UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering-These Microscopic Fish Are 3D – Printed To Do More Than Swim

Researchers demonstrate a novel method to build microscopic robots with complex shapes and functionalities San Diego, Calif., August 25, 2015 — Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish Read More »

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Penn State Connects Students to the Internet of Things Through Partnership with littleBits

  University Park, PA – To foster student creativity, inventiveness, and the “maker mindset,” Penn State is opening a new exploration lab in partnership with littleBits, a New York-based startup that empowers everyone to create inventions, large and small, with its easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Read More »

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New Frontiers in 3D Printing

By Leah Burrows, Harvard SEAS Communications Novel active mixing and switching printheads enable 3D printing of complex fluids and gels September 21, 2015 (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered Read More »

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University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering-Energy, power, and propulsion systems researcher Minking Chyu awarded $800,000 cooperative agreement from Department of Energy

  PITTSBURGH (September 14, 2015)…Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh are leading a national research effort to utilize additive manufacturing in developing stronger coatings for materials used in harsh environments, such as the super-heated interior of a gas turbine. Minking Chyu, PhD, Leighton and Mary Read More »

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MIT- Customizing 3-D Printing

by Larry Hardesty | September 3, 2015 | “Customizing 3_D Printing (MIT News) http://news.mit.edu/2015/customizing-3-d-printing-0903 Design tool lets novices do in minutes what would take experts in computer-aided design hours The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create Read More »

A new Web-based interface for design novices allows a wide range of modifications to a basic design — such as a toy car or a black-and-white "yin-yang" cup — that are guaranteed to be both structurally stable and printable on a 3-D printer. Courtesy of the researchers (edited by MIT News)

Stratasys’ 2016 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge Is Now Accepting Entries

Make a Difference, a new bonus category, invites students to submit designs that impact individuals, communities or the environment in a positive way Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – Sept. 2, 2015 – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, is Read More »

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UT College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

  Sept. 1, 2015, KNOXVILLE—The role of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center, or Ma2JIC. Established at The Read More »

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Additive Manufacturing Research Groups Led by Pitt Engineers Receive More Than $1.7 Million in Latest Funding From America Makes

By Paul Kovach, Swanson School of Engineering Faculty from Industrial Engineering & Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science enhance Pitt’s AM research PITTSBURGH (August 11, 2015) …Two separate University of Pittsburgh research projects to improve design development for structures in in additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D Read More »

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Virginia Tech Students to Launch Experimental 3-D Printer on NASA Rocket Ship from Wallops Island

  BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 10, 2015 – How would a 3-D printer work in the microgravity of suborbital space after surviving a jarring ride 100 miles above the earth? A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering students hope to have an answer next week Read More »

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University of Southampton-Southampton Engineers Test Fly Printed Aircraft Off Royal Navy Ship

  July 23, 2015-A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach. HMS Mersey provided the perfect platform for the University of Southampton to test out their SULSA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Read More »

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