EurekAlert: SUTD researchers develop simple method to 3D print milk products

EurekAlert: SUTD researchers develop simple method to 3D print milk products. “Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients.”

Phys .org: Copper coating on 3-D-printed plastic filters proposed as a pandemic fighter

Phys .org: Copper coating on 3-D-printed plastic filters proposed as a pandemic fighter. “In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, experts on microbiology and copper are recommending an expanded use of the metal to reduce the virus’s spread. So might copper be incorporated into the construction of masks, the universally accepted virus-fighting personal item? That’s what Jing Zhang of the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI and a team of researchers are doing, using a copper coating on 3-D-printed plastic filters to create more-efficient masks and respirators.”

EurekAlert: Chemical Insights’ 3D printing toolkit now available to schools through Green Strides

EurekAlert: Chemical Insights’ 3D printing toolkit now available to schools through Green Strides. “Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, has made its 3D printing toolkit available to schools nationwide by including it in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Green Strides online resource portal. The Green Strides portal is a one-stop resource providing K-12 schools with tools to pursue knowledge and practices to help make them more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.”

MikeShouts: adidas Collaborates With Carbon To Produce 3D Printed Face Shields For U.S. Healthcare Workers

MikeShouts: adidas Collaborates With Carbon To Produce 3D Printed Face Shields For U.S. Healthcare Workers. “The German sporting equipment maker has collaborated with 3D printing specialist, Carbon, Inc., to make face shields using the same material co-created for adidas’ 4D midsoles. The material is Elastomeric Polyurethane, a highly elastic, tear resistant material that can be sanitized and reused which should help eliminate waste.”

Embry-Riddle: Graduate Student Launches Nonprofit to Produce 3D-Printed Face Shields for Florida Hospitals

Embry-Riddle: Graduate Student Launches Nonprofit to Produce 3D-Printed Face Shields for Florida Hospitals. “Andrew [McClary] is a maker, or a person skilled in coding, using embedded electronics, computer-aided design and all things software- and hardware-related. Like many makers, he has used this passion to create and experiment with his own designs and products — the most recent of which he hopes will make a positive impact in the lives of healthcare workers on the front lines of the Covid-19 global pandemic.”

ScienceBlog: Researchers Mimic Nature For Fast, Colorful 3D Printing

ScienceBlog: Researchers Mimic Nature For Fast, Colorful 3D Printing. “Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals – and now some 3D-printed materials – reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A new study that demonstrates how a modified 3D-printing process provides a versatile approach to producing multiple colors from a single ink is published in the journal Science Advances.”

The Verge: 3D Printers Are On The Front Lines Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

The Verge: 3D Printers Are On The Front Lines Of The Covid-19 Pandemic. “The US continues to struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at a state and federal level. So DIY efforts from academics, hobbyists, manufacturing experts, and professional firms have coalesced around COVID hotspots like New York City to meet the needs of health care workers and others on the front line of the response effort. Some of these initiatives are highly organized, involving partnerships across state lines to source materials and make use of industrial-grade manufacturing facilities. Yet almost all began in the living rooms of people with access to a 3D printer and the ingenuity to put together stopgap measures as existing supply lines struggled to keep up.”

Becker’s Hospital Review: How UT Health Austin is 3D printing N95 masks personalized for clinicians

Becker’s Hospital Review: How UT Health Austin is 3D printing N95 masks personalized for clinicians . “University of Texas at Austin is using facial scan and 3D printing technologies to create custom N95 masks based on the clinician’s facial shape. The mask, dubbed the Contour3D, is made of non-porous material that can be sterilized in an autoclave and features a screw-cap end that allows used filters to be swapped out for fresh inserts. UT Health Austin partnered with a team of engineers, medical professionals, software and IT experts and 3D printing specialists to create the mask. The entire process took about five weeks.”

CNN: 3D printing enthusiasts are working from home to help hospitals fight coronavirus

CNN: 3D printing enthusiasts are working from home to help hospitals fight coronavirus. “For weeks, Christian Parker has been working to save lives across the United States from his home in Washington state using a 3D printer and a blueprint for a small, Y-shaped piece of plastic. Parker has been under a stay-at-home order with his wife and three children since early March, as the US tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected at least 700,000 people nationwide.”

Polygon: An artist created 3D models of every D&D monster, and you can have them all for free

New-to-me, from Polygon: An artist created 3D models of every D&D monster, and you can have them all for free. “For more than five years, one man has been creating 3D models of every single monster in Dungeons & Dragons’ 5th edition, and giving away those digital files for free, so people with 3D printers can make them at home. Miguel Zavala’s art project consists of more than 1,900 digital files, and he has nearly 3,000 paying subscribers supporting his work on Patreon.”

COVID-19: Materialise, ‘Maker Army’ Deploy 3D Printing to Mitigate Device Shortages (Plastics Today)

Plastics Today: COVID-19: Materialise, ‘Maker Army’ Deploy 3D Printing to Mitigate Device Shortages. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-lifetime wake-up call for the world, as hospitals wrestle with shortages of critical medical equipment and healthcare professionals potentially face the grim prospect of rationing medical care. It’s a scenario that sadly we have seen played out in emerging economies over the years, but not in the most prosperous, technologically advanced economies the world has ever known. In time, we will draw some hard lessons from this calamity, but, first, we must deal with the crisis at hand. We have reported on various initiatives that companies and organizations large and small have taken to meet immediate needs over the last few weeks; here are two more examples of creators, in this instance in the 3D-printing space, stepping up to help.”

NNSL Media: 3D printed head braces give health care workers some relief

NNSL Media: 3D printed head braces give health care workers some relief. “While anxieties rise over reports of a low supply of ventilators and masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, one Yellowknife man is trying to make things easier for people on the frontlines of the shortages. In his spare time, Eric McNair-Landry manufactures head clips that attach to protective masks worn by health professionals for most of the day.”

USDA: Rural Development Project Uses 3D Printing in Fight against COVID-19 Spread

USDA: Rural Development Project Uses 3D Printing in Fight against COVID-19 Spread. “As Kentucky does its best to battle the spread of COVID-19, state officials and medical providers have been looking for ways to answer the increasing need for medical personal protective equipment. One of those responding in a big way here in Kentucky is a somewhat unlikely source: Somerset Community College.”

3DPrint: The Possibilities of 3D Printing for COVID-19, Part One

3DPrint: The Possibilities of 3D Printing for COVID-19, Part One. “At the moment, there are news stories about various ways that 3D printing is being used to address the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Many of these stories are being sent to us directly, hoping to spread the word. For this reason, we will be publishing a series of articles discussing some of the ways that additive manufacturing (AM) has so far served medical efforts. However, it’s important during a time of overwhelming media hype and disinformation that we look at these stories with a critical eye.” Up to nine parts at this writing. Extensive.