Unitika’s thermo-sensitive 3D printing material can be reworked after printing

Unitika's thermo-sensitive 3D printing material can be reworked after printing

Unitika, a Japanese advanced materials company, is developing a thermo-sensitive 3D printing filament. Objects 3D printed with the filament can be deformed by hand, since body temperature causes the polymer to soften. For most 3D prints, you’d be pretty upset if the final object deformed at the touch of your hand. And in some cases, such a reaction would be absolutely disastrous. But thermo-sensitive filament can also be incredibly useful. Medical device manufacturers like Torc2 are exploring the use of low-temperature filaments for special 3D printed splints , which could be molded by a doctor on a patient’s body, […]

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