LSEV: World’s first 3D printed car

An Italy-based electric car company XEV and 3D printing material company Polymaker organized a joint press conference at the China 3D-Printing Cultural Museum in Shanghai. The first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car in the world was launched and shown to the public. The world’s first 3D printed car looks set to make production next year – … Continue reading “LSEV: World’s first 3D printed car”

Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Create Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

NC State University Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys on large scales using  3-D printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications – such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures. Unfortunately, making metallic glass requires rapid … Continue reading “Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Create Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk”

Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope

A team of Western University researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies – places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death. The idea to 3D print a stethoscope was born while playing with … Continue reading “Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope”

Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators

Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices has been able to sense and respond to the world around them. The research is published in Advanced Materials. “Our research represents a foundational advance in … Continue reading “Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators”

Augmented Reality takes 3-D printing to next level

Cornell researchers are taking 3-D printing and 3-D modeling to a new level by using augmented reality (AR) to allow designers to design in physical space while a robotic arm rapidly prints the work. To use the Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA), a designer wears an AR headset with hand controllers. As soon as a design … Continue reading “Augmented Reality takes 3-D printing to next level”