Virginia Tech advances pursuit of a new class of high performance Kapton 3D printer materials

3D Printing Industry

A team of researchers in the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech have developed direct ink writing (DIW) as a method for processing Kapton in 3D. Long Virginia TechThis so-called “ultimate” polymer, with a high degradation temperature, infallible solvent resistance and excellent insulation properties, is setting the stage for a new grade of high performance multimaterial 3D printing, and […]. Research Christopher B.

Researchers 3D print cellulose-based hydrogel with programmable deformation

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A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart, the University of Virginia, and Koc University, Istanbul, have 3D printed multimaterial parts with multidirectional stiffness gradients. Gupta University of Stuttgart University of Virginia W.

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Fisher Unitech Expands 3D Printing to West Virginia


FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to expand its 3D printing sales territory into West Virginia. West Virginia is an exciting new frontier for us! FISHER/UNITECH is now proud to offer these same services and solutions throughout West Virginia.

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was. Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. View the entire article via our website.

University of Virginia Creates a 3D Printed UAV Drone for the Department of Defense

Additive Manufacturing

by Fariss Samarrai, University of Virginia (U.Va.). Video by Mitchell Powers, Multimedia Producer, University of Virginia. About the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. University of Virginia.

3D Printing News Sliced, Additive Industries, Polymaker, Shanghai Construction Group

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This edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced follows the latest developments from Formnext 2018; the acceleration of industrial metal additive manufacturing; new post-processing solutions; and the release of the latest AlphaEDGE 4D shoe from Adidas and Carbon.

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed anatomical models 3d printed medical models 3D printed stent 3d printed surgical models aneurysm biocompatible brain aneurysm Eastern Virginia Medical School Eindhoven University of Technology Jacobs Institute ReBioStent stratasysWithin hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed.

A day in OESH’s 3D printed shoes

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This has been done mainly by means of Stereolithography (SLA) processes due to the capabilities of elasticity and fine detail. Nonetheless, OESH Shoes, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, has utilized FFF/FDM 3D printing to create non-marking, lightweight footwear without […].

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant 3D prints over 500 tools and fixtures

3D Printing Industry

The North American branch of car manufacturer Volvo Trucks has 3D printed 500 manufacturing tools and fixtures, including a one-piece diffuser used in the paint atomizer cleaning process. Fully incorporating Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology, Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) plant in Virginia, where all trucks for the North American market are produced, has enabled quicker […].

UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair to Lead Major Research for US Navy

Additive Manufacturing

He and his team hope to better explore a number of physical processes that can affect the final product, including rapid heating and cooling of materials, and examine how physical properties at the submicron level might differ from those at a far greater scale.

SME Recognizes Additive Manufacturing Vision, Ability and Leadership

Additive Manufacturing

SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community produces technical content for SME programs and other industry events on advanced additive manufacturing technologies and processes that allow the development, testing, and manufacture of new products faster and more cost-effectively.

Emerging Objects and Bold Machines Build Star Lounge Structure in PLA

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By Davide Sher.

Glass Robotics Lab 3D Prints Glass with Robots

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This year, one of 3DPI’s most read articles has been the story of a new glass 3D printing process from Neri Oxman’s Mediated Matter Group at MIT. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

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Researchers Use A Fiery Robot To 3D Print Glass

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Glass printing is, as you can imagine, a pretty heady process. Researchers at Virginia Tech and the Rhode Island School of Design have created a system and lab for research into glass printing.

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New NIST Test Bed Makes the ‘Digital Thread’ Accessible

Additive Manufacturing

Because these methods require humans to interpret, translate, re-enter and transmit data at each step in the process, there can be significant expenditures of time and money, as well as multiple opportunities for errors to occur. The digital thread relies on standardized, three-dimensional (3-D) models for electronically exchanging and processing product and manufacturing information all the way from design through inspection of the final part. By NIST News.

Could 3D printing help repair damaged nerves?

3D Printing Review

Regenerating nerves is a complex—and usually impossible—process, but a new study published in Advanced Functional Materials shows the potential to heal nerve damage using one of the most versatile inventions of our time: 3D printing.

Virginia Tech engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials


The piezoelectric materials produce an electric current when placed under mechanical stress and can be found in everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards. However, they have their limitations. 3D Printing Applications

People Power

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And scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, are developing sugar-powered batteries that can store more energy than in lithium-ion batteries. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting

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Department of Commerces United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host an Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model.

LLNL and Virginia Tech develop new process to 3D print graphene in far finer detail


Researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a novel process to 3D print graphene, one of the highest-performing materials used in aerospace, energy storage and insulation. 3D Printing Technology

How 5 Major Automobile Manufacturers Use 3D Printing

3E Rapid Prototyping

Making the mounting for this component would not have been possible using a traditional casting process. However, in 2019 the company upped the ante in terms of its AM processes, particularly with its Volvo Trucks branch.

3D Printing Moves the Ordinary to Extraordinary – Jacob Haynes

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Danville Virginia isn’t known as a global hub for 3D printing, but that hasn’t stopped Jacob Haynes from pursuing his passion for engineering and printing functional forms that impact those around him.

The future of 3D Printed Ceramics with NCECA

Shapeways Blog

Ceramics is historically a hand made tradition, so when Shapeways arrived at NCECA, I was excited to see that the tech-centric, 3D-printed porcelain was not only received well within the community, but that ceramicists are innovating their own additive ceramic processes as well.

3D Printing Uses : functional parts


An area of additive manufacturing showing a lot of promise is integrated assemblies; imagine reducing the print time of your objects simply by integrating an assembly plan into your 3D model before printing, this will reduce the items you need to print and save you time in the print process.

How America Can Win the Future in Manufacturing

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According to Breznitz, “German innovation involves infusing old products and processes with new ideas and capabilities or recombining elements of old, stagnant sectors into new, vibrant ones.” By Jeffrey L. Chidester, Industry Week.

Puris Discusses Titanium Powder Production and Near-Net Shape Titanium Parts for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Puris , LLC , based in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, USA, manufactures titanium powder for additive manufacturing. West Virginia, USA. Atomization process — Not all gas atomization processes are created equal.

Tutorial Tuesday 23: Porcelain Topographic Models with Terrain2STL

Shapeways Blog

For example, here’s a Porcelain Ceramic relief map of the Shenandoah Valley region around Harrisonburg, Virginia: But where do you get the map data? Sometimes you just want a little piece of Earth to call your own.

Medical engineering’s future frontiers

3D Perspectives

of McLean, Virginia—the leading supplier of military night-vision goggles—will have NIRF-LI on the market as soon as next year. When surgeons try to get to a tumor, in the process you may cause trauma to normal brain tissue,” Dr. Desai says. By Catherine Bolgar*.

Alcoa Invests in Aerospace Technology in Michigan to Capture Demand for Bestselling Jet Engine Parts

Additive Manufacturing

Growing aerospace demand, combined with increased output from Alcoa’s expansions in LaPorte, Indiana and Hampton, Virginia and advanced 3D printing capabilities, driving need for more HIP capacity. Will Increase Capacity to Make Larger, High-Quality Titanium, Nickel and 3D-Printed Components.

Stratasys’ 3D Printing of Prosthetic Devices Spurs Innovation for Veterans at VA Make-a-thon

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The VA Innovation Creation Series: Prosthetic and Assistive Technologies Challenge welcomed 125 designers, engineers, students, teachers and veterans to the make-a-thon event held in Richmond, Virginia, last week.

Orbital ATK Successfully Tests Hypersonic Engine Combustor Produced Through Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The combustor, produced through an additive manufacturing process known as powder bed fusion (PBF), was subjected to a variety of high-temperature hypersonic flight conditions over the course of 20 days, including one of the longest duration propulsion wind tunnel tests ever recorded for a unit of this kind. The test at Langley was an important opportunity to challenge Orbital ATK’s new combustor design, made possible only through the additive manufacturing process.

Out of Shape 4: Oh No, Car 4 Ants

Shapeways Blog

Luckily my colleague Virginia quickly taught me to use a digital caliper for the sake of better accuracy. Besides having a bit of trouble centering the smaller square (I mean, cube) on top of the larger squ– …cube, the process was relatively painless.

NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Reelected to Serve as a 2019 SME International Director

Additive Manufacturing

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Program Director for Manufacturing Machines and Equipment, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia. Blairsville, Pa.

The Purest of the Pure

Design 2 Part News

You don’t have to worry about having to machine it or worry about any hesitations that used to be involved in the design process. Puris was chosen by AOL to represent the state of West Virginia ( By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine.

Cube3 Manufacturing moved to New Rock Hill Facility

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Just prior to bringing out the Cube1, 3D Systems purchased Vidar Systems Corporation , located in Herndon, Virginia. Our cadets not only loved the process; but, appreciated your warm welcome and ready answers to their many questions. As of this month, all new Cube3 and Ekocycle printers will be manufactured in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

Additive Manufacturing

A selective laser melting machine in Marshall’s Materials and Processing Laboratory fused 8,255 layers of copper powder to make the chamber in 10 days and 18 hours. We are developing a repeatable process that industry can adopt to manufacture engine parts with advanced designs. by NASA.

AMT-Manufacturing Trade Associations Announce Launch of International Additive Manufacturing Award Competition

Additive Manufacturing

This includes developments in the design of systems or major components; advances in processes or materials; new applications; and data generation or measurement. McLean, Va. …

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

Additive Manufacturing

Through SkillsUSA’s championships program and curricula, employers have long ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new redentialing process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job.

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SME and Stratasys Announce Winners of the 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

Additive Manufacturing

After completing the design process, participants later presented findings to a panel of professionals in the additive manufacturing field. Presentations included full analysis of how the design and re-design process was managed. DEARBORN, Mich. &

Growing the Brain in 3D!

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

The DREAMS LAB - Virginia Tech Now, I''m not sure that the professors at Virginia Tech would go as far as I do in claiming that there may be a connection between a 3D printer and personal neurogenesis; but, it sure is interesting that they named their Additive Manufacturing center, THE DREAMS LAB.

Happy Valentine's Day to the Cube Team

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

I have visited the factory in Virginia and witnes sed how much each one on the assembly line and at the pre-shipping testing station care s that you get the best Cube possible. But, looking bac k, having ideas with out a means to go a nywhere with them, really sti fled the creative process.

7 Critical Steps to Growing a Profitable Jewelry Business, Part 1: Wholesalers + Stockists

Shapeways Blog

Repeat this process and you can quickly come up with a list of potential targets. Virginia Gordon is the US Jewelry Community Manager, helping designers build a successful jewelry business using Shapeways and 3D printing. Getting Started with Wholesalers and Stockists.

Is U.S. Manufacturing Really in Decline?

Design 2 Part News

In an often-overlooked phenomenon, quarter after quarter, year after year, companies have invested in and applied technology to the manufacturing process. By Daniel Gross, strategy+business. Did you hear that U.S. manufacturing just had another big month?