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December 21st, 2018

Powering lights with 3D printed bricks

Solar and wind-power generation are becoming more cost effective than conventional sources like coal, oil, and gas, but the future will include renewable energy coming from even less likely sources: the walls. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181221-powering-lights-with-3d-printed-bricks.html

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Korean researchers 3D print functional airway-on-a-chip

A team of Korean researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Seoul National University (SNU) has 3D printed a functional airway-on-a-chip. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181221-korean-researchers-3d-print-airway-on-a-chip.html

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ORNL researchers create new lignin-nylon composite material for 3D printing

Manufacturing with plant-based materials has become increasingly popular in recent years, with PLA (polylactic acid) leading the way in the 3D printing space. But a new entrant may be hitting the market soon: lignin. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181221-ornl-researchers-create-new-lignin-nylon-composite-material-for-3d-printing.html

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