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3D printer with multi-material capability

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Programmable Filament Gives Even Simple 3D Printers Multi-Material Capabilities

3D printer with multi-material capability. At the ACM UIST Conference researchers describe as “programmable filament.”
This material is programmable and it can be transit from one material to another by itself.
According to researchers, Haruki Takahashi, Parinya Punpongsanon, Jeeeun Kim, their software pipeline and technique work with most of the 3d printers but we need to use careful monitoring to achieve the best results.

UIST 2020

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

3D printing building buildings on the moon

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According to Jason Ballard, co-founder, and CEO of ICON, “Building humanity’s first home on another world will be the most ambitious construction project in human history and will push science, engineering, technology, and architecture to literally new heights. NASA’s investment in space-age technologies like this can not only help to advance humanity’s future in space but also solve very real, vexing problems we face on Earth. We are honored to begin our research and development on ICON’s “Project Olympus” and the “Olympus Construction System.”


ICON Receives Funding From NASA and Launches “PROJECT OLYMPUS” to Reach for the Stars with Off-world Construction System for the Moon