3D printed maze developed as filter for drinking water

3D printed maze developed as filter for drinking water

A hobby 3D printing project from a multidisciplinary team at the University of Bath, UK, has turned into product development that could help provide clean drinking water to communities in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The plastic slab with specially designed water channels has undergone multiple prototypes, and is now seeking methods of […]

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3D printed silicone metamaterials with shape memory could make better protective padding

3D printed silicone metamaterials with shape memory could make better protective padding

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used direct ink writing (DIW) to 3D print silicone metamaterials with tuned behavioral properties. The materials have shown promise thanks to their shape memory behavior. Illustration of the DIW 3D printing process used to produce the silicone metamaterials 3D printed metamaterials have fascinated researchers for years, […]

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Maker takes to the tarmac on 3D-printed “Lego” electric skateboard

Maker takes to the tarmac on 3D-printed "Lego" electric skateboard

The turning circle of the 3D-printed "Lego" electric longboard isn’t exactly tight, making it more suited to long straight runs than slalom We’ve seen quite a few huge Lego undertakings over the years, including a Teardrop trailer , a Millennium Falcon and architectural wonders . But sometimes, standard bricks just won’t cut it. Such was […]

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Linglong Tire working on China’s first 3D printed tire project

Linglong Tire working on China’s first 3D printed tire project

Chinese tire manufacturer Linglong Tire is developing the country’s first 3D printed tire along with Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). The Chinese company has approached the additive manufacturing technique in a bid to provide a greener solution for the tire industry. Prior to this, Linglong has explored the possibilities of producing tires using dandelions […]

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