The thin and cost-effective lens is 3D printed and has the capacity to put live cells under the microscope, which would significantly improve diagnostics. Credit: © 2020 KAUST; Andrea Bertoncini Custom-fabricated lenses make it easy to attach high-tech microscopes directly to cell incubators. An optical device that resembles a miniaturized […]

Scientists have developed a method to 3D print structures using local soil. Credit: Aayushi Bajpayee The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges, and roads. While concrete is the material of choice for many construction projects, […]

A DLP-printed LCE concept device of a spinal cage with a porous lattice architecture. Biological tissues have evolved over millennia to be perfectly optimized for their specific functions. Take cartilage as an example. It’s a compliant, elastic tissue that’s soft enough to cushion joints, but strong enough to resist compression […]

At the Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL, this part for a scaled-down prototype of a reactor was produced for industry partner Kairos Power. Credit: Kairos Power Scientists at the Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have their eyes on the prize: the […]

The metamaterial printed with the new system consists of a complex three-dimensional lattice structure on the micrometer scale. Credit: Vincent Hahn, KIT KIT scientists develop new 3D system to print structures of submicrometer accuracy at record speed. 3D printers working in the millimeter range and larger are increasingly used in […]

3D-printing high-precision objects in a matter of seconds Credit: © 2020 EPFL/ Alain Herzog Researchers at EPFL have developed a new, high-precision method for 3D-printing small, soft objects. The process, which takes less than 30 seconds from start to finish, has potential applications in a wide range of fields, including […]

Embedding information in a printed object. Credit: Optical Media Interface Lab, NAIST A team from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), composed of Ph.D. Student Arnaud Delmotte, Professor Yasuhiro Mukaigawa, Associate Professor Takuya Funatomi, Assistant Professor Hiroyuki Kubo, and Assistant Professor Kenichiro Tanaka, has developed a new method to […]

3D-printed titanium-copper bars with titanium powder and copper powder. Credit: RMIT University Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device, defense, and aerospace applications. Current titanium alloys used in additive manufacturing often cool and bond together in column-shaped crystals […]