Tuesday, March 26, 2019

3D-Printed Polymer Photodetectors on Curved Surface a “Bionic Eye”

A University of Minnesota research team has 3D-printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface, in a first step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or...

Airlines’ DIY Option: Make Your Own Parts

Owner-operator-produced parts are almost a DIY approach for airlines to get quality parts faster and cheaper. As airlines grapple with parts availability and costs, some are taking remedial action through owner-operator-produced parts (OOPP)—also known as...

Air Force awards nScrypt’s research company Phase 2 contract for 3D printed conformal antenna...

After a successful first phase, nScrypt’s research group Sciperio has been awarded a second phase contract for its project to 3D print conformal phased array antennas for the U.S. Air Force. Sciperio, which developed...

Hierarchical 3-D printing of nanoporous gold could

New Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity, making them perfect candidates for applications such as electrochemical reactors, sensors, and actuators. In a study...
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Print out solar panels and stick them on your roof

Australia's first commercial installation of printed solar cells, made using specialized semiconducting inks and printed using a conventional reel-to-reel printer, has been installed on a factory roof in Newcastle. The 200 square meter array was...
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Researchers 3-D print colloidal crystals

MIT engineers have united the principles of self-assembly and 3-D printing using a new technique, which they highlight today in the journal Advanced Materials. By their direct-write colloidal assembly process, the researchers can build centimeter-high...

Dubai mandates that all new buildings be 25% 3D printed by 2025

According to the World Economic Forum, Dubai wants 25% of every new building to be 3D printed within the next seven years. The Dubai Future Foundation, an organization dedicated to making the metropolis a...

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant to work on future FabLab for 3-D printing in...

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and recycle 3-D printed items in space. Tethers Unlimited and two other companies will have 18...

Extrusion Speed Key to Improving FDM Part Quality?

Additive manufacturing technologies continue to develop extremely rapidly. By their principal capacity of reproducing any given geometric complexity, they leave all the classical approaches far behind; digital manufacturing of goods by means of 3D...

Novel process to 3D print one of the strongest materials on Earth

Researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a novel way to 3D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries. Previously, researchers could...
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