University of Dayton researchers create lower cost method of 3D printing nanoscale structures 

Researchers from the University of Dayton have published research describing an enhanced and more cost-effective method of 3D printing nanoscale structures.  The Opto-Thermo-Mechanical (OTM) nano-printing technique was found to be capable of printing on a nanoscale level of fewer than 100 nanometers (nm), or a thousand times smaller than a human hair. What’s more, because […]

French researchers successful in 3D printing super high-resolution optical glass

Researchers from the ICMCB-CNRS laboratory and the University of Bordeaux have developed a method of 3D printing phosphate glass via FDM technology. By first pulling the glass filament using a fiber drawing tower, the researchers were able to extrude complex geometries while maintaining the photoluminescence properties of the material. The team believes its direct approach to fabricating […]

Finnish researchers use 3D printing to improve nasal surgery planning

A team of researchers from Tampere University, Finland, has experimented with a new method of nasal surgery preparation using 3D printing. With the aim of determining whether or not 3D printing could realistically replicate the anatomy of a nasal cavity and the airflow through it, the team took to scanning and printing a set of […]

Report from European Patent Office shows 3D printing patent numbers increasing

A new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed a number of interesting statistics and trends regarding innovation in additive manufacturing. The report points out the origins of all notable patent applications from 2000 – 2018 and the industries leading innovation with the most inventions. In general, there has been a global […]

Nagoya researchers 3D bioprint fish gelatin-based anticancer patches

A team of researchers from Nagoya City University, Japan, has developed a new type of 3D bioprinted drug delivery system, leveraging fish gelatin. The gelatin is the core component of their newly developed polymer hydrogel, which can be used to fabricate an implantable patch. In this case, the team loaded the patch with PEGylated Liposomal […]

University of Minnesota researchers use 3D bioprinting to create beating human heart 

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a novel bio-ink, enabling them to create a functional 3D printed beating human heart.  The cell-laden biomaterial, produced using pluripotent stem cells, allowed the research team to 3D print an aortic replica with more chambers, ventricles and a higher cell wall thickness than was previously possible. In […]

Spanish researchers 3D print “the next generation” of enhanced eco-friendly fuel cells

Researchers from the Spanish Catalonia Institute for Energy Research and Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, have used ceramic 3D printing to fabricate a new family of electrolyte-supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). Utilizing SLA 3D printing, the research team developed a new approach to fuel cell production, which yielded a direct increase in […]

Rice university researchers develop sweet new way of 3D printing vascular networks 

Researchers from Rice University have developed a new method of using 3D printing to create artificial vascular networks from powdered sugar.  Replacing traditional production methods with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing, the team created sacrificial templates made from laser-sintered carbohydrate powders. These sugar-based constructs enable cell-laden hydrogels to be patterned with dendritic vessel networks, […]

Turkish researchers 3D print artificial cornea for transplantation

A team of researchers from Marmara University, Turkey have 3D printed an artificial cornea suitable for transplantation. With the help of an aluminum mold, an FFF 3D printer was used to fabricate a PVA-chitosan corneal construct with the light bending properties of the real thing. Preliminary biostability studies revealed that the composite structures were compatible […]