3D Printer Gives You Fully Functional Electronics (VIDEO)

We’ve been telling you about experiments in 3D printed electronics since some of the earliest crude efforts, like the University of Warwick’s conductive plastic composite. That material can be used with low-cost, hobbyist 3D filament fusion printers to make working, functional personal electronics devices, although they weren’t much to look at. Continue reading “3D Printer Gives You Fully Functional Electronics (VIDEO)”

Voltera V-One 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter

The emergence of 3D printing has changed the way thousands of companies and individuals look at prototyping. Instead of outsourcing a project to be prototyped, then having to wait weeks or even months for the part to be produced, 3D printers have managed to allow individuals and small businesses to bring the prototyping process in-house. Continue reading “Voltera V-One 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter”

3D Printer from Optemec Prints Embedded Electronics onto almost Any Substrate

Unlike systems that we’ve profiled in the past, Optomec’s Aerosol Jet 300 is a beast of a different order. Built to construct electronic and biological designs at the nanoscale, the Aerosol Jet 300 can process metals and “biologics” by depositing materials via an atomized spray onto any viable substrate. Continue reading “3D Printer from Optemec Prints Embedded Electronics onto almost Any Substrate”

Wunderkind Inventor Seeks Funding for 3D Printable Robotic Exoskeleton (VIDEO)

The 3D printing industry is full of brilliant people who have used their minds to change the world in some pretty spectacular ways. But, even among all of them, there aren’t many out there like Easton LaChappelle. At the tender age of 14 he used legos, fishing wire, and scavenged electronic parts to create a working robotic hand. Continue reading “Wunderkind Inventor Seeks Funding for 3D Printable Robotic Exoskeleton (VIDEO)”

Pakistani Students Create 3D Printed Mobile Obstacle Avoidance Robots with Help from LearnOBots

From my talks with several CEOs of large 3D printing companies, one topic always comes up, one that many of these companies are very passionate about. That topic is 3D printing in schools. It is inevitable that 3D printing will make its way into schools all around the world, but the question that remains is, ‘when?’ Continue reading “Pakistani Students Create 3D Printed Mobile Obstacle Avoidance Robots with Help from LearnOBots”

Pop-Up Printing Technique Creates Complex 3D Nano and Microstructures

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois have developed a new fabrication technique which generates complex and attractive 3D nano and microstructures. The technique imitates the way a children’s pop-up book works and provides a number of benefits when compared to traditional 3D printing technology. Continue reading “Pop-Up Printing Technique Creates Complex 3D Nano and Microstructures”