LLNL’s 4D printed silicone shape memory materials are flexible & stretchable, perfect for protective cushioning

LLNL's 4D printed silicone shape memory materials are flexible & stretchable, perfect for protective cushioning

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have 3D printed composite silicone materials that are flexible, stretchable, and possess shape memory behavior. The “4D printed” materials could be used to make form-fitting cushioning for helmets, shoes, and other products. Since we haven’t launched 4Ders yet, you’ll have to get used to seeing a few more “4D […]

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Draper puts aersol jet to test with 3D printed Bluetooth transceiver

Draper puts aersol jet to test with 3D printed Bluetooth transceiver

Aerosol jet printing (AJP) is a technique for spraying metal-based inks developed by industrial manufacturer Optomec. Its ability to adhere to readymade surfaces and make multimaterial objects makes the technique highly desirable in the consumer electronics market, where demand for device prototypes is at an all time high. To assess AJP in practice, and better […]

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