Universities and governments the world over have been launching state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities to drive the growth of cutting edge research. The latest is definitely one to be excited about, as it involves a fascinating leader in the field of advanced 3D printing research, the University of Nottingham.
The university’s Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group (3DPRG) has just announced investment into a new lab with bespoke equipment, as well as a spin-out consulting group called Added Scientific.
The 3DPRG has long been involved in the research of 3D printing pharmaceuticals and multi-material electronics. Now, with a £2.7m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the group will be expanding that research significantly, exploring the 3D printing of patient-specific drugs, printing electronics within a single machine, and the functioning of the human brain with 3D printed devices. And they’ll be able to achieve all of this with custom machinery seen nowhere else but at the University of Nottingham. … (read more)