1612, 2022

Morning News: Simple method to upcycle okara using 3D printing

Morning News reported that researchers from SUTD have developed a method to perform direct ink writing 3D printing of okara, a soybean byproduct, without using food thickeners. This research was led by Associate Prof Michinao Hashimoto and included a quote from PhD student Lee Cheng Pau. Original link: https://morns.ca/2021/12/16/simple-method-to-upcycle-okara-using-3d-printing/  DIW 3D-printed models of okara. Freeze-dried 3D-printed okara snacks with various infill levels and sizes. […]
2308, 2022

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing for a Better World | Designing for healthcare innovation and sustainability

Additive Manufacturing for a Better World is the first international conference aimed to highlight the advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) research that contributes to addressing global challenges. Organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design, this conference is chaired by Professor Chee Kai CHUA, Head of Pillar for Engineering Product Development and leading expert in the area of 3D printing and […]
2012, 2021

Bioengineer.org:SUTD researchers developed DIY 3D-printed peristaltic pump kits for microfluidics

Bioengineer.org reported that researchers have developed a DIY 3D-printed peristaltic pump kit for microfluidics. The article included quotes from principal investigator, Associate Prof Michinao Hashimoto, and lead author, SUTD-NUS PhD student Terry Ching. See Original Link: https://bioengineer.org/sutd-researchers-developed-diy-3d-printed-peristaltic-pump-kits-for-microfluidics/ The development of microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip (LoC) and organs-on-a-chip (OoC) applications require precise fluid flow control. Typically, on-chip flows are controlled by integrating a microfluidic […]
1912, 2021

Straits Times: Up-to-the-minute prototyping

Straits Times wrote an article on the latest in prototyping and 3D printing, and mentioned two new standards announced by the Singapore Standards Council and Enterprise Singapore to ensure that 3D printed goods were produced with consistent quality and are safe. SUTD DManD was one of the co-developers of these standards. Original Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/life/up-to-the-minute-prototyping-u This was the year 3D printing proliferated in almost […]
2511, 2021

Purmundus Challenge 2021: Bespoke 3D Printed Soft Robots

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado and team for winning the Innovation Prize at the Purmundus Challenge 2021 for their 3D printed soft robot! See here:  https://purmundus-challenge.com/en/index.php  Their batoid-inspired optimised soft robot displayed 50% faster swimming speeds, 28% faster turning rates, and 55% smaller turning radii compared to other benchmark prototypes.  Conventional computer-aided designs and fabrication approaches provided limited complexity and functionality, hindering […]
2411, 2021

Straits Times: New standards rolled out to spur start-ups, SMEs to use 3D printing

Straits Times reported that new standards to ensure 3D printed goods are made with consistent quality and safe use have been rolled out. The standards were developed by NAMIC@SUTD. Original Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/business/new-standards-rolled-out-to-spur-start-ups-smes-to-use-3d-printing New standards have been rolled out to drive more companies, especially start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to use 3D printing to make products on demand and save costs. The two […]
1410, 2021

MicroTas 2021: Terry Ching won the runner-up for the Springer Nature Best Oral Award

Congratulation to PhD student Terry Ching Tsz Him (pictured right) won the runner-up for the Springer Nature Best Oral award at MicroTAS 2021. Held from 10-14 Oct 2021, the event saw presentations by researchers around the world. Out of the 25 finalists from the group of oral presenters, Terry was selected as one of the three runners-up for his presentation on “Freestanding, […]
510, 2021

ScienMag: Precise acousto-electric sorting of submicron cell-secreted extracellular vesicles

ScienMag published a research article on a novel hybrid acoustophoresis and dielectrophoresis technology for an effective sorting and separation of submicron bioparticles and extracellular vesicles. This research was led by EPD Associate Prof Ye Ai. Original Link: https://scienmag.com/precise-acousto-electric-sorting-of-submicron-cell-secreted-extracellular-vesicles/ Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nano and submicron sized bioparticles produced by most of the cells in our body. They contain biological information such as ribonucleic […]
510, 2021

Construction+: Carlos Bañón, Assistant Professor at SUTD, Director and Co-founder of AirLab Singapore

Construction+ Asia did a brief spotlight on ASD Assistant Prof Carlos Bañón. Original Link: https://www.constructionplusasia.com/my/carlos-banon-assistant-professor-at-sutd-director-and-co-founder-of-airlab-singapore/  Carlos Bañón is the man behind the award-winning AirMesh Pavilion, which has also been awarded the Singapore President*s Design Award 2020. The hybrid 3D printing technology behind it is a game changer, according to him, as it automates the design and fabrication process, and removes the constraints of […]
2809, 2021

Chemical & Engineering News: Can seawater give us the lithium to meet our battery needs?

C&E News published an article examining if seawater can provide the lithium to meet the world’s battery needs. The article briefly mentioned Associate Prof Yang Hui Ying’s research on an electrochemical cell that operates similarly to a redox flow battery. Original Link: https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/Can-seawater-give-us-lithium-to-meet-our-battery-needs/99/i36 Lithium might seem wimpy, with its ultralow density and tiny mass. But element number 3 ranks as a technological heavyweight. […]