The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to serve as the mold for the blood vessels. They then covered the mold with a gelatin-like substance called hydrogel, forming a cast over the mold which was then reinforced via photocrosslinks.
Researchers are are unveiling PaperFold, a ground-breaking foldable smartphone. The shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate when needed.
Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But a new type of printer can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might actually enjoy touching.
Printoo is an Arduino-compatible platform that brings previously unavailable printed, low power, and flexible electronics technologies directly to anyone interested in developing interactive objects and projects.
Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield work on prototype of a 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle. Low production costs might lead to the printing of 3D unmanned aircraft that could be disposable and sent on one-way flights for delivery, search or reconnaissance purposes.