Researchers from the University of Cambridge have joined other European scientists in the development of semiconducting polymers that resist degrading in hot water.
Apparently, the plastic electronics survive because of inorganic-organic hybrid materials that carry platinum. According to the researchers, the material withstood near-boiling water overnight, as well as exposure to air and white light for several months.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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