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Additive manufacturing: 3D Printing Stretchable Electronics? (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted -- known as "stretchable" electronics -- could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more prevalent, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
posted: 12/01/2017
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Myanmar farmers reap rewards from 3D printing (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Whizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic emanating from its chrome tip, the 3D printer seems a far cry from the muddy, crop-filled fields that fringe Yangon.
posted: 23/12/2016
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World’s first compact rotary 3D printer-cum-scanner unveiled at AAAS by NTU Singapore start-up (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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With production funded by crowdsourcing, the first unit will be delivered to the United States in March
posted: 17/02/2015
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Iowa State GeoFabLab prints 3-D rocks, fossils; advances geoscience research, education (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Franek Hasiuk grabbed a little red ball and said it’s not every day you pick up Mars.
posted: 16/09/2014
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Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
posted: 21/08/2014
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3D printing finds its 'sweet spot' through 'nifty shades of grey' (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger, using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical.
posted: 05/08/2014
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Power consumption of factory robot joints could be 40% less, according to a laboratory study (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Robots are being increasingly used in industrial processes because of their ability to carry out repetitive tasks in a precise, reliable way. Right now, digital controllers are used to drive the motors of the joints of these robots. And it is no easy task developing and programming these controllers so that they will work efficiently. Unai Ugalde-Olea, lecturer in the Department of Electronics Technology of the UPV/EHU, has analysed a way of propelling these systems or robots in a more energy-efficient way and has shown, on a laboratory level, that in some cases energy consumption can be cut by up to 40%. The study has been published in the journal Control Engineering Practice.
posted: 04/07/2014
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3D printing cancer cells to mimic tumours (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of a tumour’s environment and could help in the discovery of new drugs and cast new light on how tumours develop, grow and spread throughout the body.
posted: 14/04/2014
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Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted to restore his breathing (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Ann Arbor, Mich. – In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping.
posted: 17/03/2014
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Squeezing Light into Metals - Printed Conductivity (Computer Aided Manufacture)
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Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.
posted: 07/03/2014
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