process

Light Printing

Oct 21, 2018No Comments

Volumetric light deposition Demonstrating that matter is not the only printable feedstock, Light Printing is a method to create light volumes in space. A robotic

Lightning-Processed Concrete

Oct 07, 2018No Comments

Electrodynamic fragmentation-based concrete recycling Although it is possible to recycle concrete, the process typically involves breaking the material down into aggregates that are used as

BioTac

Sep 09, 2018No Comments

Fluid-filled tactile sensor BioTac emulates the sensory capability and physical qualities of the human fingertip. The design consists of a rigid core enveloped by a

Bendable Glass

Sep 02, 2018No Comments

Fracture-resistant glass At McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, Professor Francois Barthelat researches natural structures such as nacre and teeth to understand their

Vascular Skin

Jul 15, 2018No Comments

Responsive membrane window Hydrogels are polymeric materials capable of retaining large quantities of water within three-dimensional networks. Researchers at the MIT Media Lab sought to

Flash-Formed Iron

Jun 17, 2018No Comments

Gas-reduction ironmaking process Although steel is the most recycled material globally, steel manufacture is still energy-intensive and exhibits a high carbon footprint. Scientists at the

Orimetric

Jun 10, 2018No Comments

Rubberized origami textile Orimetric is a flexible, structured textile made from geometric patterns derived from origami. Trex Lab Technology has developed a series of material-molding

C-Fab

May 20, 2018No Comments

Freeform 3D wall printing Branch Technology has developed a systemic approach to 3D printing mesh structures that function as the backbone of a wall assembly.

CO2-Impregnated Polymers

May 13, 2018No Comments

CO2 infusion-based plastic coating CO2 has a negative reputation for its significant contribution to global warming. However, CO2 also exhibits some positive features that may

Functionally Graded Printing

May 06, 2018No Comments

Concrete with spatially varying microstructure Functionally graded materials, or materials with spatially varying composition or microstructure, are ubiquitous in nature. Examples include human bones, palm