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The next step for 3D printing inspired by Nature

Researchers have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print recyclable liquid crystal polymers (LCP) using conventional desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and even rival the highest performance lightweight materials.

Sep 20th, 2018

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At last, a simple 3D printer for metal

The 3D printing of plastics has largely come of age in the last decade, solving many of the engineering challenges in the process, these solutions are now ready to be applied to the 3D printing of metal.

Sep 4th, 2018

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Researchers 3D print prototype for 'bionic eye'

A team of researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a bionic eye that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.

Aug 28th, 2018

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Pictures of success in 3-D printing

Researchers were able to observe the detailed dynamics of powder spattering during the 3-D printing process. Their conclusions may ultimately help a variety of industries mitigate defects.

Jul 27th, 2018

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New approach optimizes soft material 3-D printing

The researchers' Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method combines expert judgment with an optimization algorithm that efficiently searches combinations of parameters relevant for 3-D printing, enabling high-fidelity soft material products to be printed.

May 31st, 2018

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