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3D Printing

photo shows a hitch-shaped machine part clamped in a large device. a probe that is tipped with a small red sphere sits just above the machine part.

May 16, 2024

New technique improves finishing time for 3D printed machine parts

The technique allows users to identify potential flaws without having to remove printed parts from the manufacturing equipment, making production time more efficient. 

Two students work in the CAMAL lab on NC State's Centennial Campus.

May 8, 2024

Ricoh opens Center of Excellence on Centennial Campus

Ricoh, a global provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions, cited proximity to talent and cutting-edge manufacturing research as drivers for its choice of location. 

Students at a table demonstrating their seed size collection machine.

May 2, 2024

NC State students pair machine learning, robotics to improve ag research

Thanks in large part to a student-developed machine that can “see” and sort seeds by size, a new NC State University project could shed more light on how seed sizes influence… 

a metallic spider sits on a white table. the spider has a glowing LED on its head

Jul 7, 2023

Researchers create highly conductive metallic gel for 3D printing

The metallic gel is highly electrically conductive and can be used to print 3D solid objects at room temperature. 

Surrounded in a blue glow with a white light at center, a 3D printer is in the process of producing a carbon dioxide filter.

May 31, 2023

3D printing carbon dioxide filters

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing. 

Illustration shows cross-section of a clogged blood vessel, with blue lines representing the vortex ultrasound clearing the clot.

Jan 25, 2023

New tool uses ultrasound ‘tornado’ to break down blood clots

Researchers have developed a new tool and technique that uses “vortex ultrasound” – a sort of ultrasonic tornado – to break down blood clots in the brain. The new approach worked more quickly than existing techniques to eliminate clots formed in an in vitro model of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 17, 2022

3D printing plant cells shows promise for studying cell function

Researchers take a big step in showing efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment. 

Andreas Schultheiss holds framed color drawing of the NC State belltower while Chancellor Randy Woodson stands to his left.

Sep 9, 2022

Rapid Shape selects Centennial Campus for North American headquarters

Rapid Shape, a German company that develops and manufactures high-end 3D printing systems, has opened its North American headquarters on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Proximity to student and faculty talent, research and state-of-the-art equipment are cited as key reasons for choosing the new location. The company is partnering with NC State’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics… 

Jun 5, 2014

A makers’ place

MakerFaire, the nationwide network of do-it-yourself showcases, is a celebration of all things made. And NC State is the university where ideas become reality.