additive manufacturing

Rather than carving a geometric shape out of a big block of material, additive manufacturing builds the product layer by layer. We report on the research and applications of 3D and 4D printing of devices and equipment, and the bioprinting of biomaterials.

Novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

Novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

The researchers have use a new laser-assisted technology that maintains high levels of cell viability and functionality.

3D printed objects sense how user is interacting with them

3D printed objects sense how user is interacting with them

Researchers have developed a method to integrate sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells.

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

Researchers are replicating the subtle folding of origami to create 3D printable technologies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A 3D printing ink based on sunflower pollen could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering and drug delivery.

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

Scientists have developed a 3D printed type of ‘chain mail’ fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.

3D printable biomaterial for personalised medicine

3D printable biomaterial for personalised medicine

Marc Knebel, head of Medical Systems at Evonik, explains the benefits and applications of the new high-performance polymer VESTAKEEP Care M40 3DF.

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