INVESTIGATION & DESIGN

3D-Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

Investigation & design

3D-Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light


Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes “artificial muscle” and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
A step towards visually perfect 3D printing

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A step towards visually perfect 3D printing


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new system that allows variations in brightness on a 3D printed surface. The advance could aid fine art reproduction and prosthetic design ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A solution inspired by the spiderweb and based on 3D printing

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A solution inspired by the spiderweb and based on 3D printing


The spider is no longer the only one that weaves webs with unbreakable resistance: 3D printers do this job too. A team of researchers from Polytechnique Montreal has just demonstrated how a canvas designed with additive manufacturing absorbs up to 96% of the energy of a crash without yielding.   ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
High-precision 3D printing enables world´s tiniest endoscope

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High-precision 3D printing enables world´s tiniest endoscope


The novel microoptical tool, fabricated by means of a Nanoscribe 3D printer, has a width of merely 125 microns. In the future, this device could enable endoscopic examinations within blood vessels of less than half a millimeter diameter. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: Nanoscribe
‘Aleph Zero’, a program to grow steaks in space with 3D printing

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‘Aleph Zero’, a program to grow steaks in space with 3D printing


The innovation company, Aleph Farms, thus paves the way for cellular agriculture, to produce food independently of local natural resources or climate. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
3D print a tongue that mimics biological tissue to study taste

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3D print a tongue that mimics biological tissue to study taste


Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing. ( Read more... )


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Ground mussel shells for 3D printing

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Ground mussel shells for 3D printing


These prototypes demonstrate that 3D printing and reprinting using locally sourced natural and sustainable raw materials is a viable option in a circular economy.   ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances
Print “invisible” fibers capable of detecting respiration, sound and biological cells

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Print “invisible” fibers capable of detecting respiration, sound and biological cells


3D printing of small transparent conductive fibers could be used for multiple studies for health monitoring, Internet of things, and biosensor applications. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: University of Cambridge
3D printing of multiple materials thanks to the laser

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3D printing of multiple materials thanks to the laser


Researchers at Columbia University invent a new technique that could transform additive manufacturing processes, potentially allowing the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and perhaps even robots. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: New advances BRAND: Columbia University
A 3D printed necklace that prevents you from touching your face

Investigation & design

A 3D printed necklace that prevents you from touching your face


NASA engineers share the files to make a portable device that continually prevents you from impulsively touching your face, a preventative gesture to fight the coronavirus. ( Read more... )


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