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Project developing innovative materials for additive manufacturing

Project developing innovative materials for additive manufacturing

Jun 14, 2018 Netherlands
Brightlands Materials Center and partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Maastricht and NWO have started a unique four years project to progress new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing and 4D printing.
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One-step, 3D printing for multimaterial projects

One-step, 3D printing for multimaterial projects

Jun 13, 2018 United States
Similar to the advance from black and white to color printing, a research team for the first time has used 3D printing technology in a one-step process to print structures made of two different materials.
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Large-scale, sustainable 3D printing with cellulose

Large-scale, sustainable 3D printing with cellulose

Jun 11, 2018 Singapore
Cellulose is one of the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. Yet, despite decades of extensive research, the bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects is still plagued with problems that restrict its practical applications: derivatives with vast polluting effects, used in combination with plastics, lack of scalability and high production cost.
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Stretchable hydrogels for high resolution multimaterial 3D printing

Stretchable hydrogels for high resolution multimaterial 3D printing

Jun 5, 2018 Singapore
Hydrogels, hydrophilic networks of polymeric chains capable of retaining a large amount of water, have been widely used in a variety of applications. Recent advances in highly stretchable hydrogels have extended their applications into the fields of soft robotics, transparent touch panels and other applications requiring large deformation.
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IDTechEx TV3D-printed smart gel walks underwater, moves objects

3D-printed smart gel walks underwater, moves objects

May 21, 2018 United States
Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. It may also lead to artificial heart, stomach and other muscles, along with devices for diagnosing diseases, detecting and delivering drugs and performing underwater inspections.
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Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

Silicone 3D printing for soft robotic grippers

May 15, 2018 United States
Soft robotics mimic living organisms and adapt to their surroundings. Increased flexibility and adaptability for accomplishing tasks as well as improved safety when working around humans, stimulate the use in food industry, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.
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Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Apr 10, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The innovation promises to add even more functionality to 3D printing and could pave the way to a new generation of printed material.
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Scientists successfully print glass optics

Scientists successfully print glass optics

Apr 4, 2018 United States
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market.
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Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Apr 2, 2018 United States
Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.
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3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

Mar 26, 2018 United States
Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using three-dimensional printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications - such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures.
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3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

Mar 13, 2018 United States
Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.