MIT – Researchers Design One of the Strongest, Lightest Materials Known

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter January 6, 2017 — A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, Read More »

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Columbia Engineering Researchers Use Acoustic Voxels to Embed Sound with Data

By Holly Evarts | Columbia | Engineering Columbia Engineering Professor Changxi Zheng’s new approach could lead to better tagging and coding, leveraging 3D printing of complex geometries New York — July 18, 2016 — Columbia Engineering researchers, working with colleagues at Disney Research and MIT, Read More »

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MIT’s Future Shoe Can Transform Itself

By DJ Pangburn — Nov 2, 2015 It’s mind-bending enough to 3D print shoes and other textiles. But what if these textiles could be made active, capable of self-transforming in response to stimuli like temperature and moisture? This is the challenge that industrial designers Christophe Read More »

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MIT- Customizing 3-D Printing

by Larry Hardesty | September 3, 2015 | “Customizing 3_D Printing (MIT News) Design tool lets novices do in minutes what would take experts in computer-aided design hours The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create Read More »

A new Web-based interface for design novices allows a wide range of modifications to a basic design — such as a toy car or a black-and-white "yin-yang" cup — that are guaranteed to be both structurally stable and printable on a 3-D printer. Courtesy of the researchers (edited by MIT News)

Lawrence Livermore, MIT Researchers Develop New Ultralight, Ultrastiff 3D Printed Materials

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel — a material so light it’s called ‘frozen smoke’ — but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well Read More »

LLNL Single Cell Lattice-3D Microstructure (Photo courtesy of Julie Russell/LLNL)

4D Printing: Multi-Material Shape-Change

A collaboration between: Stratasys’ Education & Research & Development | Skylar Tibbits | The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping, RP. Read More »

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