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With new manufacturing techniques comes the opportunity for brand new metal alloys with a huge range of possible properties. A team of researchers has now developed a new 3D-printable alloy with a specific nanostructure that makes it ultra strong and ductile.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Alloy, Metals, new material, 3D Printing, Laser, Georgia Tech, University of Massachusetts
Chopping down trees and processing the wood isn’t the most efficient or environmentally friendly way to make furniture or building materials. Scientists at MIT have now made breakthroughs in a process that could one day let us 3D print and grow wood directly into the shape of furniture and other objects.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Wood, Plants, 3D Printing, 3-D+Printing, MIT
Concrete is a very popular building material, enough so that one of its key ingredients – sand – is in increasingly short supply. Scientists are thus now exploring the possibility of replacing that sand with glass waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: Nanyang Technological University, Sand, Glass, Recycling, Concrete
Heating and cooling systems are some of the biggest energy guzzlers in use, so passive temperature control could be a good way to reduce emissions. Phase-change materials (PCMs) show promise for this, and now engineers at Texas A&M have developed a new PCM composite that can be 3D printed.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Phase change material, Insulation, Building, Building and C


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