Study finds 3D printed titanium scaffolds better than current bone-grafting treatments

At Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, “Europe’s largest University clinic,” researchers are working to prove that, in specific cases, 3D printed titanium-mesh scaffolds offer a better alternative to conventional bone-grafting techniques using a patient’s own bone. The tr...

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Posted on Jan 13, 2018

GE combines cold spray with robotics to 3D print bigger and better objects

Scientists at GE are combining gas dynamic “cold spray” deposition technology with robotics and machine learning to build and repair metal parts using additive manufacturing with greater precision. GE scientists Leo Ajdelsztajn, Joe Vinciquerra, and their teams are further developing the...

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Posted on Dec 19, 2017

LLNL stainless steel 3D printing “better than traditional manufacturing”

In a recent study led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), scientists have discovered a way of making stainless steel two to three times stronger than usual. The method takes advantage of the unique grain structure of stainless steel parts when 3D printed using powder bed fusion (PBF) ...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2017

3D printed device studies the life of flies for a better understanding of AI

The Gilestro Lab at Imperial College London specializes in the study of sleep and how it affects our everyday lives. By focusing on this particular aspect of animals and humans, the research seeks to illuminate features of consciousness, asking if and why sleep is a necessary part of life. A complic...

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Posted on Oct 22, 2017

BCN3D releases the bigger, better, BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer

Today at TCT 2017 in Birmingham, UK, Barcelona’s open source 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies has announced the launch of the new BCN3D Sigmax FFF 3D printer. Designed as a complementary product to the BCN3D Sigma, the new Sigmax has an increased build volume, and dual extrusion capa...

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Posted on Sep 26, 2017