New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
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"Think of SMILES like a light bulb, but instead of being turned on with electricity, they are turned on with light..."
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Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
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"This opens the door to printing soft robotics that could swim like a jellyfish, jump like a cricket, or transport liquids like the heart."
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A new kind of bioink shows promise for bioprinting patient-specific bone grafts, or other body parts like ears, blood vessels, or cartilage.
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3D-printed stuff can be complex and have lots of hard-to-reach surfaces. But that's no problem for a new method for painting 3D-printed objects.
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A new algorithm cuts the error rates involved in testing the mechanical properties of materials, report researchers. It could be useful for evaluating 3D-printed materials.
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A new 3D-printing technique uses more cellulose than other methods to create objects with near limitless complexity, researchers report.
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