LLNL – Volumetric 3D Printing Builds on Need for Speed

By Jeremy Thomas | LLNL | thomas244@llnl.gov   While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which Read More »

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MIT – Researchers Design One of the Strongest, Lightest Materials Known

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter January 6, 2017 — A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, Read More »

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Columbia Engineering Researchers Use Acoustic Voxels to Embed Sound with Data

By Holly Evarts | Columbia | Engineering Columbia Engineering Professor Changxi Zheng’s new approach could lead to better tagging and coding, leveraging 3D printing of complex geometries New York — July 18, 2016 — Columbia Engineering researchers, working with colleagues at Disney Research and MIT, Read More »

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MIT’s Future Shoe Can Transform Itself

By DJ Pangburn — Nov 2, 2015 It’s mind-bending enough to 3D print shoes and other textiles. But what if these textiles could be made active, capable of self-transforming in response to stimuli like temperature and moisture? This is the challenge that industrial designers Christophe 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)

Lawrence Livermore, MIT Researchers Develop New Ultralight, Ultrastiff 3D Printed Materials

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel — a material so light it’s called ‘frozen smoke’ — but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well Read More »

LLNL Single Cell Lattice-3D Microstructure (Photo courtesy of Julie Russell/LLNL)

4D Printing: Multi-Material Shape-Change

A collaboration between: Stratasys’ Education & Research & Development | Skylar Tibbits | The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping, RP. Read More »

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