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16 Aug 2022

Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

As the global population continues to age and grow, the demand for protein-rich food is also expected to increase concurrently. This has also caused concerns on increasing greenhouse gases, land and water consumption associated with the conventional rearing of animals for food. In some parts of Africa, Asia and South America, people have already been turning to alternative sources of proteins from insects, plants and algae for sustainable, nutrient-rich food. However, the idea of consuming insects might be an uncomfortable concept to digest for the rest of the world.
12 Jul 2021

E-Textiles & Smart Clothing 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report:
4 Feb 2021

Dishing up 3D Printed Food, One Tasty Printout at a Time

Researchers have developed a new way to create "food inks" from fresh and frozen vegetables, that preserves their nutrition and flavour better than existing methods. Food inks are usually made from pureed foods in liquid or semi-solid form, then 3D-printed by extrusion from a nozzle, and assembled layer by layer.
12 Oct 2020

A Simple Method to 3D Print Milk Products

Researchers have developed a method to perform direct ink writing 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients.
18 Aug 2020

Researchers Create Heart Cells from Stem Cells Using 3D Printing

All humans start out from a single cell which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or differentiated into specific tissues or organs.
27 Jul 2020

3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

While flexible and stretchable electronics technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, batteries to power them have some catching up to do. Researchers have now demonstrated a "quasi-solid-state" battery—made from materials somewhere between a liquid and a solid—that can be compressed by as much as 60% while maintaining high energy density and good stability over 10,000 charge-recharge cycles.
5 Mar 2020

Revolutionary reversible 4D Printing

Imagine having your curtains extended or retracted automatically without needing to lift a finger Reversible 4D printing technology could make these 'smart curtains' a reality without the use of any sensors or electrical devices, and instead rely on the changing levels of heat during the different times of the day to change its shape.
28 Oct 2019

3D Printed Chocolate Without Temperature Control

An approach to the 3D printing of chocolate using cold extrusion instead of the conventional hot-melt extrusion method, eliminates the need for stringent temperature controls, offering wider potential for the 3D printing of temperature-sensitive food.
4 Sep 2019

Process flow for high-res 3D printing of mini soft robotic actuators

Researchers have proposed process flow guides for 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Integrating the prints into a robotic system offers potential applications in jet-engine maintenance and minimally invasive surgery.
16 Aug 2019

Rapid, low-cost method to 3D print microfluidic devices

Microfluidics is the manipulation and study of sub-microscopic liters of fluids. Technologies that utilise microfluidics are found in many multidisciplinary fields ranging from engineering to biology. Experiments can be performed on a device roughly of the size of a dollar coin, reducing the amount of reagents used, wastes produced, and the overall costs.
8 Aug 2019

A unique method of fabricating 3D porous structures

Materials with controlled porosity have found diverse applications in separation, catalysis, energy storage, sensors and actuators, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Multiple methods have been developed to fabricate well-defined porous materials with the pore sizes ranging from nanometers to millimeters.
21 Jan 2019

Multimaterial 3D printing

Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
2 Oct 2018

Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
11 Jun 2018

Large-scale, sustainable 3D printing with cellulose

Cellulose is one of the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. Yet, despite decades of extensive research, the bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects is still plagued with problems that restrict its practical applications: derivatives with vast polluting effects, used in combination with plastics, lack of scalability and high production cost.
5 Jun 2018

Stretchable hydrogels for high resolution multimaterial 3D printing

Hydrogels, hydrophilic networks of polymeric chains capable of retaining a large amount of water, have been widely used in a variety of applications. Recent advances in highly stretchable hydrogels have extended their applications into the fields of soft robotics, transparent touch panels and other applications requiring large deformation.
23 Mar 2018

New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

Scientists report that they have developed a powerful printer that could streamline the creation of self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli. They say this unique technology could accelerate the use of 4-D printing in aerospace, medicine and other industries.
17 Apr 2017

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

A team of researchers has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.
17 Feb 2017

Most stretchable elastomer for 3D printing

Due to its excellent material properties of elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation, elastomers have been used in a myriad of applications.
28 Oct 2016

New cyber security threat: hacking 3D printers

Cyber security experts, as part of an international research team, were able to sabotage a drone by hacking the computer controlling the 3D printer that made its parts.
5 Sep 2016

3-D printed structures "remember" their shapes

Engineers are using light to print three-dimensional structures that "remember" their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature.