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Advanced Materials

3D print colloidal crystals

12.11.2018 tribonet 200 Views

MIT engineers have united the principles of self-assembly and 3-D printing using a new technique, which they highlight today in the journal Advanced Materials. By their direct-write colloidal assembly process, the researchers can build centimeter-high crystals, […]

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General Topics

A Better Way to 3D Print Metallic Glass

25.10.2018 tribonet 544 Views

In the last several years, 3D printing with plastics has advanced rapidly. Now, a team of researchers have shown that it may soon be as easy and practical to use metals with 3D printing. Led […]

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3D-printed Structures Shrink when Heated

12.01.2018 tribonet 173 Views

Counterintuitive “metamaterial” may enable heat-resistant circuit boards. Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic trend […]