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Building Atomic Force Microscope with 3D printing, electronics and LEGO

By Damir Beciri
6 October 2013

lego2nano-working-on-afm-232 young scientists and designers from China and the UK took a challenge to take a week to develop a new type of low-cost scanning probe microscope, powerful enough to study the nano world. The world’s first low cost Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has been developed in Beijing by an international group of students using… »


Building free-standing 3D structures out of liquid metal

By Damir Beciri
13 July 2013

dicky-liquid-metal-3d-structureResearchers at the North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed a 3D printing technology method which allows them to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal microstructures at room temperature. The researchers developed multiple techniques to create these free-standing microstructures which could be used in electronics, microfluidic networks, tissue engineering scaffolds, photonic band gap… »


Computation, 3D printing, and testing of bone-inspired composites

By Damir Beciri
One Comment25 June 2013

mit-3d-printed-oysterResearchers at MIT have developed an approach that allows them to create physical sample of a multiscale computer model of a synthetic material. The approach allows creation of complex hierarchical patterns such as bones. The process could be scaled up to provide a cost-effective way to manufacture composite materials that are tailored for specific functions… »

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Fast laser lithography 3D printing on the micrometer scale

By Damir Beciri
5 March 2013

nanoscribe-nano-3d-printing-1A spin-off company of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) named Nanoscribe GmbH recently presented their 3D printer able to print microstructures. Based on a laser lithography method, the 3D printer can create minute 3D objects that are smaller than the diameter of a human hair. What’s great about this 3D printer is its ability to… »


3D printing of human embryonic stem cells

By Maja Bosanac
13 February 2013

3d-printing-with-embryonic-stem-cells-1Collaboration between researchers at the Heriot-Watt University, and the researchers at a stem cell technology company named Roslin Cellab, resulted in the development a new valve-based printer for specialized 3D cell printing of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The research team predicts that it could lead to creation of custom tailored replacement organs, thus eliminating… »


Top 5 articles regarding technology in 2012

By Rob Aid
4 January 2013

top-5-2012-techAlongside the usual news and articles about breakthroughs in energy storage and generation, there were many breakthroughs in materials science and biomedicine during the last year. Development of 3D chips is gaining its momentum, and there are many attempts to utilize low-value materials that were usually discarded after some other production process, as well as… »

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Bio-bots – miniaturized walking biological machines

By Damir Beciri
17 November 2012

bio-bot-groupResearchers from the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology by designing non-electronic biological machines. They used a 3D printer to combine hydrogel and heart cells to create bio-robots. These functional machines are biocompatible and soft, and they are able to move by themselves. Once perfected, these bio-bots could be altered and specialized… »


Ancient Egyptian Faience inpires novel 3D printed ceramics

By Damir Beciri
14 September 2012

uwe-3d-printed-egyptian-ceramicsResearchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol are investigating ancient Egyptian Faience ceramic in order to develop a similar material which could be used by today’s 3D printers. The non-plastic ceramic material is interesting since it could be glazed and vitrified in a single go, thus significantly reducing the time and… »