3D-printed pneumatic modules replace electric controls in soft robots

From 06/02/24 In the future, soft robots will be able to perform tasks that cannot be done by conventional robots. These soft robots could be used in terrain that is difficult to access and in environments where they are exposed to chemicals or radiation that would harm electronically controlled robots made of metal. This requires […]

Custom-fit honeycomb bike helmet

From Superinnovators 25/01/24 UK-based Hexr (f. 2017), launched a custom-fit 3D-printed bicycle helmet in 2019 followed by a home head scanning app in 2020. The company’s helmets, are printed from Polyamide-11, a material derived from castor bean oil, are designed for enhanced safety and comfort. Extensive testing indicates that Hexr helmets are 26% safer compared […]

The world’s first 3D-printed rocket that reached space

From Superinnovators 21/11/23. This article is in TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) format which is popular in the innovation community and provides a bullet summary of information. More info https://www.relativityspace.com/ https://www.nasa.gov/centers-and-facilities/marshall/3d-printed-rocket-launched-using-innovative-nasa-alloy/ https://builtin.com/3d-printing/3d-printed-rocket https://www.cnet.com/science/space/after-launching-a-3d-printed-rocket-into-space-this-company-is-going-bigger/ https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/09/25/spacex-just-beat-last-years-launch-record/ You may also be curious about:

Seaweed and friendly bacteria: Living 3D printed material cleans polluted water

From University of California – San Diego 06/09/23 Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new type of material that could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water. Dubbed an “engineered living material,” it is a 3D-printed structure made of a seaweed-based polymer combined with bacteria that […]

Innovators build low-cost 3D nanoprinter

By Optica 11/08/23 Researchers have developed an easy-to-build, low-cost 3D nanoprinting system that can create arbitrary 3D structures with extremely fine features. The new 3D nanoprinting technique is precise enough to print metamaterials as well as a variety of optical devices and components such as microlenses, micro-optical devices and metamaterials. “Our system uses a two-step […]

Fibrous ink enables 3D-bioprinted heart muscle to beat

From HARVARD JOHN A. PAULSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES 28/07/23 Over the last decade, advances in 3D printing have unlocked new possibilities for bioengineers to build heart tissues and structures. Their goals include creating better in vitro platforms for discovering new therapeutics for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United […]

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