New 2-D Materials Similar to Graphene Are Now Available, Research from University of Manchester Shows

Dozens of new 2-D materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from Univ. of Manchester scientists. These 2-D crystals are capable of delivering designer materials with revolutionary new properties. The problem has been that the vast majority of these atomically thin 2-D crystals are unstable in air, so react and decompose before their properties can be determined and their potential applications investigated. Continue reading “New 2-D Materials Similar to Graphene Are Now Available, Research from University of Manchester Shows”

“3D Printing of Inflatable Elastomeric Tensegrity Structures”, Presented by Fergal Coulter, Nottingham Trent University

“3D Printing of Inflatable Elastomeric Tensegrity Structures”, Presented by Fergal Coulter, Nottingham Trent University.This talk details the design of an additive manufacturing system for Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (artificial muscles), with uses in soft robotic and medical applications. Continue reading ““3D Printing of Inflatable Elastomeric Tensegrity Structures”, Presented by Fergal Coulter, Nottingham Trent University”

Dr. Jo Geraedts, Delft University of Technology, Presents: “4D Printing: Integrated Properties and Mechatronic Elements in Products”

Dr Jo Geraedts, Delft University of Technology, Presents: “4D Printing: Integrated Properties and Mechatronic Elements in Products”

4D Printing is the designing and manufacturing of new material properties on micro level resulting in appearance properties and functionalities on macro level. Continue reading “Dr. Jo Geraedts, Delft University of Technology, Presents: “4D Printing: Integrated Properties and Mechatronic Elements in Products””