Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now researchers have published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment: the syringe pump.
GE gathered some of its leading scientists in the life sciences field for a free-ranging in-depth discussion of 3D BioPrinting, how the technology is developing, who is working on it, and the potential this area of research offers to biotechnology and healthcare.
NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
MakerBot and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory teamed up to challenge the 3D printing and design community to come up with designs for a Thingiverse Mars Base that could theoretically support human life on the Red Planet.
Using 3-D printing and advanced geometry, a team at Cornell has developed a new kind of building material - interlocking ceramic bricks that are lightweight, need no mortar and make efficient use of materials.
3D printing has just opened up a whole new world for visually impaired children. The Tactile Picture Book Project has found a way to adapt children's illustrations into 3D designs so that they can follow along the text.
Economically viable and reliable building systems and tool sets are being sought, examined and tested for extraterrestrial infrastructure buildup. One NASA project focuses on a unique architecture weaving the robotic building construction technology with designs for assisting rapid buildup of initial operational capability Lunar and Martian bases.