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Making Waves with a Hammer and a 3D Printer

For Jordan Raney, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, cutting-edge science sometimes involves whacking a rubber disc with...
artificial placenta

Artificial Placenta Created in the Laboratory

The placenta has an essential and highly complex task: it must ensure the exchange of important substances between the mother and her unborn child,...
3D microprinting

3D Microprinting: Security for Products, Passports, and Money

Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. According...
radiation therapy

A Third Dimension of Innovation

For many cancer patients, going through radiation therapy can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming process. Dalhousie’s Dr. James Robar wants to change that...
video

Imperial Researcher Develops Recyclable Surfboard in World First

Dr Nathaniel Petre, from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, has 3D printed a surfboard that is comparably cheaper to...
translucent facadevideo

Custom Building Envelopes Straight from the Printer

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed multifunctional and translucent facade elements that can be produced with a 3D printer. The...
surgery

Engineers Harness the Power of 3D Printing to Help Train Surgeons,...

A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip...
sensors

Smart Sensors Could save Lives

In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve...
3D printer

Tucking in to NIST’s ‘3D Printer’ Testbed

3D printing of metal objects is a booming industry, with the market for products and services worth more than an estimated $2.3 billion in...
remote-controlled robots

A Green Idea

As students design, prototype, and build remote-controlled robots in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer-Aided Machine Design...
implantvideo

Students, Doctors Develop Next-generation Surgical Implants

Two groups of undergraduate students at Duke University have been creating biomedical devices for their senior design projects with a campus rarity—a titanium 3D...
3D Printing

New Method for 3D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials

When humans begin to colonize the moon and Mars, they will need to be able to make everything from small tools to large buildings...
Autonomous Driving

CeBIT: Autonomous Driving and Other Glimpses into the Future

A test area for autonomous driving, sensors enhancing the skills of robots, quality management with the help of virtual reality, computers that better understand...
3D printingvideo

As 3D Printing Grows, So Does Need To Reclaim Plastic Waste

UC Berkeley is a leader in 3D printing. From creating a prosthetic hand for an 8-year-old girl to a “smart cap” that senses spoiled food...
DNA-test

DNA-test with Smartphone Facilitates Accurate Treatment

A small, simple, and cheap microscope which was produced with a 3D printer and is connected to a smartphone camera can be used to...
Mobile microscope

Mobile Microscope to Analyse Cancer Tumours, Bacteria and Viruses

A small, simple and relatively cheap microscope which is printed using a 3D printer and coupled to the camera of a mobile phone can...
Living Tissue

Manufacturing Living Tissue with a 3D Printer

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition encourages students from the field of synthetic biology to implement innovative ideas and to go up against...
Magnets

3D-Printed Magnets

Today, manufacturing strong magnets is no problem from a technical perspective. It is, however, difficult to produce a permanent magnet with a magnetic field...
hologram

Holograms with Sound

Peer Fischer, a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor at the University of Stuttgart, normally works on...
vibrations

Lattice Structure Absorbs Vibrations

Vibrations from a bus engine can sometimes be felt uncomfortably strongly through the seats. Similarly, vibrations from the propellers or rotors in propeller aircraft...