3D printing polymer-derived ceramics now possible

Because ceramics cannot be cast or machined easily, three-dimensional (3D) printing enables a big leap in geometrical flexibility. We report preceramic monomers that are cured with ultraviolet light in a stereolithography 3D printer or through a patterned mask, forming 3D polymer structures that can have complex shape and cellular architecture. These polymer structures can be Read more about 3D printing polymer-derived ceramics now possible[…]

Chinese Company Constructs the World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building

Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co has expanded the capabilities of 3D printing. After constructing ten houses in under twenty-four hours last year, now they are back with both the world’s tallest 3D printed building – a five-story apartment block – and a 1,100 square meter mansion with internal and external decoration to boot. Read more about Chinese Company Constructs the World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building[…]

Chinese company assembles 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

A pioneering 3D-printed house just popped up in Xian, China – and Chinese company ZhuoDa “built” the two-story villa in less than three hours. Made up of six 3D-printed modules, the house was assembled like LEGO bricks before a live audience who were then invited to explore the interior. The modular fireproof home can withstand Read more about Chinese company assembles 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours[…]

South Korean 3d printer prints thinner than red blood cell

a team of researchers at UNIST has announced that they have developed a high-resolution 3D printing technology that is capable of printing electronic circuits on plastic, metallic or magnetic nanoparticles that are curved and much flexible. According to the team, led by Prof. Jang-Ung Park (School of Materials Science and Engineering), they have succeeded in Read more about South Korean 3d printer prints thinner than red blood cell[…]

Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

The Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) process relies on a special transparent and permeable window which allows both light and oxygen to get through. Think of it as a large contact lens. The machine then is able to control the exact amount of oxygen and when that oxygen is permitted into the resin pool. Read more about Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster[…]

Open-Source Syringe Pump Library

A syringe pump was designed using freely available open-source computer aided design (CAD) software and manufactured using an open-source RepRap 3-D printer and readily available parts. The design, bill of materials and assembly instructions are globally available to anyone wishing to use them. Details are provided covering the use of the CAD software and the Read more about Open-Source Syringe Pump Library[…]

3D print your own Smartphone Microscope for $1,-

Using inexpensive glass beads traditionally used for reflective pavement markings at airports, the PNNL team has demonstrated 1000x magnification, which is necessary to see tiny anthrax spores and plague cells. They have also made a 350x version, which is adequate to identify parasites in blood samples or protozoa in drinking water. A 100x version enables Read more about 3D print your own Smartphone Microscope for $1,-[…]

3D printer constructs 10 buildings in one day from recycled materials

A Chinese company has become the first to construct multiple buildings using 3D printers that extrude recycled building materials at breakneck speed. Using four huge 3D printers, Yingchuang New Materials Inc. was able to print the shells of 10 one-room structures in 24 hours and at a cost of only about $5,000 per building. The Read more about 3D printer constructs 10 buildings in one day from recycled materials[…]

The ProDesk3D full colour 3d printer

The ProDesk3D is the first 3D desktop printer to offer true full color printing – changing the way the creator thinks about what they are printing. Just like normal ink printers, the ProDesk3D uses its proprietary 5-color PLA cartridge system, capable of mixing primary printing colors to generate the colors of choice for the object Read more about The ProDesk3D full colour 3d printer[…]

Objet500 Connex3 – High Resolution Full Colour, Multi material 3D Printing

Brilliant Color The Objet500 Connex3 lets you incorporate as many as 46 colors into one prototype, from true jet black to sunny yellow to shocking magenta and hundreds of beautiful blended hues. Pick from ten color palettes — including rich opaque and stained-glass-like translucent — for vibrant, repeatable color that will wow your colleagues and Read more about Objet500 Connex3 – High Resolution Full Colour, Multi material 3D Printing[…]