3D printed heart made from porous material holds promise for prosthetics, robots

Cornell researchers have developed a new lightweight and stretchable material with the consistency of memory foam that has potential for use in prosthetic body parts, artificial organs and soft robotics. The foam is unique because it can be formed and has connected pores that allow fluids to be pumped through it. Continue reading “3D printed heart made from porous material holds promise for prosthetics, robots”

Stijn Lambrechts, Sirris, Presents: “Guide to optimize print parameters for an LBM process”

If we want additive manufacturing to become more cost effective, one key enabler will be to open up the market for material supply to AM. For quality and process stability reasons, many suppliers of AM machines try to organize the material supply for their machines by sourcing the materials and distributing them to the machine users.

For powder bed AM machines however, supply of suited powders is broadly available on the market at more cost effective prices. Continue reading “Stijn Lambrechts, Sirris, Presents: “Guide to optimize print parameters for an LBM process””

reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs

Along with an increasing selection of 3D printers that now exist for literally every type of user, the amount of filaments that have been coming to market has also been seeing a dramatic increase in recent memory. Not only has MakerBot announced that they are expanding their line of Composite PLA filaments which will include limestone, maple, bronze and iron-fused filaments, … Continue reading “reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs”

Startup Pembient Uses 3D Bioprinting to Make Rhino Ivory Without Killing Rhinos

When talking about 3D bioprinting, images of laboratories where blood vessels, human bones and even organs are being grown in futuristic machines are almost immediately conjured up. But one San Francisco-based startup called Pembientis taking this groundbreaking technology into a different, but equally important, direction. Continue reading “Startup Pembient Uses 3D Bioprinting to Make Rhino Ivory Without Killing Rhinos”