Liquid 3D printing: Berkeley Lab scientists create complex all-liquid 3D structures from water and oil

Liquid 3D printing: Berkeley Lab scientists create complex all-liquid 3D structures from water and oil

A team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has devised a 3D printing method capable of fabricating entirely liquid structures. The technique uses a special 3D printer to deposit “threads of water” into a base of silicone oil, and could be used for constructing liquid electronics and for chemical synthesis. 3D printing goes way beyond depositing layers of melted plastic to build up a poly vase. As scientists from the Berkeley Lab have shown, the technology even extends to printing structures made entirely of liquid. That is, by printing thin threads of water into […]

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