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3D printed Jello

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As NIST researcher Andrei Kolmakov said,” Using a 3D printer to fabricate an object made of gel is a bit more of a delicate cooking process.”
In this process researchers, used already bonded molecules. They fill up the 3d printers chamber with these long-chain polymers.
Researchers add a hint of special molecules that are sensitive to light.
This light is working like a catalyst and activates these sensitive molecules.
Together they form a chain-like structure. It is a kind of 3D printed Jello.

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4D additive software

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4D additive software is new for the additive area. People who are already using this software can get benefit from having a new version of the software. In the new version 1.4, users can save the repaired and optimized within 4D additive CAD models can be modified as an intelligent B-Rep geometry through robust ´direct modeling´ functions, which has clear advantages over a process based on tessellated models.

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