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NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications


Image by David Boozer [CC0 1.0] via pexels

The average American’s fondness for plastic disposable water bottles wanes quickly after consumption, recycling less than a quarter consumed annually with the remainder destined for the landfill. A London-based startup may hold the key to reversing this trend by eliminating the package – or at least the plastic. Continue reading “Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”” »

Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

adidas Futurecraft 4D

Image by adidas via

Spring is in the air, but this year more than flowers and trees will be using light and oxygen to grow. Adidas has partnered with Carbon 3D to harness them in manufacturing individualized performance footwear. Continue reading “Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen” »

What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed concrete house

By picman2 [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Mature and inexpensive as a building material, concrete has long been a staple in both commercial and residential construction. If you thought precast components set the bar for speed and efficiency, you haven’t considered 3D printing. Continue reading “What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.” »

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