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 […]

Topology optimization and 3-D printing multimaterial magnetic actuators and displays

[ad_1] Overview of the specification-driven 3D printing process. The structure of individual actuators (or the arrangement of multiple actuators) is optimized using a multiobjective topology optimization process. Note that, in general, the final optimized structure can be of any arbitrary shape as shown. The optimization uses the bulk physical properties of the individual materials and […]