3D printed material can self-heal.
According to Ignazio Roppolo, “Since many years, in the MP4MNT group, a research unit coordinated by Dr. Annalisa Chiappone and I is specifically devoted to development of new materials that can be processed using 3D printing activated by light. 3D printing is able to offer a synergistic effect between the design of the object and the intrinsic properties of materials, making possible to obtain manufactured items with unique features. From our perspective, we need to take advantage of this synergy to best develop the capabilities of 3D printing, so that this can truly become an element of our everyday life. And this research falls right in line with this philosophy.”
New frontier for 3D printing develops state-of-the-art soft materials able to self-heal.
New frontier for 3D printing developed state-of-the-art soft materials able to self-heal.