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3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures

Posted on January 9th, 2018 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Picture for a moment a pile of bricks, where each brick could be somehow programmed to intelligently self-assemble with the others.  As you’d imagine, making a complex structure like a house or a castle with technology like this would be a trivial task. Continue reading “3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures” »

Waxing Hyperbolic About 3D Printing in 2017

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed sphere

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Will 2017 be remembered as the year 3D printing matured beyond prototyping to production? Ponder this quick compilation reporting the biggest, the best, or the most impressive from the following year. Continue reading “Waxing Hyperbolic About 3D Printing in 2017” »

Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Vanadium disc etched

Image by Alchemist-hp [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via Wikimedia

Engineers and metallurgists may no longer have to trade strength for ductility when choosing structural metals thanks to 3D printing techniques. Continue reading “Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing” »

3D Printing Bacteria to Create Living Material

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

T-800 Model 101

Publicity Image (crop from original) by TriStar Pictures (fair use) via Wikipedia

Researchers and engineers at ETH Zürich and University College Dublin create “Flink” a functional living ink getting one step closer to creating the living tissue over the metal endoskeleton necessary for the T-800 Model 101 Terminator. Continue reading “3D Printing Bacteria to Create Living Material” »

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