3D-Printed Fuel Cells May Be Catalyst for Change in Energy Sector

Consumption of energy around the world and never-ending demand leads researchers to continue searching for clean, sustainable alternatives. In the quest to slow global warming, we must begin to prevent emissions, too. The list of options is actually quite long for avoiding extended pollution and making sweeping change, but the challenges lie in global awareness…

Using Symmetry and 3D-Printed Medical Models to Repair Bone Fractures

In a new study, a team of researchers from China compared the clinical outcomes of treating isolated acetabular (concave surface of the pelvis) fractures with traditional 3D-printed planning models and using an approach that mirrors the affected area following the bilaterally symmetric nature of human anatomy. Their hypothesis is that, while 3D-printed models can definitely help…

Visagio & DiManEx Partner to Streamline Additive Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Visagio and DiManEx are combining efforts to strengthen production processes for clients around the world. Both companies are heavily focused on supply chain management, helping to streamline businesses with innovative solutions and approaches necessary for success today. With offices in London, Moscow, Perth, Sydney, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Visagio’s expertise in consulting will…

The Present and Future of 3D Printing and Invisible Aligners

If you look at that crooked row of teeth one morning, the thought might occur that you could really use some invisible aligners. One of the earliest killer apps in 3D printing, this alternative to metal braces has proliferated wildly. Medgadget anticipates the global invisible aligners market to reach $8.2 billion by 2026. As a…

Chinese 3D Printer Exports Soar Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Since early spring of 2020, there has been much to be serious about, from health to finances. Some of us have had one thing in common though: we have had to find more to do around the house. You may have taken up the art of bread baking and filling the home with delicious aromas,…

Progress in 3D Printing Microelectromechanical Systems

Tomasz Blachowicz and Andrea Ehrmann, from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland and Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany, respectively, have released the details of their recent study in ‘3D Printed MEMS Technology – Recent Development and Applications.’ Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are used in contemporary electronic applications, whether in the medical field, measurements,…

Improving Forensic Analysis of Skull Fragments with 3D Imaging and FDM

A recent study, conducted by researchers Amber Collings and Katherine Brown at Teeside University in the U.K. analyzed the suitability of specific 3D scanning and modeling techniques in a key aspect of forensic investigation: physical fit analysis (PFA). PFA determines if two pieces of evidence physically fit together, their shared origin, the links between crime…

Antibacterial Properties & Cytocompatibility of EPL in 3D-Printed Composite Scaffolds

Chinese researchers continue to study 3D printing materials and structures, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Study on antibacterial properties and cytocompatibility of EPL coated 3D printed PCL/HA composite scaffolds.’ The study of biocompatible materials and scaffolds suitable for sustaining cells is of enormous interest to researchers around the world as they hope to…

Treating bomb injuries in Syria with 3D printed ‘bone brick’

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a simple and cheap method for repairing broken limbs using 3D printed “bone brick”, in response to the need for urgent medical care in Syrian refugee camps.  With thousands of Syrian refugees suffering from horrific blast injuries after being hit by barrel bombs and other explosives in…