Pitt Joins Southwestern PA Defense Manufacturing Community Consortium

By Maggie Pavlick | Senior Communications Writer | University of Pittsburgh | Swanson School of Engineering PITTSBURGH (Oct. 13, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Defense recently designated a consortium of southwestern Pennsylvanian defense industry organizations as a Defense Manufacturing Community, awarding the group $5 million Read More »

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UTEP Top Research Centers Announce Plans for Youngstown Expansion

By UC Staff EL PASO, Texas – Two renowned research centers at the The University of Texas at El Paso have announced plans to open a unit in Youngstown, Ohio, to create a joint presence for collaborative opportunities with Youngstown State University (YSU) and the Read More »

purmundus challenge Looks at Harmony Between Geometry and Materials

This year’s finalists show the enormous potential of additive manufacturing. 3D and 4D printing are more than ever and increasingly around the world a core manufacturing process paving the way for smart innovations in various different markets. The 2020 purmundus challenge, which is being held Read More »

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3DEO – The Economics of Metal Injection Molding versus Metal 3D Printing

Presented by 3DEO Inc. Metal 3D printing is becoming a great complement to Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and the decision to use one or the other largely comes down to the volumes required. The added bonus with metal 3D printing is that you can update Read More »

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Penn State – Engineering Researchers Strive to Optimize Metal Additive Manufacturing

$546,806 grant from the National Science Foundation could enhance the models used for the technology, allowing the resulting components to be created with less defects By Erin Cassidy Hendrick | Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In pursuit of an improved, less expensive way Read More »

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PhD Student Uses HP 3D Printing Technology to Help Rehabilitate Spinal-Cord Injury Patients

Glasgow, Scotland, 22nd June 2020– A Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Glasgow has teamed up with HP and Autodesk to produce a 3D-printed electroencephalography (EEG) headset to improve the recovery of spinal-cord injury (SCI) patients. EEG is a medical monitoring method to Read More »

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The “Texas Breather”: TTUHSC El Paso and UTEP Develop a Low-Cost, 3D-Printed Ventilator for Hospitals

Team of physicians and engineers seeks FDA emergency use authorization of device EL PASO, Texas – Nationwide, hospitals are concerned about a possible shortage of ventilators as more Americans require treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease that can cause life-threatening respiratory problems such as Read More »

“Geometry and Material in Harmony”

The theme for this year’s “purmundus challenge” international competition for design in 3D and 4D printing is “Geometry and Material in Harmony” Industry is currently moving rapidly towards a “made-to-order” future. Not in order to merely revise predominant concepts, but to develop individual, tailored concepts Read More »

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ExOne and Pitt Collaborate to Produce Reusable Respirators with 3D Printed Metal Filters

By University of Pittsburgh and ExOne PITTSBURGH (April 27, 2020) … The ExOne Company, the global leader in industrial 3D printers using binder jetting technology, and the University of Pittsburgh, a leading public research university based in Pittsburgh, have partnered to develop reusable metal filters Read More »

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Wyss-Designed Swabs Enter Human Trials for COVID-19

New low-cost nasopharyngeal swabs can be manufactured quickly to address the international shortage of swabs for testing and research By Lindsay Brownell | Science Writer | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (BOSTON) April 28, 2020 — Researchers at the Wyss Institute Read More »

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