NASA asks students to help 3D print expandable habitats

NASA asks students to help 3D print expandable habitats

In space exploration, scientists and engineers often strive to make more from less. 

This 3D printer can produce human tissues, organs!

This 3D printer can produce human tissues, organs!

The scientists managed to print "stable" cartilage, bone and muscle structures and after their transplant into rodents, they matured into functional tissue while developing a system of blood vessels.

Scientists create $100 smartphone-powered 3D printer

A team of scientists in Taiwan has created a $100 smartphone-powered 3D printer that uses visible light emitted from a phone to cure the resin instead of the traditional method of using UV light or lasers, a media report said.

Scientists create $100 smartphone-powered 3D printer

The machine uses a z-axis platform to shape the design, and the phone to cure the material as it builds the object in layers.

3D printed rocket engine to propel NASA missions soon

The team from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama tested 3D printed rocket engine parts connected together in the same fashion that they would work in a rocket engine.

China makes world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer

The significant breakthrough has been achieved through its self-developed stem cell bio-ink technology, 3D bio-printer and cloud computing platform.

3-D printed guide helps regrow nerve after injury

 Nerve damage is often permanent, but a team of US researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury.

New tool could make 3D printing easier, faster

Researchers have developed a new tool that could allow novices design 3D printed objects in minutes that would otherwise take experts hours to make.

Scientists determine 'perfect' penis size using 3D-printed models

This might sound funny, but as per a new research, women prefer a man's penis to be only 'slightly above average' in size.

App to turn phone into 3D scanner

App to turn phone into 3D scanner

An app enables you to create 3D scans in seconds with your smartphone good enough for a 3D printer or to be used in video games.

10-year-old Australia boy invents blood test strip disposal unit

 A 10-year-old diabetic boy in Australia has used a 3D printer to develop a blood test strip disposal unit and his invention may even win him a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in the US.

3D objects printed with 'ink' sourced from wood

Researchers have managed to use cellulose from wood in a 3D printer to churn out a variety of three-dimensional objects.

Watch: Blind mother 'sees' her unborn baby, thanks to 3D-printed ultrasound!

Imagine the joy of a mother who sees an ultrasound of her unborn baby for the first time. It surely is an unforgettable moment when she catches a glimpse of her baby growing inside her. 

3D printing technology used to make safer space suit

3D printing technology used to make safer space suit

Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking.

3D print soft toys soon

A team from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University has devised a 3D printer that layers together laser-cut sheets of fabric to form soft, squeezable objects such as bunnies, doll clothing and phone cases.

3D items printed, built in space back on earth

 Twenty-one 3D items including a ratchet wrench -- the first-ever 3D tool built in space -- have come back to NASA in sealed bags from the International Space Station (ISS) for further testing.

In a first, 3D printer builds spanner in space

 The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has successfully built a ratchet wrench or a spanner after following design instructions e-mailed to the astronauts from ground.

3D printer creates first object in space

3D printer creates first object in space

The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.

First zero-gravity 3D Printer installed on ISS

NASA astronauts have installed the world's first zero-gravity 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS).

ESA explores the concept of 3D-printed moonbase

The European Space Agency (ESA) is exploring the possibility of establishing a permanent lunar base with the help of 3D printing technology.