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3-D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implanted

Researchers have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model, using 3D bioprinting. The results will move development closer to a potential future in which it will be possible to help patients by giving them new body parts through 3D bioprinting.

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2017

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Most stretchable elastomer for 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a family of highly stretchable and UV curable (SUV) elastomers that can be stretched by up to 1100%, and are suitable for UV curing based 3-D printing techniques. Using high resolution 3-D printing with the SUV elastomer compositions enables the direct creation of complex 3-D lattices or hollow structures that exhibit extremely large deformation. Fabrication time for such SUV elastomers is also greatly reduced.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2017

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How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam

After demonstrating the first acoustically driven tractor beam platform, researchers develop a simpler, cheaper version using 3-D printable parts and open-source electronic components for the maker community.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2017

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A roadmap for polymer-based additive manufacturing

In support of the development of polymer-based additive manufacturing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the 'Measurement Science Roadmap for Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing', a guide that identifies future desired capabilities, challenges, and priority topics in polymer-based AM.

Posted: Dec 13th, 2016

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