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Innovation on the ground—3-D printed shoes offer custom fit, perfect cushion

By April Gocha / March 11, 2016

Sportswear manufacturer adidas recently unveiled its concept for the most personalized pair of shoes yet—custom fitted, 3-D printed running shoe midsoles.

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UWE Bristol’s video of ceramic 3D printing; ‘faience’ materials to eliminate a kiln step?

By / September 17, 2012

Gizmag has a new story by David Szondy about research on 3D rapid-prototype printing of ceramic objects at University of West England, Bristol and a new grant the school has received to explore the use of faience as a possible way to reduce manufacturing time of commercial ceramic products. A point needs to be clarified first.…

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Amazing 3D ceramic arts design by Michael Eden leaves me stunned but delighted

By / May 3, 2012

Michael Eden is working to “bring together traditional ceramic craft skills and digital technology, including 3D printing, additive layer manufacturing and non-fired ceramic materials.” Credit: Michael Eden. I have no idea if my colleagues at Ceramic Arts Daily, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated agree with me on this, but I am blown away at what…

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Customizing medical prostheses with mathematics and additive manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / July 25, 2011

Topological optimization can be used to custom design prosthetic implants. Credit: Image created by Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Beckman ITG, University of Illinois Mathematics—the common language of science and engineering—often proves to be the doorway between disciplines. The common ground between a skyscraper, an airplane wing, and facial bones may not seem obvious until one realizes that from…

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Quantum dots and microneedles: A possible new approach to diagnosing skin disease

By / August 30, 2010

Microneedles fabricated with two-photon polymerization:Credit: Royal Society of Chemistry I first covered ACerS member Roger Narayan’s work in the field of two-photon polymerization a little more than a year ago in a story for ACerS’ membership magazine, the Bulletin. For several years, Narayan, a professor in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Department that is connected with…

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Monday materials mind candy: ‘Printed’ origami ceramic structures

By / April 19, 2010

As you can see above, ACerS Fellow Jennifer Lewis and her team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how to make intriguing and beautifully simple (yet complex) origami structures by bending and folding planar lattices. The lattices are made by extruding “inks” of ceramic, metal or polymeric materials using a precise,…

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