Researchers open hairy new chapter in 3-D printing

Credit: Courtesy of Tangible Media Group/MIT Media Lab These days, it may seem as if 3-D printers can spit out just about anything, from a full-sized sports car, to edible food, to human skin. But s..

3-D printing of patterned membranes opens door to rapid advances in membrane technology

Credit: Hickner Group/Penn State A new type of 3-D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance, acc..

‘On-the-fly’ 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it

ITHACA, N.Y. - 3-D printing has become a powerful tool for engineers and designers, allowing them to do "rapid prototyping" by creating a physical copy of a proposed design. But what if you decide t..

Big data, 3-D printing and robots: Marine Corps Commandant touts ONR S&T

ARLINGTON, Va.--Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) Gen. Robert B. Neller recently visited the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to get a close-up look at some of the latest technologies being developed..

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequen..

3-D printing creates knee model for evaluating patellar disorders and surgical approaches

New Rochelle, NY, April 7, 2016--A new, low-cost approach to building a knee model for studying knee pain and impaired mobility caused by abnormal movement of the patella uses a 3D printer to create a..

Cardiologists use 3-D printing to personalize treatment for heart disease

Credit: The University of Melbourne University of Melbourne doctors and engineers are using supercomputers to create 3D models from patients with heart disease, with photos from a camera thinner th..

‘Electrospray’ could revolutionize manufacturing; grant recipient to explore 3-D printing

IMAGE: Paul Chiarot, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University, recently received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's most prestigious program for early-career researchers, and he... Credit: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University BINGHAMTON, NY - Research conducted by a Binghamto..

3-D printing aids in understanding food enjoyment

(Penn State) Tasting food relies on food volatiles moving from the back of the mouth to the nasal cavity, but researchers have wondered why airflow doesn't carry them in the other direction, into the lungs. Now a team of engineers, using a 3-D printed model of the human airway from nostril to trachea, has determined that the shape of the airway preferentially transfers volatiles to the nasal cavity and allows humans to enjoy the smell of good food.