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University of Mainz Surgeons 3D Print Models to Assist with Life-Saving Vascular Surgeries

 Stratasys reveal that surgeons at the University of Mainz Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department are using Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing to transform the hospital’s surgical planning process for complex, life-critical vascular cases. According to the University hospital, the use of 3D printed models for surgical planning has seen a significant reduction in costs at the institution …

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German Students Use Stratasys Technology to 3D Print Self Balancing Mobility Device

Stratasys worked with the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany is developing a first-of-its kind 3D printed self-balancing scooter with Stratasys additive technologies. Tasked with “thinking additively” to achieve true customization, the students built the entire product development process for the scooter around additive manufacturing. As a result, the …

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New 3D Printing Method for Electronic Circuits Developed by University of Nottingham

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have pioneered a breakthrough method to rapidly 3D print fully functional electronic circuits. The circuits, which contain electrically-conductive metallic inks and insulating polymeric inks, can now be produced in a single inkjet printing process where a UV light rapidly solidifies the inks. The breakthrough technique …

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NanoBioFabLab Launch Experiment Crowdfunding to Research Nanoparticles in Scaffolding

In an interesting – while extremely niche – combination of technologies, namely bioprinting, nanotechnology and crowfunding, NanoBioFabLab launched a campaign on “Experiment” – a science focused crowfunding portal, to finance their research, development and innovation concept focused on 3D biofabrication using nanomaterials as essential building blocks for biomimetics. In the …

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MIT 3D Printed Device Builds Better Nanofibers

Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. But their commercialization has been hampered by inefficient manufacturing techniques. In the latest issue of the journal Nanotechnology, MIT researchers describe a new device for …

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Nanoscribe’s Nano 3D Printer Used to Study Animal Shapes and Bioinspired Materials

Researchers often use artificial models fabricated via 3D printing to understand natural phenomena. In the following you will find examples of additively manufactured structures and bioinspired materials – inspired by nature, printed with Nanoscribe‘s Professional GT nano 3D printer – e.g. artificial gecko setae for the investigation of adhesive properties …

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Henkel Working on Multi-Million Dollar 3D Printing Facility in Dublin

As the Irish Times reports, Henkel, the chemical and consumer goods giant whose brands include Persil, Sellotape, Unibond, Super Glue, RightGuard and Loctite, is to establish an industrial 3D printing operation in Tallaght as part of a new multi-million euro investment. The decision to locate the additive manufacturing project in Dublin is seen as a major …

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Researchers Study GelAGE As a Platform Bioink for Multiple 3D Biofabrication Technologies

GelAGE

Scientists from the University of Wuerzberg in Germany and the University of Otago Christchurch in New Zealand conducted an in-depth analysis of GelAGE synthesis. Standard UV-initiation was further compared with a recently described visible-light-initiator system for GelAGE hydrogel formation. The study, conducted by Sarah Bertlein, Gabriella Brown, Khoon S. Lim, …

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