• Photo of GoProto ANZ and Sentient Bionics 3D print prosthetic hand

    Australian 3D printing service GoProto ANZ is understandably excited to be working on a project for Sentient Bionics Pty Ltd, a company that develops anthropomorphic robotic grippers for a range of industries, including healthcare. Through the partnership, GoProto is leveraging its HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology to…

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  • Photo of MX3D successfully installs 3D printed Robot Arm

    MX3D, an Amsterdam-based company that has invented a large-format metal 3D printer, has made an exciting announcement for those following its progress. The company has successfully installed a newly optimized industrial robot arm. The part, designed by a team of engineers at Altair and 3D printed by MX3D, can be…

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  • Photo of 3D printed robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

    Robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have developed the world’s first fully automatic robot to carry out throat swabs for Covid-19. The 3D printed robot swabs (perhaps even using 3D printed swabs) the patients so that healthcare professionals are not exposed to the risk of infection. The prototype…

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  • Photo of This 3D printed robot knows how to break a sweat

    Researchers at Cornell University have developed a soft robot that can sweat using multi-material 3D printing. The human-inspired perspiration function enables the robot to efficiently regulate its temperature and avoid overheating. Researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration in designing next-gen robotics, materials and more. In this case, a…

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  • Photo of MX3D and Altair redesign and 3D print optimized robotic arm

    Amsterdam-based MX3D, a specialist in robotic metal 3D printing (many will know of its famous canal bridge project), teamed up with software company Altair to 3D print an optimized industrial robot arm for a robot provided by ABB Robotics. The project, which leveraged Altair’s design expertise with MX3D’s large-scale metal…

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  • Photo of TU Delft researcher 3D prints tuna-inspired underwater drone

    Underwater aquatic research seems to be taking up a new motto: do as the fish do! There is an undeniable trend in the field to explore the development of new research tools that not only blend into the aquatic environment more easily but also mimic deep sea residents. For example,…

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  • Photo of Eighth-graders compete at RoboRAVE with 3D printed robot

    Every year, RoboRAVE International brings together students and teachers from all over the world to learn how to design, build and program robots. One of the event’s most exciting elements is the SumoBot competition, which pits student-made robots against one another in the ring—a sort of BattleBots for kids. This…

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  • Photo of Meet Astro, a smart 3D printed robodog

    Scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCR) have combined 3D printing, deep learning, artificial intelligence and robotics to bring to life Astro, an intelligent robotic dog that can see and hear. The Frankenstein-eque project actually uses an existing robotic configuration, Boston Dynamic’s quadruped robot, and adds a…

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  • Photo of MIT researchers presented automated system for designing and 3D printing actuators

    A team of MIT researchers have created an automated process for designing and 3D printing complex robotic actuators with variable properties. The innovative actuator fabrication technique generates optimized 3D printable structures that are based on various specifications. Down the line, the technology could have important applications in the aerospace industry,…

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  • Photo of Georgia Tech researchers 3D print ant-sized, vibration-powered robots

    Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed tiny 3D printed robots measuring about 2 mm in length that use micro bristle technology and vibrations to move around. The teeny bots, produced using two-photon polymerization lithography (TPP), could have diverse applications, including detecting environmental changes, and repairing injuries inside the human body.…

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