3D printed active materials for robots, inspiration from invertebrates.
According to Dr. Ed Habtour, ARL researcher who specializes in nonlinear structural dynamics and lead author Ghazaleh Haghiashtiani, “Current military robots have two major limitations that restrict them from mimicking the locomotion of biological organisms. Unlike current 3-D printed DEAs, the new fabrication method does not require post-processing steps, such as assembly, drying or annealing. With the new 3-D printing method, the Solider can take advantage of the unique actuation properties of soft DEAs at the fundamental materials level with microscale resolution and complexity, with minimal prior expertise.”
Patents Assigned to nScrypt, Inc. According to the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brinkman Lab,” nScrypt’s direct print microextrusion process. The ceramic slurry is pneumatically extruded through a 100-micron diameter ceramic nozzle to build up a 3D printed spiral anode layer”.
3D printed silicone models. According to WACKER and engineer Hannah Riedle from the University of Erlangen, “the Munich-based chemical group, is currently expanding its ACEO 3D printing services for silicone rubber and announced the opening of a US-based printing lab later this year. The facility, which will be located at WACKER’s R&D center for silicone’s in Ann Arbor (MI), is the company’s first regional 3D printing lab outside of Germany.
We can print 3D silicone models based on medical image data that we obtain from magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography”.
3-D-printed electrical and wireless sensors “smart cap”
According to Sung-Yueh Wu, Liwei Lin and Chen Yang from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,” They build a 3-D-printed electrical and wireless sensors to detect the levels of bacteria in the milk”.
This applicator will sense spoiled milk. We can save money by buying the big container of milk every time.