Scientists use 3D printing to scale up light, elastic and high-strength nanostructures

Scientists use 3D printing to scale up light, elastic and high-strength nanostructures

Nanostructures are something of a Holy Grail for material engineers. Consisting of synthesized materials of a nanoscale level, they have numerous mechanical, optical, and energy qualities that could theoretically shake up countless industries. Unfortunately, scaling these materials up to a point where you can work with them has been very challenging. In just about every instance, this diminishes the material’s structural integrity, uniformity and performance – destroying their desirability. But 3D printing might be the solution, as researchers from Virginia Tech have just unveiled a way to successfully scale up nanostructure materials with a 3D printer. This breakthrough has […]

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