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BWXT: 3D Printing Breakthrough Could Speed Up Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development

News BWX Technologies (BWXT) on Nov. 23 said it has demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture nickel-based super alloys and refractory-metal-based alloys for use in nuclear components. The company also said it has “accomplished component-level qualification,...

Breakthrough in 3D Printing Graphene Self-powered Sensors for Smart Tires

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a breakthrough method to integrate self-powered, wireless strain sensors into smart tires using 3D printing and graphene.  . Their work was recently published in Nature, and describes the development and cost-effective...

Scientists 3D print microscopic Star Trek spaceship that moves on its own

Scientists replicated a microscopic version of Star Trek's USS Voyager. (CNN)A team of physicists at a university in the Netherlands have 3D-printed a microscopic version of the USS Voyager, an Intrepid-class starship from Star Trek. The miniature Voyager, which...

Concre3DLab releases VoxelPrint Grasshopper plug-in for concrete 3D printing

Concre3DLab, a research institute embedded within the Department of Structural Engineering ( Ghent University ) just released VoxelPrint, a new Grasshopper plug-in for voxel-based numerical simulation of concrete printing. The software component can voxelize any...

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