Imagine you’re leaving for Mars tomorrow on a space shuttle, and the baggage allowance is almost non-existent. What would you pack for long-term survival on the distant, barren planet?
These newly developed resins are tougher and will also allow for more robust integration of mechatronic components in 3D printed multi-material structures.
Colours are important for us to identify things and experience the world we live in. It can create or enhance moods, communicate a message and influence our behavior.
SUTD researchers have developed a unique 3D printing approach of fabricating freeform structures of thermoplastics in embedding media - microparticulate gels capable of supporting the printed inks in 3D space - based on in situ immersion precipitation of polymer inks. The capability to fabricate freeform and overhang structures such as springs and coils, may find applications in rapid prototyping of actuators and antennas.
Singapore researchers develop new method for ‘printing’ fresh vegetables, leading to tastier, more nutritious food for patients with swallowing difficulties.
The newly developed shape memory polymer resist which allows for high-resolution 4D printing, promises a platform for information hiding for optical anti-counterfeiting and tunable photonic devices.
SUTD researchers develop technology which allows for photonic integrated circuits to unlock their potential as high resolution 3D photonic structures in ultra-high speed communications.
To also address the controversies on the feasibility of 3D printing for membranes, researchers from SUTD and NTU have coined a new term ‘hybrid additive manufacturing’ for the water treatment industry.
SUTD, together with Tan Tock Seng Hospital, developed a novel 3D printed non-metallic self-locking prosthetic arm for a patient with a forequarter amputation – it is more comfortable, flexible and 20% cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
SUTD researchers' new approach finds that preheating gelatin extended its 3D printing time compared to freshly prepared gelatin and enhanced the printability of the ink, which is essential for extrusion-based bioprinting and food printing.