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3D Printing and Space: A Step Towards Self-Sufficient Space Missions

By Dick Weisinger

Advances in technology are making the idea of space exploration for commercial and recreational purposes a viable idea. The cost of launching anything into space is expensive, but the cost of space launches and travel is dropping. Ten years ago,

Metamaterials: Material Properties by Design

By Dick Weisinger

Metamaterials are materials that exhibit mechanical, electrical, and optical properties not normally found in nature. They are able to do this by artificially manipulating the atomic material structure rather of the material chemistry. Developments in nanotechnology and fabrication methods which

4D-Printing: Building Programmable Objects that Respond to External Stimuli

By Dick Weisinger

3D-printing has already had an big impact in the manufacturing and parts industries. 3D-printing is now used for everything from creating toys to appliances. But now, the next generation of the technology is getting ready to leapfrog what 3D-printing has

3D Bioprinting: Synthesizing Human Tissues and Organs

By Dick Weisinger

3D-printing applications are becoming common in manufacturing, art design, product development, and architecture. Bioprinting is an area where 3D-printing techniques have been applied to the fabrication of bioparts and tissues using living cells. Bioprinting is increasingly being used in medicine

3D Printing: Increasingly Used for Prototypes and Flexible Small-Scale Production

By Dick Weisinger

3D printing is being increasing used for both prototyping and production of new parts and products.  It is used to produce small quantities of consumer goods, and it has become widely adopted for aeronautic part production, an industry which produces