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Oak Ridge National Laboratory has recently published a paper in Nature Communications detailing their most recent 3D printing achievement in the field of binder jetting. The latest discovery demonstrates a rapid and cost effective method of printing silica sand structures with the use of a custom-made polymer as the binder. The structures so far have…

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3D printed instruments are not a new thing, as we have seen with Olaf Diegel’s ever growing range of AM guitar creations. But most quality boutique instruments carry a price tag to match the effort of creation and the small scales of production. Enter musician/engineer Matthew Canel, who hopes to change that. Canel is an…

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It has been a while since we have covered anything in the domain of bioprinting. It’s not that we don’t like writing about bioprinting around here, but given the current state of technological readiness there is a very fine line between a 3D printed heart, and a 3D printed steak, functionally speaking. But bioprinting goes…

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We see a lot of metal and concrete printing in the construction industry (mostly concrete), and rarely get to read about use of plastics in construction, except for the occasional story on using plastics as fillers in concrete. Well, if you are an architect with an appreciation of thermoplastics and the forms permitted by 3D…

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Have you ever stared at an M.C. Escher picture until you grew dizzy or simply marveled at the way Escher configured angles and drew objects to trick the eye? Well, there’s no question Escher is a master of illusion, beckoning us to an imaginary world of complexity and perspective that teaches the lesson that not everything is…

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Through a partnership between two California companies – Palari, a sustainable real estate development group, and Mighty Buildings, a construction technology company – a five-acre parcel of land in Rancho Mirage will be transformed into a planned community of 15 3D-printed, eco-friendly homes claiming to be the first of its kind. “This will be the…

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The engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in university today and, fortunately, more institutions than ever are offering degree programs in 3D printing, aka additive manufacturing. As North America and Europe see more manufacturing return to the domestic market from overseas in the form of additive manufacturing, there’s a growing demand for skilled engineers.…

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The sexy new Lotus Type 62-2 sports car lovingly resurrected by car builder Ant Anstead and former Formula One champion race car driver Jenson Button was only possible through additive manufacturing. As the new streaming series on Discovery+ shows, no other technology could provide the design freedom, flexibility, and cost that FDM and resin 3D…

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What if you could store in physical objects the same “hidden” metadata that you can find in digital products such as music and photos? The concept was explored in a study by Mustafa Doga Dogan, a 4th-year Ph.D. student at MIT, and his team. While working with colleagues at MIT CSAIL (the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) and…

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BWX Technologies, (NYSE: BWXT) has just been awarded a $4.9 million contract amendment by Battelle Energy Alliance LLC to manufacture TRISO nuclear fuel. BEA manages Idaho National Laboratory on behalf of the Department of Energy. Under the terms of the amendment, BWXT subsidiary Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. will manufacture a quantity of natural uranium TRISO particles…

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