3D Printing a Fast-Morphing Smart Material


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A new 3D printed material is making a move. Scientists have embedded tiny particles of magnetic iron into a silicon rubber to create a substance that can be 'programmed' by a magnetic field. By 3D printing this into any shape, the researchers can use a computer model to generate a wide range of fast movements. With potential uses in robotics, engineering and medicine, this is an exciting new addition to the field of transformable materials.

Read the full story at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0185-0

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