Lasers pave the way to better use of cement

Engineers at Princeton University are deploying lasers to precisely evaluate a major drawback of 3D-printed cement—the material's resistance to fracture. The researchers hope that progress in this area could lead to a wider ...


New superalloy could cut carbon emissions from power plants

As the world looks for ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have shown that a new 3D-printed superalloy could help power plants generate more electricity while producing less ...

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3D-printed violins put music into more hands

There's nothing quite like the sound of a Stradivarius violin. Building such a quality string instrument takes time, perfect materials, and a lot of skill, and the best ones can cost millions of dollars. Even mediocre violins ...


Hydrogels pave the way for the future of soft robotics

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have created an open-source, commercially available fiber extruder to benefit future research with hydrogels and soft robotics.

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