one step closer to 3D printing graphene. By comparison, 2D graphene is better at conducting electricity than copper wires, ten times stronger than steel, [...]

3D printing is enabling strong advances in the field of soft robotics. New research from Cornell University has created robotic hands that have sensory feelings. Known as the Gentle Bot, the soft robotic hand was developed in orde [...]

Tractor beams, capable of controlling objects using soundwaves, are no longer the stuff of science fiction or science labs. Thanks to over two years of experimentation from Asier Marzo, and his associates Sue Ann Seah, Bruce W. Dr [...]

New 3D bio-printing research shows that combining materials could be the secret to 3D printing bones and organs. A paper from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, describes research into the strength and bio- [...]

Through a collection of three theses recently made available on Google Scholar, 3DPI attempt to give our readers a view of what 3D printing might look like in the future. Two papers from the Johns Hopkins University examine the po [...]

Researchers are using a 3D printed dog nose to detect "explosives, narcotics, pathogens, or even cancer." An article published this month in peer reviewed academic journal Scientific Reports records the experiments with the artifi [...]

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are at an advanced stage of with their synthetic biology research. The work could see bacteria being used to send signals and sense in a way similar to computers, the advantage being that it c [...]