Engineers develop multimaterial fiber 'ink' for 3-D-printed devices

[ad_1] Using the 3-D printing method developed by the MIT researchers, a structure such as this model airplane wing could have both light emitters and light detectors embedded in the material, so that it could continuously detect any micro-cracks as they begin to form. Credit: Felice Frankel A new method developed by MIT researchers uses […]

World's first metal 3-D-printed bridge enters test phase

[ad_1] Credit: University of Twente The Netherlands will be testing the first metal 3-D-printed bridge in the world. Plans are to insert this bridge in its permanent location in Amsterdam at the start of 2020. The Dutch company MX3D produced the bridge after a design by Joris Laarman Lab in collaboration with lead engineer Arup. […]

Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another

[ad_1] MIT researchers have 3-D printed ultrathin ceramic films that convert energy from one form into another for flexible electronics and biosensors. Here, they’ve printed the piezoelectric films into a pattern spelling out “MIT.” Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers have developed a simple, low-cost method to 3-D print ultrathin films with high-performing “piezoelectric” […]