Australian researchers develop 3D printable smart polymers with versatile functions

| October 19, 2016

article image
The development of new 3D printing materials is really at the core of the advancement of additive manufacturing technologies, so it is hardly surprising that we get very excited about new material development projects which have lots of potential and promise. Recently, a team of researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia peaked our interest with their 3D printable smart polymers, which are currently in development.

Spotlight

Zortrax

Zortrax delivers comprehensive 3D printing solutions. It is also one of few producers offering integrated ecosystem which includes hardware - 3D printers and materials as well as dedicated software and firmware. Zortrax delivers affordable products primarly dedicated to designers, architects and engineers.

OTHER ARTICLES

Impact of BIM on construction management industry

Article | February 28, 2020

The construction industry is one of the fastest-growing industries as the skyscrapers are more in demand. The value of the real estate is increasing which is the reason construction companies are now working on designs that are eco-friendly, cover less space yet provide more facilities within an affordable price range. For catering to all these needs, very precise planning is required that can cut the price yet make the structure more appealing. For making all this possible, it is very important to have a proper management system. With the use of technology and by incorporating the betterment management, now things are becoming easier.

Read More

‘Vision and validate’: a third way in designing the roads of the future?

Article | June 17, 2021

The Strategic Road Network (SRN) is the backbone of the road network in England. The UK’s road network is a fundamental part of our transport system; all journeys start on a road or pavement of some form. The functioning of the SRN is critical for the economy. Entire sectors depend on it, with some of the most dependent including retail, primary materials, manufacturing and construction. Thirty percent of all traffic is carried by the SRN road; inefficiencies, in the form of congestion, negatively affect productivity, the environment and quality of life.

Read More

On Engineering in Crisis: Choosing Gratitude

Article | April 29, 2020

It is important to find a balance right now and keep yourself surrounded by people you love, your family and friends. Stress is bound to happen during these extraordinary times. Meditation and connecting with yourself would help reduce any anxiety or panic that the mind creates. I am grateful that I am safe and healthy surrounded with my family, and I am thankful for having the gifts of life. It is up to us, to be grateful or be stressed. I treat this time as a luxury, time that I would have never gotten in my hustling life. I am trying to tick all the items in my to-do checklist that I have been postponing due to lack of time.

Read More

The Risks, Barriers and Opportunities of BIM

Article | May 5, 2021

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is revolutionizing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry worldwide. For many public sector and major projects, BIM has become the required method of working. Yet, despite the increasing acceptance and use of BIM, there are still some barriers to its adoption.

Read More

Spotlight

Zortrax

Zortrax delivers comprehensive 3D printing solutions. It is also one of few producers offering integrated ecosystem which includes hardware - 3D printers and materials as well as dedicated software and firmware. Zortrax delivers affordable products primarly dedicated to designers, architects and engineers.

Events