Engineers are upping the 3D printing game by pushing the boundaries in new ways, and now, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, have something new up their sleeve.
They have developed a new way of 3D printing that allows for finely tuned flexible materials to be printed thanks to a droplet-based, multiphase microfluidic system. The approach works so well that they were able to efficiently print materials with potential applications in soft robotics, tissue engineering, and wearable technology.
You might be familiar with 3D printing , however, may not know the itty bitty details. Here is how it goes for a traditional extrusion-based 3D printer: the material used for printing is pushed through a nozzle and joined to make the structure repeatedly until the end product forms, making it an efficient and cost-effective process. However, as you’d imagine, this makes printing stuff made of more […]
I’ve been investigating the rather quiet company Seurat Technologies, which is developing a new metal 3D printing...