A three-ply “skin” that can sense damage and report it to operators in real time before the damage causes a problem has been developed. Conversely, it can also report when it’s still in operational condition and doesn’t need to be replaced.
Researchers from Cornell University have combined nanorobotics with single-atom thick graphene and the Japanese art of origami to building something very new: Imagine a computer more powerful than the spacecraft Voyager that fits within a single cell because it’s capable of folding itself into...
It’s a tall order to serve both the DIY community and the small industrial prototyping community simultaneously, as both groups have very different needs and value sets. Still, new 3D printing solutions must be a mix of both to be successful.
Black phosphorus, a physical of phosphorus, is a two-dimensional material similar to graphene. Its semiconducting bandgap spans a wide region of the electromagnetic spectrum making it more appealing as a printer ink for many optoelectronic and photonic applications.
HP and Siemens have been partners for many years, but the companies continue to build on the relationship with an eye toward pushing out innovation in additive manufacturing, transforming it from a prototyping technology to a cost-effective production technology.
Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new water-based lithium-ion battery that can reach the critical 4.0 volt threshold without the danger of explosion and fire inherent in non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.
The system, which can either be a mobile unit or fixed to the shop floor, enables a three-step process that recovers any unused material from the printer, screens it and returns it to the machine for immediate reuse or to a container for storage.