Tag Archives: 3D printing

“Peel-and-go” printable structures fold themselves

>> Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water BY LARRY HARDESTY, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in

3-D printing with plants

World’s most abundant polymer could rival petroleum-based plastics as source of printing feedstock by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT,