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Origami, 3D-printing merge to make complex structures in one shot

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and strength could have applications in everything from biomedical devices to equipment used in space exploration.

Oct 22nd, 2018

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The next step for 3D printing inspired by Nature

Researchers have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print recyclable liquid crystal polymers (LCP) using conventional desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and even rival the highest performance lightweight materials.

Sep 20th, 2018

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At last, a simple 3D printer for metal

The 3D printing of plastics has largely come of age in the last decade, solving many of the engineering challenges in the process, these solutions are now ready to be applied to the 3D printing of metal.

Sep 4th, 2018

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Researchers 3D print prototype for 'bionic eye'

A team of researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a bionic eye that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.

Aug 28th, 2018

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