2904, 2022

Straits Times: Materials from retired A380 aircraft upcycled and given new lease of life

Straits Times reported the SUTD X SIA Upcycling Challenge 2021/2022 – Giving New Life to Parts from Retired Aircraft that jointly organized by SUTD and SIA. The winners were announced on Friday, April 29 2022. Original Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/materials-from-retired-a380-aircraft-upcycled-and-given-new-lease-of-life The team from Nanyang Girls’ High School won the top prize in the pre-tertiary category with their Leathair Bag. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO SINGAPORE – Premium leather […]
1304, 2022

Lianhe Zaobao:Customised 3D food printed meals on demand 

Lianhe Zaobao did a feature on 3D food printing and interviewed EPD HOP Prof Chua Chee Kai, an expert in this area. The article also included quotes from EPD research assistant, Victoria Tan. Original Link: https://www.zaobao.com.sg/lifestyle/feature/story20220413-1262211 Translation Printing the food that you want to eat like printing a document, may seem like a fantasy, but current 3D printing technology is setting off a […]
0704, 2022

Phys.org: Research team unlocks new method to 3D-print complex, functional components for soft robotics

Phys.org published a research by SUTD researchers on a new method to 3D-print complex, functional components for soft robotics. The article included a quote from principal investigator Assistant Professor Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado. Original link: https://phys.org/news/2022-04-team-method-3d-print-complex-functional.html Use of yield stress hydrogels to 3D-print functional soft components for soft robotics with a high degree of complexity. A team of researchers from the Singapore University of […]
1903, 2022

Lianhe Zaobao: SUTD 3D printing competition to make creative yam dishes

Lianhe Zaobao featured SUTD’s first 3D food printing competition, where students from junior colleges and polytechnics worked with At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy students to 3D print dishes made from yam. Original Link: https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20220319-1253748  (translation)  By placing yam paste into a 3D printer and using it as “food ink”, various shapes like Singapore island, phoenixes, doves, English alphabets, etc., can be 3D-printed into exquisite yam […]
1103, 2022

Congratulation to Dr Calais for being awarded 2021 MTC IRG & YIRG Grant!

Congratulation to Research Fellow, Dr Theo Victor Calais has been awarded the 2021 MTC IRG & YIRG Grant! The project titled “Freeform Liquid 4D-Printing” will start on 1 April 2022. Freeform Liquid 4D Printing 4D-printing refers to the 3D-printing of structures that can change shape when exposed to an environmental stimulus. However, only a few 3D-printing techniques are currently compatible with 4D-printing, with […]
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 […]
1612, 2021

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. […]
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 […]